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Archaeological Archives - Research Photographs

Archaeological Archives - Research Photographs | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
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The archaeological archives consist of unique photographic and textual documentation generated by over 100 years of expeditions and excavations conducted and sponsored by Princeton University. In addition to the primary corpus of photographs, glass plate and film negatives, drawings, there are supplementary materials such as journals, field notebooks trench reports and other ancillary records. Together these collections form a singular archive manifesting Princeton's continued participation in and sponsorship of excavations, a tradition that began in 1899 with Howard Crosby Butler's first expedition to Syria and continues with the excavations at Balis in central Syria.

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Giza 3D - Dassault Systèmes

Discover the giza plateau reconstructed thanks to the many information collected by giza archives project, in an immersive 3d experience created by dassault systèmes

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PLOS ONE: Origins and Evolution of the Etruscans’ mtDNA

PLOS ONE: Origins and Evolution of the Etruscans’ mtDNA | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

By further considering two Anatolian samples (35 and 123 individuals) we could estimate that the genetic links between Tuscany and Anatolia date back to at least 5,000 years ago, strongly suggesting that the Etruscan culture developed locally, and not as an immediate consequence of immigration from the Eastern Mediterranean shores.

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Substantial Roman Settlement Discovered at Culver Farm

Substantial Roman Settlement Discovered at Culver Farm | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
Roman Road at Culver Farm: Image Source CAP
During early 2011, David Staveley conducted a magnetometer survey in a large field at Bridge Farm, Wellingham, Nr Lewes (TQ43301440)/England on behalf of the Culver Archaeological Project (CAP).
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Ancient theatre of Sikyon to be restored

Ancient theatre of Sikyon to be restored | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

The “Diazoma” Association will undertake the enhancement and restoration of the ancient theatre of Sikyon. For this purpose, a delegation of the Association and its president and former Culture minister Stavros Benos, the vice-regional governor Giorgos Dedes, the mayor of the municipality of Sikyones Spyros Stamatopoulos, and the director of Antiquities of the 37th EPCA Konstantinos Kissas, held a meeting in Corinth.

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I remember how I´ve spent there one season of archaeological survey, it was so amazing... so glad to hear, it will be restored!

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The Archaeology News Network: More on Lost port of ancient Rome found

The Archaeology News Network: More on Lost port of ancient Rome found | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

Archaeologists have unearthed the great ancient monuments of Ostia, but the location of the harbour which supplied Rome with wheat remained to be discovered. Thanks to sedimentary cores, this " lost " harbour has eventually been located northwest of the city of Ostia, on the left bank of the mouth of the Tiber. Stratigraphy has revealed that at its foundation, between the 4th and 2nd century BC, the basin was deeper than 6.5 m, the depth of a seaport.

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Ancient stage where Nero performed as actor found

Ancient stage where Nero performed as actor found | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

Part of the paved floor of the orchestra on which Nero once stood as an… actor has recently come to light by archaeologists at the Roman theatre of Nikopolis (Epirus).

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The Mycenaean megaron at Tzannata, Kephalonia

The Mycenaean megaron at Tzannata, Kephalonia | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

The second lecture of this year’s Mycenean Seminar was given by Dr. Antonis Vasilakis, Honorary Director of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and Former Ephor of Antiquities of Kephalonia, Ithaka and Zakynthos. The lecture focused on the large building of the Late Helladic II-III period, which was uncovered in its entirety in 2012, almost down to floor level.

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The Archaeology News Network: 'Temple of Poseidon’ found in Bulgaria’s Sozopol

The Archaeology News Network: 'Temple of Poseidon’ found in Bulgaria’s Sozopol | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

One of the buildings excavated in the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Sozopol appears to have been a temple to Poseidon, going by the discovery of a large and relatively well-preserved altar to the Greek god. This is according to Bozhidar Dimitrov, director of Bulgaria’s National History Museum.

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The Archaeology News Network: 5,000 images of the Dead Sea Scrolls go online

The Archaeology News Network: 5,000 images of the Dead Sea Scrolls go online | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

Thousands of images from the Dead Sea scrolls, which date back more than two millennia, were on Tuesday made available to the world on a joint Israel Antiquities Authority and Google website.

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Study reveals that Pharaoh’s throat was cut during royal coup

Study reveals that Pharaoh’s throat was cut during royal coup | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
Mummy of Ramesses III : BMJ
Conspirators murdered Egyptian king Ramesses III by cutting his throat, concludes a study in the Christmas issue published on BMJ website today.

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TimeMaps

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The TimeMap of World History combines history maps, timelines, and written historical narrative to create a complete guide to world history - visit anywhere!
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Ancient Wine Press Possibly Found Under Tel Aviv City Street

Ancient Wine Press Possibly Found Under Tel Aviv City Street | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have revealed what could be part of a Byzantine wine-making factory underneath a street in the ancient city of Jaffa.
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Work starts on Pompeii restoration

Work starts on Pompeii restoration | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
A major project has been launched to restore and protect one of the world's greatest archaeological sites: the ruins of Pompeii.
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35 Ancient Pyramids Discovered in Sudan : DNews

35 Ancient Pyramids Discovered in Sudan : DNews | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
Mysteriously, the pyramids were built with circles at their center.
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Ancient farmhouse found under Jerusalem road

Ancient farmhouse found under Jerusalem road | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

Israeli archaeologists digging under a road in Jerusalem have uncovered the remains of an agricultural community that could yield new information on the lives of residents before and after the rise of the Hasmonean dynasty around 2,200 years ago, the Israel Antiquities Authority said Monday.

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Roman road unearthed beneath York Minster

Roman road unearthed beneath York Minster | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

Archaeologists have unearthed a section of Roman road beneath York Minster. The road was found during construction work for new visitor displays in the medieval minster's undercroft.

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Basilica from the time of Constantine the Great found in Bulgarian capital

Basilica from the time of Constantine the Great found in Bulgarian capital | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

Archaeologists in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia have found a basilica said to date from the time of emperor Constantine the Great in the area of the West Gate of Serdica, as the city was known in Roman times.

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More on Mosaic floor unearthed at Plotinopolis

More on Mosaic floor unearthed at Plotinopolis | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

A series of well-preserved archaeological finds have been discovered during this year’s excavations at what has been identified as the ancient Plotinopolis, situated in the outskirts of modern-day Didymoteicho, northeastern Greece. Plotinopolis was a Roman city founded by the Roman Emperor Traianus, who named it after his wife Plotini.

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The Archaeology News Network: Study reveals Pharaoh's throat was cut in royal coup

The Archaeology News Network: Study reveals Pharaoh's throat was cut in royal coup | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

Conspirators murdered Egyptian king Ramesses III by cutting his throat, concludes a study in the Christmas issue published on the British Medical Journal website.

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A golden discovery: Bulgarian archaeologists discover astonishing artefacts 'linked to Alexander the Great' in vast network of tombs

A golden discovery: Bulgarian archaeologists discover astonishing artefacts 'linked to Alexander the Great' in vast network of tombs | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
The golden artefacts date back to the end of the fourth or the beginning of the third century BC and were found in an ancient tomb in Bulgaria.
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Ramesses III and the harem conspiracy murder

Ramesses III and the harem conspiracy murder | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
An international team of experts reported in the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal that they had found compelling evidence that Pharaoh Ramesses III had been killed in a royal coup, shedding new light into a long-debated murder mystery.
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Conservation of Mosaics in Roman North Africa

Since 1998 the Getty Conservation Institute has been working in partnership with the Institut National du Patrimoine to train conservation technicians to clean, monitor, and maintain mosiacs in situ so that they can be seen and studied in their original settings. Video about mosaic conservation and training, the original architectural setting of mosaics, and the cultural heritage of Tunisia.
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Bronze age 'microbrewery' discovered in Cyprus

Bronze age 'microbrewery' discovered in Cyprus | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
Archaeologists working in western Cyprus are raising a glass to the discovery of a Bronze Age ''microbrewery''.
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