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ARCHAEOLOGY - Gymnasium in ancient city to be revealed with digitals

ARCHAEOLOGY - Gymnasium in ancient city to be revealed with digitals | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A centuries-old gymnasium in Muğla’s ancient city of Stratonikeia will be revived for visitors via 3D technology. The 265-meter long historic sports facility is a magnificent sight for an ancient city, according to Pamukkale university academics

 

The world’s largest marble city, the ancient city of Stratonikeia in the Aegean province of Muğla’s Yatağan district, is home to a 2,200-year-old gymnasium, which is being revived with 3D technology to enhance visitors’ experiences.

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Australia's heritage protection process is in crisis

Australia's heritage protection process is in crisis | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Minister Simon Corbell's claim (''Heritage protection is just a facade'', November 17, p3) that the Law Court building has no heritage listing, even though it was included in the former Register of the National Estate, highlights a national crisis concerning Australian heritage protection. This has resulted from a serious dumbing down in the conservation process due to discreditable Commonwealth decisions. Whether properties concern indigenous, natural or built-environment values, the unsuspecting public is faced with the defacement or destruction of places which, by due process, have been declared significant.

 

This minimisation of heritage warrants exposure. Between 1976 and 2000, the Australian Heritage Commission included some 14,000 places around the continent in the RNE. About half of this total was published in 1981. Then prime minister Malcolm Fraser introduced The Heritage of Australia with these positive words - ''to make sure that the National Estate is looked after in the way it deserves … although the Register of the National Estate still continues as a vast and ongoing undertaking''.

 

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Roman Camps round Cleghorn | Clydesdale's Heritage

Roman Camps round Cleghorn | Clydesdale's Heritage | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

The camp which is shown in Roy’s Military Antiquities is on the right bank of the Stobilee Burn 570 metres NW of Cleghorn Mill where the road from Castledykes to Carluke and Bothwellhaugh crossed the Mouse Water.

 

The camp itself amounts to 46.7 acres(18.9 hectares) which would have accommodated a force of about twelve thousand men (two legions). The camp is shaped like a parallelogram and well suited to the topography of the area.

There are indications from an examination of Google Earth of a small fortlet on the high ground to the North.

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Police recover artifacts stolen from Olympia

Police recover artifacts stolen from Olympia | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Police in Patra, western Greece, on Saturday arrested three men in connection with the looting of the Archaeological Museum of Olympia in February.

 

All of the stolen artifacts have been recovered, police said.

“The discovery and arrest of the perpetrators of the robbery and the recovery of the stolen items are a great success,” Alternate Culture Minister Costas Tzavaras said in a statement Saturday.

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Tutankhamun's replica tomb unveiled - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

Tutankhamun's replica tomb unveiled - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
An exact replica tomb of the golden King Tutankhamun, a gift from Madrid- and Zurich-based organisations, is revealed at the opening of the EU Task Force Conference on Tourism and Flexible Investment in Egypt
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Virtual Autopsy of Mummy Reveals Clues About 5500-Year-Old Murder Mystery

Virtual Autopsy of Mummy Reveals Clues About 5500-Year-Old Murder Mystery | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Medical DailyVirtual Autopsy of Mummy Reveals Clues About 5500-Year-Old Murder MysteryMedical DailyThe ancient Egyptian mummy officially named the Gebelein Man, nicknamed Ginger by the countless visitors who have seen him over the past century...

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Gabriel Rodriguez's curator insight, January 17, 6:30 PM

I think it's cool how we can analyze a mummy and be able to know he was murdered.  This happened thousands of years ago yet we have such insight into what happened in that time period.  I'm sure "Ginger" can rest a little better knowing he has his life story cotinuing today.

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The evolution of cooperative behaviour

The evolution of cooperative behaviour | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Human behaviour is a product of two different and interacting processes: genetic evolution and cultural evolution. A new study shows we are more inclined to cooperate than our closest evolutionary ...
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The Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture

The Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture identifies, records and publishes in a consistent format, English sculpture dating from the 7th to the 11th centuries. Much of this material was previously unpublished, and is of crucial importance in helping identify the earliest settlements and artistic achievements of the Anglo-Saxon/Pre-Norman English. The Corpus documents the earliest Christian field monuments from free-standing carved crosses and innovative decorative elements and furnishings of churches, to humble grave-markers.

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Why are there two different spellings: archaeology and archeology?

Why are there two different spellings: archaeology and archeology? | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Why are there two different spellings: archaeology and archeology? Both spellings are correct, but there are some twists and turns to the answer! If you look up the word in a dictionary, you’ll find it under “archaeology” with the variant “e” spelling also listed, but you probably won’t find it under “archeology.”

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Mexican silver made it into English coins | Earth | Science News

Mexican silver made it into English coins | Earth | Science News | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Chemical studies of old English coins are helping unravel a centuries-old mystery: What happened to all the silver that Spaniards dug out of the New World?

 

Silver from Mexican mines started being incorporated into English coins around the mid-1550s, a new study shows. But silver from the legendary Potosí mines, in what is now Bolivia, didn’t show up until nearly a century later, researchers report online November 6 in Geology.

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Ancient human remains found at Machu Picchu

Ancient human remains found at Machu Picchu | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Recently excavated human remains discovered by archaeologists at Machu Picchu in Peru are being tested in the hope they will reveal further insights into the ancient people that used to live in the region.

 

Some of the remains are thought to date back to an ancient tribe which ruled the region before the famous Incas - the Killke tribe.

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Suzon et Marie - hypokhâgne lycée Fauriel's curator insight, April 13, 2013 8:27 AM

Quand le travail des archéologues paie : une courte vidéo pour les suivre quelques instants dans leur travail.

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Monstrous ichtyocentaurs and Nereids in Plotinopolis | Αρχαιολογία Online

Monstrous ichtyocentaurs and Nereids in Plotinopolis | Αρχαιολογία Online | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

The finds that came to light during this year’s excavations at the hill of Aghia Petra, in Didymoteicho, which has been identified with the ancient Plotinopolis, a Roman city founded by the Roman Emperor Traianus, who named the town after his wife Plotini, are once again impressive.

 

The archaeological interest of the hill has been recognized as early as before World War II, while in 1965 a golden forged bust of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus was found there. In Aghia Petra, systematic excavations were conducted by the 19th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities in 1977 and the early 1980s.

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Workers unearth Tipu-British era cannon in Bangalore

Workers unearth Tipu-British era cannon in Bangalore | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Workers involved in excavating earth at the City Market underground metro site were in for a surprise on Thursday morning when they discovered a cannon and a solitary cannonball, believed to be from the 18th Century Tipu-British era. The construction site falls between Tipu Sultan’s summer palace and the Bangalore Fort.

 

The iron cannon, 12 feet long, is estimated to be weigh between 1.5 tonnes to 2 tonnes. The cannonball is made of stone. They were found at a depth of around 4 metres from the ground in front of Victoria Hospital in Kalasipalya. The station work is part of the Namma Metro North-South corridor, being implemented by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.

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Archway 'jigsaw' after van crash

Archway 'jigsaw' after van crash | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A historic archway at Scone Palace in Perthshire has been restored after it was reduced to rubble by a van.
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Seal diet provides clue to disappearance of Norse from Greenland

Seal diet provides clue to disappearance of Norse from Greenland | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A research team has demonstrated that Norse society did not die out due to an inability to adapt to the Greenlandic diet as isotopic analysis of their bones shows they ate plenty of seals...
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Secrets of 12,000-year-old remains - News VietNamNet

Secrets of 12,000-year-old remains - News VietNamNet | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

The unique way of decorating the dead (putting sea
snails into the eye sockets) that was discovered by archaeologists of the Vietnam Institute of Archaeology in Phia Vai cave in Tuyen Quang, has revealed the burial secrets of primitive people.

The story of an archaeologists investigation of a cursed cave.   !


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Can Tutankhamun tempt tourists to Egypt?

VIPs, including the US and Kuwaiti ambassadors, attended the reopening of Tutankhamun's tomb in Luxor, as Egypt tries to reinvigorate its tourist industry to the levels experienced before the overthrow of former President Hosni Mubarak.

The event was also a celebration the tomb's discovery 90 years ago.

Closed for the past six years for restorations, authorities hope the tomb will be an attraction for holidaymakers whose numbers are down more than 40 percent.

 

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Statues of 5th dynasty top officials discovered in Abusir - Ahram Online

Statues of 5th dynasty top officials discovered in Abusir - Ahram Online | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Statues of 5th dynasty top officials discovered in AbusirAhram OnlineDuring routine excavations in Abusir South, 30km north of Giza plateau, Czech excavators from the Czech Institute of Egyptology of the Charles University in Prague, unearthed a...

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A Monumental Struggle to Preserve Hagia Sophia

A Monumental Struggle to Preserve Hagia Sophia | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
In Istanbul, secularists and fundamentalists clash over restoring the nearly 1,500 year-old structure...

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Experts visit ancient boat site at Kuakata

Experts visit ancient boat site at Kuakata | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

A team of archaeologists accompanied by high officials from Dhaka and Patuakhali yesterday examined the site of the historic boat, found under the sand in Kuakata beach on June 7 this year, to chalk out a technical strategy for salvation of the boat by February 2013.

As the team led by Director General of the Department of Archaeology Begum Shirin Akhtar reached the spot, about 1.5 kilometres east of Kuakata Zero Point, they found the 72-foot-long and 22.5-foot-wide boat covered with sand. They conducted digging, revealing a part of the wooden structure.

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Cave used to bury the dead contained a mummified dog

Cave used to bury the dead contained a mummified dog | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A naturally mummified dog is among 2500 objects that are undergoing conservation after being taken into the National Collection in Mexico...
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Ancient Roman Tunnels for Pagan god Mithra to Open to Public

Ancient Roman Tunnels for Pagan god Mithra to Open to Public | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

The city of Rome has announced that it plans to soon allow the public to tour ancient tunnels for the pagan god Mithra, which it has been restoring for some time.

 

The tunnels are said to be located under the Baths of Caracalla, and are separate from the Mithraeum, which was discovered last year. The Mithraeum was reportedly found with a fresco of the pagan god on the wall, and also a space for what is believed to be an area for animal sacrifices.

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Investigating the works of Byzantine historiographer Ioannes Malalas

Investigating the works of Byzantine historiographer Ioannes Malalas | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A comprehensive 12-year investigation headed by Tübingen historian, Professor Mischa Meier into the Chronographia of the Byzantine historiographer Ioannes Malalas...
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Tales from the Jarash hinterland

Tales from the Jarash hinterland | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Jarash Hinterland Survey has now been completed and the directors Fiona Baker and David Kennedy relate the team's journey over three seasons in Jordan...
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Recording a Roman Floor

Recording a Roman Floor | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Last week we detailed how our archaeologists uncovered a Roman tessellated floor (at break-neck speed). But taking the soil off of a feature is only the beginning. Before it can be fully excavated ...
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