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.:Middle East Online::Ancient gold coins discovered in Iraq:.

.:Middle East Online::Ancient gold coins discovered in Iraq:. | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

raqi archaeologists have found 66 gold coins that are at least 1,400 years old, officials said on Monday, adding that they hope to put them on display in Baghdad's National Museum.

The artefacts, which date back to the Sassanid era that extended from 225 BC to 640 AD, will be sent for laboratory tests in order to confirm their authenticity.

They were discovered in the town of Aziziyah, which lies 70 kilometres (40 miles) southeast of Baghdad in Wasit province, according to Hassanian Mohammed Ali, director of the provincial antiquities department.

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Hollis Croft, Sheffield – the Cock Public House and the Mystery of a Medieval Coin

Hollis Croft, Sheffield – the Cock Public House and the Mystery of a Medieval Coin | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
On 20 April 2017, an Edward I long cross silver penny was found during the excavation of the former site of the Cock, a 19th-century public house, just off Hollis Croft, Sheffield. The penny is rem…
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Skeletons of 25 medieval friars are unearthed in Cambridge

Skeletons of 25 medieval friars are unearthed in Cambridge | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have discovered more than 25 skeletons in the centre of the Cambridge University campus, and expect to discover dozens or more in the coming weeks.
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The Swash Channel Wreck gives up its secrets at Poole Museum | Culture24

The Swash Channel Wreck gives up its secrets at Poole Museum | Culture24 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Artefacts from the Swash Channel Wreck, the ornately carved Dutch merchantman hailed as the most important UK shipwreck discovery since the Mary Rose, are on display at Poole Museum.
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A good idea – poor options. The Stonehenge Tunnel

A good idea – poor options.  The Stonehenge Tunnel | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
We are not alone in raising concerns over the Stonehenge tunnel proposal announced by the government. ( Ministers launched a public consultation for the plans for the 2.9 km dual carriageway tunnel…
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Museum of London vaults win Guinness World Record for archaeological collections | Culture24

Museum of London vaults win Guinness World Record for archaeological collections | Culture24 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The teeth, toenails, turtle shells, whale bones and Maori war clubs among the Museum of London's five million archaeological finds are pronounced the finest in the world.
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The Picts learning resource– shortlisted for British Archaeology Awards

The Picts learning resource– shortlisted for British Archaeology Awards | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A Forestry Commission Scotland learning resource which helps pupils discover the mysterious Picts has been shortlisted for a prestigious UK archaeological award. The British Archaeology Awards show…
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Skye archaeological dig turns up Mesolithic beneath the Post Medieval Structure | BAJR Archaeology News

Skye archaeological dig turns up Mesolithic beneath the Post Medieval Structure | BAJR Archaeology News | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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Explore an 18th Century Dutch Shipwreck in 3D!

Explore an 18th Century Dutch Shipwreck in 3D! | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
In 2013 Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by English Heritage (now Historic England) to revisit the wreck site and update the survey. We worked closely with the local divers who had found the sit...
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Urgent call for volunteers to survey England’s disappearing coastal archaeology

Urgent call for volunteers to survey England’s disappearing coastal archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Today, CITiZAN is calling for an army of volunteers to help survey and monitor these nationally-important but vulnerable archaeological sites before they disappear. One of the largest community arc...
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Images bring lead mining story to life

Images bring lead mining story to life | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Yoredale offices of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) in Bainbridge are playing host to the exhibition – called ‘The Hills Afford Great Store of Lead’ – until September 25. Th...
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Colchester Roman circus : new web-site goes live!

Colchester Roman circus : new web-site goes live! | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
For all information on the Roman Circus Centre and Café, please go to the new web-site at www.romancircus.co.uk/ . Source: Colchester Archaeology Trust
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rita roberts's curator insight, June 30, 2015 5:32 AM

This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone interested in  Roman History to experience the excavated site of Roman Colchester, and the work carried out by dedicated archaeologists and conservationists. The Roman Circus is a great  discovery. 

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Under the Provost’s Garden at The Queen’s College, Oxford

Under the Provost’s Garden at The Queen’s College, Oxford | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Sheltered from Oxford's hubbub, the garden is enclosed by wisteria-laden grade II listed walls, the college's famous 17th century library and the Georgian-esque splendour of the Provost's house (ac...
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Alaska Hydro contracts for archaeological review of More Creek hydroelectric project site

Alaska Hydro contracts for archaeological review of More Creek hydroelectric project site | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Alaska Hydro Corp. has awarded a contract to Rescan Tahltan Environmental Consultants Ltd. to perform an archaeological overview assessment of the sites for the More Creek hydro and Forrest Kerr Diversion projects.
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Mystery solved at Canterbury!

Mystery solved at Canterbury! | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Way back in another time and another website the Canterbury Archaeological Trust posted this ‘Mystery Find No 2’. At that time several suggestions were made for the function of these objects, some …
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Researchers reveal the 9,000 year old history of humans and alcohol 

Researchers reveal the 9,000 year old history of humans and alcohol  | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that humans have had a long history of consuming alcohol - with the earliest proof of an alcoholic beverage dating back to Northern China 9,000 years ago.
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LIGHTING 's curator insight, January 31, 4:56 AM
pour les caves coopératives, les producteurs et les consommateurs
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Archaeologists say Stonehenge was "London of the Mesolithic" in Amesbury investigation | Culture24

Archaeologists say Stonehenge was "London of the Mesolithic" in Amesbury investigation | Culture24 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Amesbury is the oldest settlement in Britain and has been continually occupied since 8820 BC, say archaeologists investigating bull bones and pink flints.
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RAF Museum's delight as World War II Dornier 17 bomber is rescued | Culture24

RAF Museum's delight as World War II Dornier 17 bomber is rescued | Culture24 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The German bomber at the centre of the RAF Museum's delicate, frequently-thwarted underwater excavation has been raised with its wings and engines intact off the coast of Kent.
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Piecing Together Life at an Orkney Broch

Piecing Together Life at an Orkney Broch | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Work does not stop when excavations are covered over for the winter. The all important post-excavation work continues.  Postgraduates and undergraduates studying at the University of the Highlands …
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Exploring the archaeology of Dun Deardail

Exploring the archaeology of Dun Deardail | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The first archaeological excavation at the Iron Age fort of Dun Deardail in Glen Nevis has taken place.
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Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project reveals 90 standing stones beneath Durrington Walls

Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project reveals 90 standing stones beneath Durrington Walls | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Durrington Walls is one of the largest known henge monuments measuring 500m in diameter and thought to have been built around 4,500 years ago. Measuring more than 1.5 kilometres in circumference, i...
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Larkworthy Antfarm's curator insight, September 7, 2015 2:52 PM

They even seem to lie buried in perfect rows.   What an exciting find.

Eleanor Waterford's curator insight, April 20, 2016 2:26 AM

Stonehenge. Use of radar

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Medieval ‘sgraffito’ pottery from Thaxted, Essex

Medieval ‘sgraffito’ pottery from Thaxted, Essex | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
  Today, the volunteers washed and bagged a small group of fragments from an sgraffito-decorated pottery vessel. As the pottery from the site is being processed, it has not yet been studied by...
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Evidence for plant cultivation at 23,000-year-old site in Galilee

Evidence for plant cultivation at 23,000-year-old site in Galilee | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Earliest-known example of plant cultivation in the Levant is 11,000 years before agriculture practices took hold.…
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Dorian Q Fuller's curator insight, October 13, 2015 3:37 AM

Cultivation ad 23000? The evidence is certainly suggestive. But an example of dead-end as there is certainly no evidence that selection for domestication traits continued, or that cultivation spread and agirculture developed. A provocative and important study to think about.... deserved a full treatment is due course

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Forth Bridge becomes Scotland’s sixth World Heritage site

Forth Bridge becomes Scotland’s sixth World Heritage site | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The world-famous bridge is Scotland’s sixth World Heritage site, joining Edinburgh Old and New Towns, the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, New Lanark, the Antonine Wall and St Kilda.
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6000 year-old impression from the past

6000 year-old impression from the past | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The fingerprint of a Neolithic potter was discovered on the surface of a funnel beaker when examined closely by the Danish National Museum.…
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