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Could the ancient Romans have built a digital computer? |

Could the ancient Romans have built a digital computer? | | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

The Romans were undoubtedly master engineers. They were experts at civil engineering, building roads, improving sanitation, inventing Roman concrete, and constructing aqueducts that adhere to tolerances impressive even by today’s standards. Perhaps the best evidence of their aptitude is the fact that many of those structures still stand today, almost 2000 years later. They even began dabbling in technology vastly ahead of their time. Hero of Alexandria drew up plans for a rudimentary steam engine in his Spiritalia seu Pneumatica. He called it the aeolipile.

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William Roy's 'Military Antiquities of the Romans in North Britain' (1793) Online

William Roy's 'Military Antiquities of the Romans in North Britain' (1793) Online | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
One of the earliest detailed descriptions of Roman antiquities in Scotland, with 51 map plates and 174 pages of supporting text. This website is a complete electronic facsimile of the original. Man...
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Roman Architecture online course

Roman Architecture online course | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
While architectural developments in Rome, Pompeii, and Central Italy are highlighted, the course also provides a survey of sites and structures in
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Lambayeque to invest US$ 1.71 million to archaeology - Peru this Week

Lambayeque to invest US$ 1.71 million to archaeology - Peru this Week | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The region has 11 archaeological sites full of mystery and beauty.
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A tantalising mystery: The story behind the huge Anglo-Saxon coin hoard found in Buckinghamshire | Culture24

A tantalising mystery: The story behind the huge Anglo-Saxon coin hoard found in Buckinghamshire | Culture24 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
National media coverage has suggested a Middle Age coin hoard, found in Buckinghamshire just before Christmas, could be worth £1 million. Ros Tyrrell, the county's in-demand archaeologist, hopes that could be wide of the mark.
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Secular to Sacred: The Story of the Lacock Cup

Secular to Sacred: The Story of the Lacock Cup | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Salisbury Museum in Wiltshire (south England), announces a new temporary exhibition to run from 31st January until Monday 4th May 2015.
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Balbithan Prehistoric Landscape Project

Balbithan Prehistoric Landscape Project | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A Neolithic Cairn under excavation
Within Balbithan wood in Aberdeenshire, lies a collection of at least 28 prehistoric hut-circles and numerous clearance cairns. Test pitting has also revealed evidence of Mesolithic activity.
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Atlantis' Legendary Metal Found in Shipwreck : DNews

Atlantis' Legendary Metal Found in Shipwreck : DNews | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Divers find nearly 40 metal ingots from a shipwreck off the coast of Sicily that was lost in the sixth century.
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Mass graves, tools and remains of ancient homes discovered in Sharjah last year - The National

Mass graves, tools and remains of ancient homes discovered in Sharjah last year - The National | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Dr Sabah Jassim, the head of the local archaeological mission, announced the findings at the 9th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East held recently in Basel, Switzerland.
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Did our human ancestors have super strong teeth like sea otters?  

Did our human ancestors have super strong teeth like sea otters?   | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Max Plank Institute in Germany and George Washington University found the teeth of sea otters have a similar structure to fossilised teeth from early humans.
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Secular to Sacred: The Story of the Lacock Cup

Secular to Sacred: The Story of the Lacock Cup | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Sometime in the 15th century, nearly 1kg of silver bullion was fashioned by a master-craftsman into a feasting cup for a high-ranking nobleman. Gilded at the base and the top of the lid, measuring 35cm high and with a miraculously smooth hammered surface, it is an object of outstanding elegance and simplicity. Unmarked, probably made in London, the cup is of international significance and heart-stopping beauty.
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Massive ancient underground city unearthed in Turkey could be world's biggest - International Business Times UK

Massive ancient underground city unearthed in Turkey could be world's biggest - International Business Times UK | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists discover giant underground city in Nevşehir dating to 5,000 years old.
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Excavation of Saint-Germain church

Excavation of Saint-Germain church | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A team of Inrap archaeologists have been working since 2013 on the site of the foundations and cemetery of the Saint-Germain church in Flers, north-western France, prior to a proposed development.
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An innovative method of documenting shipwrecks

An innovative method of documenting shipwrecks | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Three shipwrecks lying in the Gulf of Gdańsk have been documented in 3D. This innovative method allows underwater archaeologists to work effectively even with minimal visibility.
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Fascinating !!

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Love how new technology is giving us a greater reach to see things which were unavailable before.

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Exeter Roman Baths excavation plans

Exeter Roman Baths excavation plans | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Roman Baths that lay hidden near Exeter Cathedral for nearly two thousand years could be excavated and opened to the public.
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Aerial archaeology film - Is There An Archaeologist Onboard

Aerial archaeology film - Is There An Archaeologist Onboard | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
“Is There An Archaeologist Onboard” is a short film introducing the viewer to one of the most important methods of discovering the past. Archaeologist Prof. Wlodek Rączkowski and pilot-archaeologis...
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An 'ancient' treatise no older than 1904 - The Hindu

An 'ancient' treatise no older than 1904 - The Hindu | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Aircraft based on drawings and text of Vyamanika Shastra cannot fly...
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Archaeologists believe they have found the tomb of an unknown Egyptian queen

Archaeologists believe they have found the tomb of an unknown Egyptian queen | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
During autumn 2014, Czech archaeologists exploring a tomb which forms part of a small cemetery to the southeast of the funerary complex of King Raneferef, believe they have found the burial place of his wife.
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Loch Torridon Fieldschool

Loch Torridon Fieldschool | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Loch Torridon is set in one of Scotland's most spectacular landscapes. A total of 14 early prehistoric sites, findspots and shell middens have been recorded here so far. We aim to increase that wit...
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Researching Roman Southwell

Researching Roman Southwell | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Are you interested in local archaeology? Would you like to know more about Southwell’s Roman past? Or would you fancy being involved yourself? Well, here is your chance!
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Ephesus' dream of entering UNESCO World Heritage List to come true this year - Hurriyet Daily News

Ephesus' dream of entering UNESCO World Heritage List to come true this year - Hurriyet Daily News | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The ancient city of Ephesus, one of the sites in Turkey that attracts the most tourist income, is expected to enter UNESCO’s permanent list this year
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Scientist tackles mystery of ancient astronomical device - Phys.Org

Scientist tackles mystery of ancient astronomical device - Phys.Org | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The shoebox-size chunk of bronze didn't attract much attention when divers retrieved it from an ancient shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera in 1901.
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Brancaster Roman Fort - Time Team Report online

Brancaster Roman Fort - Time Team Report online | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
An evaluation consisting of five trenches, magnetometer survey and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey sought to characterise both the chronology and character of the main fort and also the easte...
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Study of ancient dogs in the Americas suggests migration 10,000 years ago

Study of ancient dogs in the Americas suggests migration 10,000 years ago | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A study looking at the genetic characteristics of 84 individual dogs from more than a dozen sites in North and South America suggests that dogs may have first successfully migrated to the Americas ...
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Late Bronze Age hoard declared Treasure

Late Bronze Age hoard declared Treasure | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The hoard of two sword blade fragments, a scabbard fitting and a multi-edged knife, all of bronze, and six copper ingot fragments - weighing nearly 2.5 kilos all together - were discovered in the C...
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