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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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