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An extraordinary find: First Etruscan pyramids in Italy

An extraordinary find: First Etruscan pyramids in Italy | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
The first ever Etruscan pyramids have been located underneath a wine cellar in the city of Orvieto in central Italy, according to a team of U.S. and Italian archaeologists.
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Painted Roman tomb found in Corinth

Painted Roman tomb found in Corinth | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

A Roman period tomb containing vivid murals was found in January 2012 during excavation work on the new highway between Corinth-Patras in Greece, according to a report in Το ΒHMA newspaper.

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Roman bath found in Mersin’s ancient city

ARCHAEOLOGY - Roman bath found in Mersin’s ancient city | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
An ancient bath from the Roman period has been found during excavations at the ancient city of Elaissua Sebaste in the southern province of Mersin’s Erdemli town.
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Second synagogue found at ancient city of Limyra

Second synagogue found at ancient city of Limyra | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

Archaeological teams digging in the ancient city of Limyra in the Mediterranean province of Antalya have announced the discovery of a second synagogue from the Lycian civilization.

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Letter from Tushratta to Amenhotep III

Letter from Tushratta to Amenhotep III | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
This clay tablet is part of a collection of 382 cuneiform documents discovered in 1887 in Egypt, at the site of Tell el-Amarna. They are mainly letters spanning a fifteen- to thirty-year period.
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British Museum - Crocodile-skin suit of armour

British Museum - Crocodile-skin suit of armour | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
'In ancient Egypt the crocodile was seen as sacred and divine, and worshipped as a god, so this suit might have been worn by priests of the crocodile sect who by wearing such a garment would take on the spirit of the deity.
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Riace Bronzes to return to Reggio Calabria museum

Riace Bronzes to return to Reggio Calabria museum | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

For almost three years the 2,500-year-old ancient Greek statues representing warriors have been in the Calabrian regional government's headquarters, undergoing a long-awaited restoration. A host of chemical, laser and electromagnetic tests designed to help experts better understand where the statues came from, and who created them, were also carried out.

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The Archaeology News Network: Dig sheds light on Roman life in northern England

The Archaeology News Network: Dig sheds light on Roman life in northern England | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

The Maryport excavation site has once again yielded new information about life on the Roman frontier in the north of England.

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A Roman shipwreck in the ancient port of Antibes : Past Horizons Archaeology

A Roman shipwreck in the ancient port of Antibes : Past Horizons Archaeology | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

A team of archaeologists from Inrap have uncovered a Roman shipwreck in southern France, in what was once part of the bustling ancient port of Antibes.

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Archeologists find 3,300-year-old burnt wheat

Archeologists find 3,300-year-old burnt wheat | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
Team from Heb. U., Israel Nature and Parks Authority uncovers 14 large pithoi-style bulk storage jugs filled with wheat.
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The Archaeology News Network: Hellenistic naval pier uncovered in Acre

The Archaeology News Network: Hellenistic naval pier uncovered in Acre | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

In archaeological excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority is conducting at the foot of Akko’s southern seawall, installations were exposed that belong to a harbor that was operating in the city already in the Hellenistic period (third-second centuries BCE) and was the most important port in Israel at that time.

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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Archaeologists Find Ancient Thracian Cemetery on Highway Route - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Bulgarian Archaeologists Find Ancient Thracian Cemetery on Highway Route - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

Bulgarian archaeologists have uncovered a 2800-year-old cemetery during excavations along the route of the future Struma Highway that will link Bulgaria's capital Sofia to the border with Greece.

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Urartu palace unearthed

ARCHAEOLOGY - Urartu palace unearthed | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

The first palace structure from the Urartu Kingdom has been found in excavations at the top of Van Castle in the eastern province of Van. The excavation work is headed by Professor Erkan Konyar from Istanbul University.

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Headless Roman Statues Found in Ancient City

Headless Roman Statues Found in Ancient City | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
A Roman-era governor and public speaker lose their heads.
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Exciting discoveries. The port of ancient Rome gives up its secrets

Exciting discoveries. The port of ancient Rome gives up its secrets | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
Archaeology professor Simon Keay will talk about latest discoveries at the ancient port of Rome  Portus - at a public lecture at Turner Sims on 9 October 2012.
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Acropolis Museum bags Keck Award for Caryatid restoration

Acropolis Museum bags Keck Award for Caryatid restoration | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

Restoration and conservation work carried out on the Caryatids from the southern porch of the Erechtheion temple has earned the Acropolis Museum in Athens an international distinction. The museum was awarded the Keck Award 2012 by the International Institute for Conservation (IIC) in Vienna on September 14. The restoration and conservation of the Kore from the Erechtheion was carried out with the use of laser technology.

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Conan the Barbarian's namesake tribe found in Anatolian dig

Conan the Barbarian's namesake tribe found in Anatolian dig | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

Cimmerians originally lived in the north of the Caucasus when they were forced to relocate by the encroaching Scythians in the eighth century B.C. Some Cimmerians reached Anatolia by traveling around the Black Sea

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Gold brooch with a bow in the form of a winged chimaera

Gold brooch with a bow in the form of a winged chimaera | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
There are a number of surviving examples of this type of gold brooch, popular in Etruria towards the end of the sixth century BC. The type developed from the basic bow fibula, which had already been popular in Italy for several hundred years.
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The Archaeology News Network: Neolithic animal figurines unearthed near Jerusalem

The Archaeology News Network: Neolithic animal figurines unearthed near Jerusalem | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
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The Archaeology News Network: Roman 'curse tablet' found in Kent

The Archaeology News Network: Roman 'curse tablet' found in Kent | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

A "curse tablet" made of lead and buried in a Roman farmstead has been unearthed in East Farleigh.

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Roman amphora full of wine found in Andalusia

Roman amphora full of wine found in Andalusia | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

Archaeologists in Vélez-Málaga Town Hall have discovered a Roman Amphora, dating from the first century. The Amphora had been lost for years, but was found again in 1960 before being forgotten once again.

What’s more the experts say it’s still full of wine which they think is in ‘perfect conditions’ because the vessel is hermetically sealed.

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Mary Aristy's curator insight, February 26, 2013 11:30 AM

Una ánfora romana llena de un liquido obscuro, que los cientificos opinan es vino, encontrada en Andalusia.

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Possible Egyptian Pyramids Found Using Google Earth

Possible Egyptian Pyramids Found Using Google Earth | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
Proposed Pyramid Location : PK
Two unidentified, possible pyramid complexes have been located with satellite imagery from Google Earth.
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Roman cemetery discovered in Great Ellingham

Roman cemetery discovered in Great Ellingham | Discovering the past | Scoop.it

In November 2011, when Chris Birks Archaeology excavated a trial trench in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, on the site of a future housing development, little did they know that they were about to uncover one of the biggest Romano-British burial sites in the region.
The eponymous archaeologist and his team stumbled upon several in situ burials and isolated artefacts confirming that a cemetery extended in to the development site.

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Archaeologists Uncover Gold Treasure Near Herzliya

Archaeologists Uncover Gold Treasure Near Herzliya | Discovering the past | Scoop.it
One of the largest gold treasures ever to be discovered in Israel was uncovered last week at an archaeological dig near Herzliya.
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