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Reading the runestones of Denmark – Archaeology News from Past...

Reading the runestones of Denmark – Archaeology News from Past... | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it

The Danish National Museum Runestone Project sheds light on the numerous rune stones found across the whole country through a series of good quality images and text on Wikipedia. Now, the project is also available in a new smartphone app. from the Cultural Agency of Denmark’s ancient monuments, which can be downloaded free.


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Wonderful work being done by the Danish National Museum. Runestone Project  will allow scholars to get a firsthand look at these stones and the translated text. 


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Original folio of Kent, page 1 in Domesday Book | Domesday Book

Original folio of Kent, page 1 in Domesday Book | Domesday Book | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
High-resolution scans of Domesday Book available for the first time at Open Domesday
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An online copy of the Domesday book, 1066.

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Archaeologists just removed the last coin in a £10 million hoard which was buried for 2,000 years

Archaeologists just removed the last coin in a £10 million hoard which was buried for 2,000 years | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
The last coins from an ancient Celtic hoard discovered in a field in Jersey have been successfully removed from the dirt they were buried in. Known as Catillon II and dating from around 30-50 BC, the collection of nearly 70,000 coins was six times larger than any other similar Celtic artefacts and also included jewellery, beads and fabric.
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How Tomb Raiders Are Stealing Our History

How Tomb Raiders Are Stealing Our History | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
The illegal antiquities trade is booming, wreaking havoc on the world’s archaeological heritage.
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British Museum - Google Cultural Institute

British Museum - Google Cultural Institute | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artefacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.
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Interactive British Museum!

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Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project reveals 90 standing stones beneath Durrington Walls

Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project reveals 90 standing stones beneath Durrington Walls | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
Durrington Walls is one of the largest known henge monuments measuring 500m in diameter and thought to have been built around 4,500 years ago. Measuring more than 1.5 kilometres in circumference, i...

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They even seem to lie buried in perfect rows.   What an exciting find.

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Stonehenge. Use of radar

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Vast replica recreates prehistoric Chauvet cave - BBC News

Vast replica recreates prehistoric Chauvet cave - BBC News | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
BBC Newsnight gets rare access to one of the most important cave art sites in the world - and visits its vast replica, which is about to open in France.
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A wonderous window into the ancient past.

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Historic Scotland collections online

Historic Scotland collections online | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
Historic Scotland has launched an online gallery of 400 objects, organised so that visitors can easily search by theme, date, type or property where it is housed. More than 35,000 objects housed in...

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A goldmine of all things Scottish.

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The astonishing 2,500 year old tattoos of a Siberian princess, and how they reveal little has changed in the way we decorate our bodies

The astonishing 2,500 year old tattoos of a Siberian princess, and how they reveal little has changed in the way we decorate our bodies | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
The elaborate tattoos were found on a Siberian princess named Ukok and two warriors it is believed were buried close by to protect her in the afterlife. Researchers found each had tattoos on their left shoulder.
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And she had a box of cannabis as well!

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Despicable New York Woman Defaces Yosemite, Other Parks With Her Art - SFist

Despicable New York Woman Defaces Yosemite, Other Parks With Her Art - SFist | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
A woman by the name of Casey Nocket recently traveled from New York out west to deface some of our national parks with her crappy art, and then Instagram it.
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Vandal and all around bad artist.   Take a drawing class bitch!

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VATICAN LIBRARY DIGITIZATION PROJECT

VATICAN LIBRARY DIGITIZATION PROJECT | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
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The Vatican Library founded in 1451 ACE is digitising its 80,000+ manuscript collection and making them available online via its website, available for the public to view for free.

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Volunteers help British Museum in crowdsourcing archeology project

Volunteers help British Museum in crowdsourcing archeology project | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
Great way to get experience working with archival materials.Thousands log on to transcribe handwritten catalogue dating back to 18th century and put 30,000 ancient objects online (#webnews #video Volunteers help British Museum in crowdsourcing archeology project - The Gu...

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Great way to get experience working with archival materials.

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Scientists to study exact age of 'oldest wooden statue in the world'

Scientists to study exact age of 'oldest wooden statue in the world' | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
Twice as old as the Egyptian Pyramids, samples of the Shigir Idol are sent to Germany for testing.

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Two stories tall!

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Recumbent Stone Circles in North East Scotland

This is a film about the recumbent stone circles in North East Scotland. Why are they there and who built them? We explore the myths which surround them and discover…

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Interesting discussion of the use of stone circles as funerary crematoriums.

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Citizen scientists can now help stop archaeological looting

Citizen scientists can now help stop archaeological looting | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
GlobalXplorer is the latest crowdsourced science project, this time in the service of preserving archaeological sites that are being looted. Participants scan satellite images for signs of looting,…
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Megaliths and the True Ancient History of Earth and the Inhabiting Races

Megaliths and the True Ancient History of Earth and the Inhabiting Races | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
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While I am not certain I believe in  theories of aliens, giants, fairies or trolls creating megaliths, the maps and photos are interesting.
 
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Watch the Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, Re-Created with Computer Animation (79 AD)

Watch the Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, Re-Created with Computer Animation (79 AD) | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
A good disaster story never fails to fascinate — and, given that it actually happened, the story of Pompeii especially so.
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Stunning recreation of the last day of Pompeii.

 

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Tweakers 'N Diggers: Looters are pillaging Native American burial grounds to finance their meth habits | Feature | St. Louis News and Events | Riverfront Times

Tweakers 'N Diggers: Looters are pillaging Native American burial grounds to finance their meth habits | Feature | St. Louis News and Events | Riverfront Times | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
As Geoff Donaldson sprinted across a barren southern Illinois crop field at dusk on January 26, 2007, he breathed aloud a prayer: "Lord, please make...
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Ghouls.

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Stone Circle Discovered That Could Be Older Than Stonehenge

Stone Circle Discovered That Could Be Older Than Stonehenge | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have revealed that a newly discovered stone circle could be of a similar age to Stonehenge. The mysterious ruined structure is the first for more than a century. Archaeologists believe that this is evidence the area was home to an advanced ancient civilization. [caption
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Thanks to Troy Oakes for sending a link to this marvelous site.  Filled with so much information.   Photos and video.   Dartmoor, which is near Sittaford Tor.

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The Minoans of Crete - Archaeology Magazine

The Minoans of Crete - Archaeology Magazine | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
More than 100 years after it was first discovered, the town of Gournia is once again redefining the island's past
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New remains are slowly being uncovered, changing our notions about this ancient civilization.

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Archaeologists Are Creating a Database of Endangered Sites

Archaeologists Are Creating a Database of Endangered Sites | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
Scholars estimate that in North Africa and the Middle East alone, there could be up to five million archaeological sites. The majority are still unknown or else have never been officially recorded.
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 APAAME (Aerial Photographic Archive for Archaeology in the Middle East).  Link here to Flickr images.

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A Day in Pompeii - Full-length animation - YouTube

www.zerooneanimation.com A Day in Pompeii, a Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, was held at Melbourne Museum from 26 June to 25 October 2009. Over 330...
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Amazing recreation!

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A trail around UK standing stones and burial chambers | Culture24

A trail around UK standing stones and burial chambers | Culture24 | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
With the summer solstice once again upon us now is a good time to visit the UK's many mysterious megalithic monuments.
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Some great links to megalithic sites in UK.

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Chand Baori - The deepest and the most beautiful step well in the world

Chand Baori - The deepest and the most beautiful step well in the world | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
Chand Baori is an ancient step well located at Abhaneri Village in Rajasthan. Its one of the deepest step well found in India and is around 100 ft or 13 storie…
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Like an Essher drawing or an inverted pyramid!   13 stories deep.   800 to 900 AD.

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Ur of the Chaldees: a virtual vision of Woolley’s excavations

Ur of the Chaldees: a virtual vision of Woolley’s excavations | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
Birger Helgestad, Project Curator, Ur Project, British Museum I am responsible for managing the digitisation of objects and archives for the Ur Project, a dynamic new collaboration between the Brit...

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So interesting to see clay objects side by side like this.

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first art 36,000 year-old-cave paintings mammoths, bison and hunters

first art 36,000 year-old-cave paintings mammoths, bison and hunters | Ancient Stones Unturned | Scoop.it
Delegates at UNESCO's World Heritage Committee voted to grant the status to the Grotte Chauvet at a gathering in Doha.
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Preserving an incredible prehistoric site.
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