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Archaeological exhibit opens in Skopje City Museum - MINA

Archaeological exhibit opens in Skopje City Museum - MINA | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeological exhibit opens in Skopje City Museum MINA Pagan figurines, epitaphs from Hellenic era, Roman coins, marble decorations of early-Christian basilicas, medieval jewellery, ceramics, arms, sculptures and many other artefacts are part of...
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Bronze trove unearthed in Western Zhou Dynasty tomb CCTV News - CNTV English

Bronze trove unearthed in Western Zhou Dynasty tomb CCTV News - CNTV English | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Some archaeological news now. Since August, work has been underway excavating a tomb from the Western Zhou Dynasty in Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province.
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Mosaico con gladiadores

Mosaico con gladiadores | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

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Julio Peña's curator insight, December 25, 2013 1:52 PM

Encontre este lindo mosaico con representaciones de diferente gladiadores. El de la tunica blanca parece como si fuera un tipo de arbitro.

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Nan Madol: the coral reef city

Nan Madol: the coral reef city | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The only ancient city ever built on a coral reef, Nan Madol is a marvel of ancient engineering in the middle of the Pacific
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The megalithic city of Nan Madol lies on the eastern shore of the island of Pohnpei in Micronesia acting as a ritual and ceremonial centre for the ruling chiefs of the Saudeleur Dynasty. However, this architectural marvel is not yet well known, even although the 1000 year old ruins are a testament to ancient engineering achievements.

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Wall painting by Ottoman officer found in Haifa

ARCHAEOLOGY - Wall painting by Ottoman officer found in Haifa | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A massive painting created by an Ottoman soldier has been discovered beneath the plaster of the wall of a nuts store in Haifa
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One of the amazing finds from Herculaneum

One of the amazing finds from Herculaneum | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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One of the amazing finds from Herculaneum: preserved food from 79 A.D.
Pottery and carbonized food: bread, peas, figs, fava beans, wheat, and chickpeas from Herculaneum: Art of a Buried City.

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Prehistoric burial site on safer ground now

Prehistoric burial site on safer ground now | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeological group purchases Windover land in Florida, protecting it from development.

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Ancient Ohio cultures were devoted to sun and moon

Ancient Ohio cultures were devoted to sun and moon | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
About 2,000 years ago in the eastern Mediterranean, certain magi were said to have observed the rising of a star to which they attached portentous significance.
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The hermit in the garden

The hermit in the garden | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The little-known history of the ornamental hermit, a tradition with its roots in Ancient Rome but still present in the form of the humble garden gnome
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Japanese researchers help unravel mystery of the Indus civilization- Nikkei Asian Review

Japanese researchers help unravel mystery of the Indus civilization- Nikkei Asian Review | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
TOKYO -- A five-year study by a Japanese research team could change the accepted view of the ancient Indus Valley civilization. The study fou
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Ochre hand imprint of Homo erectus revealed

Ochre hand imprint of Homo erectus revealed | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Austrian archaeologists have revealed a trace artefact of a special kind - the imprint of a Homo erectus hand on a hammerstone
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Statues discovered at ancient Hermonthis in Egypt

Statues discovered at ancient Hermonthis in Egypt | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Two statues of Egyptian dignitaries were unearthed recently, along with a fragment of limestone wall from a temple dating to the Middle Kingdom
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Interbreeding and inbreeding in early populations

Interbreeding and inbreeding in early populations | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
DNA from a woman's toe bone that dates back 50,000 years, reveals a long history of interbreeding among at least four different types of early humans The post Interbreeding and inbreeding in early populations appeared first on Archaeology News from...
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Archeoastronomy of the Longest Night | Smithsonian

Archeoastronomy of the Longest Night | Smithsonian | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

As our northern hemisphere days begin to lengthen, I like to think about the many ways people have marked the Winter Solstice throughout human history. Like Summer Solstice...


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2013 Top Ten Articles

2013 Top Ten Articles | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Past Horizons celebrates the end of 2013 with its top twelve archaeology and heritage news stories of the past year for you to read once again and enjoy
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Saving the Colosseum: Restoration work begins on Rome's crumbling ancient monument

Saving the Colosseum: Restoration work begins on Rome's crumbling ancient monument | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Italian company Tod's, owned by Diego della Valle, is providing $33 million dollars to fix the famous ancient monument, which was crumbling in disrepair
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Disease and trauma within collapsing Indus Civilisation

Disease and trauma within collapsing Indus Civilisation | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The collapse of the Indus civilisation has been attributed to climatic change - now recent research has been able to show the societal reaction to this
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Early medieval strongholds in central Poland

Early medieval strongholds in central Poland | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A non-invasive archaeological study of six early medieval strongholds in Poland has yielded new and surprising results
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Ancient Civilizations - Academic Kids

Ancient Civilizations - Academic Kids | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Ancient history is from the period of time when writing and historical records first appear, roughly 5,500 years before the Birth of Christ. For some, the discovery of agriculture, roughly 6,000 BC is the beginning of ancient history. The most common date for an end of ancient history inEuropeis AD 476 (the fall of theWestern Roman Empire), however the exact date is still disputed among various historians. InEuropeancient history was followed by Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.


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nice and easy guide to the past for beginners

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elizama ramirez's curator insight, January 18, 2014 1:19 AM

There is a period of time where writting and other historical events appeared. These discoveries are approximately from the BC era. In the Middle Ages, history became to be more noticed or investigated. 

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Momentum gains to unite ancient Cambodian statues - Phys.org

Momentum gains to unite ancient Cambodian statues - Phys.org | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Rising out of the jungle on white pillars, the new Preah Vihear Museum's largest building stands empty. But Cambodian officials hope that one day it will be the place where nine ancient statues depicting a dramatic battle ...
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Search for the relics of martyr Queen Ketevan

Search for the relics of martyr Queen Ketevan | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
DNA analysis has confirmed that a relic discovered in a Goan convent is likely to be that of Queen Ketavan from eastern Georgia
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Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-13 – in pictures

Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-13 – in pictures | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Eschewing the race for the South Pole, geologist and explorer Douglas Mawson took his scientific expedition to the eastern Antarctic – a region totally unmapped and unexplored
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Italy's 'abandoned' Riace Bronzes back on show in Calabria

Italy's 'abandoned' Riace Bronzes back on show in Calabria | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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Two of Italy's greatest archaeological treasures are going back on show in their museum after a protracted renovation process that put them at the centre of a national controversy.

They are the 2,500 year-old Riace Bronzes - a pair of magnificent, towering statues of naked Greek warriors.

With their rippling muscles, thick beards and manes of curling hair they are extraordinarily life-like.

Their teeth are made of gleaming silver. Copper gives their lips and nipples a reddish tinge, and glass and ivory were used for their eyes.

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The Krampus Fairy

The Krampus Fairy | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
There are many reasons to be a good archaeologist. The preservation of heritage sites is a noble endeavour, because it allows everyone (including everyone in the future) to access our shared histor...
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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, December 20, 2013 5:59 PM

Info on Krampus -- and digs etc.

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Rare Tlingit war helmet uncovered in museum store

Rare Tlingit war helmet uncovered in museum store | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Stored on a shelf for over 100 hundred years, a rare treasure was recently discovered in the Springfield Science Museum’s permanent collections
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