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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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Quake reveals day of Jesus' crucifixion, researchers believe

Quake reveals day of Jesus' crucifixion, researchers believe | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Jesus, as described in the New Testament, was most likely crucified on Friday, April 3 in the year 33, geologists say. They base their conclusion on a review of seismic activity.
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The Archaeology News Network: Archaeologists dig for exact place where Jesus died

The Archaeology News Network: Archaeologists dig for exact place where Jesus died | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

The traditional site of Golgotha, within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.[Credit: Bertrand Hauger]


Planned and built under the aegis of the German Evangelical Institute for the Archeology of the Holy Land (DEI) in Jerusalem, the park offers a tour of the history of the holy city complete with models, 3-D animation and light effects.

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Skulls, longbows, arrows … and nitcombs! Science sheds light on life aboard Tudor warship

Skulls, longbows, arrows … and nitcombs! Science sheds light on life aboard Tudor warship | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Nick Owen and Dr Sarah Forbes-Robinson from the Colleges of Engineering and Science visited the Year 8 pupils at the school to reveal how science and technology has helped them to discover more about the lives of the people on board Henry VIII’s warship which was sunk in 1545.
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The Archaeology News Network: Scan reveals 5500-year old mummy was stabbed in back

The Archaeology News Network: Scan reveals 5500-year old mummy was stabbed in back | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it

The Gebelein Man, also known as Ginger for his red hair, a 5,500-year-old mummy displayed in the British Museum [Credit: British Museum]

 

Scans of the ancient Egyptian, known officially as Gebelein man but nicknamed Ginger for his red hair, show that a puncture just beneath his left shoulderblade was made by his murderer.

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Whisper from a forgotten language

Whisper from a forgotten language | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Evidence for a forgotten ancient language which dates back more than 2,500 years to the time of the Assyrian Empire has been found by archaeologists working in Turkey...
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ARCHAEOLOGY - Archaeologists discover second Lycian synagogue

ARCHAEOLOGY - Archaeologists discover second Lycian synagogue | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Archaeological teams digging in the ancient city of Limyra in the Mediterranean province of Antalya have announced the discovery of a second synagogue from the Lycian civilization.
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ARCHAEOLOGY - Eastern valley shows off traces of Neolithic Age

ARCHAEOLOGY - Eastern valley shows off traces of Neolithic Age | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Home to humans in every age, cultural officials have determined that the Levent Valley in the eastern Anatolian province of Malatya possesses traces of life going back 10,000 years...
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Oldest Writing Nearly Deciphered : Discovery News

Oldest Writing Nearly Deciphered : Discovery News | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
The world's oldest undeciphered writing system is close to being cracked thanks to a new technology and online crowdsourcing, Oxford University researchers have announced.

Called proto-Elamite, the writing has its roots in what is now Iran and dates from 3,200 to 3,000 B.C. So far, the 5,000-year-old writing has defied any effort to decode its symbols impressed on clay tablets.

Now a high-tech imaging device developed at the Universities of Oxford and Southampton in England might provide the necessary insight to crack the code once and for all.

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Stone Spear Tips Surprisingly Ancient—"Like Finding an iPod in Ancient Rome"

Stone Spear Tips Surprisingly Ancient—"Like Finding an iPod in Ancient Rome" | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Some of our early human ancestors may have been smarter, and deadlier, than we thought, according to a new study of what may be Earth's oldest stone spear points.

If the dating is correct, it suggests our evolutionary forebears mastered the art of the stone-tipped spear half a million years ago—some 250,000 years earlier than previously thought.

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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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In Search Of The Trojan War

In Search Of The Trojan War | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
In Search of the Trojan War is a 1985 6-part British TV documentary series written and presented by Michael Wood. It examines the extent to which historical and archeological evidence matches with the tale of the Trojan War as recounted by Homer in The Iliad. Michael Wood is a renowned British historian. In this series, Michael takes a close look at the myth vs. reality aspect of the Trojan War.
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Roman jug found behind Estepona high street

Roman jug found behind Estepona high street | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: Ancient artifacts have been discovered behind the town's busy shopping street...

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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

A greater number of coins were also found, at least two ancient silver coins which were antiquities acquired by Elgin, passengers or the crew,along with two gold coins, used as currency at the time, from the late 1700’s. Other coins were also recovered but require conservation before they can be identified. Some of these may also be ancient.

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The Assyrian city of Tushhan: a race against time

The Assyrian city of Tushhan: a race against time | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Since 1997 an international team of archaeologists have been excavating an ancient mound at Ziyaret Tepe in Turkey, that was occupied nearly continuously for 2400 years from the Early Bronze Age (c...
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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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ARCHAEOLOGY - Excavation unearths Bronze Age cultures

ARCHAEOLOGY - Excavation unearths Bronze Age cultures | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
Excavations at the Aslantepe tumulus near the central Anatolian city of Malatya have unearthed a large building containing two spearheads and a necklace, all of which appear to date to the early trans-Caucasian culture.
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ARCHAEOLOGY - Ancient woman statue revealed in Metropolis

ARCHAEOLOGY - Ancient woman statue revealed in Metropolis | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
A 2,500-year-old statue of a woman from the late Hellenistic period has been unearthed during the excavations at the Metropolis ancient city in İzmir’s Torbalı district.
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8,500-Year-Old Murder Mystery Uncovered : Discovery News

8,500-Year-Old Murder Mystery Uncovered : Discovery News | Archaeology and the Bronze Age | Scoop.it
The coldest of cold cases may have emerged from the bottom of a Stone-Age well in Israel as archaeologists uncovered two 8,500-year-old human skeletons deep inside the structure.

Belonging to a woman aged about 19 and an older man between 30 and 40, the skeletal remains were found in a 26-foot-deep well in the Jezreel Valley in Israel's Galilee region.

With the upper part built of stones and the lower hewn in the bedrock, the impressive well was connected to a Neolithic farming settlement.

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