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  • Unearthed: the humble origins of world diplomacy (A Preserved Library from 1340BC discovered!)

    01/19/2003 11:04:10 AM PST · by vannrox · 9 replies · 375+ views
    UK Independent ^ | 19 January 2003 | By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent
    Unearthed: the humble origins of world diplomacy By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent 19 January 2003 Archaeologists have discovered evidence of an invasion of the Middle East by one of the world's first superpowers, which destroyed much of the region 33 centuries ago. Under the ruins of a 3,800-year-old royal palace in western Syria they have found part of an ancient diplomatic and administrative library, the most important archaeological discovery of its kind for more than 20 years. Accounts on clay tablets describe the region's conquest by one of the Bronze Age's superpowers, the Hittite Empire, in 1340BC. This helped to...
  • Unearthed Video Shows Obama Supporting Late-Term Abortions

    05/02/2013 10:08:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/2/13 | Steven Ertelt
    Weekly Standard reporter John McCormack has unearthed an old video from 2003, when President Barack Obama was running for the U.S. Senate from Illinois, in which he defends his position favoring late-term abortions. OBAMA: “I am pro-choice.” REPORTER: “In all situations including the late term thing?” OBAMA: “I am pro-choice. I believe that women make responsible choices and they know better than anybody the tragedy of a difficult pregnancy and I don’t think that it’s the government’s role to meddle in that choice.”
  • 3,000- Year-Old Musical Instrument Unearthed In Vietnam

    11/30/2010 4:19:42 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Bernama ^ | November 19, 2010 | unattributed
    BINH THUAN, Nov 19 (Bernama) -- A set of stone musical instrument dating from 3,000 years ago was unearthed by a farmer in Da Kai commune, Duc Linh district, when he dug holes for planting coffee trees, according to Vietnam news agency on Friday. The music instrument comprises of five slabs of black blue stone, which when arranged from small to big form a trapezoid. This is a typical character of ancient lithophone, different from new lithophones or sounding stone slabs. The instrument has been handed over to the Binh Thuan museum. Earlier, the Binh Thuan museum in coordination with...
  • Million-year-old camel bone unearthed in Syria (unknown tiny species of camel family)

    09/13/2008 1:03:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 616+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/13/08 | AP
    DAMASCUS, Syria – Scientists have unearthed a camel jawbone in the Syrian desert that they think may be a previously unknown tiny species of the animal and say dates back a million years.
  • Ancient Skeletons Unearthed At Reepham (UK)

    06/03/2008 4:11:38 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 103+ views
    Ancient skeletons unearthed at Reepham 02 June 2008 A glimpse of mediaeval life - and death - in the heart of Norfolk has been revealed after more than 60 skeletons were found under a town centre street. Contractors charged with laying pipelines in part of Reepham, in north Norfolk, made the grim discovery as they opened a trench in the town's Church Street. But the road's name gave some clue to the fate of the bodies. Archaeology work carried out since the discovery last year has found that underneath Church Street there was part of an old graveyard. Just 70cm...
  • Egypt's Earliest Agricultural Settlement Unearthed

    02/15/2008 2:27:15 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 1,457+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2-15-2008 | University of California - Los Angeles.
    Egypt's Earliest Agricultural Settlement UnearthedA fragment of a bangle made of a shell found only at the Red Sea suggests possible trade links with the cradle of agriculture in the Near East. (Credit: Copyright UC Regents) ScienceDaily (Feb. 15, 2008) — Archaeologists from UCLA and the University of Groningen (RUG) in the Netherlands have found the earliest evidence ever discovered of an ancient Egyptian agricultural settlement, including farmed grains, remains of domesticated animals, pits for cooking and even floors for what appear to be dwellings. The findings, which were unearthed in 2006 and are still being analyzed, also suggest possible...
  • Church's Pre-Historic Past Unearthed

    02/14/2008 3:54:38 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 195+ views
    Journal Live ^ | 2-14-2008 | Tony Henderson
    Church's pre-historic past unearthed Feb 14 2008 By Tony Henderson Work on a town’s church has revealed that the site may have been used for ritual and worship for thousands of years. Major refurbishment work on the Grade I-listed St Michael and All Angels church in Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, began last month and has involved digging up the floor to install a new heating system. The church, dating back to Norman times, is the oldest building in the town. A carved stone above a tiny doorway, featuring a carving of mysterious intertwined animals known as the Houghton Beasts, may...
  • Quarry Used For Jewish Temple Unearthed In Israel

    09/24/2007 10:23:22 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 114+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9-23-2007 | Rebecca Harrison
    Quarry used for Jewish temple unearthed in Israel By Rebecca Harrison Sun Sep 23, 11:22 AM ETReuters Photo: Ultra-orthodox Jewish boys walk through a quarry in Jerusalem September 23, 2007. Israeli archaeologists have... JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Archaeologists have found an ancient quarry where King Herod's workers may have chiselled the giant stones used to rebuild the second Jewish temple in Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago. The Israel Antiquities Authority said on Sunday experts believe stones as long as 8 meters (24 feet) were extracted from the quarry and then dragged by oxen to building sites in Jerusalem for major projects...
  • 7th Century Saxon Pendant Unearthed

    04/10/2007 10:55:45 AM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 1,434+ views
    icLoughborough ^ | 4-10-2007
    7th Century Saxon pendant unearthedApr 10 2007 A TREASURE seeker from Shepshed has discovered a 7th Century pendant near his home. Stacey Spiby, 36, found the rare and valuable Anglo Saxon piece of jewellery while combing a nearby field with a metal detector. The oval pendant, which is about 2.5cm long and 1.8cm wide still needs to be valued, but according to Peter Liddle, Leicestershire County Council’s keeper of archaeology, it may be worth “in the region of a few thousand pounds.” Mr Liddle told the Echo:“ This find is very unusual - it is very much like the items...
  • Bulgaria-Unearthed Temples A Millenium Older than Egypt Pyramids

    02/18/2007 3:17:14 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 1,413+ views ^ | 2-18-2007
    Bulgaria-Unearthed Temples A Millenium Older than Egypt Pyramids Lifestyle: 18 February 2007, Sunday. Temples that archaeologists have unearthed in the eastern Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria are about a thousand years older than the pyramids in Egypt and the Mesopotamian civilization, experts claim. Archaeologists Ana Raduncheva and Stefanka Ivanova said in an interview for BTA that the whole system of temples in the Rhodope region dated back to the Vth millenium B.C. This is almost 4,000 years before the Thracian people settled on these lands. At the end of the Chalcolithic Age, the rock temples were abandoned for a large period...
  • Shrouded 5000-Year-Old Child Unearthed In Southeastern Iran

    12/19/2006 2:38:42 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 1,088+ views
    Mehr News ^ | 12-19-2006
    Shrouded 5000-year-old child unearthed in southeastern Iran TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) -- The skeleton of a 5000-year-old child wrapped in a winding sheet was discovered at the foot of a wall in the Taleb Khan Mound, which is located near the Burnt City in Sistan-Baluchestan Province. “The skeleton was discovered in a room of a house, while remnants of a white cloth were found around it. The cloth shows that the child had been shrouded before burial,” Mehdi Miri, the director of the archaeological team working at the site, said on Tuesday. “It was common for children to be buried...
  • Ancient Stonehenge Houses Unearthed

    10/14/2006 12:29:58 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 1,583+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | 10-13-2006 | Jennifer Viegas
    Ancient Stonehenge Houses Unearthed Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News Oct. 13, 2006 —Nine Neolithic-era buildings have been excavated in the Stonehenge world heritage site, according to a report in the journal British Archaeology. The structures, which appear to have been homes, date to 2,600-2,500 B.C. and were contemporary with the earliest stone settings at the site's famous megalith. They are the first house-like structures discovered there. Julian Thomas, who worked on the project and is chair of the archaeology department at Manchester University in England, said Stonehenge could have been a key gathering place at the Neolithic era's version of a...
  • 8,400-Year-Old Settlement Unearthed In Ýzmir’s Ulucak Tumulus

    09/26/2006 3:55:49 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 814+ views
    8,400-year old settlement unearthed in Ýzmir’s Ulucak Tumulus Monday, September 25, 2006 ÝZMÝR - Turkish Daily News A team of archaeologists working at the Ulucak tumulus, located in Ýzmir's Kemalpaţa district, have unearthed a Neolithic settlement area dating back some 8,400 years, an archaeologist announced last week. Archaeologist Fulya Dedeođlu of Ege University told the Dođan News Agency that excavations had been under way in the area since 1995. She said they believed their latest discovery could be the oldest settlement dating from the Neolithic period unearthed to date and added that further excavations on the lower levels could reveal...
  • Ancient Gold Treasures Unearthed In Thracian Tomb Near Black Sea

    09/04/2006 3:04:13 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 670+ views
    Ancient gold treasures unearthed in Thracian tomb near Black Sea The Associated Press Published: September 4, 2006 SOFIA, Bulgaria A 2,200-year-old set of gold jewelry was unearthed from a Thracian burial mound on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, the archaeologist who led the excavations said Monday. Daniela Agre said her team in late August found dozens of tiny jewelry pieces in the tomb of a woman, most likely a Thracian priestess, near the resort of Sinemorets, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) southeast of the capital, Sofia. The discovery included two earrings, crafted like miniature chariots, as well as parts of gold...
  • Tomb Of 1st Emperor's Grandmother Unearthed (China)

    07/29/2006 5:55:58 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 675+ views
    Xinhuanet -China View ^ | 7-29-2006 | China View
    Tomb of 1st emperor's grandmother unearthed 2006-07-29 20:19:32 XI'AN, July 29 (Xinhua) -- After more than a year's excavation and research in a large tomb in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Chinese archaeologists have concluded that the tomb belonged to the grandmother of Qinshihuang, the country's first emperor.   Zhang Tian'en, an expert with the Shaanxi Provincial Archaeology Institute, told Xinhua on Saturday that the tomb was chronologically the closest to the mysterious mausoleum of Qinshihuang, and was probably built on the emperor's orders. "We are hoping that the excavation of his grandmother's tomb will help unravel the mystery about...
  • Roman-Era Benefactors' Tomb Unearthed

    02/01/2006 6:33:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 383+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/1/06 | Nicholas Paphitis - ap
    ATHENS, Greece - A well-preserved underground tomb belonging to a prominent Roman-era family has been unearthed on the island of Crete, archaeologists said Wednesday. The large first or second century A.D. structure beside one of the main gates to the walled city of Aptera was looted during Christian times, archaeologist Vanna Niniou-Kindeli said. It still yielded a wealth of finds, including 10-inch pottery statuettes of the ancient Greek love deity Eros, glass and pottery vases and lamps. Built of large stone blocks, the grave is reached by a flight of steps. It has an antechamber and a main room measuring...
  • Human Remains Unearthed In Miami Form Picture Of Tequesta Indian Life

    01/19/2006 11:47:22 AM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 677+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 1-19-2006 | Madeline Baro Diaz
    Human remains unearthed in Miami form picture of Tequesta Indian life By Madeline Baró Diaz Miami Bureau Posted January 19 2006 Ancient Florida history is meeting the modern building boom in downtown Miami, where archaeological excavations at two construction sites have unearthed 2,000-year-old human remains. Archaeologists said the discoveries are helping them piece together what life was like for the ancestors of the Tequesta Indians, who lived at the mouth of the Miami River in what is now the Brickell section of Miami. Archaeologists had previously found evidence of a village in the area, but not a cemetery. The remains...
  • Ancient 'Kitchen' Unearthed In Southern Indiana

    01/16/2006 3:25:53 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 713+ views
    Fort ^ | 1-16-2006
    Ancient ‘kitchen’ unearthed in southern IndianaFrom The Associated PressCHARLESTOWN — Workers building a boat ramp at southeastern Indiana’s Charlestown State Park have uncovered the apparent remains of a 4,000-year-old “kitchen” ancient American Indians tribes may have used to prepare their winter food supply. The discovery of the site in eastern Clark County prompted the state to temporarily halt work on the Ohio River boat ramp project. Bob McCullough, who heads an archaeological survey team from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, said the low-lying area was probably used by nomadic tribes of hunters and gatherers. He said they appear to have...
  • Tomb Of Ancient Coin Collector Unearthed (China)

    01/15/2006 5:59:00 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 649+ views
    Xinhuanet - China View ^ | 1-15-2006 | Xinhuanet
    Tomb of ancient coin collector unearthed 2006-01-15 14:05:53 XI'AN, Jan. 15 (Xinhuanet) -- Archaeologists in northwest China's Shaanxi Province have discovered an ancient tomb, possibly of a coin collector, dating back more than 600 years. During a recent excavation at a Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) tomb in the suburb of Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi, archaeologists found over 150 coins of different dynasties, together with 60 ceramic utensils. Twenty kinds of coins were in circulation in the dynasties of Tang (618-907), Song (960-1279) and Jin (1115-1234), spanning about 600 years. They might have been collected by the owner of the tomb...
  • Byzantine Underground City And Cistern Unearthed In Talas (Turkey)

    01/03/2006 11:17:59 AM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 856+ views
    Byzantine underground city and cistern unearthed in Talas Tuesday, January 3, 2006 ANKARA - Turkish Daily News An underground city and cistern dating to the Byzantine era have been discovered at the foot of Mt. Ali in the Talas district of Kayseri. Talas Mayor Rýfat Yýldrým said archaeologists have so far unearthed 300 meters of the underground city and that the cistern is estimated to be 60 meters in length and 5 meters wide. Noting that they had initiated excavations following reports of the existence of a city and cistern, Yýldýrým said: “We have unearthed parts of the underground city...
  • Ancient Prison Cells Unearthed In Tiberias Dig

    11/28/2005 11:27:50 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 913+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 11-28-2005 | Eli Ashkenazi
    An Antiques Authority worker climbing out of one of the recently discovered prison cells in Tiberias. (Yaron Kaminsky) Last update - 02:16 28/11/2005 Ancient prison cells unearthed in Tiberias dig By Eli Ashkenazi A bit of what prisoners suffered in ancient times can be seen as of yesterday at the archaeological dig in the old city of Tiberias. Excavations of the basilica compound in the eastern part of the old city recently unearthed two small chambers believed to have served as holding cells for prisoners awaiting trial. If today's custody conditions at police stations elicit complaints from detainees and defense...
  • Villa Buried By Pompeii Eruption Is Unearthed

    11/21/2005 6:30:58 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 1,427+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-22-2005 | Hilary Clarke
    Villa buried by Pompeii eruption is unearthed By Hilary Clarke in Rome (Filed: 22/11/2005) An archaeological dig on the Amalfi coast has revealed the first luxury villa to be built in the idyllic fishing village of Positano, a popular haunt of today's rich and famous. A frescoe on a wall of the villa found in Positano Two storeys of a first century millionaire's abode have been found under a church which was hidden for 2,000 years by the same volcanic eruption that devastated Pompeii in 79AD. During renovation work on the church's crypt last summer, roof beams were found poking...
  • 2,000-Year-Old Periwig Unearthed In Sichuan

    11/09/2005 4:43:26 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 898+ views
    2,000-year-old periwig unearthed in Sichuan 2005-11-09 17:18:32 CHENGDU, Nov. 9 (Xinhuanet) -- The Chinese might have learned to adorn themselves with periwigs more than 2,000 years ago, said archeologists who unearthed a skeleton wearing a hairpiece from an ancient tombs in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The wig, found on the lower part of the skull, was made of hemprope, says Zhang Rong, a heritage repairs technician with a local museum in Liangshan prefecture, where the finding was reported. Zhang said she had consulted several seasoned hemp knitters in the prefecture before she came to the conclusion. The wig dates...
  • Eastern Zhou Grave Pit Unearthed In Luoyang

    10/26/2005 4:27:29 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 424+ views
    Eastern Zhou grave pit unearthed in Luoyang 2005-10-26 13:51:52Two worker clear up the relics in the newly unearthed pit. [newsphoto] The horse-and-vehicle pit excavated in this cultural relics discovery [newsphoto] Archaeologists and workers excavate cultural relics from an Eastern Zhou Dynasty grave that was found in Luoyang of Central China's Henan Province on October 25, 2005. Bronzeware, jade, and horse pit unearthed from the burial site are in good shape, which is peculiar in this ancient city of Luoyang, as usually 90 percent of the graves are empty upon discovery. [newsphoto]According to the experts, it is a a scholar-bureaucrat's...
  • Stone Age Cemetery, Artifacts Un Earthed In Sahara

    10/23/2005 4:56:10 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 1,051+ views
    National Geographic ^ | Brian Hanwerk
    Stone Age Cemetery, Artifacts Unearthed in Sahara Brian Handwerk for National Geographic News October 21, 2005Archaeologists have excavated a trove of Stone Age human skeletons and artifacts on the shores of an ancient lake in the Sahara. The seven nearby sites include an extensive cemetery and represent one of the largest and best preserved concentrations of ancient skeletons and artifacts ever found in the region, researchers say. Harpoons, fishhooks, pottery, jewelry, stone tools, and other artifacts pepper the ancient lakeside settlement. The objects were left by early communities that once thrived on the former lake's abundant fish and shellfish. "They...
  • Bones Of Dismembered Warriors Unearthed At Ancient Tul Talesh (Iran)

    10/12/2005 6:04:13 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 503+ views
    Mehr News ^ | 10-12-2005
    Bones of dismembered warriors unearthed at ancient Tul Talesh TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) -- Archaeologists recently unearthed a great number of skeletons at the ancient site of Tul Talesh which are believed to be the remains of warriors who were dismembered and killed in battle, the Persian service of the Cultural Heritage News (CHN) agency reported on Tuesday. The skeletons were found without heads, feet, and hands in the cemetery of Tul Talesh, which covers an area of 350 hectares. Located 140 kilometers northwest of Rasht in Gilan Province, the cemetery is one of Iran’s unique ancient burial grounds. Tul...
  • Roman Theatre Goddesses Unearthed In Crete (Athena & Hera)

    09/30/2005 12:29:05 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 1,562+ views
    Evening Echo ^ | 9-30-2005
    Roman theatre goddesses unearthed in Crete 30/09/2005 - 3:10:36 PM The life-sized marble statues of two ancient Greek goddesses have emerged during excavations of a 5,000-year-old town on the island of Crete, archaeologists said today. The works, representing the goddesses Athena and Hera, date to between the 2nd and 4th centuries – a period of Roman rule in Greece – and originally decorated the Roman theatre in the town of Gortyn, archaeologist Anna Micheli from the Italian School of Archaeology told The Associated Press. “They are in very good condition,” she said, adding that the statue of Athena, goddess of...
  • Royal Seal Unearthed In City Of David

    08/02/2005 8:09:34 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies · 1,717+ views
    Royal Seal Unearthed in City of David 12:48 Aug 02, '05 / 26 Tammuz 5765 ( A royal seal dating to the period of the First Temple has been found in an archeological dig in the City of David, adjacent to the Old City of Jerusalem. The seal’s inscription has the name of Jehudi, son of Shelemiah, one of the top officials in the court of the last Judean king prior to the destruction of the First Temple, King Zedekiah. He is mentioned in the Book of Jeremiah. The seal dates from about 580 B.C.E. The seal was found at...
  • Golden Treasure Unearthed In Bulgaria

    07/25/2005 8:16:14 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 730+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 7-25-2005 | Nevyana Hadjiyska
    Golden Treasure Unearthed in Bulgaria By NEVYANA HADJIYSKA, Associated Press Writer Mon Jul 25, 8:08 AM ETAP Photo: A Bulgarian archeologist shows a golden wreath of laurels, discovered late Saturday by his team... " SOFIA, Bulgaria - Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,400-year old golden treasure in an ancient Thracian tomb in eastern Bulgaria, the director of the country's History Museum said Monday. The gold-rich burial was discovered late on Saturday by a team of archaeologists, working on excavations near the village of Zlatinitsa, some 290 kilometers (180 miles) east of the capital, Sofia. The most impressive finds included a golden...
  • Antiquity Unearthed Downtown (Tuscon - 2,000 Years Old)

    07/01/2005 3:18:22 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 677+ views
    Daily Star ^ | 7-1-2005 | Lindsay A. Miller
    Antiquity unearthed Downtown Lindsay A. Miller / Arizona Daily Star Desert Archaeology crew member Jennifer Sandretto fields a question from Tucson resident John Cushman about the excavation site at a triplex on Court Avenue Downtown. Lying beneath the triplex is a pit house dating back 2,000 years, which predates the Hohokam Indians by centuries. The triplex is destined to become a museum in the Presidio Historic Park, a Rio Nuevo project Downtown. The shallow trenches and holes in the dirt, roped off in the back yard of an old adobe row house Downtown, seem at first like nothing more than...
  • Portugal: Medieval Muslim Burial Ground Unearthed

    05/15/2005 11:29:27 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 863+ views
    PORTUGAL: MEDIEVAL MUSLIM BURIAL GROUND UNEARTHED Lisbon, 12 May (AKI) - Skeletons belonging to some 35 corpses have surfaced from a Portuguese excavation site which archaelogists believe could be one of the the largest medieval Muslim burial grounds in Europe. The corpses, found in vaults carved out of the rockface were buried facing due west in the direction of the Muslim holy city, Mecca. The remains were unearthed at the Largo de Candido Dos Reis park, near the northern Portuguese city of Santarem. Local authorities believe the burial ground, discovered by Portuguese archaeologist, Antonio Matias, could extend over an area...
  • Major Bronze Age Haul Unearthed (UK)

    04/26/2005 5:18:02 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 683+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-26-2005
    Major Bronze Age haul unearthed More than 140 pieces have been recovered from the garden A large haul of Bronze Age artefacts has been uncovered by a gardener. The 145 items, dating from about 800BC, were found by Simon Francis as he landscaped the grounds of a house in Cringleford, near Norwich. Norfolk County Council archaeologists say the haul is one of the largest and most significant they have known. Curator of archaeology Alan West said: "The items are in good condition and the more items we find the better knowledge we can develop of the era." It is very...
  • Archaeological Gold Mine Unearthed In UP (Uttar Pradesh)

    04/20/2005 1:54:12 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 832+ views
    NDTV ^ | 4-19-2005 | Aradhana Sharma
    Archeological gold mine unearthed in UP Aradhana Sharma Tuesday, April 19, 2005 (Sanchankot): The residents of Sanchankot village in Uttar Pradesh on the banks on Sai river never knew they were sitting on an archeological goldmine. Excavations in the mounds here have revealed proof of civilizations of four different periods. The oldest being the Painted Grey Ware period dating from 1400 to 800 BC and the latest the Gupta period of the 4-6th century AD. A 10th century temple of the Pratihar dynasty has also been found during the excavations. ExcavationsThe archeological significance of the site has been known for...
  • Mammoth remains unearthed in California (SoCal - Moorpark)

    04/07/2005 9:28:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 1,652+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 4/7/05 | AP
    MOORPARK, Calif. - The remarkably well-preserved remnants of an estimated half-million-year-old mammoth - including both tusks - were discovered at a new housing development in Southern California. An onsite paleontologist found the remains, which include 50 percent to 70 percent of the Ice Age creature, as crews cleared away hillsides to prepare for building, Mayor Pro Tem Clint Harper said. Paleontologist Mark Roeder estimated the mammoth was about 12 feet tall, Harper said. Roeder believed it was not a pygmy or imperial mammoth, but he had not yet determined its exact type, Harper said. "It's considered a very significant find,...
  • Shrine To Hercules Unearthed

    01/21/2005 6:30:26 PM PST · by blam · 62 replies · 3,202+ views
    Kathimerini ^ | 1-21-2005 | AP Valmas
    Shrine to Hercules unearthedArchaeologists in Thebes discover remains of altar, dwellings used for more than 3,000 years APPanayiotis Valmas, the head restorer at the Museum of Thebes, is pictured last month brushing a tiny ancient bronze statue of the mythological hero Hercules slaying a lion. The figure was found at an ancient prayer site. By Derek Gatopoulos - The Associated Press THEBES - Rummaging in the dirt, Costas Kakoseos pulls up pieces of history steeped in legend. It is an archaeological site dubbed “Hercules’ House” — the place, experts say, that the ancient Greeks may have held to be the...
  • New Desert Coffins Unearthed In Xinjiang

    01/04/2005 4:10:06 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 804+ views
    New Desert Coffins Unearthed in Xinjiang Archeologists found the first wooden coffins with mud cover at Lop Nur Desert in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, according to the regional archeology institute. Excavation of Xiaohe tomb complex began in October in 2003, leading to the discovery of 108 tombs so far. The most recent excavation yielded 33 tombs, including 25 for adults and eight for children. Those buried in coffins with mud cover may be of relatively high social status. But the conclusion can only be made after the coffins are opened, according to scientists with the institute. Archeologists have...
  • History Unearthed (Viking Hoard)

    12/03/2004 3:53:30 PM PST · by blam · 69 replies · 1,651+ views
    History unearthed Dec 3 2004 Chester Chronicle A HOARD of Viking jewellery has been found by a metal detector enthusiast in the Cheshire countryside. The finder, Steve Reynoldson from Keighley in West Yorkshire, made the discovery near Huxley on Sunday during a metal detecting rally which attracted almost 100 enthusiasts. Archaeologist Dan Garner, who works for Chester Archaeology, went to the site where he confirmed the booty of 20 silver arm bands was likely to date from the Viking period in the 10th century. Mr Garner said: 'Of the treasure-detected finds in the area, it has to be one of...
  • Unearthed Painting Fragments Point To Ancient Fire In Nara

    12/01/2004 4:26:06 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 614+ views
    Mainichi ^ | 12-01-2004 | Manichi Shimbun
    Unearthed painting fragments point to ancient fire in Nara IKARUGA, Nara -- Numerous fragments of burned wall paintings have been unearthed at Nara Prefecture's Horyuji Temple, underscoring descriptions in ancient literature of a fire that broke out in 670. Mainichi ShimbunHoryuji Temple Officials of the Ikaruga Municipal Board of Education said they believed wall-painting fragments found near the famous Minami Daimon gate of Horyuji Temple were those from a hall in the temple, which was built in the early 7th century. Horyuji holds another set of paintings created at the end of the 7th century that are believed to be...
  • Inscribed Bricks Unearthed South Of Iran (1100BC)

    11/29/2004 12:26:38 PM PST · by blam · 60 replies · 1,642+ views
    Net Iran ^ | 11-23-2004
    Date Added:Nov 24 2004Inscribed Bricks Unearthed South of Iran Iran-11/23/2004 In the latest round of archeological excavations at the historical site of Enshan, Fars province, Iranian and American archeologists have unearthed several inscribed bricks and a seal dating back to the mid-Elamite era (1100 BC).Enshan is regarded as one of the capitals of the Elamites and is rich in cultural heritage artifacts ranging from the Elamite to the Achamenid era (3500 BC to 500 AD). Dr. Kamyar Abdi, an instructor of Dartmouth College in the United States told Cultural Heritage News (CHN) agency that in the course of excavations in...
  • Full Excavation Of Irish Viking Village?

    10/20/2004 2:02:41 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 912+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 10-19-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Full Excavation for Irish Viking Village? By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News Oct. 19, 2004 — Preliminary work to build a bypass road in an Irish village has yielded what could be the most significant piece of Viking history in Europe: a virtually intact town that some have already called Ireland's equivalent of Pompeii. Evidence for the ancient settlement was discovered last year by archaeologists testing areas ahead of road builders. Located near the banks of the river Suir at Woodstown, five miles from the city of Waterford, the potential Viking town lies below pasture fields commonly used for horse grazing....
  • Did the First Americans Come From, Er, Australia?

    09/11/2004 8:23:29 AM PDT · by vannrox · 13 replies · 1,271+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | Mon Sep 6, 9:24 AM ET | Editorial Staff
    Did the First Americans Come From, Er, Australia? Mon Sep 6, 9:24 AM ET EXETER, England (Reuters) - Anthropologists stepped into a hornets' nest on Monday, revealing research that suggests the original inhabitants of America may in fact have come from what is now known as Australia.   The claim will be extremely unwelcome to today's native Americans who came overland from Siberia and say they were there first. But Silvia Gonzalez from John Moores University in Liverpool said skeletal evidence pointed strongly to this unpalatable truth and hinted that recovered DNA would corroborate it. "This is very contentious," Gonzalez,...
  • Ancient Golden Mask Unearthed (Thracian)

    08/20/2004 3:54:16 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 1,028+ views
    IOL ^ | 8-20-2004
    Ancient golden mask unearthed August 20 2004 at 06:14PM Sofia, Bulgaria - Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed a 2 400-year-old golden mask in the tomb of an ancient Thracian king, a newspaper said on Friday. The mask bears the image of a human face and is made of 500 grams of solid gold, the project's lead archaeologist Georgi Kitov told the local Trud daily. The discovery was made on Thursday near the village of Shipka, 200 kilometres east of Sofia. Kitov, who is at the excavations site, could not be reached immediately for comment. Dozens of Thracian mounds are spread throughout...
  • Ancient Pottery With Plowing Design Unearthed (2,800BC, China)

    08/07/2004 11:17:13 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 683+ views
    Ancient pottery with plowing design unearthed 2004-08-07 10:57:27 LANZHOU, Aug. 7 (Xinhuanet) -- A 4,800-year-old piece of colored pottery bearing designs of plowing was recently unearthed at Lintao County in northwest China's Gansu Province. Chinese archaeologists believe the pottery, which is 30-cm-talland 34-cm in width, belongs to the Majiayao culture, a historical period in about 3300 B.C. to 2050 B.C.. The picture on the pottery vividly portrays a scene of plowing in simple black lines. Beside the farmland is a river, painted in several zigzag lines. Wang Zhi'an, president of the Gansu Provincial Majiayao Culture Society, said the design...
  • Pre-Incan Brewery Unearthed in Peru's Andes (Chicha)

    07/30/2004 2:59:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 1,389+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/30/04 | Reuters - Miami
    MIAMI (Reuters) - U.S. researchers have unearthed what they say may be the oldest known brewery in the Andes, a pre-Incan plant at least 1,000 years old that could produce drinks for hundreds of people at one sitting. The University of Florida said on Thursday that its archeologists and researchers from the Field Museum in Chicago found the brewery at Cerro Baul, a mountaintop religious center of the Wari empire that ruled what is now Peru hundreds of years before the Incas. At least 20 ceramic, 10- to 15-gallon (38- to 57-litre) vats were found at the site some 8,000...
  • Medici's Secret Crypt Unearthed

    07/11/2004 12:25:26 PM PDT · by blam · 69 replies · 4,589+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-8-2004 | John Hooper
    Medicis' secret crypt unearthed John Hooper in Rome Thursday July 8, 2004 The Guardian (UK) A long-rumoured secret crypt of Italy's mighty Medici family was discovered by scientists yesterday after a hunt reminiscent of an Indiana Jones movie. The vaulted chamber was found under a stone floor behind the main altar of the Medici chapels in the church of San Lorenzo in Florence. Under the gaze of sculptures by Michelangelo and his pupils, researchers lifted a stone slab to find seven steps leading down to the entrance. According to Italian media reports, the hidden crypt is between 2.1 metres (7ft)...
  • Macbeth's Castle Unearthed In Inverness Garden?

    05/28/2004 12:51:10 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 3,635+ views
    Macbeth's castle unearthed in Inverness garden? LOCAL history enthusiasts believe they have unearthed positive evidence that a former King of Scotland maintained a castle in Inverness. Tradition has persisted that Macbeth had a stronghold at Auldcastle Road in the Crown area of the city - hence the name. Now an archaeological dig by members of the Inverness Local History Forum in the garden of the appropriately-named house Dun Macbeth has uncovered what could be the most important finds to date. Some artefacts, including pieces of medieval glass and what are thought to be whalebone and porpoise or dolphin bones have...
  • Tuscan 'Excalibur' Mystery To Be Unearthed

    03/02/2004 7:24:15 PM PST · by blam · 88 replies · 1,553+ views
    Discovery ^ | 3-1-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Tuscan 'Excalibur' Mystery to be Unearthed By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News The Sword in The Stone March 1, 2004 — Archaeological digging might soon unveil the mystery surrounding a sword buried in a Gothic abbey in Tuscany, Italian researchers announced. Known as the "sword in the stone," the Tuscan "Excalibur" is said to have been plunged into a rock in 1180 by Galgano Guidotti, a medieval knight who renounced war and worldly goods to become a hermit. Built in Galgano's memory, the evocative Gothic abbey at Montesiepi, near the city of Siena, still preserves the sword in a little chapel....
  • Fabulous Finds As Saxon King's Tomb Is Unearthed

    02/05/2004 11:00:28 AM PST · by blam · 55 replies · 16,453+ views
    PA News/ ^ | 2-5-2004 | Tony Jones
    10:43am (UK)Fabulous Finds as Saxon King's Tomb Is Unearthed By Tony Jones, PA News The tomb of an East Saxon king containing a fabulous collection of artefacts has been unearthed, it was announced today. The burial chamber, believed to date from the early 7th century, has been described by experts as the richest Anglo-Saxon find since the Sutton Hoo ship burial in Suffolk – one of Britain’s most important archaeological locations. The site in Prittlewell, Southend, Essex was filled with everything a King might need in the afterlife, from his sword and shield to copper bowls, glass vessels and treasures...
  • Bricks With Molded Designs Unearthed In Chongqing (Caucasians in Ancient China)

    01/12/2004 9:28:45 AM PST · by blam · 39 replies · 6,164+ views
    Bricks with molded designs unearthed in 2004-01-12 20:52:43 CHONGQING, Jan. 12 (Xinhuanet) -- Archaeologists in southwest China's Chongqing municipality have unearthed more than 20 pieces of brick reliefs from a tomb of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 A.D.-220 A.D.). Lin Bizhong, a noted archaeologist with the Chongqing MunicipalArchaeological Team, said this was the first time that bricks withmolded designs had been unearthed in Chongqing. Previously, such tomb bricks had been excavated from Sichuan province, southwest China, and have been included as relics under state key protection. Lin acknowledged that the brick-and-stone-structured tomb, fromwhich brick reliefs were unearthed, had been...
  • Etruscan Demons, Monsters Unearthed

    11/05/2003 8:18:48 AM PST · by blam · 55 replies · 1,399+ views
    Discovery ^ | 11-5-2003 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Etruscan Demons, Monsters Unearthed Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News Demonic Charioteer with the Shadow of DeathNov. 5, 2003 — Etruscan art, made of strange demons and monsters, is emerging in a Tuscan village, in what could be one of the most important discoveries of recent times, according to scholars who have seen the paintings. Lurking on the left wall of a 4th century B.C. tomb, the exceptionally preserved monsters have been unearthed during the ongoing excavation of the Pianacce necropolis in Sarteano, a village 50 miles from Siena, Italy. "So far we have found some scenes of banquets, snake-like monsters, demons,...