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Trojan treasure still waiting to come home

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A number of the many Trojan artifacts carried out of Turkey illegally many years ago have recently made their way home as a result of the efforts of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

 

At the same time, though, the vast majority of Troy’s treasure still remains outside of Turkey. In fact, items taken out of Turkey in the 19th century by German archeologist Heinrich Schliemann are scattered among 47 collections around the world, though many have been located in Russia.


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Antiquity À-la-carte 2.0 | Antiquity À-la-carte

Antiquity À-la-carte 2.0 | Antiquity À-la-carte | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

The application, engineered by Ryan Horne, provides the user with a map base that can be populated by drawing on the collective databases of the Ancient World Mapping Center and the Pleiades Project.

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Rethinking "Hobbits": What They Mean for Human Evolution: Scientific American

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New analyses reveal the mini human species to be even stranger than previously thought and hint that major tenets of human evolution need revision...

In 2004 a team of Australian and Indonesian scientists who had been excavating a cave called Liang Bua on the Indonesian island of Flores announced that they had unearthed something extraordinary: a partial skeleton of an adult human female who would have stood just over a meter tall and who had a brain a third as large as our own. The specimen, known to scientists as LB1, quickly received a fanciful nickname—the hobbit, after writer J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional creatures. The team proposed that LB1 and the other fragmentary remains they recovered represent a previously unknown human species, Homo floresiensis. Their best guess was that H. floresiensis was a descendant of H. erectus—the first species known to have colonized outside of Africa. The creature evolved its small size, they surmised, as a response to the limited resources available on its island home—a phenomenon that had previously been documented in other mammals, but never humans.


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Sarah Parcak: Archeology from space - Discovery of Middle Kingdom of Ijtawi

http://www.ted.com In this short talk, TED Fellow Sarah Parcak introduces the field of "space archeology" -- using satellite images to search for clues to th...
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Reportret: Herodotos

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Carefully reconstructed portrait of Herodotos, without anachronisms, respecting contemporary style, and based on historical sources; part of the Reportret gallery. Great for background information on historical people and historians like Herodotus. You could also get students who are good at drawing (by hand or on computer) to do their own historical reconstructions. 

 

 


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The assassination of President John F Kennedy: the finger points to the KGB - Telegraph

The assassination of President John F Kennedy: the finger points to the KGB - Telegraph | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Nearly 50 years on, a new book suggests that assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was guided by hardline Stalinist dissidents...
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Katakolo's Museum: Ancient Greece Ahead of its Time - Greek Reporter

Katakolo's Museum: Ancient Greece Ahead of its Time - Greek Reporter | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Greek ReporterKatakolo's Museum: Ancient Greece Ahead of its TimeGreek ReporterSince 1991, he has been working as a permanent teacher in the Secondary Education (and since 2003, as Director at the Second Chance School in Pyrgos.) Since 1990, he has...
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Ancient rock art comes back to life

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IN a world first, laser technology has been used to clean up millennia-old Aboriginal rock art at Davies Creek, near Kuranda.

And the results are going to be shown in a 52-minute documentary on Austrian, German and Swiss television next April.

 

Jurgen Steiner, who for 17 years has worked on restoring old churches and castles in his native Austria, worked at the site in 2008 and 2009 applying a substance to harden the rock underneath.

 

Now he has returned with a unique laser to clean up thousands of years of dirt and grime to return the ancient artwork to near to its original condition.


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Podcasts

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The Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati...A series of podcasts on Pompeii topics: human remains, PTY's letter, Roman medicine, tombs

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In search of Kublai Khan's fleet

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In search of Kublai Khan's fleet... Australian archaeologists from Murdoch University.

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Yannis Sakellarakis - An Archeologist's Tale | Athens News

Yannis Sakellarakis - An Archeologist's Tale | Athens News | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

Beautiful tribute to Yiannis Sakellerakis who died 29 october 2010. Excellent images of his last excavation at Zominthos.

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Henry VIII's crowne of golde to go on show in UK | Reuters

Henry VIII's crowne of golde to go on show in UK | Reuters | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - More than 450 years after adorning one of Britain's most famous regal heads, the lost crown of Henry VIII has been re-created at the monarch's former palace on the outskirts of London.The...
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‘First female metalworker’ sheds light on prehistoric gender roles — World Archaeology

‘First female metalworker’ sheds light on prehistoric gender roles — World Archaeology | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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The Archaeological Sites of the Aegean Minoans

The Archaeological Sites of the Aegean Minoans | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

The Aegean Minoan 3D GIS Project was initiated in 2007 to produce a three-dimensional (3D) full-color mapping of the archaeological sites of the Minoans in the Aegean Sea area using Google Earth. It is intended to be a definitive geographical reference available to everyone. While this is an ongoing project and we are always looking to improve it, thanks to the many contributing scholars and volunteers it is by far the most comprehensive and accurate mapping of its kind ever made and includes the sites and geographical features listed below.

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Acropolis Virtual Tour

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The Virtual Tour of the Acropolis is an interactive website that allows various aspects of the historical site to be explored in a unique way. It consists of high-resolution gigapixel images and panoramas of the four main monuments - the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike - as well as a detailed photographic representation of the inner and outer ancient walls surrounding the hill, all accompanied by historical information and a descriptive map.

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Museum of London - Virtual Study Zone

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From exhibition 'Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men' at Museum of London. Informative video demonstrations of how 18th and 19th century surgeons amputated limbs and performed trepanations. Not for the faint-hearted!

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An island archaeological approach to the Viking colonization of the ...

W.F. Keegan and J.D. Diamond were the first to realize the full potential of a biogeographical methodology in the archaeological and historical study of islands, although some island archaeologists were already using ...
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History of Mummification: Gotta-See Video : Discovery News

History of Mummification: Gotta-See Video : Discovery News | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
How did the ancient Egyptians get a human body to last for thousands of years? We still don't know.

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Archaeology News : Channel 4 calls time on Time Team | Heritage ...

Archaeology News : Channel 4 calls time on Time Team | Heritage ... | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Archaeology Press Releases and Archaeological News : As Channel 4 announces Time Team will not return as a regular series Andy Brockman looks back on twenty years of legendary TV Archaeology and tries to assess it significance and legacy.
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New Stanford analysis provides fuller picture of human expansion from Africa

New Stanford analysis provides fuller picture of human expansion from Africa | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Credit : promoteafricanews A comprehensive...
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Clonycavan and Old Croghan Men

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True tales from the peat marshes of northern Europe...Good material for Year 11 human remains topic.

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Evidence of Viking Outpost Found in Canada

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Telltale blade sharpeners may be smoking guns in the quest for the New World's second known Viking site.

For the past 50 years—since the discovery of a thousand-year-old Viking way station in Newfoundland—archaeologists and amateur historians have combed North America's east coast searching for traces of Viking visitors.

 

It has been a long, fruitless quest, littered with bizarre claims and embarrassing failures. But at a conference in Canada earlier this month, archaeologist Patricia Sutherland announced new evidence that points strongly to the discovery of the second Viking outpost ever discovered in the Americas.

 

---  What a great new find!   ---


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Introduction to Ancient Greek History | Donald Kagan, Yale University | Yale / History

Introduction to Ancient Greek History | Donald Kagan, Yale University | Yale / History | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
This is an introductory course in Greek history tracing the development of Greek civilization as manifested in political...
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Italian police recover Roman statue stolen from Pompeii | Reuters

Italian police recover Roman statue stolen from Pompeii | Reuters | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
ROME (Reuters) - The head of an ancient Roman statue that could be of the mother of Emperor Nero has been recovered after being missing for decades, Italian police said on Thursday.The funerary piece...
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Cat discovers 2,000-year-old Roman catacomb

Cat discovers 2,000-year-old Roman catacomb | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Rome resident Mirko Curti stumbles upon tomb piled with bones while chasing wayward feline near his apartment...
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