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ARCHAEOLOGY - Historic stadium found in Aydın

ARCHAEOLOGY - Historic stadium found in Aydın | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The best-preserved stadium in the Anatolian region has been found at the ancient city of Magnesia in the Aegean
province of Aydın’s Germencik.

 

During excavation in the ancient city of Magnesia, located in the Ortaklar district of Germencik in the Aegean province of Aydın, the best preserved stadium in Anatolia has been unearthed. Excavations and restoration works have continued for 28 years under the leadership of the head of the Ankara University Archaeology Department Professor Orhan Bingöl.

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MLA stops Ashoorkhana fencing work

MLA stops Ashoorkhana fencing work | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Officials blamed for ‘illegally’ demolishing 17 shops terming them as encroachments.

Officials of the Department of Archaeology and Museums had to beat a retreat without erecting the fence at the entrance of the Badshahi Ashoorkhana for the second day on Monday. Protest by the Charminar legislator, Syed Ahmed Pasha Quadri, along with his supporters forced the authorities to call off the operation.

 

On Sunday also the authorities tried unsuccessfully to erect the fence as the police could not provide protection. On Monday P. Gayatri, Director, Archaeology and Museums, along with officials came to the Ashoorkhana around 11 in the morning and started the work of digging the foundation. Soon Mr. Quadri accompanied by his supporters came to the protected monument and argued that the area proposed to be fenced did not belong to the Department and hence there was no question of fencing it.

 

 

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Dakar floods uncover ancient jewellery: researchers

Dakar floods uncover ancient jewellery: researchers | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Pieces of pottery, iron tools and jewellery dating back thousands of years have been discovered in Dakar after recent torrential rains flooded some suburbs, university researchers told AFP on Monday.Moustapha Sall, a lecturer and researcher at Dakar's Cheick Anta Diop university said he happened upon the items by chance during a visit to the suburb of Ouest-Foire in the north-east of the capital after the rains on August 26.

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World Heritage – a well-kept secret : Past Horizons Archaeology

World Heritage – a well-kept secret : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Nearly one thousand wonders of the world – created by people or by nature – have been given status as World Heritage. New research shows that most people do not understand the concept of World Heritage or do not know why places are awarded this status.

What do the Pyramids in Egypt, Vega in Nordland county (the land of the Eider, with 6,500 islands, islets and skerries), the Great Wall of China, the Victoria Falls in southern Africa, and Bryggen in Bergen have in common? They are all included on UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural World Heritage: the World Heritage List. The list includes heritage of unique and universal value – heritage that belongs to all of humanity. Nearly 950 places, both natural and cultural, are included on the list.

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Headless statues unearthed in Aphrodisias excavations

ARCHAEOLOGY - Headless statues unearthed in Aphrodisias excavations | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The ongoing excavation works at one of Turkey’s most important archaeological...
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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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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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Remains of 8000-year old ship discovered in South Korea - Sowetan LIVE

Remains of 8000-year old ship discovered in South Korea - Sowetan LIVE | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in Uljin, South Korea, have found the remains of a fishing boat that they believe may be 8,000 years...
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'Google Earth pyramids' revisited

'Google Earth pyramids' revisited | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Remember that researcher who thought she spotted previously undiscovered Egyptian pyramids in Google Earth imagery? It turns out that there really are some ruins in the picture, but they’re not pyramids.

Well that settles this earth mystery.

What is needed is the ability to see what is already known. This can come from a lack of knowledge about how to find the information but also from a lack of collation or publishing of the information in the first place. Both as bad.

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Andrew Nayyar's curator insight, February 20, 2014 9:22 PM

This article brings some fresh questions in regards to pyramids which is truely something special. The article presents google images that sugges old pyramids that were left without ruins in the present day Egyptian town called Daimyo. Investogators have confirmed that these are not pyramids but rather triangular mounds of dirt with a structure underneath. The usuage of these mounds is still unclear. It is possible that these formations are a result of natural erosion as this is common in the region. 

Rowena ButedHIST1014's curator insight, February 21, 2014 7:06 PM

Another form of searching for the uncovered Egyptian pyramids would be through Google earth images. The images are taken of Dimai, which was known as Soknopaiou Nesos during the Greco-Roman period in Egypt. This is interesting to see such high technology to research upon great history.

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Archeologist saves cultural treasures with cards | Art & Architecture | DW.DE | 27.08.2012

Archeologist saves cultural treasures with cards | Art & Architecture | DW.DE | 27.08.2012 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Ancient cultural treasures are common casualties in military conflicts. But an international team of archeologists is working together with soldiers all over the world to protect valuable cultural artifacts.
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Archeologist revises read of ancient seal inscription

Archeologist revises read of ancient seal inscription | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Scholars point out name on 6th century BCE find should be reversed.
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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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First Kirknewton Archaeology Festival celebrates one of England's richest historic landscapes | Culture24

First Kirknewton Archaeology Festival celebrates one of England's richest historic landscapes | Culture24 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The tiny Northumberland village of Kirknewton is about to celebrate its importance in British history and archaeology with an ambitious week-long festival.
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First nation gathers voices from the past to prepare for the future

First nation gathers voices from the past to prepare for the future | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Drew Blaney is unearthing the songs of his ancestors, bringing back to life what was thought to be lost. Blaney sometimes sits alone at the ancient places — old village sites and camps — just listening.
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Archaeology: Oldest necropolis of ancient Apollonia found in Bulgaria’s Sozopol

Archaeology: Oldest necropolis of ancient Apollonia found in Bulgaria’s Sozopol | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have found the long sought-after oldest necropolis of ancient Apollonia, the Black Sea town that was the predecessor to today’s Sozopol in Bulgaria.
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Lovers saint's church conserved

Lovers saint's church conserved | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
St Dwynwen's church on Anglesey is to be conserved and partly restored as one of Wales's most spiritual sites to safeguard it for future generations.

Via Heather Montgomery
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Hürriyet Daily News | PHOTO Gallery - Gladiators

Hürriyet Daily News | PHOTO Gallery - Gladiators | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Antalya province began staging arena fight enactments for entertaining the tourist population as Turkish gladiators took the stage. AA Photo


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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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Ancient Syrian city of Aleppo a victim of war

Ancient Syrian city of Aleppo a victim of war | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Residents fighting for survival wonder how they can save their heritage...

Aleppo, Syria: Ruled successively by Hittites, Greeks, Romans and Ottomans, Aleppo’s ancient city has survived violent change over thousands of years. But the modern weaponry of Syria’s escalating civil war is proving too much.

 

The stone walls are pockmarked with bullet holes, whole houses have fallen after air strikes, and small wooden doors decorated with metal filigree are cracked from explosions.

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At the mouth of the Tiber

At the mouth of the Tiber | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

OSTIA In this port city of ancient Rome, SUKANYA RAMANUJAN finds the remains of a perfectly planned township with baths and dining rooms...

Located about 30 km west of Rome, it's a perfect destination for a day trip. A short walk from the railway station brings us to the archaeological site. Tombs line either side of the road leading to the old city gate — the lavishness of their decorations indicating the social status of the occupants. Further down, I’m surprised by the sudden appearance of wells in the middle of the road — apparently settlers have conveniently tapped the old underground Roman lead pipes supplying water from the aqueducts.

The roads aren’t the only things to be admired in Ostia. Once inside the city walls, we spot the relatively well-preserved insulae — structures similar to modern apartment blocks. The ground floors were often given over to shops and the floors above served as residential space.

This article takes us on a travellers tale around the port of Rome

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joseph mora's curator insight, November 14, 2013 11:19 PM

in important roman building that could of held township bathing and room dining

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Vision set out for remote isles

Vision set out for remote isles | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

A new management plan for the remote St Kilda archipelago is to be signed by a charity, public bodies and the Ministry of Defence.

National Trust for Scotland (NTS) said the document set out a vision for the islands for the next 20 to 30 years.

 

St Kilda, which lies 41 miles (66km) west of the Western Isles, is the UK's only natural and cultural Unesco World Heritage Site.

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Egyptology News: Amarna Fund Raising - the Big Give Christmas Challenge

Egyptology News: Amarna Fund Raising - the Big Give Christmas Challenge | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

JustGiving appeal to raise money for the next stage of the conservation of the Amarna Period coffins from the recent excavations has reached its target. The conservators will resume their work at Amarna in the latter part of the year.

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Divers find ruins from Viking 'marketplace' - The Local

Divers find ruins from Viking 'marketplace' - The Local | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Divers off the coast of Birka, an ancient Viking village near Stockholm, have uncovered 100 metre long jetties suggesting a coastal marketplace that was not previously imagined.
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What was it like to be a man in the Middle Ages? : Past Horizons Archaeology

What was it like to be a man in the Middle Ages? : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeology News from Past Horizons : What was it like to be a man in the Middle Ages?
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