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Une équipe d'archéologues allemands a découvert des pièces manquantes des célèbres Colosses de Memnon

Une équipe d'archéologues allemands a découvert des pièces manquantes des célèbres Colosses de Memnon | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

 

The Egyptian minister of antiquities announces that a team of German archaeologists has discovered missing pieces belonging to the famed Colossi of Memnon. The statues, dating to roughly 1350 BC, were damaged in an earthquake during the Roman era.

The colossi are some of Egypt's oldest touristic attractions, drawing tourists since ancient times. The twin statues, over 18 meters (60 feet) tall each, are of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who was worshipped as a deity. The statues are the only remains of a large temple that was built in memorial of the pharaoh.

Minister of Antiquities Mohammed Ibrahim says Sunday the team made the discovery in cooperation with archaeologists from Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities. He said the pieces belong to the belt of one statue, and the base of the other.

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أعلن د. محمد إبراهيم وزير الآثار، اكتشاف كتل حجرية تمثل بعض الاجزاء المفقودة من التمثال الشمالي  من تمثالي  ممنون والذي يتصدرمدخل معبد امنحتب الثالث  بالبر الغربي بالأقصر، وهي عباره عن كتل  كوارتزية  تمثل الاجزاء المفقودة  من  زراع التمثال الأيمن واجزاء  من حزامه الملكي المزخرف.

أوضح  د. إبراهيم  أن الكشف  حققته البعثة الألمانية بالتعاون مع وزارة  الآثار ، مشيراً إلي أن هذه الأجزاء فقدت في العهد القديم علي إثر زلزال  أدي إلي انهيار معبد أمنحتب الثالث بالكامل، والذي لم  يتبق منه سوي تمثالي ممنون اللذان  كانا يتصدران مدخل الصرح الأول للمعبد  واللذان تم نحتهما باستخدام كتل من حجر الكوارتزيت جلبت خصيصا  من الجبل الأحمر بالقاهرة، الي أن وقع الزلزال  والذي أدي إلي تحطم وسقوط الأجزاء التي تم الكشف عنها مؤخراً، لافتا الي  أنه جاري الآن تنفيذ مشروع لإعادة الأجزاء المكتشفة من التمثال إلي أماكنها الأصلية باستخدام احدث طرق الترميم .

ومن جانبه أوضح علي الأصفر، رئيس قطاع الآثار المصرية أن ابعاد الكتل المكتشفة  تتراوح ما بين 88سم ارتفاعاً و  76سم عرضاً، مشيرا الي ان البعثة كشفت أيضاً عن  أجزاء من التاج الملكي وأجزاء أخري من قاعدة التمثالين، لافتا الي ان هذا الكشف يعد  من الاكتشافات الهامة التي تضاف إلي ما تم الكشف عنه في الفترة الماضية في ذات المنطقة من بينها الكشف عن 14 تمثال للملك امنحتب الثالث  عثر عليها في الجنوب من  تمثالي ممنون. 

كما أوضح عبد الحكيم كرار، مدير عام آثار منطقة الأقصر أن مشروع ترميم تمثالي ممنون ومعبد أمنحتب الثالث  يجري تنفيذه على يد فريق عمل مصري أوروبي برئاسة د. هوريج سوروزيان وذلك في إطار  مشروع ضخم لاجراء أعمال الحفائر  بالمناطق المحيطة بالتمثالين للكشف عن أي آثار تخص معبد أمنحتب الثالث الذي دمر بفعل أحد الزلازل الواقعة  قديماً.

 

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New e-Journal Highlights Balkan History and Archaeology - via Global Voices 2013-02-20 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

New e-Journal Highlights Balkan History and Archaeology - via Global Voices 2013-02-20 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

 

Haemus journal Vol.1 (2012)
http://haemus.mk

 

The inaugural issue of Haemus Journal, an academic e-journal devoted to the history and archaeology of the Balkan Peninsula, also covering a wide range of related interdisciplinary topics, was published recently. It follows the principles of Free and Open Access and publishes its content under a Creative Commons license.

Haemus Journal is a publication of ‘HAEMUS‘ – Center for Research and Promotion of Culture, based in Skopje, the Republic of Macedonia. The publishers hope that the serious and thorough approach, as well as the quality of the content, will cause interest in the academic community, thus helping to establish a longstanding, effective scholar co-operation.

 

// via http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/02/20/new-e-journal-highlights-balkan-history-and-archaeology

 

 

 

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Early Neolithic Water Wells Reveal the World's Oldest Wood Architecture

Early Neolithic Water Wells Reveal the World's Oldest Wood Architecture | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

The European Neolithization ~6000−4000 BC represents a pivotal change in human history when farming spread and the mobile style of life of the hunter-foragers was superseded by the agrarian culture. Permanent settlement structures and agricultural production systems required fundamental innovations in technology, subsistence, and resource utilization. Motivation, course, and timing of this transformation, however, remain debatable. Here we present annually resolved and absolutely dated dendroarchaeological information from four wooden water wells of the early Neolithic period that were excavated in Eastern Germany. 


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Collection of Graeco-Roman tombs uncovered in Alexandria

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During routine archaeological survey at an area known as the "27 Bridge" in Al-Qabari district, one of Alexandria’s most densely populated slum areas, archaeologists stumbled upon a collection of Graeco-Roman tombs.

 

Each tomb is a two-storey building with a burial chamber on its first floor. The tombs are semi-immersed in subterranean water but are well preserved and still bear engravings.

Mohamed Abdel Meguid, head of Alexandria's Antiquities Department, explained that the tombs are part of a larger cemetery known as the “Necropolis” (or City of the Dead) as described by Greek historian Strabo when he visited Egypt in 30BC. According to Strabo, the cemetery included a network of tombs containing more than 80 inscriptions, while each tomb yielded information about burial rituals of the Hellenic period.

The newly discovered collection of tombs, Abdel Meguid pointed out, is a part of the western side of the cemetery that was dedicated to the public and not to royals or nobles. The tombs are empty of funerary collections or mummies, corpses, skeletons or even pottery.

“This is a very important discovery that adds more to the archaeological map of Alexandria,” Minister of State for Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim said, adding that the discovery would allow scientists to decipher more about the history of ancient Alexandria and would also add another tourist destination to the city. (Nevine El-Aref/Aheam Online)

 

More : http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/41/64798/Heritage/GrecoRoman/Collection-of-GraecoRoman-tombs-uncovered-in-Alexa.aspx

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