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  • Excavations In Iran Unravel Mystery Of 'Red Snake'

    02/19/2008 3:02:57 PM PST · by blam · 51 replies · 744+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2-19-2008 | University of Edinburgh.
    Excavations In Iran Unravel Mystery Of 'Red Snake' ScienceDaily (Feb. 18, 2008) — New discoveries unearthed at an ancient frontier wall in Iran provide compelling evidence that the Persians matched the Romans for military might and engineering prowess. The 'Great Wall of Gorgan'in north-eastern Iran, a barrier of awesome scale and sophistication, including over 30 military forts, an aqueduct, and water channels along its route, is being explored by an international team of archaeologists from Iran and the Universities of Edinburgh and Durham. This vast Wall-also known as the 'Red Snake'-is more than 1000 years older than the Great Wall...
  • Excavations In The East Jordan Land

    12/14/2007 10:58:02 AM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 79+ views
    Alpha Galileo ^ | 12-13-2007
    Excavations in the East Jordan Land13 December 2007 This year Thomas Pola, professor for theology at TU Dortmund, and his team have continued the excavations in the East Jordan Land. With their findings on the mountain Tall adh-Dhahab (West) in the Jabbok Valley the archeologists could substantiate one assumption: everything points to the fact that the building remains from the Hellenistic and Roman era, found in 2006, were part of a yet unknown monumental building of Herod the Great (73-4 BC). This assumption is based on the floors of one of the discovered peristyle yards (yards enclosed by continuous...
  • Excavations Reveal Ancient Egyptians Were Master Dam Builders

    12/03/2007 2:02:40 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 96+ views
    The Cheers ^ | 12-3-2007
    Excavations reveal ancient Egyptians were master dam builders 2007-12-03 06:47:01 New Delhi, Dec 3 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered the remains of an ancient dam, dating back to some 4,000 years, in Upper Egypt, proving theories that ancient Egyptians were master dam builders. Discovered by an Egyptian-French archaeological team, which has been working in Luxor since March, the ancient dam was found a few meters away from the Karnak Temple in the city, some 500 km south of Cairo. "The 230-meter long dam was built during the age of the Middle Kingdom (of ancient Egypt) to protect the temple from the...
  • Cultic City And Fortress – New Turkish-German Excavations At Sirkeli Höyük

    10/30/2007 8:26:36 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 78+ views
    Alpha Galileo ^ | 10-30-2007
    Cultic City and Fortress – New Turkish-German Excavations at Sirkeli Höyük New excavations conducted by the University of Tübingen (Germany) and the Onsekiz Mart University of Çanakkale (Turkey) at the site of Sirkeli Höyük near Adana (southern Turkey) have revealed the remains of a massive bastion fortification dating to the Hittite Imperial Period (ca. 1300 BC). Sirkeli Höyük, one of the largest settlement mounds in Cilicia during the Bronze- and Iron Ages, was already known to archaeologists and historians because of two Hittite rock reliefs located at the site. The better preserved rock relief of the two shows the Hittite...
  • Israel Cabinet: Jerusalem Excavations Continue With Full Transparency

    02/12/2007 2:43:42 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 4 replies · 364+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | February 12, 2007 | Israel News Agency Staff
    Israel Cabinet: Jerusalem Excavations Continue With Full Transparency By Israel News Agency Staff Jerusalem ----- February 12 .... The following was communicated by the Israel Cabinet Secretariat and the Israel Government Press Office to the Israel News Agency. At the weekly Israel government Cabinet meeting Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert welcomed Justice Minister Prof. Daniel Friedmann to his first Cabinet meeting and wished him success in his position. Israel Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, ISA Director Yuval Diskin and GOC Intelligence Maj.-Gen. Amos Yedlin briefed ministers on the “Mecca agreement.” The latter also briefed ministers on last week’s events on the...
  • Stonehenge Didn't Stand Alone, Excavations Show

    01/13/2007 3:00:37 PM PST · by blam · 70 replies · 1,859+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 1-12-2007 | James Owen
    Stonehenge Didn't Stand Alone, Excavations Show James Owen for National Geographic News January 12, 2007 Recent excavations of Salisbury Plain in southern England have revealed at least two other large stone formations close by the world-famous prehistoric monument. One of the megalithic finds is a sandstone formation that marked a ritual burial mound; the other, a group of stones at the site of an ancient timber circle. The new discoveries suggest that many similar monuments may have been erected in the shadow of Stonehenge, possibly forming part of a much larger complex, experts say. The findings were part of the...
  • Çatalhöyük Excavations Unveil Very Dawn Of Human Civilization

    07/10/2006 2:40:52 PM PDT · by blam · 57 replies · 1,725+ views
    Çatalhöyük excavations unveil very dawn of human civilization Monday, July 10, 2006 ANKARA - Turkish Daily News A total of 130 houses have been unearthed to date during excavations at the 9,000-year-old site of Çatalhöyük in Konya's Çumra district, excavation assistant team leader Shahina Farid has said. The first excavations at the site -- considered one of the oldest settlements in the history of mankind, dating back to the Neolithic Age -- were conducted by British archaeologist James Mellart, who uncovered 80 houses during excavations between 1961-1964, according to the Anatolia news agency. Work at the site resumed in 1993...
  • Ancient Stone Tablets Could Shed Light On Surtepe Excavations

    06/04/2006 3:50:08 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 824+ views
    Ancient stone tablets could shed light on Surtepe excavations Wednesday, May 31, 2006 Results are being presented this week at the 28th International Congress on Excavations, Surveys and Research in Turkey, which started on Monday in Çanakkale, a western province that is also home to the ruins of ancient Troy ANKARA - Turkish Daily News Ancient stone tablets and seals unearthed during archaeological excavations at the Surtepe tumulus, seven kilometers north of Birecik in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa, could shed light on other ancient structures discovered in the area. A team of experts headed by project director Jesus Gil...
  • Remains are identified as a boy pirate

    06/03/2006 12:25:26 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 110 replies · 3,449+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 2, 2006 | Michael Levenson
    A drawing of the Whyda, the pirate ship that John King is believed to have been sailing on when he died. (Expedition Whydah Sea-Lab & Learning Center) The silk stocking, shoe and fibula believed to be John King's, found in the wreckage off Wellfleet. (Expedition Whydah Sea-Lab & Learning Center) He was a boy, no more than 11, when pirates captured the ship he and his mother were sailing on in the Caribbean. As he watched the pirates haul off the ship's cargo of sugar and tobacco, John King made a decision: He would leave his mother and join...
  • Phokaia Excavations Reveal Mystery Of Athena

    12/08/2005 1:10:58 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 654+ views
    Phokaia excavations reveal mystery of Athena Thursday, December 8, 2005 Griffins thought to be guarding the ancient Temple of Athena might become the symbol of Foça along with Mediterranean seals, says archaeologist Özyiğit İZMİR - Turkish Daily News Sculptures of horses and griffins as old as 2,600 years were discovered during excavations at the Temple of Athena located at the ancient city of Phokaia, which is today within the borders of İzmir's Foça district. The finds reveal that the sculptures were used as main decorative items for terraces at the ancient city, the goddess of which was Athena, and that...
  • Ancient Warrior Grave Unearthed In Lebanese Port (Sidon)

    09/15/2002 7:47:38 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 581+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9-16-2002
    Mon, Sep 16 2002 12:39 AM AEST Ancient warrior grave unearthed in Lebanese port Archaeologists have unearthed several Bronze Age graves, including that of an ancient warrior interred with his axe, in the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon. Excavation team director Claude Doumet Serhal said the excavations are "among the most important archaeological projects in Lebanon as they are taking place in the centre of the city of modern Sidon." He also said the warrior's grave dated back to the Middle Bronze Age, around the second millennium BC, and included an unusually well preserved bronze duck-bill axe with a...
  • Excavations Reveal 7,000 Year-Old Harappan Sites

    01/20/2004 3:30:39 PM PST · by blam · 58 replies · 3,830+ views
    Daily Times ^ | 1-20-2004
    Excavations reveal 7,000 year-old Harappan sites Staff Report PESHAWAR: Gandi Umar Khan, around 55 kilometres west of Dera Ismail Khan, is the most important archaeological site of the Indus Valley civilization in the North Western Frontier Province. Gandi Umar Khan is spread over an area of 220 by 200 meters and has a maximum height of 8.5 metres. The site was discovered in 1997 by the University of Peshawar. The Directorate of Archaeology and Museum NWFP conducted an extensive survey of the Gomal Plain in March 2003 and discovered 95 sites out of which exist 53 sites of different periods...
  • Mexico City dig reveals diversity of pre-Columbian people

    01/30/2003 7:05:47 AM PST · by vannrox · 6 replies · 1,577+ views
    Northern Light ^ | 01/29/2003 15:58 | Agencia EFE
    Home   Mexico City dig reveals diversity of pre-Columbian people     Mexico City, Jan 29, 2003 (EFE via COMTEX) -- Recent archaeological excavations in Greater Mexico City suggest the Aztecs, far from being a homogeneous people, were an aggregate of diverse groups who conquered their enemies without wiping out their languages and traditions.    Source:  Agencia EFE Date:  01/29/2003 15:58 Price:  Free Document Size:  Very Short (less than 1 page) Document ID:  FE20030129590000063 Subject(s):  Efe; Expansion; Explosion; Mexico; Population; Regulations; Utilities; Water; Yield Mexico City dig reveals diversity of pre-Columbian people Story Filed: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 3:58 PM EST Mexico...
  • Excavations In Eastern Europe Reveal Ancient Human Lifestyles

    03/27/2002 2:56:18 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 253+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-27-2002 | University Of Colorado
    Source: University Of Colorado At Boulder ( Date: Posted 3/27/2002 Excavations In Eastern Europe Reveal Ancient Human Lifestyles Ongoing excavations in Russia indicate anatomically modern humans were developing new technologies for survival in the cold, harsh region some 30,000 to 40,000 years ago, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder researcher. John Hoffecker of CU-Boulder’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research said that excavations at Kostenki -- a series of more than 20 sites about 250 miles south of present-day Moscow -- have yielded bone and ivory needles with eyelets that are 30,000 years old. In addition, the research...