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Ancient Trove Unearthed Near Armageddon Site

Ancient Trove Unearthed Near Armageddon Site | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
TEL AVIV, Israel -- Israeli archaeologists have discovered a rare trove of 3,000-year-old jewelry, including a ring and earrings, hidden in a ceramic jug near the ancient city of Megiddo, where the New Testament predicts the final battle of...
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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
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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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Visiting Olympia, the Βirthplace of the Ancient Olympics - Greek Reporter

Visiting Olympia, the Βirthplace of the Ancient Olympics - Greek Reporter | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Greek ReporterVisiting Olympia, the Βirthplace of the Ancient OlympicsGreek ReporterOlympia was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games, which were celebrated every four years by the Greeks.
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Riace Bronzes to return to Reggio Calabria museum

Riace Bronzes to return to Reggio Calabria museum | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

For almost three years the 2,500-year-old ancient Greek statues representing warriors have been in the Calabrian regional government's headquarters, undergoing a long-awaited restoration. A host of chemical, laser and electromagnetic tests designed to help experts better understand where the statues came from, and who created them, were also carried out.


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Black magic of the Roman era: Ancient lead tablet found in UK contains a curse to bring bad to more than a dozen people

Black magic of the Roman era: Ancient lead tablet found in UK contains a curse to bring bad to more than a dozen people | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The rolled up lead tablet found in East Farleigh, Kent, was found in a 3rd to 4th Century building that may have been some kind of temple.
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Beyond the Luster of Mahogany - New York Times

Beyond the Luster of Mahogany - New York Times | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Beyond the Luster of MahoganyNew York TimesMahogany for 18th-century furniture was harvested under appalling conditions across the Caribbean. Slaves branded with owners' monograms lived in thatched huts and scouted for trees.
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Tombs bear secrets of ancient Tibetan kingdom - China Daily

Tombs bear secrets of ancient Tibetan kingdom - China Daily | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Tombs bear secrets of ancient Tibetan kingdomChina DailyLHASA - Four tombs recently unearthed in Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region are believed to contain relics from an ancient Tibetan kingdom that thrived more than 2,000 years ago.
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Bathing Children Find Ancient Buddha Statues

Bathing Children Find Ancient Buddha Statues | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Authorities in Cambodia say children bathing in a newly dug pond accidentally unearthed six ancient Buddhist statues believed to be around 1,000 years old.
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Historical Reminiscents.: Archaeology and Residential Schools

This week two archaeologists stopped by the archive I work at. These particular archaeologists have in recent years been focusing on Residential Schools. Prior to their visit I had not considered the tremendous value that archaeology can add to ongoing research relating to Residential Schools. The majority of my work focus on textual records, photographs, artifacts, and oral history -- leaving me far away from archaeology field work. Material culture and archeology speaks to areas of the history of Residential Schools that is not captured in historical documents.

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Battle of Bosworth Field | English Heritage

Battle of Bosworth Field | English Heritage | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Wars of the Roses were caused by the protracted struggle for power between the reigning dynasty of the House of Lancaster (red rose) and the competing House of York (white rose).
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Return of Nigeria’s antiquities abroad

Return of Nigeria’s antiquities abroad | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

A large number of Nigeria’s artefacts left the country lwith ate high point being the infamous assault on Benin in 1897.

 

Dispossessing Nigerians of their heritage went on throughout the period of colonial domination and more recently it has been rearing its ugly head through looting of heritage archaeological sites and museums.

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Divers find bronze lion head off Italian coast

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A gilded bronze lion thought to have been carried in a Phoenician boat more that 2,500 years ago has been discovered off the southern coast of Italy.

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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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Fly Over mesmerizing landscapes in "Shadow Sites: Recent work by Jananne Al-Ani"

Fly Over mesmerizing landscapes in "Shadow Sites: Recent work by Jananne Al-Ani" | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
B WASHINGTON.- /B Vast deserts and ancient ruins have defined imagery of the Middle East since the advent of photography in the 19th century.
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Eneolithic age objects discovered in Azerbaijan

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Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 24 / Trend I.Isabalayeva / The Archaeology and Ethnography Institute has discovered in the ancient village of Shahtakhti artifacts dating back to the Eneolithic age, research officer Ghahraman Aghayev told Trend on Friday.
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Scientists Model Language On Ancient And Contemporary Vocabularies - RedOrbit

Scientists Model Language On Ancient And Contemporary Vocabularies - RedOrbit | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
RedOrbitScientists Model Language On Ancient And Contemporary VocabulariesRedOrbitAccording to a new report published in the journal Science, a team of international researchers modeled a language family tree based on the vocabularies of 103...
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Launch of UNESCO–IAU Astronomical Heritage Web Portal : Past Horizons Archaeology

Launch of UNESCO–IAU Astronomical Heritage Web Portal : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

A new UNESCO–IAU online Portal to the Heritage of Astronomy has been launched at the IAU’s 28th General Assembly in Beijing, China.


The site is a dynamic, publicly accessible database, discussion forum and document repository on astronomical heritage sites throughout the world, even if they are not on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

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Indiana Archaeology Month starts Sept. 1 - Kokomo Perspective

Indiana Archaeology Month starts Sept. 1Kokomo PerspectiveArchaeology Month is an opportunity to celebrate and learn about Indiana archaeology.
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Brick 'recycling' threatens Bangladesh ancient city - Pakistan Daily Times

Brick 'recycling' threatens Bangladesh ancient city - Pakistan Daily Times | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Brick 'recycling' threatens Bangladesh ancient cityPakistan Daily TimesMahasthangarh sits on what was once the ancient city of Pundranagar, built 2,500 years ago and, at its height, a renowned seat of learning whose monasteries attracted monks from...
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State issues permit for ship archaeological work

State issues permit for ship archaeological work | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The state has issued a permit allowing for archaeological work at the site of a sunken Gold Rush-era ship in southeast Alaska.
A permit application was filed earlier this month by David Miller, an archaeologist under contract with Kent, Wash.-based Ocean Mar Inc. The Associated Press obtained documents related to the project, including a copy of the application and work proposal, through a public records request.

 

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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

Whether you were a cleric grappling with a life of celibacy or a noble forced to demonstrate his virility in combat, what was it like to be a man in the Middle Ages?


The study of medieval masculinity is a burgeoning field of international scholarship and two historians at the University of Huddersfield are playing a key role. They recently staged a conference which attracted experts from around the world. And they have launched a new network, which will be an important forum for research in the field.

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The Plains bison: preserving an American icon : Past Horizons Archaeology

The Plains bison: preserving an American icon : Past Horizons Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Plains bison are an iconic symbol of America on everything from coins to state flags. Now scientists writing in Conservation Biology are exploring how the cross-breeding of bison with domestic cattle in the late 1800s may still have unwanted effects on modern populations of the species.

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Ancient Maya Suffered From Deforestation - Science News - redOrbit

Ancient Maya Suffered From Deforestation - Science News - redOrbit | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Scientists have long thought drought played a part in the Mayan collapse, but some recent studies add twists to this long held theory.
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ARCHAEOLOGY - Ephesus ancient city meets sea again

ARCHAEOLOGY - Ephesus ancient city meets sea again | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Famous for its massive theater and ancient library, Ephesus continues to be a leader for Turkey’s tourism...
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