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Acropolis wow as Nicholson Museum sends Lego model 'home'

Acropolis wow as Nicholson Museum sends Lego model 'home' | Archaeological Sites | Scoop.it
A Lego model featuring the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion temple and the Propylaea - as well as Lego Oedipus, Lego Lord Elgin and Lego Sigmund Freud - is on its way to Greece.

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Press Release - Archaeological Discoveries in the Faiyum | drhawass.com - Zahi Hawass

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Reflections on WAC-7

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The Seventh World Archaeological Congress took place at the King Hussein Conference Centre at the Dead Sea resort in Jordan from 13th-18th January 2013. Formal conference sessions were complemented by excursions to archaeological sites in the region, including Madaba, famous for its mosaics, and the World Heritage Site of Petra, which last year celebrated the bicentenary of its rediscovery by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burkhardt. Here a number of conference participants from around the world give their personal reflections of WAC-7.


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Research sheds light on ancient Egyptian port and ship graveyard : Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Research sheds light on ancient Egyptian port and ship graveyard : Archaeology News from Past Horizons | Archaeological Sites | Scoop.it

New research into Thonis-Heracleion, a sunken port-city that served as the gateway to Egypt in the first millennium BC, was examined at a recent international conference at the University of Oxford. The port city, situated 6.5 kilometres off today’s coastline, was one of the biggest commercial hubs in the Mediterranean before the founding of Alexandria.

The Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology at the University of Oxford is collaborating on the project with the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology (IEASM) in cooperation with Egypt’s Ministry of State for Antiquities.


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Stratagems, Combat, and "Chemical Warfare" in the Siege Mines of Dura-Europos

Stratagems, Combat, and "Chemical Warfare" in the Siege Mines of Dura-Europos | Archaeological Sites | Scoop.it

The Sasanian Persian siege that destroyed Roman-held Dura-Europos, Syria, ca. 256 C.E. left some of the best evidence ever recovered for the nature and practices of ancient warfare. Perhaps the most dramatic of the archaeological deposits, excavated in the early 1930s, were those resulting from the mining duel around Tower 19 on the cityís western wall, during which at least 19 Roman soldiers and one Sasanian became entombed. Recent reanalysis of the excavation archive suggested that the mine evidence still held one unrecognized deadly secret: the Roman soldiers who perished there had not, as Robert du Mesnil du Buisson (the original excavator) believed, died by the sword or by fire but had been deliberately gassed by the Sasanian attackers. This article discusses the implications of this conclusion for our understanding of early Sasanian military capabilities and reviews the question of possible reexcavation in search of the casualties of Tower 19, whose remains were neither studied nor retained.

 

| American Journal of Archaeology


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Archaeology gets education boost, but pay remains poor - The Phnom Penh Post

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A new training course is set to enhance the skills of Cambodia's next generation of archaeologists.

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A new training course is set to enhance the skills of Cambodia’s next generation of archaeologists. However, experts are saying it is poor pay rather than a lack of educational opportunities that hampers efforts to restore and preserve the Kingdom’s historical treasures.

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Egyptian tomb raiders persist under poor economy

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An Egyptian archaeologist points to fresh motorcycle tracks on the desert sand, traces left by the gangs who dig under the cover of darkness for Pharaonic treasures.

 

Dozens of burial tombs untouched for millennia lie open and ransacked of their contents. Mounds of earth signal the location of other illicit excavations.

The looters "work from sunset to sunrise. It's systematic; it's open; it's in front of everyone," says Monica Hanna, 29, an archaeologist.

 

Tomb raiding in Egypt dates to antiquity; however, since the fall of former dictator Hosni Mubarak in 2011, the plunder appears to have become more widespread, and more professional.

 


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Give the people something to protect...   and they will do it

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Photographing Dura-Europos, 1928–1937: An Archaeology of the Archive

Photographing Dura-Europos, 1928–1937: An Archaeology of the Archive | Archaeological Sites | Scoop.it

Recent years have seen the emergence of scholarship on the history of archaeology and receptions of the classical past. Neither of these trends has fully engaged with the visual evidence, particularly that of photography, or with the material form of the archive itself. Using archival photographs taken at the site of Dura-Europos from 1928 to 1937, this article explores how the study of archaeological photographs and archaeological archives can contribute to our understanding of the history and epistemology of archaeology.


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King's Distant Relatives Want Reburial in York - Archaeology ...

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The members assert that their right to a private and family life was violated by the Ministry of Justice, which granted an archaeological investigation license to Leicester University. “Re-interment on the nearest consecrated ...

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