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A New Roman Tomb in Corinth, Greece

A New Roman Tomb in Corinth, Greece | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Construction activities across Corinth’s coastal plain and Isthmus have frequently turned up spectacular remains of the city’s Greek and Roman past.


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Roman provincial town revealed – street by street : Past Horizons Archaeology

Roman provincial town revealed – street by street : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

An ancient Italian town, which disappeared 1,500 years ago after it was finally abandoned by it’s inhabitants now lies buried beneath the ground. The site has been mapped by archaeologists using the latest remote sensing technology, revealing the location of its theatre, marketplace and other buildings.

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Archaeologists in the Media: Chapter 4: What are they wearing?

Archaeologists in the Media: Chapter 4: What are they wearing? | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Time Team presenter Tony Robinson once said that you could always distinguish an archaeologist by their poor dress and terrible haircuts, and Mick Aston, while sporting one of his infamous hand-knitted sweaters no doubt, admitted that “we’re complete scruffbags”

 

However, during the period which film historian Karol Kulik termed the ‘golden age of archaeology in the British mass media’ (Holtorf 2007, 75), just how much freedom did archaeologists have then and how much do they have now in the application of their own particular fashion in shows in which they participate?

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Revealed: Fashion and beauty secrets of 2,500-year-old 'tattooed Siberian princess' after body was found in ice-clad burial chamber

Revealed: Fashion and beauty secrets of 2,500-year-old 'tattooed Siberian princess' after body was found in ice-clad burial chamber | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Last month modern-looking tattoos on the mummy of a 25-year-old woman were revealed, preserved in the permafrost on the Ukok Plateau, 2,300m above sea level.

Now details have been disclosed on the findings of Russian scientists which show the ancient tattooed princess's fashion sense, love of make-up and exotic headwear.

 

The full article contains many images and reconstructions, including the tattoo's the woman wore.

 

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Turkish archaeologists reveal 6th century baptistery abroad

ARCHAEOLOGY - Turkish archaeologists reveal 6th century baptistery abroad | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A historic baptistery structure has been unearthed at one of the most important ancient sites in Kosovo by Turkish archaeologists. It is the first such excavation to be carried out by Turkish archaeologists in Europe

 

At an excavation site in Kosovo’s ancient city of Ulpiana, a team of Turkish archaeologists have discovered a baptistery dating from the Byzantine period.

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Ancient Buddha idol, monastery unearthed in Jajpur - Moneycontrol.com

Ancient Buddha idol, monastery unearthed in Jajpur - Moneycontrol.com | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Ancient Buddha idol, monastery unearthed in JajpurMoneycontrol.comAncient Buddha idol, monastery unearthed in Jajpur. Ancient Buddha idol, monastery unearthed in Jajpur. Source: PTI. Share · Tweet · Share on Tumblr.
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New survey could explore historic iron works

New survey could explore historic iron works | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
To get to the remnants of the old Curtis Creek Furnace, Skip Booth drives down Hamarlee Road and looks to his left for a chained link fence entrance and the road to the Marley sewage pumping station.
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The Roman emperors died in Vienna

The Roman emperors died in Vienna | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
In the year 180 AD the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius died in Vienna. His death was the most dramatic scenes of the well-known movie Gladiator (2000).
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3,000 Year-Old Public Water Works Unearthed in Jerusalem

3,000 Year-Old Public Water Works Unearthed in Jerusalem | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A large rock-hewn water reservoir dating to the First Temple period was recently discovered in the archaeological excavations that are being conducted in Jerusalem. The excavation, during the course of which the reservoir was discovered, is part of an archaeological project to expose the entire drainage channel of Jerusalem dating to the Second Temple period.

The channel runs north along the City of David spur, from the Siloam Pool to a point beneath Robinson’s Arch. The route of the channel was fixed in the center of the main valley that extends from north to south the length of the ancient city, parallel to the Temple Mount.

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Sask. archeology student helps unearth victims in Spain

Sask. archeology student helps unearth victims in Spain | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
On a hot, dusty day in late May, Danee Wilson and a team of volunteer archeologists begin their search. It is the last of three planned digs in which Wilson, a University of Saskatchewan archeology student, travelled to Spain to participate.
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The Oseberg Viking ship burial | Irish Archaeology

The Oseberg Viking ship burial | Irish Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The remarkable Oseberg Viking ship burial. It consisted of an astonishingly well preserved ship that contained the remains of two women along with a wide array of accompanying grave goods.
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Anglo-Saxon - The History of English (1/10)

Free learning from The Open University http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/english-language --- A look at what words the Anglo-Saxons an...
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Historic 'Mike’s Cabin' Burns in Cave Canyon Fire

Historic 'Mike’s Cabin' Burns in Cave Canyon Fire | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
WHISKEY SPRINGS • Eighty years ago, Mike built a cabin.
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Archeology: First Temple Era reservoir discovered - Israel - ANSAMed.it

Archeology: First Temple Era reservoir discovered - Israel - ANSAMed.it | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archeology: First Temple Era reservoir discovered, Water reservoir at Wailing Wall was for public use, , Israel, Ansa (Archeology: First Temple Era reservoir discovered - Israel - ANSAMed.it http://t.co/mHWt57ND...)...
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Joshua Lefkowitz's curator insight, January 16, 7:50 PM

Although well excavated, teh temple mount is an hugely important cultural site for three of the worlds major religions. Despite being farily mundain, I think most people can apreciate knowing a little more about how teh "Acnient" actually lived on a day to day basis.

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Breakthrough in the search for Richard III : Past Horizons Archaeology

Breakthrough in the search for Richard III : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

The search for Richard III’s final resting place leaps forward with confirmation that the dig has uncovered the Church of the Grey Friars where Richard was buried and paving stones for a garden that once featured an inscribed pillar.

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Viking expert will bring era to life in Peterborough

Viking expert will bring era to life in Peterborough | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Don’t miss your last chance to learn about Viking life at Peterborough Museum with a talk by one of TV’s best-known Viking and Anglo-Saxon experts Dr Sam Newton.
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Did Zombies Roam Medieval Ireland? : Discovery News

Did Zombies Roam Medieval Ireland? : Discovery News | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Two 8th-century skeletons with stones shoved in their mouths suggest that the people of the time thought so.

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Ancient Tomb Built to Flood—Sheds Light on Peru Water Cult? National Geographic News

Ancient Tomb Built to Flood—Sheds Light on Peru Water Cult? National Geographic News | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Archaeologists in Peru thought they had discovered something special when they uncovered the tomb of a pre-Inca priestess and eight other corpses in 2011. But an even bigger find was right beneath their feet.

 

Continuing their search for artifacts a year later, the team dug beneath the priestess, uncovering a basement tomb they believe was built by an ancient water cult and meant to flood.

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Navigating Nubian prehistory at postgraduate conference — University of Leicester

Navigating Nubian prehistory at postgraduate conference — University of Leicester | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Exploring the rich archaeological heritage of an area often overlooked in favour of its neighbour.

Located across what is now Southern Egypt and northern Sudan, Ancient Nubia was situated between the 1st Nile cataract and the area now covered by the city of Khartoum. It is an area rich in history and archaeology, with occupation spanning from the Palaeolithic to modern times. And experts in Nubian history are converging on Leicester this week for a one-day conference.

‘Nubia before the New Kingdom: Current research into the pre and early history of northern Sudan’, being held this Thursday, 6 September 2012, has been organised by Ruth Humphreys, a PhD student in our School of Archaeology and Ancient History, and her supervisor Dr David Edwards.

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Ancient number systems in XeTeX

Ancient number systems in XeTeX | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
I am teaching a history of mathematics class this semester. We are beginning with a brief discussion of ancient number systems: Egyptian, Babylonian, Mayan, Chinese, Incan, Greek, Roman, and Hindu-...
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The secret history of the St. Louis Post Office and its amazing pneumatic tube

The secret history of the St. Louis Post Office and its amazing pneumatic tube | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
In 1905, the St. Louis post office built a two-mile pneumatic tube system to deliver mail between the train station and the post office. It was expensive to maintain ($17,000 per year per mile of tube) and ruined a lot of mail.
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Fort Nisqually Living History Museum in the Western Washington area on the Best of Western Washington

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum in the Western Washington area on the Best of Western Washington | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Sep 5, 2012 - Michelle voted for Fort Nisqually Living History Museum as the BEST Museum ... Vote for the places you LOVE on the KING5 Best of Western Washington and earn points, pins and amazing deals along the way.
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Archeology in Saudi Arabia | The signature hotels

There is a lot to discover beyond the modern cities and shopping malls in Saudi Arabia. One of its true wonders is the vast sand region where tourists and pilgrims can wander in the desert and experience Saudi archeology ...
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Introducing Migaloo, the world’s first canine archeologist

Introducing Migaloo, the world’s first canine archeologist | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A three-year-old female black labrador cross named Migaloo has become the world's first trained archeology dog. Working with Brisbane dog expert Gary Jackson, she is expected to help archeologists uncover ancient grave sites across Australia.
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The real 'Google pyramids' revealed

The real 'Google pyramids' revealed | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

The place that went viral last month as the potential site of a mysterious Egyptian pyramid looks more like a series of mounds on the surface of Mars when you see it up close.

The site has been familiar to Egyptologists since the 1920s: It's thought to have been the locale for a desert settlement going back to Egypt's Ptolemaic era, when Greek and Roman influences were on the ascendance. Did these mounds serve as watchtowers, or tombs, or well sites? That's what the Soknopaiou Nesos Project wants to find out.

Egyptologist Paola Davoli of Italy's University of Salento in Leccefrom the project has also been in touch with Angela Micol, the North Carolina researcher who turned the spotlight on Dimai last month via her Google Earth Anomalies website.

 

Based on the satellite imagery, Micol imained that the mounds represented eroded pyramids. The up-close pictures make the formations look more like piles of rocky rubble. The largest one appears to have the ruins of a square building or walls on its summit, but it'll take a full-blown excavation to fully date the site.

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