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Countries Divided on Future of Ancient Buddhas | The New York Times

Countries Divided on Future of Ancient Buddhas | The New York Times | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

Thirteen years after the Bamian Buddhas were blasted into rubble, opinion is split on whether to leave them as is, rebuild them, or make copies of them...  


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Qatar funds Sudanese archaeology to tune of $135mn | ConstructionWeekOnline.com

Qatar funds Sudanese archaeology to tune of $135mn | ConstructionWeekOnline.com | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Money will be used to support 29 projects over five years
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The archaeological heritage of Sudan has been boosted by $135mn of funding from Qatar.

Project coordinator Salahaddin Mohammed Ahmed revealed the money will support 29 projects including the rehabilitation of ancient relics, construction of museums and study of the Meroitic language.

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Carcassonne Prison - Medieval Histories

Carcassonne Prison - Medieval Histories | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Years of excavation in Carcassonne have resulted in an exciting discovery: the old prison of the inquisition called the Wall has been found
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Sheriffside: Rediscovering a lost hillfort

Sheriffside: Rediscovering a lost hillfort | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Destroyed in antiquity and appearing on no maps, Sheriffside was only rediscovered in 1981 by aerial photography.
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A fieldschool in Scotland that put the fun back into archaeology

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Artemis fresco stolen from Pompeii - General news - ANSAMed.it

Artemis fresco stolen from Pompeii - General news - ANSAMed.it | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Artemis fresco stolen from Pompeii, EU commissioner, theft is a disgrace, shameful, , General news, Ansa
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Citing an employee at the world's largest open-air museum, newspapers Il Mattino and Il Messaggero said the fresco portion, measuring roughly 20x20 cm, has been missing from the House of Neptune for one week. The missing portion depicted the goddess Artemis, who was seated before her brother Apollo. It was stolen by experts, police say.

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Greece protests over government plans to sell off historic national buildings

Greece protests over government plans to sell off historic national buildings | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Angry demonstrations in Athens after public buildings around the Acropolis and other landmarks included in privatisation list
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2,600 year old wooden coffin found near Athens

2,600 year old wooden coffin found near Athens | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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In September 2013, archaeologists excavating an Archaic Period cemetery discovered during the course of construction works in an area known as the Delta of Phaliro near Athens, stumbled upon a perfectly preserved wooden coffin. Measuring 1.61 metres in length and 0.77 metres, the coffin, which contains the remains of a young man, is made from a single hollowed out tree-trunk which still retains all its characteristics, including its bark and growth rings. Pottery fragments and general context indicate that the burial dates to between 510 and 480 BC. The excellent state of preservation is attributed to the presence of clay from a nearby stream. Although research has not yet taken place, it is thought that the tree trunk’s use as a coffin was secondary, having previously been used as a boat. Source: Ta Nea

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HS2 rail link: archaeologists and English Heritage clash over the route through a nation's past

HS2 rail link: archaeologists and English Heritage clash over the route through a nation's past | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists say that a unique 350-mile trench will open up the buried past, while English Heritage condemns lack of attention to the environment
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Facing death in the Neolithic Near East

Facing death in the Neolithic Near East | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A carved bone artefact holds significance for research on the origins and meaning of human representations during the transition period from hunter-gathering to farming in the Near East
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Messengers to the Gods - Archaeology Magazine

Messengers to the Gods - Archaeology Magazine | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
During a turbulent period in ancient Egypt, common people turned to animal mummies to petition the gods, inspiring the rise of a massive religious industry
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Conservancies hoping to preserve earthworks

Conservancies hoping to preserve earthworks | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A week from Tuesday, a privately held Native American cultural site in Chillicothe will hit the auction block, and that has area conservancies and archeologists scrambling to find funding with which to purchase the site before it could be lost forever to
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A Mesolithic face from Southern Europe

A Mesolithic face from Southern Europe | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A study conducted into the genomes of a Mesolithic hunter -gatherer further confirms that modern Iberians are not genetically related to these pre-farming people
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New Archaeological Discoveries in the Sea off Trapani

New Archaeological Discoveries in the Sea off Trapani | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A stele of probable early Christian origin was recovered in the waters off Tower Granitola in Campobello di Mazara in the province of Trapani
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Ancient Egypt: Two More Colossal Pharaoh Amenhotep III Statues Raised in Luxor - International Business Times UK

Ancient Egypt: Two More Colossal Pharaoh Amenhotep III Statues Raised in Luxor - International Business Times UK | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
International Business Times UK Ancient Egypt: Two More Colossal Pharaoh Amenhotep III Statues Raised in Luxor International Business Times UK An ancient earthquake in 27BC destroyed the temple, and while most of it remains buried or lost, the twin...
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Dutch Celtic fields constructed over 3100 years ago

Dutch Celtic fields constructed over 3100 years ago | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeological excavations have finally discovered the age and development of prehistoric fields enclosed by earthen ridges known in the Netherlands as ‘Celtic fields’
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Investigating the site of Robert the Bruce's Scottish parliament

Investigating the site of Robert the Bruce's Scottish parliament | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A community project which investigated Cambuskenneth Abbey, near Stirling (Central Scotland) in 2012 reports on some of its post excavation results
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Polynesian chickens tell tales of ancient migration

Polynesian chickens tell tales of ancient migration | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Did the Polynesians beat Columbus to South America? Not according to the tale of migration uncovered by analysis of ancient DNA from chicken bones recovered in archaeological digs
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In pictures: Stolen Egyptian artefacts recovered from the US - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

In pictures: Stolen Egyptian artefacts recovered from the US - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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Today, upon his arrival from the United States, Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim announced that US authorities agreed to return eight ancient Egyptian artefacts stolen and illegally smuggled out of the country.

The objects are to arrive next month.

The pieces include the upper part of a painted anthropoid wooden sarcophagus from the Third Intermediate period depicting a face of a woman wearing a wig decorated with coloured flowers.

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How can Peruvian authorities protect archaeological sites from vandalism?

How can Peruvian authorities protect archaeological sites from vandalism? | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
In the wake of a new graffiti incident on the famous twelve-angled stone in Cusco, many are wondering how to protect Inca walls from potential defacers.
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What killed off the giant beasts – climate change or man?

What killed off the giant beasts – climate change or man? | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Earth's 'megafauna' vanished as tribes spread. Now palaeontologists are asking if early humans were the cause
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Nine Unopened Dead Sea Scrolls Found : DNews

Nine Unopened Dead Sea Scrolls Found : DNews | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The tiny scrolls were found inside three phylacteries, small leather boxes with Biblical versus written on them.
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Artefacts - Scientific Illustration & Archaeological Reconstruction

Artefacts - Scientific Illustration & Archaeological Reconstruction | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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ari, modern Tell Hariri, located in the Middle Euphrates region in Syria is one of the most famous sites in the Near East, and dates from the 3rd to the beginning of the 2nd millennium BCE. The excavations at the most important trench V.1, which was applied as a deep sounding to answer chronological questions, was interrupted by the recent conflict in Syria.
 
The processing of the excavation data for this trench was, due to the fact that it was unreachable, very difficult. The French team around Prof. Butterlin of the University of Paris (Sorbonne) decided to commission us with the realisation of the excavation data in 3D. The goal of this project was to find a user-friendly system with which the archaeologists were able to work at a later point. Furthermore, renderings of the 3D model needed to be used to explain the complicated stratigraphy to a scientific and a non-scientific audience.

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Archaeo News Podcast 242

Archaeo News Podcast 242 | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Stone Pages with BAJR and Past Horizons presents the long running archaeology based podcast with the latest archaeology news, mainly related to prehistory, megalithic monuments and discoveries.
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Human ancestors at West Asian site deemed two species
Cup marked stone discovered in Wales
Iron Age Scandinavian settlement uncovered
Firefighter’s persistence leads to Palaeolithic find
Neolithic bones discovered in Irish cave
Ancient stone decorated on two sides found in Scotland
Development danger to Iron Age hillfort

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4,000-year-old Dartmoor burial find rewrites British bronze age history

4,000-year-old Dartmoor burial find rewrites British bronze age history | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Stone box contains earliest examples of wood-turning and metal-working, along with Baltic amber and what may be bear skin
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Aircraft uses lasers to probe archaeology under South Downs woods - Hampshire Chronicle

Aircraft uses lasers to probe archaeology under South Downs woods - Hampshire Chronicle | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Hampshire Chronicle Aircraft uses lasers to probe archaeology under South Downs woods Hampshire Chronicle The aircraft with cutting edge technology will search for archaeology hidden beneath the South Downs National Park's ancient woodland between...
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