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An exact replica of the Tomb of Tutankhamun – a gift to Egypt

An exact replica of the Tomb of Tutankhamun – a gift to Egypt | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
To coincide with the 90th anniversary of the discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun, a near perfect replica will travel to Cairo as a gift to Egypt...
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UW-Madison archaeologists to mount new expedition to Troy

UW-Madison archaeologists to mount new expedition to Troy | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
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The ruins of ancient Troy will be examined by a cross-disciplinary team of scientists in an expedition led by UW-Madison classics professor William Aylward.

 

Troy, the palatial city of prehistory, sacked by the Greeks through trickery and a fabled wooden horse, will be excavated anew beginning in 2013 by a cross-disciplinary team of archaeologists and other scientists, it was announced today (Monday, Oct. 15).

The new expedition will be led by University of Wisconsin-Madison classics Professor William Aylward, an archaeologist with long experience digging in the ruins of classical antiquity, including Troy itself. The new international project at Troy, to be conducted under the auspices of and in cooperation with Turkey’s Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, will begin a series of summer-time expeditions beginning in 2013.

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In Istanbul, A Byzantine-Era Fleet Surfaces Again : NPR

In Istanbul, A Byzantine-Era Fleet Surfaces Again : NPR | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
In Istanbul, construction of much-needed transit projects was halted when astonishing archaeological treasures began turning up. Now, archaeologists are poring over a stunning trove of artifacts, including some three dozen Byzantine-era ships.
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The Archaeology News Network: DNA sleuth hunts wine roots in Anatolia

The Archaeology News Network: DNA sleuth hunts wine roots in Anatolia | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

There are easier places to make wine than the spectacular, desolate landscapes of southeast Turkey, but DNA analysis suggests it is here that Stone Age farmers first domesticated the wine grape.

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Greek police crack Olympia robbery

ARCHAEOLOGY - Greek police crack Olympia robbery | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Greece officials announced on November 25 they had solved an embarrassing museum robbery in Olympia in February after a police sting operation netted three suspects...

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Deadly cave's where it all ended — and maybe Hades began

Deadly cave's where it all ended — and maybe Hades began | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
A giant cave that might have helped inspire myths about the ancient Greek underworld known as Hades was once the site of a catastrophic collapse, researchers say.

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Archers of the Mary Rose Tudor warship

Archers of the Mary Rose Tudor warship | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
An array of artefacts examined by Swansea University academics using 21st century technology has shed new light on life aboard the16th century warship The Mary Rose...

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The Archaeology News Network: Police recover artefacts stolen from Olympia

The Archaeology News Network: Police recover artefacts stolen from Olympia | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

An array of ancient artifacts are displayed by police after they were recovered. Greek police say they have arrested three people in connection with an armed robbery that targeted the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Olympics. The three men were arrested Friday in the western Greek city of Patras, close to Ancient Olympia, after they tried to sell the most ancient of the antiquities to an undercover policeman [Credit: AP]

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The Pyramid Code

The Pyramid Code | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
The Pyramid Code is a documentary series of 5 parts that explores the pyramid fields and ancient temples in Egypt as well as ancient megalithic sites around the world looking for clues to matriarchal consciousness, ancient knowledge and...
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Ancient Synagogue Discovered in Southern Turkey – Biblical Archaeology Society

Ancient Synagogue Discovered in Southern Turkey – Biblical Archaeology Society | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Archaeologists excavating at the ancient city of Limyra in southern Turkey recently uncovered the remains of an ancient synagogue, complete with a bath and menorah. Limyra was part of the Lycian League, a confederation of coastal cities considered one of the world’s first democracies* before being annexed as a province of the Roman Empire.
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Ancient Scribe Links Qumran Scrolls to Masada – Biblical Archaeology Society

Ancient Scribe Links Qumran Scrolls to Masada – Biblical Archaeology Society | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
There has been a great deal written about the community of scribes that penned the Qumran scrolls. These studies rarely focus on an individual ancient scribe
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Ancient tombs discovered in Pakistan’s Swat reveals complex funeral rites dating back more than 3,000 years | The Raw Story

Ancient tombs discovered in Pakistan’s Swat reveals complex funeral rites dating back more than 3,000 years | The Raw Story | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

Italian archaeologists say they have discovered a cemetery that reveals complex funeral rites dating back more than 3,000 years in Pakistan’s Swat valley, recently controlled by the Taliban.

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Curator’s Diary 20/9/12: Ancient Egypt in Macclesfield

Curator’s Diary 20/9/12: Ancient Egypt in Macclesfield | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

Amidst all the intense preparations for our Ancient Worlds re-display, a highlight of this week was a visit to the West Park Museum in Macclesfield – home to almost 500 ancient Egyptian and S...


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The Archaeology News Network: Examples of Sculpture in the Athenian Agora on show at the Stoa of Attalos

The Archaeology News Network: Examples of Sculpture in the Athenian Agora on show at the Stoa of Attalos | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

The exhibition “Examples of Sculpture in the Athenian Agora” at the upper floor of the Stoa of Attalos, which opened yesterday, Tuesday, November 20, 2012, marks the reopening of the Stoa of Attalos’ galleries. The exhibition is part of a project realized by the American School of Classical Studies and the 1st Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities.

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Not just skin deep – CT study of early humans reveals evolutionary relationships. || CASHP

Not just skin deep – CT study of early humans reveals evolutionary relationships. || CASHP | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
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Titanoboa: Monster Snake | Smithsonian

Titanoboa: Monster Snake | Smithsonian | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
See a model of Titanoboa cerrejonensis, an extinct snake measuring 48 feet long and weighing 2,500 pounds, which was discovered at a Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute-organized dig at the Cerrejon Mine in Colombia.
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Paphos excavation reveals Bronze Age malting kiln

Paphos excavation reveals Bronze Age malting kiln | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Archaeologists working in Western Cyprus are raising a glass to the discovery of a Bronze Age ‘micro-brewery’, one of the earliest ever found...
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Italian archaeologists discover ancient tombs revealing complex funeral rites in Pakistan

Italian archaeologists discover ancient tombs revealing complex funeral rites in Pakistan | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
B ISLAMABAD (AFP).- /B Italian archaeologists say they have discovered a cemetery that reveals complex funeral rites dating back more than 3,000 yea...

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Paphos excavation reveals Bronze Age malting kiln

Paphos excavation reveals Bronze Age malting kiln | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Archaeologists working in Western Cyprus are raising a glass to the discovery of a Bronze Age ‘micro-brewery’, one of the earliest ever found...

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Gaziantep’s cave area to become a history museum

ARCHAEOLOGY - Gaziantep’s cave area to become a history museum | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
The 10,000 square-meter cave area in Gaziantep will be transformed into a museum, according to local mayor, Asim Güzelbey.

In a press conference, Güzelbey said he had been involved in establishing over 10 museums and was planning to build four more. “In the very near future, the largest history museum in Turkey will be in Gaziantep,” he said.

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The Archaeology News Network: Statue of New Kingdom king unearthed in Luxor

The Archaeology News Network: Statue of New Kingdom king unearthed in Luxor | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

The statue is 125 centimetres tall and made of black granite and depicts a standing king wearing short dress with hands aside.

Christopher Tiers, head of the archaeological mission, said that early studies of the statue suggest that the artistic features of the depicted king confirm its royalty.

The statue is to be transferred to the storage facilities of the Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA) for restoration and documentation. Tiers asserted that excavation at the site is in full swing in order to find any additional statues that may enable archaeologists to identify the New Kingdom king.

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The Lost Sites of Ancient Cilicia – Biblical Archaeology Society

The Lost Sites of Ancient Cilicia – Biblical Archaeology Society | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
We know from literary sources that ancient Cilicia, a province in southeast Turkey, had a significant Jewish population. The New Testament, the Acts of the Apostles and the epistles of Paul make it clear that the Jewish communities and synagogues of ancient Cilicia were proselytizing destinations for the apostle Paul, who was a native of Tarsus, the capital city of ancient Cilicia.
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King David’s Tomb–A Closer Look – Biblical Archaeology Society

King David’s Tomb–A Closer Look – Biblical Archaeology Society | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
The Hebrew Bible makes it clear that King David and his successors were buried somewhere on the narrow ridge of the City of David near the Gihon Spring where the earliest city of Jerusalem was located. But where exactly? In an early-20th-century excavation, Raymond Weill believed he had discovered the royal necropolis, but many have challenged the identification. Was Weill right?
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Plains of the ancient city of Acre, Israel

Plains of the ancient city of Acre, Israel | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

Carolina A. Aznar, professor of archaeology and biblical studies at SLU’s Madrid Campus, presented on The Southern Plain of Akko Project on Tuesday.

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Gaziantep’s cave area to become a history museum

ARCHAEOLOGY - Gaziantep’s cave area to become a history museum | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
The 10,000 square-meter cave area in Gaziantep will be transformed into a museum, according to local mayor, Asim Güzelbey.

In a press conference, Güzelbey said he had been involved in establishing over 10 museums and was planning to build four more.

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Unprecedented Maya Mural Found, Contradicts 2012 "Doomsday" Myth

Unprecedented Maya Mural Found, Contradicts 2012 "Doomsday" Myth | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

Guess we can't always be right!

 

Unprecedented paintings and calculations have emerged from under the Guatemalan jungle—including evidence against the 2012 "doomsday myth."...

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The Archaeology News Network: Greek antiquities found on Mentor shipwreck

The Archaeology News Network: Greek antiquities found on Mentor shipwreck | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

The underwater shipwreck excavation of the wreck of the ship Mentor, that sank off the island of Kythera in 1802 while carrying goods plundered from the Parthenon by British diplomat Lord Elgin has proved to be a treasure trove of personal items from the passengers and crew.

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