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