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A pyramid within a pyramid? – New discoveries at ‘El Castillo’ in Chichén-Itzá 

A pyramid within a pyramid? – New discoveries at ‘El Castillo’ in Chichén-Itzá  | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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New interpretation of the Rök runestone inscription changes view of Viking Age

New interpretation of the Rök runestone inscription changes view of Viking Age | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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The Rök Runestone, erected in the late 800s in the Swedish province of Östergötland, is the world's most well-known runestone.
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Pyramid Interior Revealed Using Cosmic Rays : DNews

Pyramid Interior Revealed Using Cosmic Rays : DNews | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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The interior of a pyramid has been reconstructed for the first time in an ancient Egyptian pyramid using cosmic particles.
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Spotlights on Syria - NiC’s interview with Dr Prof Maamoun Abdulkarim

Spotlights on Syria - NiC’s interview with Dr Prof Maamoun Abdulkarim | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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News in Conservation was granted an exclusive interview with Prof. Dr. Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director General, Directorate General of Antiquities & Museums (DGAM), Syria

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For The First Time In 3,200 Years, This Colossal Statue Stands Again 

For The First Time In 3,200 Years, This Colossal Statue Stands Again  | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

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Archaeologists working in the Egyptian city of Luxor have completed their restoration of a statue of ancient Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Along with its twin effigy, they're considered the highest statues of a pharaoh in a walking position

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What These Archaeologists Found Under The Ground In Turkey Is Absolutely Breathtaking

What These Archaeologists Found Under The Ground In Turkey Is Absolutely Breathtaking | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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An excavation in Turkey, led by Oxford Archaeology, unearthed three mosaics that are as beautiful as they are old. The mosaics feature some important figures of Ancient Greek mythology

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Amphipolis Press Conference: Archaeologists reveal new secrets of ancient ... - Ancient Origins

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The Greek archaeological and research team who have spent the past few months excavating the enormous tomb of Amphipolis in northern Greece, have given their first complete presentation of the excavation results at the Ministry of Culture in Athens, revealing new fascinating information about this monumental discovery 

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Israeli archaeologist says he's found citadel captured by King David

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Business Insider Israeli archaeologist says he's found citadel captured by King David Fox News May 1, 2014: Eli Shukron, an archeologist formerly with Israel's Antiquities Authority, walks in the City of David archaeological site near Jerusalem's...
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An Israeli archaeologist says he has found the legendary citadel captured by King David in his conquest of Jerusalem

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Byzantine Monastery mosaic floor discovered in Hura - News in Conservation, Issue 41

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An Impressive Byzantine Period Monastery with a Spectacular Mosaic Floor was discovered near the village of Hura in the Northern Negev area in Israel

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Charterhouse skeletons were Black Death victims

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New research on skeletons found during construction of Europe’s largest construction project in London reveals many died of plague during the 14th Century Black Death pandemic, while others died during later plague outbreaks.
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Twenty-five skeletons were uncovered in London’s Charterhouse Square in Farringdon during Crossrail construction works in March 2013

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Thieves steal depiction of the goddess Artemis; "Chiseled off" with a metallic object

Thieves steal depiction of the goddess Artemis; "Chiseled off" with a metallic object | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Thieves have stolen part of an ancient fresco from Pompeii, breaking in to a closed area of the UNESCO World Heritage landmark and chipping off a port
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Part of a fresco representing the Goddess Artemis in the House of Neptune in Pompeii has been stolen. 

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Nine new Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in Israel after lying unopened in storeroom for 60 years

Nine new Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in Israel after lying unopened in storeroom for 60 years | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in Israel have rediscovered nine new Dead Sea Scrolls that have lain unopened in a storeroom for around 60 years.
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The lost Apollo of Gaza

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More on the statue of Apollo found in Gaza by a fisherman

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#ScanPyramids – space technology to reveal the secret of Egyptian Pyramids | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

#ScanPyramids – space technology to reveal the secret of Egyptian Pyramids | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Mystery of Mummified Lung Solved : DNews

Mystery of Mummified Lung Solved : DNews | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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The mystery of how a lung from ancient French royalty became mummified has been solved after decades of uncertainty, according to an international team of researchers
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The assembly of the Staffordshire Hoard objects - by Rachel Altpeter + Chris Fern + Kayleigh Fuller + Pieta Greaves ACR + Lizzie Miller

The assembly of the Staffordshire Hoard objects - by Rachel Altpeter + Chris Fern + Kayleigh Fuller + Pieta Greaves ACR + Lizzie Miller | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest ever find of gold (c. 5kg) and silver (c. 1.5kg) metalwork from the early Anglo-Saxon period. It was discovered in 2009, near Hammerwich, north of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. NiC has been following the progress of this project (NiC Issue 38 October 2013) and this is an update from the team working on the collection.

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Shakespeare's Curtain theatre unearthed in east London

Shakespeare's Curtain theatre unearthed in east London | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

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Theatre where Romeo and Juliet was first performed is rediscovered in Shoreditch centuries after it was dismantled

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Intach to revive Lodi-era tomb - Times of India

Intach to revive Lodi-era tomb - Times of India | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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To salvage Delhi's vanishing heritage, the monument is going to be conserved for the first time by Intach Delhi in collaboration with the department of archaeology

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The Archaeology News Network: Auction of 4,500 year old Sardinian idol stopped

The Archaeology News Network: Auction of 4,500 year old Sardinian idol stopped | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

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Campaigners wins rights to stop New York auction house from selling an ancient mother goddess icon that could be worth up to $1.2 million.


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Pre-dynastic tomb uncovered in Egypt's Edfu

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A British-Egyptian archaeological mission working in the Al-Kom Al-Ahmar area of the town of Edfu has discovered a pre-dynastic royal tomb of an unidentified king

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Breaking news: in-tact pre-dynastic tomb found at Hierakonpolis

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Treasure hunters destroy tomb - Hurriyet Daily News

Treasure hunters destroy tomb - Hurriyet Daily News | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Hurriyet Daily News Treasure hunters destroy tomb Hurriyet Daily News The assistant head of Olba archaeological excavations, Murat Özyıldırm said during a visit to the ancient city with his students on March 5, 2011, that he had found a dynamite...
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A 12,000-year-old tomb made of rock in the southern province of Mersin’s Silifke district has been blown up with dynamite by treasure hunters

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Rare sarcophagus, Egyptian scarab found in Israel

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Hurriyet Daily News Rare sarcophagus, Egyptian scarab found in Israel Hurriyet Daily News Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an Egyptian pharaoh, Israel's...
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Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an Egyptian pharaoh

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Home Archaeology New Greek Conservation Method Shown at US Universities

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Greek Reporter Home Archaeology New Greek Conservation Method Shown at US Universities Greek Reporter A six-lecture cycle entitled “The Acropolis Restoration Project and the Laser Application” will be presented at the faculties of art...
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Scientific teams restoring the Acropolis monuments will demonstrate their innovative new technique of using lasers to clean antique marble surfaces from March 24 to April 4 at six U.S. universities 

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Göbekli Tepe – Developing tourism & the Urfa region

Göbekli Tepe – Developing tourism & the Urfa region | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Göbekli Tepe has become a major factor in the development of the Urfa region. This rising public interest is reflected in a growing stream of visitors on-site.
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Göbekli Tepe has become a major factor in the development of the Urfa region. This rising public interest is reflected in a growing stream of visitors on-site
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Wall collapse at Pompeii: Italian archaeologists call emergency meeting, seek answers

Wall collapse at Pompeii: Italian archaeologists call emergency meeting, seek answers | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Italy’s top cultural official scheduled an emergency for Tuesday morning after heavy rains led to the collapse of a section of wall in ancient Pompeii, the famous city buried by the eruption of Mt.
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Another article on the recent collapses at Pompeii

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