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  • Archaeologists May Have Found the Oldest Copy of One of the Gospels-(A mummy's mask)

    01/23/2015 12:03:21 PM PST · by virgil283 · 8 replies
    tatler ^ | January 21, 2015 | Chris Queen
    "New technology that allows scientists to remove the glue from the masks of mummies without damaging the ink on the paper used to make the mask has yielded an exciting discovery: a piece of papyrus that may contain the oldest known copy of one of the gospels. The finding, a fragment of the Gospel of Mark, which dates back to the year 90, is one of several fascinating texts that archaeologists are discovering in the masks of mummies. This first-century gospel fragment was written on a sheet of papyrus that was later reused to create a mask that was worn...
  • 2,750-year-old temple found near Jerusalem

    12/27/2012 9:47:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/27/12 | Fox News
    Archaeologists have discovered a 2,750-year-old temple along with a cache of sacred artifacts, providing rare insight into religious practices at the time, the Israeli Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday. The temple was uncovered west of Jerusalem, at the Tel Motza archaeological site, in preparation for work on Highway 1. Among the finds are pottery figurines, fragments of chalices and decorated pedestals, which indicate the site was the stomping ground of a ritual cult. "The ritual building at Tel Motza is an unusual and striking find, in light of the fact that there are hardly any remains of ritual buildings of the...
  • Archaeologists Discover High Priest's Bell?

    07/21/2011 3:51:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/7/11
    Archaeologists have discovered a rare gold bell with a small loop at its end. The finding was made during an archaeological excavation in the City of David National Park (near the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem) by the Israel Antiquities Authority in cooperation with the Israel Nature and Parks Authority and the Ir David Foundation. The directors of the excavation on behalf of the Antiquities Authority, archaeologists Eli Shukron and Professor Ronny Reich of Haifa University, said after the finding, “The bell looked as if it was sewn on the garment worn by a man of high authority...
  • 'Britain's first pre-Roman planned town' found near Reading

    08/20/2011 8:10:56 AM PDT · by decimon · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | August 17, 2011 | Louise Ord
    Archaeologists believe they have found the first pre-Roman planned town discovered in Britain.It has been unearthed beneath the Roman town of Silchester or Calleva Atrebatum near modern Reading. The Romans are often credited with bringing civilisation to Britain - including town planning. But excavations have shown evidence of an Iron Age town built on a grid and signs inhabitants had access to imported wine and olive oil. Prof Mike Fulford, an archaeologist at the University of Reading, said the people of Iron Age Silchester appear to have adopted an urbanised 'Roman' way of living, long before the Romans arrived. "It...
  • Iron Age road link to Iceni tribe

    08/15/2011 10:45:25 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 15 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | 8/15/11 | Louise Ord
    A suspected Iron Age road, made of timber and preserved in peat for 2,000 years, has been uncovered by archaeologists in East Anglia. The site, excavated in June, may have been part of a route across the River Waveney and surrounding wetland at Geldeston in Norfolk, say experts. Causeways were first found in the area in 2006, during flood defence work at the nearby Suffolk village of Beccles. It is thought the road is pre-Roman, built by the local Iceni tribe. In AD60, the Iceni ambushed one Roman legion and sacked Roman settlements at London and Colchester before being defeated.
  • Archaeologists On Crete Find Skeleton Covered With Gold Foil In 2,700-year-old Grave

    10/01/2010 2:54:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Canadian Press via Google News ^ | Tuesday, September 28, 2010 | Nicholas Paphitis
    Excavator Nicholas Stampolidis said his team discovered more than 3,000 pieces of gold foil in the 7th-century B.C. twin grave near the ancient town of Eleutherna... The tiny gold ornaments, from 1 to 4 centimetres (0.4 to 1.5 inches) long, had been sewn onto a lavish robe or shroud that initially wrapped the body of a woman and has almost completely rotted away but for a few off-white threads... The woman, who presumably had a high social or religious status, was buried with a second skeleton in a large jar sealed with a stone slab weighing more than half a...
  • Peru archaeologists find hall for human sacrifice (carried out by the Moche people)

    07/22/2010 8:53:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/22/10 | Emily Schmall
    LIMA (Reuters) – An ancient ceremonial ground used by a Pre-Columbian civilization for human sacrifices has been uncovered on Peru's northern coast, archaeologists said on Thursday. The discovery appears to reinforce prevailing theories about a ceremony known as "the presentation" that was carried out by the Moche people, an agricultural civilization that flourished between 100 B.C. and 800 A.D. Carlos Wester La Torre, director of the Bruning Museum in Peru and a leader of the dig, said the ceremonial site likely hosted ritual killings of prisoners of war. Photographs taken at the site show more than half a dozen skeletons...
  • Mayan King’s Tomb Discovered in Guatemala

    07/16/2010 1:57:59 PM PDT · by decimon · 19 replies
    Brown University ^ | July 16, 2010 | Unknown
    A team of archaeologists led by Stephen Houston has discovered a royal tomb in Guatemala, filled with materials that have been preserved for approximately 1,600 years. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A well-preserved tomb of an ancient Mayan king has been discovered in Guatemala by a team of archaeologists led by Brown University’s Stephen Houston. The tomb is packed with of carvings, ceramics, textiles, and the bones of six children, who may have been sacrificed at the time of the king’s death. The team uncovered the tomb, which dates from about 350 to 400 A.D., beneath the El Diablo pyramid...
  • Archaeologists Uncover Goliath's Hometown

    07/14/2010 6:05:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    inn ^ | 7/14/10 | Maayana Miskin
    An ongoing archaeological excavation in Tel Tzafit continues to unearth the ruins of what was once the city of Gat – described in the Bible as the hometown of Goliath. Professor Aren Maeir, who is directing the dig, spoke to Arutz Sheva's Hebrew-language news service to discuss the latest finds. Recent finds from the Tel Tzafit excavation are “fascinating,” Maeir said. The site, inhabited at times by Canaanites and at other times by Philistines, has remnants from many periods of history. “We are focusing on the Canaanite period, the Philistine period, and the Israelite period, and for now we're primarily...
  • Archaeologists find suspected Trojan war-era couple

    09/22/2009 12:57:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 1,795+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/22/09 | Reuters
    ANKARA (Reuters) – Archaeologists in the ancient city of Troy in Turkey have found the remains of a man and a woman believed to have died in 1,200 B.C., the time of the legendary war chronicled by Homer, a leading German professor said on Tuesday. Ernst Pernicka, a University of Tubingen professor of archaeometry who is leading excavations on the site in northwestern Turkey, said the bodies were found near a defense line within the city built in the late Bronze age. The discovery could add to evidence that Troy's lower area was bigger in the late Bronze Age than...
  • Israeli archaeologists find ancient fortification (3700-year-old Canaanite 26-foot tall stone wall)

    09/02/2009 9:11:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 1,530+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/2/09 | Jen Thomas - ap
    JERUSALEM – Archaeologists digging in Jerusalem have uncovered a 3,700-year-old wall that is the oldest example of massive fortifications ever found in the city, the Israel Antiquities Authority said Wednesday. The 26-foot-high wall is believed to have been part of a protected passage built by ancient Canaanites from a hilltop fortress to a nearby spring that was the city's only water source and vulnerable to marauders. The discovery marks the first time archaeologists have found such massive construction from before the time of Herod, the ruler behind numerous monumental projects in the city 2,000 years ago, and shows that Jerusalem...
  • "Oldest Church" Discovery "Ridiculous," Critics Say

    06/14/2008 6:56:27 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 117+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 6-13-2008 | Mati Milstein
    "Oldest Church" Discovery "Ridiculous," Critics SayMati Milstein in Rihab, Jordan for National Geographic NewsJune 13, 2008 A Jordanian archaeologist's announcement this week that he had uncovered the world's first Christian church in an underground cave drew surprise and skepticism from experts in Jordan and beyond. The Jordan Times earlier this week quoted archaeologist Abdel-Qader al-Housan, director of the Rihab Center for Archaeological Studies as saying, "We have uncovered what we believe to be the first church in the world, dating from 33 A.D. to 70 A.D." Al-Housan later told the Associated Press that he discovered a cave beneath St. George's...
  • 'Cursus' Is Older Than Stonehenge: Archeologists Step Closer To Solving Ancient Monument Riddle

    06/10/2008 10:45:44 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 201+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 6-10-2008 | University of Manchester.
    'Cursus' Is Older Than Stonehenge: Archeologists Step Closer To Solving Ancient Monument Riddle ScienceDaily (Jun. 10, 2008) — A team led by University of Manchester archaeologist Professor Julian Thomas has dated the Greater Stonehenge Cursus at about 3,500 years BC – 500 years older than the circle itself.The recently discovered antler pick used to dig the Cursus. (Credit: Image courtesy of University of Manchester) They were able to pinpoint its age after discovering an antler pick used to dig the Cursus – the most significant find since it was discovered in 1723 by antiquarian William Stukeley. When the pick was...
  • Archeologists Discover Unique Things In Veliki Novgorod (Baby Bottles)

    05/27/2008 3:00:16 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 74+ views
    Russiaq IC ^ | 5-27-2008
    Archeologists Discover Unique Things in Veliki Novgorod 27.05.2008 A group of archeologists carrying out diggings in Veliki Novgorod have found several ancient feeding bottles for babies. The finds were discovered at the digging site in Mikhailova Street. Here the archeologists found wooden feeding devices made of cow horns. The Slavs used to attach leather sacks with milk to the broad ends of hollow horns and their babies would suck the milk through holes in the narrow part of horns. It is interesting to note that not far from the archeological excavation site there is a working municipal kindergarten. Almost every...
  • Star Watch - Archaeologists Discover A "Cosmic Clock"

    05/25/2008 8:29:53 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 202+ views
    Tenerife News ^ | 5-24-2008
    Star watch - Archaeologists discover a “cosmic clock” Overcrowded in their lower reaches they might be, but the Canary Islands still possess some solitary mountain wilder-nesses, places little visited thanks to their rugged inaccessibility, and which have hardly changed since they were frequented by the pre-colonial aboriginal islanders. And traces of their presence are still turning up, often in the form of petroglyphs, enigmatic scratched marks on rocks and boulders which held some special significance about which we can only guess today. The latest find is, say archaeologists, one of the most exciting. They are calling it a cosmic clock,...
  • Archaeologists Explore Peruvian Mystery

    05/22/2008 1:36:34 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 123+ views
    Physorg ^ | 5-22-2008 | University of Bristol
    Archaeologists explore Peruvian mystery A hummingbird geoglyph. Photo by Dr Nick Saunders Indiana Jones may be flying over the Nazca Lines in Peru in his latest Hollywood adventure, but two British archaeologists have been investigating the enigmatic desert drawings for several years. Dr Nick Saunders from Bristol University and Professor Clive Ruggles from the University of Leicester are locating and measuring the lines with high-precision GPS, photographing the distribution of 1,500-year old pottery, and painstakingly working out the chronological sequence of overlying lines and designs. Professor Ruggles and Dr Saunders agree with other experts that some lines were pathways across...
  • Fiji Jewellery Box Find Stuns Archaeologists (Lapita People)

    04/22/2008 2:59:43 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 642+ views
    Fiji Live ^ | 4-22-2008
    Fiji jewellery box find stuns archeologists 22 APR 2008 Archeologists have discovered a 3000-year-old pot in Fiji containing jewellery believed to have been made by the South Pacific’s original settlers – the Lapita people. The discovery was made by an excavation party from the Fiji-based University of the South Pacific and the Fiji Museum at Bourewa in Natadola on the Coral Coast. The dig at Bourewa, which is the earliest human settlement in Fiji, unearthed the pot and a thick piece of “exquisitely decorated pottery”. The Lapita people were the first colonists of Pacific Island groups, including the eastern Solomon...
  • Archaeologists Find Evidence Of Origin Of Pacific Islanders

    03/31/2008 1:56:50 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 1,238+ views
    VOA News ^ | 3-31-2008 | Heidi Chang
    Archaeologists Find Evidence of Origin of Pacific Islanders By Heidi Chang Honolulu, Hawaii 31 March 2008 The origin of Pacific Islanders has been a mystery for years. Now archaeologists believe they have the answer. As Heidi Chang reports, they found it in China. The excavation of the Zishan site (Zhejiang Province) in 1996, where many artifacts from the Hemudu culture have been found China had a sea-faring civilization as long as 7000 years ago. Archaeologist Tianlong Jiao says, one day, these mariners sailed their canoes into the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, and stayed. He points out, "Most scientists, archaeologists,...
  • Russian Archaeologists Find 15th Century Griffin Jug Piece

    03/19/2008 3:16:02 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 687+ views
    Irish Sun ^ | 3-19-2008
    Russian archaeologists find 15th century griffin jug piece Irish Sun Wednesday 19th March, 2008 Moscow, March 19 (RIA Novosti) Archaeologists near the city of Veliky Novgorod in northwest Russia have discovered part of a centuries-old ceramic jug decorated with a mysterious griffin symbol. 'On the fragment of ceramic, most likely part of a broken jug, we saw an image of an animal with open jaws and wings, like a griffin,' the head of the archaeology team, Oleg Oleynikov, said. The griffin, portrayed as a gigantic bird with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion, first appeared...
  • Iraqi Archaeologists Excavate New Sites And Find ‘Rare’ Parthian Artefacts

    01/25/2008 3:51:02 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 71+ views
    Iraqi Archaeologists Excavate New Sites and Find ‘Rare’ Parthian Artefacts 25 January 2008 LONDON, (CAIS) -- Iraqi archaeologists have resumed excavations in southern Iraq uncovering three important ancient sites and collecting magnificent items. The museum’s information officer, Abdulzahara al-Talaqani, said said Iraqi diggers have come across “a very important” Parthian site which has so far yielded “200 rare pieces”. The head of the excavation team of the Parthian site, Mohammed Abbas, said: “Most of the finds are unique. We have a silver statue of a woman, another silver piece representing a cobra, household utensils, legendary animals, incised pots and various...
  • Archaeologists Discover Largest Kushan City Sites

    11/17/2007 7:56:16 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 83+ views
    The News ^ | 11-16-2007
    Archaeologists discover largest Kushan City Sites By By our correspondent 11/16/2007 PESHAWAR: A team of archaeologists led by Vice Chancellor of the Hazara University Prof Dr Ihsan Ali has discovered the remains of one of the largest Kushan city sites in Chittar Kot, Mansehra, the NWFP. The site Chittar Kot is located on a high spur overlooking the Biran River, offering one of the most spectacular views of the river and the surrounding area, a press release stated. The site is located at 34" 22.356' N and 73" 08.214' E at an elevation of 945 meters from mean sea level...
  • Mexican Archaeologists Begin Search For Aztec King's Tomb

    11/09/2007 3:06:03 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 874+ views
    Earth Times ^ | 11-8-2007 | IANS
    Mexican archaeologists begin search for Aztec king's tomb Posted : Thu, 08 Nov 2007 03:59:00 GMT Author : IANS Mexico City, Nov 8 - A team of archaeologists has begun exploring a site in the heart of the Mexican capital that might lead to the first discovery of a tomb of an Aztec king, according to Spanish news agency EFE. Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) said in a communique that a 12-tonne monolith dedicated to Tlaltecuhtli, the Aztec earth goddess, was removed from the site Tuesday. Scientists hope to uncover the tomb of King Ahuizotl, who reigned...
  • Archaeologists Have Discovered The World's Oldest Inscription In Jiroft

    11/05/2007 1:31:53 PM PST · by blam · 82 replies · 1,267+ views
    CAIS ^ | 11-5-2007
    Archaeologists have Discovered the World's Oldest Inscription in Jiroft 05 November 2007 LONDON, (CAIS) -- Archaeologists have discovered the world's most ancient inscription in the Iranian city of Jiroft, near the Halil Roud historical site. "The inscription, discovered in a palace, was carved on a baked mud-brick whose lower left corner has only remained,” explained Professor Yousof Majid-Zadeh, head of the Jiroft excavation team. “The only ancient inscriptions known to experts before the Jiroft discovery were cuneiform and hieroglyph,” said Majid Zadeh, adding that,”the new-found inscription is formed by geometric shapes and no linguist around the world has been able...
  • Czech Archaeologists Find 7,000 Year-Old Unique Statue

    10/18/2007 9:15:37 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 240+ views
    Xinhuanet ^ | 10-19-2007 | China View
    Czech archaeologists find 7,000 year-old unique statue www.chinaview.cn 2007-10-19 01:26:14 PRAGUE, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Czech Archaeologists have uncovered a part of a half-meter high statue of a woman nearly 7,000 years old in the country, which was called "a find of the century," the daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) reported on Thursday. Experts from Brno's Masaryk University confirmed the unique character of the statue uncovered in Masovice, South Moravia area of the Czech republic, the paper said. The hollow legs and haunch of the female statue, made of ceramic, originate in 4,800 - 4,700 B.C., MfD wrote. Nothing similar...
  • Archaeologists Stumble On Sensational Find (7,500 YO Metal Tools)

    10/04/2007 8:12:12 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 1,163+ views
    B92 ^ | 10-4-2007
    Archaeologists stumble on sensational find 4 October 2007 Prokuplje -- Serbian archaeologists found evidence of the what could be the oldest metal workshop in all of Europe. According to National Museum archaeologist Dušan Šljivar, experts found a “copper chisel and stone ax at a location near Prokuplje in which the foundation has proven to be 7,500 years old, leading us to believe that it was one of the first places in which metal weapons and tools were made in prehistory.” Archaeologists hope that this find in southern Serbia will prove the theory that the metal age began a lot earlier...
  • Archaeologists Find Ancient Tunnel Used By Jews To Escape Roman Conquest Of Jerusalem

    09/09/2007 3:30:54 PM PDT · by blam · 44 replies · 1,447+ views
    IHT ^ | 9-9-2007 | AP
    Archeologists find ancient tunnel used by Jews to escape Roman conquest of Jerusalem The Associated PressPublished: September 9, 2007 JERUSALEM: Israeli archeologists on Sunday said they've stumbled upon the site of one of the great dramatic scenes of the Roman sacking of Jerusalem 2,000 years ago: the subterranean drainage channel Jews used to escape from the city's Roman conquerors. The ancient tunnel was dug beneath what would become the main road of Jerusalem in the days of the second biblical Temple, which the Romans destroyed in the year 70, the dig's directors, archaeology Professor Ronny Reich of the University of...
  • Archaeologists Issue Urgent Warnings Against Temple Mount Dig

    08/30/2007 12:52:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1,076+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Aug 30, 2007 | Hillel Fendel
    (IsraelNN.com) Top Israeli archaeologists held an emergency press conference on Thursday, warning that a Second Temple courtyard wall is in danger of being destroyed by the Arab excavations there. Members of the Committee to Prevent the Destruction of Temple Mount Antiquities warned that other artifacts could also be endangered by the unsupervised dig. (IsraelNN.com) Top Israeli archaeologists held an emergency press conference on Thursday, warning that a Second Temple courtyard wall is in danger of being destroyed by the Arab excavations there. Members of the Committee to Prevent the Destruction of Temple Mount Antiquities warned that other artifacts could also...
  • Archaeologists Uncover County's 'First Capital (Cork, Ireland - 1200BC)

    08/21/2007 2:39:48 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 614+ views
    Irish Examiner ^ | 8-21-2007 | Sean O'Riordan
    Archaeologists uncover county’s ‘first capital’ By Sean O’Riordan21 August 2007 ARCHAEOLOGISTS believe they have discovered what may have been Cork’s ancient capital, built 3,200 years ago at a time when Rameses III was pharaoh of Egypt. A team of archaeologists from UCC, led by Professor William O’Brien, have carried out extensive research that sheds new light on what is the largest prehistoric monument in Co Cork and the oldest dated ringfort in the country. Their three-year project, funded by the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences and the Royal Irish Academy, shows that huge wooden defence walls once...
  • Bulgarian Archaeologists Discover 2,400-Year-Old Golden Mask

    07/16/2007 6:59:01 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 1,210+ views
    IHT ^ | 7-16-2007
    Bulgarian archaeologists discover 2,400-year-old golden mask The Associated Press Published: July 16, 2007 SOFIA, Bulgaria: Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,400-year-old golden mask in an ancient Thracian tomb in southeastern Bulgaria, scholars announced Monday. The mask was discovered over the weekend by a team of archaeologists excavating near the village of Topolchane, 290 kilometers (180 miles) east of the capital, Sofia. Its discovery, archaeologists said, indicates a Thracian king was buried in the tomb. It was found together with a solid gold ring engraved with a Greek inscription and with the design of a bearded man in a timber-lined Thracian grave....
  • Calendar Question Over Star Disc

    06/26/2007 2:26:55 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 558+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-26-2007
    Calendar question over star disc Some observers have likened the disc to a winking face Archaeologists have revived the debate over whether a spectacular Bronze Age disc from Germany is one of the earliest known calendars. The Nebra disc is emblazoned with symbols of the Sun, Moon and stars and said by some to be 3,600 years old. Writing in the journal Antiquity, a team casts doubt on the idea the disc was used by ancient astronomers as a precision tool for observing the sky. They instead argue that the disc was used for shamanistic rituals. But other archaeologists who...
  • Archaeologists Hit Upon 'Gold Mine' Of Relics At Hadonahalli (India)

    05/30/2007 5:04:42 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 771+ views
    Udayavani ^ | 5-30-2007
    Archaeologists hit upon `gold mine' of relics at Hadonahalli Shimoga, May 30: Shimoga;The State Department of Archaeology and Museums has sought the permission of the State Government to take up extensive excavation at a proto-historic site at Hadonahalli in Shimoga taluk on the banks of the Tungabhadra. The department had made a formal proposal to the district administration, asking it to send a proposal to the Revenue Department. The excavation is to be taken up on a 12-acre plot on a mound. Owners of the land, which was lying vacant, had decided to utilise it for areca cultivation. They said...
  • Greek Archaeologists Discover Rare Example Of 2,700-Year-Old Weaving

    05/09/2007 2:42:53 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 2,101+ views
    IHT ^ | 5-9-2007 | AP
    Greek archaeologists discover rare example of 2,700-year-old weaving The Associated PressPublished: May 9, 2007 ATHENS, Greece: Archaeologists in Greece have recovered a rare section of 2,700-year old fabric from a burial imitating heroes' funerals described by the poet Homer, officials said Wednesday. The yellowed, brittle material was found in a copper urn during a rescue excavation in the southern town of Argos, a Culture Ministry announcement said. "This is an extremely rare find, as fabric is an organic material which decomposes very easily," said archaeologist Alkistis Papadimitriou, who headed the dig. She said only a handful of such artifacts have...
  • Have Scottish Archaeologists Found Rob Roy's Home?

    04/11/2007 4:09:01 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 966+ views
    24 Hour Museum ^ | 4-10-2007 | Graham Spicer
    HAVE SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGISTS FOUND ROB ROY'S HOME? By Graham Spicer 10/04/2007 The large boulders may be part of the foundations for a 18th century turf-built longhouse. Photo NTS Archaeologists are excavating a house they think may have belonged to legendary Scottish outlaw Rob Roy. The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) dig is examining the lower slopes of Ben Lomond at Ardess, where Rob Roy is known to have lived in early 18th century. “Documentary evidence records that Rob Roy owned land at Ardess in 1710-11 and the Duke of Montrose became his feudal superior,” said Derek Alexander, NTS archaeologist. “However,...
  • Archaeologists Excavate Past Glories From Tombs (China)

    04/09/2007 2:27:20 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 321+ views
    Xinhuanet ^ | 4-9-2007 | China View - Chen Yongzhi
    Archaeologists excavate past glories from tombs www.chinaview.cn 2007-04-09 16:16:05 HOHHOT, April 9 (Xinhua) -- Archaeologists have unearthed more than 5,000 items dating back 2,000 years from a complex of 385 tombs uncovered at a construction site in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The local cultural relics and archaeology authorities estimate the tombs cover an area of 50,000 sq m and must have been constructed sometime from the Warring States period (475 to 221 B.C.) to the Yuan Dynasty (1271 to 1368). They believe 285 of the tombs belong to the Warring States period, 43 belong to dynasties of the...
  • Greek archaeologists unearth rich tomb (filled with gold jewelry,pottery,artifacts)

    04/04/2007 5:08:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 1,041+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/4/07 | AP
    ATHENS, Greece - Archaeologists on a Greek island have discovered a large Roman-era tomb containing gold jewelry, pottery and bronze offerings, officials said Wednesday. The building, near the village of Fiscardo on Kefalonia, contained five burials including a large vaulted grave and a stone coffin, a Culture Ministry announcement said. The complex, measuring 26 by 20 feet, had been missed by grave-robbers, the announcement said. Archaeologists found gold earrings and rings, gold leaves that may have been attached to ceremonial clothing, as well as glass and clay pots, bronze artifacts decorated with masks, a bronze lock and copper coins. The...
  • Archaeologists Find Ethiopia's Lost Islamic Kingdom (Shoa)

    03/28/2007 7:53:30 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 171+ views
    ARCHAEOLOGISTS FIND ETHIOPIA'S LOST ISLAMIC KINGDOM Received Tuesday, 27 March 2007 18:21:00 GMT PARIS, March 27, 2007 (AFP) - French archaeologists said on Tuesday that they had uncovered the remains of three large towns that may have been the heart of a legendary Islamic kingdom in Ethiopia. Ancient manuscripts have long told of the kingdom of Shoa, which between the 10th and 16th centuries straddled key trade routes between the Christian highlands and Muslim ports on the Red Sea. But Shoa's precise place on the map has never been clear. The National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) said a team...
  • Archaeologists, Scholars Dispute Jesus Documentary

    02/26/2007 3:05:33 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 680+ views
    CNN ^ | 2-26-2007
    Archaeologists, scholars dispute Jesus documentary POSTED: 2151 GMT (0551 HKT), February 26, 2007Filmakers and researchers claim these stone boxes may have once contained the remains of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. JERUSALEM (AP) -- Filmmakers and researchers on Monday unveiled two ancient stone boxes they said may have once contained the remains of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, but several scholars derided the claims made in a new documentary as unfounded and contradictory to basic Christian beliefs. "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," produced by Oscar-winning director James Cameron and scheduled to air March 4 on the Discovery Channel, argues that 10 small...
  • Archaeologists Find Rare Wooden Statue In Egypt

    02/19/2007 10:40:48 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 939+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2-19-2007
    Archaeologists find rare wooden statue in Egypt Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:36AM EST Science News CAIRO (Reuters) - A rare double wooden statue of an ancient Egyptian scribe and his wife has been found in their tomb south of Cairo, Egypt's chief archaeologist said on Monday. The double statue, dating from around 2300 BC, was among a total of five wooden statues found at the tomb in Sakkara, the necropolis of the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis, said Zahi Hawass, chairman of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. The official was Ka-Hay, who kept divine records, and his wife, Spri-Ankh. They...
  • Archaeologists To Return To Allendale Site In May (Topper - 50,000 YO)

    02/17/2007 10:59:54 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 773+ views
    Island Packet ^ | 2-17-2007 | Peter Frost
    Archaeologists to return to Allendale site in May By PETER FROST pfrost@islandpacket.com 843-706-8169 Published Saturday, February 17, 2007 It was on the banks of the Savannah River in Allendale County where Al Goodyear in 2004 found the clues of an ancient civilization that could rewrite the history books. The University of South Carolina archaeologist and a group of volunteers unearthed artifacts estimated to be 50,000 years old, implying humans lived on this continent before the last Ice Age, far earlier than previously believed. They uncovered what appeared to be cutting tools and stone chisels used by humans that existed an...
  • Archaeologists find Akhenaten-era tomb (as a result of Dutch team excavation in the Sakkara area)

    02/14/2007 1:01:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 475+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/14/07 | Reuters
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Dutch archaeologists have discovered the tomb of the Pharaoh Akhenaten's seal bearer, decorated with paintings including scenes of monkeys picking and eating fruit, Egyptian antiquities officials said on Wednesday. The tomb belonged to the official named Ptahemwi and was discovered during a Dutch team's excavation in the Sakkara area, the burial ground for the city of Memphis, the state news agency MENA said, quoting chief antiquities official Zahi Hawass. Akhenaten, the 18th-dynasty pharaoh who ruled Egypt from 1379 to 1362 BC, abandoned most of the old gods and tried to imposed a monotheistic religion based on worship...
  • Archaeologists Explain Significance Of The Walker Site (Minnesota)

    01/25/2007 3:47:01 PM PST · by blam · 47 replies · 1,478+ views
    The Pilot-Independent ^ | 1-24-2007 | Molly MacGregor
    Archaeologists explain significance of the Walker site Find does not affect Walker Area Community Center project by Molly MacGregor, Pilot Contributor The Pilot-Independent Last Updated: Wednesday, January 24th, 2007 05:28:25 PM Photos provided by Heritage Sites Director Thor Olmanson Archaeologists dug down about two meters. The 20-some tools were found between 20 and 30 centimeters below the surface. If you are puzzling about news of an archaeological find at the City of Walker's Tower Avenue project, then you should meet Matt Mattson. He's a volunteer who helped a team of archaeologists uncover what might be the oldest intact site of...
  • Viking Longships' Last Voyage Strikes Fear Into The Heart Of Archaeologists

    01/01/2007 3:06:17 PM PST · by blam · 46 replies · 3,003+ views
    Scotsman ^ | Walter Gibbs
    Viking longships' last voyage strikes fear into the heart of archaeologists WALTER GIBBS IN OSLO A ROW has broken out in Norway over a decision to move three ancient Viking ships, which may not survive the journey. The University of Oslo has decided to move three longships, probably by lorry and barge, to a new museum, despite dire warnings that the thousand-year-old oak vessels could fall apart en route. A retired curator of Oslo's current Viking Ship Museum has said that the delicately preserved ships, two of which are nearly 80ft long, were almost equal in archaeological importance to the...
  • Archaeologists Find Cradle Of China In North China

    12/18/2006 2:42:12 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 502+ views
    People's Daily - Xinhua ^ | 12-18-2006 | Xinhua
    Archaeologists find cradle of china in north China Archaeologists have unearthed three high-temperature ceramic kilns dating back about 2,000 years in a North China village, which shows North China was also the cradle of porcelain, against the conception that porcelain only originates from south China. The archaeologists from the Hebei provincial cultural relic research institute drew the conclusion on the basis that analysis on wares in the kilns suggests they were made at more than 1,100 Celsius degree, exceeding the temperature of 800-900 Celsius degree required for pottery-making. Although built during the Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 24), the kilns...
  • NY: Archaeologists find 18th-century store (Ft. Edward, Hudson River, 1800s-era 'Stop'n'$hop')

    10/08/2006 7:55:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,948+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/8/06 | Chris Carola - ap
    FORT EDWARD, N.Y. - This history-rich Hudson River community has yielded a museum's worth of 18th-century military artifacts over the decades, from musket balls to human skeletons. But a colonial soldier's daily lot wasn't all fighting and bloodshed. They had their share of down time, and that's where the sutler came in, offering for sale two of the few diversions from frontier duty: alcohol and tobacco. A five-year-long archaeological project has unearthed the 250-year-old site of a merchant's establishment that sold wine, rum, tobacco and other goods to the thousands of soldiers who passed through this region during the French...
  • Oxford Archaeologists Want To Join Studies On Iran's Salt Men

    09/30/2006 9:40:31 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 774+ views
    Payvand ^ | 9-27-2006
    Oxford archaeologists want to join studies on Iran's salt men TEHRAN, Sept. 27 (Mehr News Agency) -- The director of an archaeological team working at the Chehrabad Salt Mine in the Hamzehlu region near Zanjan said that a group of Oxford University archaeologists is interested in participating in the study on the salt men found at the mine. "A group of Oxford University archaeologists has prepared a plan, asking to participate in the study, and the Center for Archaeological Research is investigating the plan," Abolfazl Aali told the Persian service of CHN on Wednesday "The archaeologists will be invited to...
  • Chinese Archaeologists Discover 2,000-Year-Old Leather Shoes

    09/09/2006 11:19:11 AM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 561+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 9-9-2006
    Chinese archaeologists discover 2,000-year-old leather shoes Beijing, Sept. 9 (PTI): Six leather shoes, made some 2,000 years ago, have been discovered at a relic site in Dunhuang in northwest China's Gansu Province, taking the Chinese shoe-making industry older by some 1,000 years.The leather shoes, from the Han Dynasty (205 BC-220 AD), are the oldest leather shoes found in China, indicating that the history of China's leather shoe-making is some 1,000 years longer than previously believed, an archaeologist from Gansu Province, He Shuangquan said. The newly found, well-preserved shoes were made for children, aged three to six years old, said He,...
  • Archaeologists Find 2,500-Year-Old Mummy In Mongolia, Tattos And All (Blonde Headed Scythian)

    08/25/2006 12:14:30 PM PDT · by blam · 63 replies · 6,011+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8-24-2006
    Archaeologists find 2,500-year-old mummy in Mongolia, tattoos and all Thu Aug 24, 2:18 PM ETAFP/DDP/GAI-HO Photo: This undated picture released by the German Archaeological Institute (GAI) shows a mummified body from... BERLIN (AFP) - An international group of archaeologists has unearthed a well-preserved, 2,500-year-old mummy frozen in the snowcapped mountains of Mongolia complete with blond hair, tattoos and a felt hat. The president of the German Archaeological Institute, Hermann Parzinger, hailed the "fabulous find" at a press conference to present the 28-member team's discovery in Berlin. The Scythian warrior was found in June at a height of 2,600 meters (8,500...
  • Archaeologists Discover More Than 70 Ancient Settlement Areas In Yozgat (Turkey)

    08/24/2006 4:41:34 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 608+ views
    Archaeologists discover more than 70 ancient settlement areas in Yozgat Thursday, August 24, 2006 ANKARA - Turkish Daily News Archaeologists working at the ancient settlement of Tavium located in what is today Yozgat have discovered more than 70 previously unknown ancient settlements in the area. The Central Anatolian province, mostly famous for the Chalcolithic Period discoveries at its Aliþar Tumulus and the Hittite era artifacts at Kerkenes, is likely to hold much more archaeological wealth than previously believed, and archaeologists say the new studies will shed more light on history. Austrian archaeologist Professor Karl Strobel, who is currently heading surveys...
  • Archaeologists Dig Up More Ice Age Remains At Creswell Crags

    08/24/2006 4:18:32 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies · 818+ views
    24 Hour Museum ^ | 8-23-2006 | Graham Spicer
    ARCHAEOLOGISTS DIG UP MORE ICE AGE REMAINS AT CRESWELL CRAGS By Graham Spicer 23/08/2006 Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge containing important evidence of Ice Age life. Photo Creswell Heritage Trust Archaeologists searching for clues about Ice Age artists have completed a major excavation in Nottinghamshire, unearthing more than 1,000 finds. A team from the University of Sheffield and The British Museum conducted the dig in Church Hole cave at Creswell Crags between August 7 and 18 2006, the site of the only British discovery of Ice Age rock art. The rock art discoveries, made in 2003 and 2004, are...
  • In Mongolia Archaeologists Discover Permafrost Mummy With Fur Coat (Scythian Soldier - 2,500 YO)

    08/17/2006 5:04:52 PM PDT · by blam · 46 replies · 6,197+ views
    Mongolia Web ^ | 8-17-2006 | Ulaanbaatar
    In Mongolia archaeologists discover permafrost mummy with fur coat. Written by Ulaanbaatar correspondent Thursday, 17 August 2006 Research workers of the German archaeological institute have discovered a mummy in permafrost at excavation work in Mongolia of approximately 2,500 years old. At the "sensational find" of a sepulchre chamber of the Scythian rider people a crew of the German television sender ZDF were present. In front of the camera the archaeologists opened the sepulchre where the mummy of the Scythian soldier was stored. The mummy, conserved in permafrost, carried still a fur coat and had a decorated gilded head ornament. According...