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Maison de Championnet - Pompei

Matching historical documentation on Championnet villa in Pompeii with a 3D render of the site.

Video made in collaboration with ENS, INRIA and Microsoft research.

This is the future.!

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Lily Belnick's comment, August 20, 2013 9:44 PM
hey, I love ancient history!
sascha osullivan's comment, August 20, 2013 9:45 PM
nice vid xx
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nice vid xx
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Beyond Chichen Itza: Less traveled Maya sites

Beyond Chichen Itza: Less traveled Maya sites | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
For longtime travelers to the Yucatan, the 2012 mythology that has taken hold brings a delicious irony: Worldwide attention is finally turning from the Yucatan's white-powder beaches and sequestered all-inclusives to the remnants of the "lost...
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Hundreds hunt historical treasure

Hundreds hunt historical treasure | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Dig Greater Manchester sees volunteer places on archaeological digs over-subscribed as residents hunt historical treasure.

"A lot of people have become hooked - it's so exciting when you find something that was dropped by people hundreds of years ago and you're the first to touch it since."

 

University of Salford senior archaeologist Brian Grimsditch explained why the Dig Greater Manchester project's archaeological excavations have proved so popular the volunteer places are now over-subscribed.

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Experience: I dug up £10m of iron age coins

Experience: I dug up £10m of iron age coins | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Richard Miles: 'I only had to dig down about three inches, and as my fingers closed around that first coin, I recognised its size and shape immediately'...
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What Did Australopithecines Sound Like? More “Duh” Than “Ugg” | 80beats | Discover Magazine

What Did Australopithecines Sound Like? More “Duh” Than “Ugg” | 80beats | Discover Magazine | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Human Origins | acoustics | Artist's rendering of an Australopithecus afarensisWhen archaeologists hear whispers of humanity's past, it's through the painstaking work of piecing together a...
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Archaeology: Excavations start at last four archeological sites under Via Pontica programme in Bulgaria

Archaeology: Excavations start at last four archeological sites under Via Pontica programme in Bulgaria | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeological excavations are starting at the last four archaeological sites under the Via Pontica programme along Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, National History Museum head Bozhidar Dimitrov said on September 10 2012.
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Dig unearths 300 Saxon skeletons

Dig unearths 300 Saxon skeletons | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
An archaeological dig near Ipswich waterfront has unearthed a graveyard, 300 skeletons and the site of an old church.
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Virtual World tour - The Antinoeion at Hadrian's Villa

This video gives the screen capture of a typical session of the Virtual World of Hadrian's Villa. Everything in the video is happening interactively, in real time

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The Subversive Archaeologist

The Subversive Archaeologist | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Rob Gargett provides a much-needed check on myth-making by mainstream archaeologists, especially those working with the Neanderthals.

a well presented contra view to current Neanderthal research.  making you think is important.!


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Who Owns Antiquity?

Who Owns Antiquity? | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Two U.S. museums wrestle with the provenance question.

n 1966, curators at the archaeological museum of the University of Pennsylvania bought a pile of gorgeous Bronze Age jewelry from a Philadelphia dealer. They couldn’t know their purchase would change how museums work.

 

The 24 gold objects had come to Penn with no trace of where they’d been unearthed, or how. That left scholars there without much clue about why and when the gold had been worked, or by whom— and with the suspicion that it had been dug up by looters.

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A New Roman Tomb in Corinth, Greece

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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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"Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan" opens at New York University

"Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan" opens at New York University | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
B NEW YORK, NY.- /B A groundbreaking exhibition that unites masterpieces of Chinese sculpture from the famed sixth‐century cave temples at Xia...
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Tell es-Safi/Gath and archaeology

Archaeologist Aren Maeir explains about Tell es-Safi/Gath and archaeology in general to a group of visiting bloggers and journalists, Sept. 11, 2012

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Hangout With an Archaeologist in the Field - National Geographic

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Hangout With an Archaeologist in the FieldNational GeographicNow National Geographic Archaeologist Fred Hiebert and team are using traditional and cutting-edge techniques above and below water to examine what could be the building's...

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Newly discovered letters and translated German ode expand Texas link to infamous Bone Wars

Newly discovered letters and translated German ode expand Texas link to infamous Bone Wars | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Not exaclty Archaeology - but at this early date, I can be excused

In the late 1800s, a flurry of fossil speculation across the American West escalated into a high-profile national feud called the Bone Wars.Drawn into the spectacle were two scientists from the Lone Star State: geologist Robert T. Hill, now acclaimed as the Father of Texas Geology, and naturalist Jacob Boll, who made many of the state's earliest fossil discoveries.

 

Hill and Boll had supporting roles in the Bone Wars through their work for one of the feud's antagonists, Edward Drinker Cope. A new study by vertebrate paleontologist Louis L. Jacobs at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, unveils new details about their roles and the Bone Wars in Texas.

 

Jacobs discovered 13 historic letters written by Cope to Hill. Jacobs found the letters in an archive of Hill's papers at SMU's DeGolyer Library. The letters span seven years, from 1887 to 1894.

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Ceramic Fragments Point to Ice Age Artistry

Ceramic Fragments Point to Ice Age Artistry | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A trove of fragments of fired clay found in a cave in Croatia suggest that humans of the ice age made ceramic art more regularly than believed.
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Forget Crimewatch – the Vikings were there first |

Forget Crimewatch – the Vikings were there first | | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

We think of Vikings as highly aggressive raiders who ravished Europe in the Early Middle Ages but how could these men be controlled when they returned to their homeland after plundering other countries?

 

A researcher from the University of Aberdeen, who presented today at the British Science Festival, suggested this is a problem Viking societies themselves were deeply concerned about – so much so that they took on the role of early criminal profilers – drafting descriptions of the most likely trouble-makers.

So what do you make of this?  Is this a society looking for trouble?  OR  Looking for those who cause trouble?

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Herders, Not Farmers, Built Stonehenge - Science News

Herders, Not Farmers, Built Stonehenge - Science News | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Ancient pastoralists linked to construction of massive stone monuments...

The ancient builders of Stonehenge may have had a surprisingly meaty diet and mobile way of life. Although farming first reached the British Isles around 6,000 years ago, cultivation had given way to animal raising and herding by the time Stonehenge and other massive stone monuments began to dot the landscape, a new study finds.

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Ancient burial mound is destroyed -

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Ancient burial mound is destroyed

Some people have almost built a house on the site of an ancient burial mound, which is a cultural monument of the saki tribes and dates back to between the 3rd and the 5th centuries AD.

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Ale, Caesar! Romans and Caledonian tribes went to pub together - Heritage - Scotsman.com

Ale, Caesar! Romans and Caledonian tribes went to pub together - Heritage - Scotsman.com | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

ARCHAEOLOGISTS surveying the world’s most northerly Roman fort have found an ancient pub.

The discovery, outside the walls of the fort at Stracathro, near Brechin, Angus, could challenge the long-held assumption that Caledonian tribes would never have rubbed shoulders with the Roman invaders.

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New stone inscription shows list of offerings to ancient gods - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

New stone inscription shows list of offerings to ancient gods - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
During construction work carried out by the Ministry of Endowments at the Al-Khamis market area, which is next to the archaeological site of Matariya in northern Cairo, workers stumbled upon a part of an ancient Egyptian stele.

Minister of State for Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim explained that the newly-discovered stone artefact is the right section of a New Kingdom stele, on which is displayed a complete, illustrated list of various offerings to ancient Egyptian deities. A collection of geese, vegetables, fruits, bread, and cattle is depicted.

Lotus flowers are also shown, as well as religious worship poetry in hieroglyphic form.


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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, 2014 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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