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Pompeii Is Crumbling—Can It Be Saved?

Pompeii Is Crumbling—Can It Be Saved? | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Collapses highlight "critical" situation, but site is "absolutely safe for tourists."

Last month, part of a major wall came tumbling down in Pompeii, the ancient Roman city frozen in time by a f...

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Balloons illuminate Hadrian's Wall

Balloons illuminate Hadrian's Wall | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A colourful line of pulsating balloons has lit up the night sky along the 73 mile (117km) length of Hadrian's Wall.
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Search for the mortal remains of King Richard III begins : Past Horizons Archaeology

Search for the mortal remains of King Richard III begins : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Richard III died at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 and his body is believed to have been buried in the English city of Leicester, but did it remain there and is it still there?

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Excavation reveals ancient hair fashion

ARCHAEOLOGY - Excavation reveals ancient hair fashion | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists conducting excavations in the northwestern province of Çanakkale’s Ayvacık district have discovered hairpins thought to be over two millennia old, proving that ancient societies also had a pronounced desire to “look good,” according to researchers.

 

“The hairpins show us that there was a high demand for them in ancient times. Maybe their existence shows us that there was a small atelier for hair pin production here,” said Professor Nurettin Arslan of Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, the head of the excavations, adding that women of the age placed great importance in being well-groomed and stylish.

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Yale Professor and Students Create Major Project for Architecture Biennale

Yale Professor and Students Create Major Project for Architecture Biennale | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

This year's Venice Architecture Biennale includes a major project developed by architect and Yale School of Architecture Professor Peter Eisenman. Titled: The Piranesi Variations, this multipart endeavor focuses on Giovanni Battista Piranesi's 1762 Campo Marzio dell'antica Roma, a folio of six etchings that depict his fantastical vision of what ancient Rome might have looked like, derived from years of archaeological and architectural research.

 

Piranesi's images—precise, specific, yet impossible—have been a source of speculation, inspiration, research, and contention for architects, urban designers, and scholars since their publication 250 years ago.

 

But why not do it in GOLD!

 

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Anglo-Saxon treasures uncovered at Polesworth Abbey dig

Anglo-Saxon treasures uncovered at Polesworth Abbey dig | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Anglo-Saxon treasures which date back as far as 700AD have been unearthed during a major archaelogical dig at a historic Midland site.
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Eneolithic age objects discovered in Azerbaijan

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Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 24 / Trend I.Isabalayeva / The Archaeology and Ethnography Institute has discovered in the ancient village of Shahtakhti artifacts dating back to the Eneolithic age, research officer Ghahraman Aghayev told Trend on Friday.
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Severed Hands Discovered in Ancient Egypt Palace

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This is first physical evidence of a grisly practice during ancient war.

The archaeologists have unearthed the skeletal remains of 16 human hands buried in four pits in Egypt.

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