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18 Ancient 'Odyssey' Mosaics Stolen In Syria

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At least 18 ancient mosaics depicting scenes from Homer's "The Odyssey" have been stolen in northern Syria, the culture minister was quoted as saying on Sunday.

 

"These mosaics were stolen during illegal excavations" on archaeological sites in the war-torn country's northeast, Lubana Mushaweh said in an interview published on Sunday by the government daily Tishreen.

 

"We have been informed that these mosaics are now on the Syrian-Lebanese border," she said without elaborating

 


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David Connolly's curator insight, February 17, 2013 11:31 PM

one more disaster that can't be reversed.  but does sound like the know where they are.   Even if returned, they have been ripped out of context.

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The hermit in the garden

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The little-known history of the ornamental hermit, a tradition with its roots in Ancient Rome but still present in the form of the humble garden gnome
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Juba II News, Information, Videos, Images

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How Beer Gave Us Civilization

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Humans may have found brew before they found bread. It’s a lucky thing.

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18 Ancient 'Odyssey' Mosaics Stolen In Syria

18 Ancient 'Odyssey' Mosaics Stolen In Syria | Time Travels | Scoop.it

At least 18 ancient mosaics depicting scenes from Homer's "The Odyssey" have been stolen in northern Syria, the culture minister was quoted as saying on Sunday.

 

"These mosaics were stolen during illegal excavations" on archaeological sites in the war-torn country's northeast, Lubana Mushaweh said in an interview published on Sunday by the government daily Tishreen.

 

"We have been informed that these mosaics are now on the Syrian-Lebanese border," she said without elaborating

 


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David Connolly's curator insight, February 17, 2013 11:31 PM

one more disaster that can't be reversed.  but does sound like the know where they are.   Even if returned, they have been ripped out of context.

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Archaeo News Podcast 225 : Past Horizons Archaeology

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Restoration of Roman tunnels gives a slave’s eye view of Caracalla baths : Past Horizons Archaeology

Restoration of Roman tunnels gives a slave’s eye view of Caracalla baths : Past Horizons Archaeology | Time Travels | Scoop.it
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Popular Archaeology

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Popular Archaeology Online archaeology magazine.
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York Minster discoveries shine light on period between Romans and Vikings : Past Horizons Archaeology

York Minster discoveries shine light on period between Romans and Vikings : Past Horizons Archaeology | Time Travels | Scoop.it
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Ancient Egyptians sold themselves into temple slavery : Past Horizons Archaeology

Ancient Egyptians sold themselves into temple slavery : Past Horizons Archaeology | Time Travels | Scoop.it

In the ancient Egyptian city Tebtunis, 2,200 years ago, people voluntarily entered into slave contracts with the local temple for all eternity and they even paid a monthly fee for the privilege. Egyptologist Kim Ryholt from the University of Copenhagen is the first researcher who has studied this puzzling phenomenon


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This phenomenon is known in many other ancient civilisations, it is not specific for Egyptians.

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Archaeologists Toolkits and Toolrolls

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Past Horizons Archaeology Tools offers the original Archaeologists toolrolls and kits.

 

Often copied, but never bettered.

 

There is a selection to choose from - ranging from the starter kit  to the professional roll and including the drawing tool roll!

 

 


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Royal Mausoleum Of Mauretania News, Information, Videos, Images

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Afghan mine delays at ancient site delight archaeologists : Archaeology News from Past Horizons

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Hatshepsut's limestone chapel at Karnak to open soon for public

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At the end of February visitors to Karnak Temples will be able to admire the second chapel of the 18th dynasty Queen Hatshepsut after four years of restoration and reconstruction.

The chapel was constructed in limestone to worship Thebes ancient Egyptian god Amun-Re. It includes an open court and two inner halls embellished with blocks engraved with very distinguished religious scenes depicting Hatshepsut before Amun-Re, with her husband king Thutmose II, as well as their cartouches. Some of the blocks bear the name of Hatshepsut's predecessor king Thutmose III. 


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Stylist Turns Ancient Hairdo Debate on Its Head

Stylist Turns Ancient Hairdo Debate on Its Head | Time Travels | Scoop.it
A hairdresser at a Baltimore salon has stuck a pin in the long-held assumptions among historians about the hairstyles of ancient Rome and Greece.

 

By day, Janet Stephens is a hairdresser at a Baltimore salon, trimming bobs and wispy bangs. By night she dwells in a different world. At home in her basement, with a mannequin head, she meticulously re-creates the hairstyles of ancient Rome and Greece.

 

Ms. Stephens is a hairdo archaeologist.

 

Her amateur scholarship is sticking a pin in the long-held assumptions among historians about the complicated, gravity-defying styles of ancient times. Basically, she has set out to prove that the ancients probably weren't wearing wigs after all.

 

"This is my hairdresserly grudge match with historical representations of hairstyles," says Ms. Stephens, who works at Studio 921 Salon & Day Spa, which offers circa 21st-century haircuts.


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David Connolly's curator insight, February 9, 2013 7:37 AM

A cut above the rest!

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Ancient gold wreath found in greek subway dig : Past Horizons Archaeology

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Scanned and Online: The Archaeological Archive of Israel : Past Horizons Archaeology

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Restoration of Roman tunnels gives a slave’s eye view of Caracalla baths : Past Horizons Archaeology

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Temple Of Mithras Stays Boxed As City’s Big Dig Continues

Temple Of Mithras Stays Boxed As City’s Big Dig Continues | Time Travels | Scoop.it
Roman remains still waiting in storage.

 

British archaeology has enjoyed a surge of interest of late, with the recent unearthing of Richard III in a certain Leicester car park. However, one London archaeological site remains in limbo: the Temple of Mithras is still waiting for its new home, as one of the City’s biggest ever digs continues.

 

The temple, dating from 240AD, has been dismantled and is currently in storage with the Museum of London. It’s awaiting a permanent home in the rebuilt Bucklersbury House on Queen Victoria Street, which is set to be the European headquarters of media giant Bloomberg LP.

 

Part of the delay has to do with ongoing excavation work on the Queen Victoria Street site, which has evolved into the Walbrook Discovery Programme, one of the largest digs undertaken in the City of London, according to MOLA, with more than 50 archaeologists combing through the mud of the Roman River Walbrook.


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Destruction of Timbuktu manuscripts is an offence against the whole of Africa : Past Horizons Archaeology

Destruction of Timbuktu manuscripts is an offence against the whole of Africa : Past Horizons Archaeology | Time Travels | Scoop.it

The reported destruction of two important manuscript collections by Islamist rebels as they fled Timbuktu is an offence to the whole of Africa and its universally important cultural heritage. Like their systematic destruction of 300 Sufi saints’ shrines while they held Timbuktu at their mercy, it is an assault on world heritage comparable with the demolition of the Buddhas of Bamiyan by the Taliban in 2001.


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David Connolly's curator insight, January 29, 2013 5:00 AM

Be outraged...  but no who to be outraged against.   This is a wealth of Islamic and African literature.   destroyed  by evil men.