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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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Gladiator's Tomb to Be Reburied : Discovery News

Gladiator's Tomb to Be Reburied : Discovery News | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
The large marble monument of Marcus Nonius Macrinus will be reburied as an archaeological project runs out of funds.
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Greek antiquities found on Mentor shipwreck

Greek antiquities found on Mentor shipwreck | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

The underwater shipwreck excavation of the wreck of the ship Mentor, that sank off the island of Kythera in 1802 while carrying goods plundered from the Parthenon by British diplomat Lord Elgin has proved to be a treasure trove of personal items from the passengers and crew.

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Golden treasure unearthed in Bulgaria

Golden treasure unearthed in Bulgaria | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed ancient golden artefacts during excavation works.
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Unknown ancient city comes to light in Crete

Unknown ancient city comes to light in Crete | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

An important archaeological excavation has just started at the “Koupos” site, by Krousona, not far from Herakleion (Crete). The site has been known since the early 20th century for the existence of an ancient city whose name remains unknown.

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The origins of genetic blending between Europeans and Asians

The origins of genetic blending between Europeans and Asians | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

A group of researchers led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) has discovered the first scientific evidence of genetic blending between Europeans and Asians in the remains of ancient Scythian warriors living over 2,000 years ago in the Altai region of Mongolia. Contrary to what was believed until now, the results published in PLoS ONE indicate that this blending was not due to an eastward migration of Europeans, but to a demographic expansion of local Central Asian populations, thanks to the technological improvements the Scythian culture brought with them.

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Herculaneum’s Ruins Are Revived by Philanthropy

Herculaneum’s Ruins Are Revived by Philanthropy | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
Herculaneum, despite having Pompeii as its neighbor, has become a textbook case of successful archaeological conservation.
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Neolithic houses unearthed in central Greece

Neolithic houses unearthed in central Greece | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

The third field season of the Koutroulou Magoula Archaeology and Archaeological Ethnography project was completed a few days ago, bringing to light an important and extremely well preserved prehistoric site.

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Ancient Roman skeleton with gigantism

Ancient Roman skeleton with gigantism | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

It's no tall tale—the first complete ancient skeleton of a person with gigantism has been discovered near Rome, a new study says.

The giant's tibia, or shinbone, compared with that of a normal Roman male of the same period.
At 6 feet, 8 inches (202 centimeters) tall, the man would have been a giant in third-century A.D. Rome, where men averaged about 5 and a half feet (167 centimeters) tall. By contrast, today's tallest man measures 8 feet, 3 inches (251 centimeters).

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Roman shipwreck found in Portugal

Roman shipwreck found in Portugal | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

A team of archaeologists are working to try and discover remains of a shipwreck from the Roman period, among other potential finds, in the Arade River in Portimão as part of an underwater archaeological campaign that started on Wednesday.

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Looters strip Bulgaria of ancient treasures

Looters strip Bulgaria of ancient treasures | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

On the banks of the Danube, in the northwest corner of Bulgaria, lie the remnants of an ancient Roman settlement called Ratiaria, host to a priceless cultural heritage. Craters pockmark the huge site, evidence of a scourge threatening one of the world's great troves of antiquities: looters digging for ancient treasure to sell on the black market.

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Roman statue stolen from Pompeii recovered

Roman statue stolen from Pompeii recovered | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

The funerary piece was stolen between 25 and 30 years ago from Pompeii, a Roman town that was buried by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD and is now one of Italy's most famous ancient sites.

The Department of Culture and Archaeology in Parma have judged it to be of "enormous interest" and likely to be of Agrippina the Younger, according to police, who said they did not know ther whereabouts of the body of the statue.

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Princeton University Art Museum presents City of Gold: Tomb and Temple in Ancient Cyprus

Princeton University Art Museum presents City of Gold: Tomb and Temple in Ancient Cyprus | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

City of Gold: Tomb and Temple in Ancient Cyprus examines the unique and compelling art and archaeology of early Cyprus, as seen in a single site, Polis Chrysochous—a place rich in history, architecture, and art, and a meeting place of cultures and religions from the Iron Age to the Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and medieval periods.

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The first harbour of ancient Rome eventually found

The first harbour of ancient Rome eventually 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.

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A Late Iron Age helmet found near Canterbury

A Late Iron Age helmet found near Canterbury | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

A RARE PREHISTORIC HELMET HAS BEEN UNEARTHED ON FARMLAND OUTSIDE CANTERBURY.
The helmet, made of bronze and dating to the first century BC, was discovered by an amateur metal detectorist. Andrew Richardson, then our Finds Manager, takes up the story.

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Scan reveals 5500-year old mummy was stabbed in back

Scan reveals 5500-year old mummy was stabbed in back | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

An ancient mummy who has been on display in the British Museum for over 100 years was a young man murdered by a killer who stabbed him in the back, new research shows.

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Anthropologist suggests Mediterranean islands inhabited much earlier than thought

Anthropologist suggests Mediterranean islands inhabited much earlier than thought | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
Island of Crete from Space : Nasa Anthropologist Alan Simmons of the University of Nevada has published a perspective piece in the journal Science suggesting that the Mediterranean islands were inhabited far earlier than has been thought Rather...
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3,000 year old temple unearthed in Israel

3,000 year old temple unearthed in Israel | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

Tel Aviv University researchers have uncovered a unique 11th-century BCE sacred compound at the site of Tel Beth-Shemesh, an ancient village that resisted the aggressive expansion of neighboring Philistines.

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Scythian warriors show genetic blending between Europeans and Asians : Past Horizons Archaeology

Scythian warriors show genetic blending between Europeans and Asians : Past Horizons Archaeology | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

Evidence of the potential genetic blending between Europeans and Asians has been discovered by a team of researchers led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) within the remains of Scythian warriors living over 2,000 years ago in the Altai region of Mongolia.

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More on Unique Thracian treasure found in Bulgaria

More on Unique Thracian treasure found in Bulgaria | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

Bulgarian archaeologists unearthed ancient golden artefacts, including bracelets with snake heads, a tiara with animal motifs and a horse head piece during excavation works at a Thracian tomb in northern Bulgaria, they said on Thursday.

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New construction plan approved for Ephesus

New construction plan approved for Ephesus | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

The Seljuk Municipality Assembly has approved a reconstruction and protection plan for the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, an important step toward its bid for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

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4500 year old princess tomb unearthed in Egypt

4500 year old princess tomb unearthed in Egypt | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

An Egyptian princess's tomb dating from around 2500 BC has been discovered south of Cairo. Announcing the discovery, antiquities minister Mohamed Ibrahim said the tomb was unearthed in the Abu Sir region.

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Turkey presents mosaic city of western region

Turkey presents mosaic city of western region | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

Precious mosaics were found in six of the villa complex’s rooms. “The mosaics are decorated with animal and plant figures that you cannot see anywhere today. They created the Anatolian panther, the Anatolian tiger as well as a partridge and a rabbit [in mosaics]. They are decorated with completely natural stones. You can see various shades of red, blue and green. There is a rich archaeological structuring in the region,” said Osman Murat Süslü, General Director of The Cultural Beings and Museums.

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Relics 'most important find in area for 100 years'

Relics 'most important find in area for 100 years' | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
NORTH Somerset's most important archaeological finds for 100 years have been unearthed in Banwell during work to replace a water main.

The relics were discovered during work by Bristol Water to lay a new £3.6 million, seven kilometre water main between Banwell and Hutton.

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Roman gold coin hoard from St Albans declared 'nationally significant'

Roman gold coin hoard from St Albans declared 'nationally significant' | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

The stash - found on private land north of St Albans - is believed to be one of the largest Roman gold coin hoards discovered in the UK.

The 159 coins date to the end of the 4th Century during the final years of Roman rule in Britain. After AD 408 no more coin supplies reached the country. The value of the hoard has not yet been assessed.

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