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HMS Illustrious honours her wartime predecessor in Malta

HMS Illustrious honours her wartime predecessor in Malta | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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Sailors from HMS Illustrious have paid homage to their forebears as they helped smarten up Malta's naval cemetery.
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Ex-Nazi charged with World War II killing

Former Nazi SS member Siert Bruins has been charged by a German court with the 1944 assassination of a Dutch World War II resistance fighter.
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ARCHAEOLOGY - Gaziantep’s cave area to become a history museum

ARCHAEOLOGY - Gaziantep’s cave area to become a history museum | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The 10,000 square-meter cave area in Gaziantep will be transformed into a museum, according to local mayor, Asim Güzelbey.
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Egypt celebrates 90th anniversary of Tutankhamun discovery | Video | Reuters.com

Egypt celebrates 90th anniversary of Tutankhamun discovery | Video | Reuters.com | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Nov. 23 - Descendants of the Egyptologist who discovered the tomb of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun join celebrations marking the 90th anniversary of its discovery. Sunita Rappai reports.
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Researcher zeros in on historic wreck

Researcher zeros in on historic wreck | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
In its day, the five-masted George E. Billings was a graceful schooner that crossed the Pacific with enough lumber to build 100 homes.
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ARCHAEOLOGY - Greek police crack Olympia robbery

ARCHAEOLOGY - Greek police crack Olympia robbery | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Greece officials announced on November 25 they had solved an embarrassing museum robbery in Olympia in February after a police sting operation netted three suspects...
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Underwater Archaeologists Dig Deep for Iconic Privateer's Lost Fleet | Maritime News | Maritime Executive Magazine

Underwater Archaeologists Dig Deep for Iconic Privateer's Lost Fleet | Maritime News | Maritime Executive Magazine | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Team Recovers Sword, Chests and Wooden Barrels from 17th Century Shipwreck off the Coast of Panama Where Morgan Lost Five Ships in 1671.


For the third year in a row, with the help of the Captain Morgan brand, a team of leading U.S. archaeologists returned to the mouth of the Chagres River in Panama in search of real-life buccaneer Captain Henry Morgan’s lost fleet.

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Unearthing the past on A11 dualling

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Flint workings from primitive tools dating back to 4,000BC have been uncovered during archaeological digs along the route for the Highways Agency’s A11 dualling and improvement scheme in Suffolk.
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Ancient human remains found at Machu Picchu

Ancient human remains found at Machu Picchu | HeritageDaily 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.
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War-torn history: Archaeologists explore site on Syria-Turkey border

War-torn history: Archaeologists explore site on Syria-Turkey border | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Few archaeological sites seem as entwined with conflict, ancient and modern, as the city of Karkemish.The scene of a battle mentioned in the Bible, it lies smack on the border between Turkey and Syria, where civil war rages today. Twenty-first century Turkish sentries occupy an acropolis dating back more than 5,000 years, and the ruins were recently demined. Visible from crumbling, earthen ramparts, a Syrian rebel flag flies in a town that regime forces fled just months ago.


A Turkish-Italian team is conducting the most extensive excavations there in nearly a century, building on the work of British Museum teams that included T.E. Lawrence, the adventurer known as Lawrence of Arabia. The plan is to open the site along the Euphrates river to tourists in late 2014.

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Monstrous ichtyocentaurs and Nereids in Plotinopolis | Αρχαιολογία Online

Monstrous ichtyocentaurs and Nereids in Plotinopolis | Αρχαιολογία Online | HeritageDaily 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.

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Ancient tunnels in Rome, mithraic temple reopen to the public ~ Roman News and Archeology

Ancient tunnels in Rome, mithraic temple reopen to the public ~ Roman News and Archeology | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Roman heritage news excavations digs history Roman Empire Ancient Roma Archeology Julius Caesar histoire Rome antique fouilles archéologiques empire romain Jules Cesar archeologie...
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Cindy Garcia's curator insight, November 23, 2013 3:06 AM

In this very interesting article theystate that in Rome today that are reopening the old temples to the people and the tunnels.

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Events mark 100 year anniversary of sinking of Christmas tree ship

Events mark 100 year anniversary of sinking of Christmas tree ship | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
One hundred years later, the Christmas trees destined to brighten thousands of homes are still in the ship's hold, and some still have their needles.
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Wargaming Announces Financial Backing of Burma Spitfires Expedition

Wargaming Announces Financial Backing of Burma Spitfires Expedition | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Spitfire : Wiki Commons Wargaming, the creator of the award-winning games World of Tanks, World of Warplanes and the upcoming World of Warships, announced today that they are fully underwriting aircraft enthusiast David Cundall’s efforts to recover...
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Bomb squad detonates WWII ordnance near St. Joe | News-Gazette.com

Bomb squad detonates WWII ordnance near St. Joe | News-Gazette.com | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
ST. JOSEPH — Jim Clingan said he thought he was about to open a power saw at his auction house Monday night.Instead, he and two of his colleagues took a step back in time and a step back, a really big step back.
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Italian archaeologists discover ancient tombs revealing complex funeral rites in Pakistan

Italian archaeologists discover ancient tombs revealing complex funeral rites in Pakistan | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
B ISLAMABAD (AFP).- /B Italian archaeologists say they have discovered a cemetery that reveals complex funeral rites dating back more than 3,000 yea...
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Trent Students Dig Up History and Inspiration in Central America

Trent Students Dig Up History and Inspiration in Central America | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it

“Trent University has been conducting archaeological research in the Maya lowlands, especially Belize, since the 1970s,” reports Dr. Paul Healy, professor of Anthropology and Archaeology. “We’ve offered students truly rare opportunities almost annually to participate in Maya research at 1000 year-old sites such as Pacbitun, Caledonia, Caracol, Cahal Pech, and for the past 15 years, at Minanha, under the direction of Dr. Gyles Iannone.”

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Treasure reveals cremation burial

Treasure reveals cremation burial | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A range of antiquities discovered in west Norfolk give archaeologist new evidence of an early Anglo-Saxon cremation.
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Roman jug found behind Estepona high street

Roman jug found behind Estepona high street | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: Ancient artifacts have been discovered behind the town's busy shopping street...
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Investigating the Home Front 1914-1918

Investigating the Home Front 1914-1918 | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Church of England service in the open at Basingstoke, in the presence of the officers and men of the 10th Division of Irish troops.
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Skulls, longbows, arrows … and nitcombs! Science sheds light on life aboard Tudor warship

Skulls, longbows, arrows … and nitcombs! Science sheds light on life aboard Tudor warship | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Tudor skulls, bones, longbows, arrows and nitcombs were among the array of artefacts examined by Bishopston Comprehensive School pupils as Swansea University academics showed how 21st century technology is shedding new light about life aboard the 16th century warship The Mary Rose.

Nick Owen and Dr Sarah Forbes-Robinson from the Colleges of Engineering and Science visited the Year 8 pupils at the school to reveal how science and technology has helped them to discover more about the lives of the people on board Henry VIII’s warship which was sunk in 1545.


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Unearthing history: Indian workers killed 110 years ago in Suriname

Unearthing history: Indian workers killed 110 years ago in Suriname | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it

An archaeologist's plans to locate the graves of Indian indentured workers killed 110 years ago in Suriname has revived interest in a long buried episode in the history of the Indian community in the South American nation.

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Workers unearth Tipu-British era cannon in Bangalore

Workers unearth Tipu-British era cannon in Bangalore | HeritageDaily 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.

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Recording a Roman Floor

Recording a Roman Floor | HeritageDaily 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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'Mike's Wreck': 119-Year-Old Shipwreck Photos , Hannah M. Bell Found Off Coast Of Key Largo, Did The Sunken Ship Help Sink The Quoque In 1920?

'Mike's Wreck': 119-Year-Old Shipwreck Photos , Hannah M. Bell Found Off Coast Of Key Largo, Did The Sunken Ship Help Sink The Quoque In 1920? | HeritageDaily Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A shipwreck named Hannah M. Bell also known as, "Mike's Wreck" was discovered six miles off the coast of Key Largo in Florida. The 119 year old ship has been buried in the sea for more than 100 years.
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