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  • City Of David Dig Unearths Pilgrims' Road To Temple

    01/24/2007 5:01:00 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 429+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 1-24-2007 | Nadav Shragai
    City of David dig unearths pilgrims' road to Temple By Nadav Shragai At the end of the 19th century, the archaeologists Bliss and Dickey discovered a short piece of road dating back to the Herodian period in Jerusalem's City of David. The road ascended from south to north in the direction of the Temple Mount. Many years later, in 1963, the archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon found another piece of the road, a little closer to the Temple Mount. When, a little over a year ago, Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) archaeologists found yet another section of it, they believed they had solved...
  • Argentina Unearths Forgotten Past

    04/03/2006 4:54:06 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 491+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-3-2006 | Daniel Schweimler
    Argentina unearths forgotten past By Daniel Schweimler BBC News, Buenos Aires Workers renovating a plaza in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, have stumbled across a forgotten cemetery. It was used by early immigrants in the first half of the 19th Century. The bodies have rested under what today is a neighbourhood plaza It was called the dissident cemetery since it was used by the Protestant and Jewish communities who were not allowed to bury their dead in the Roman Catholic cemeteries used by the majority of the population. The find has excited experts keen to learn more about their country's...
  • Oxford Archaeology Unearths Saxon Settlement In Southampton

    03/25/2006 4:14:41 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 1,266+ views
    24 Hour Museum ^ | 3-24-2006 | Roz Tappenden
    OXFORD ARCHAEOLOGY UNEARTHS SAXON SETTLEMENT IN SOUTHAMPTON by Roz Tappenden 24/03/2006 Excavated 19th century cellar. © Oxford Archaeology An archaeological dig in Southampton’s medieval city centre has unearthed Saxon structural remains and a WWII pharmacy. Archaeologists were called in last November to investigate the 0.5-hectare site in the centre of bustling Southampton after an evaluation by the City Council. The plot, between the city’s High Street and French Street has been earmarked for redevelopment, but the discovery of medieval vaults and structural remains dating from the late Saxon period prompted developers, Linden Homes, to delay building work while investigations take...
  • Polish Archaeologist Unearths Europe's Most Ancient Graves

    03/02/2006 11:11:13 AM PST · by blam · 33 replies · 1,099+ views
    Polish archaeologist unearths Europe's most ancient graves Mar 2, 2006, 14:15 GMT Warsaw - Five of Europe's most ancient graves, dating back 10,000 years, have been unearthed in the village of Dwreca, central Poland. Archaeologist Marian Marciniak found the graves on the site of ancient post-glacial dunes, the Rzeczpospolita daily reported. In them, a young woman, believed aged 18 to 21, was put to rest with a baby, a child aged 5 to 7 and another aged 7 to 11. An adult male found at the site was buried sitting upright, as if on a throne or chair. The bodies...
  • Team Unearths Statue of Egypt's Queen Ti

    01/23/2006 8:00:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies · 1,229+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/23/06 | AP
    LUXOR, Egypt - A Johns Hopkins University archaeological team has unearthed a statue of Queen Ti, one of the most important women in ancient Egypt and wife of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities announced Monday. The statue, mostly intact, was found under a statue of Amenhotep III in the sprawling Karnak Temple in Luxor, which was a royal city in ancient Egypt. Ti was the first queen of Egypt to have her name appear on official acts alongside that of her husband. She was known for her influence in state affairs in the reigns of both her...
  • Operation Hedgehog unearths insurgent explosive caches (22nd MEU)

    01/14/2006 9:00:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 529+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 14, 2006 | Gunnery Sgt. Keith A. Milks
    HIT, Iraq (Jan. 14, 2006) -- For four long, backbreaking days, Marine combat engineers and infantrymen unearthed cache after cache of insurgent ordnance and weaponry in and around Hit, Iraq during Operation Hedgehog. Marines from the Combat Engineer Platoon, Battalion Landing Team 1st Bn., 2nd Marines kicked off the operation with a search of long-suspected hide sites throughout Hit and soon began unearthing treasure troves of insurgent arms. “This was our biggest find to date,” said 1st Lt. Antonio Agnone, the combat engineer platoon leader for BLT 1/2. “We’ve uncovered numerous, and significant caches the insurgents have hidden in Hit...
  • Tall Afar Search Unearths Weapons Cache

    10/19/2005 6:06:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 563+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 19,2005 | Army Pfc. James Wilt
    U.S. Army Sgt. Robert A. Guttersohn, an infantryman with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, throws rocks to the side as he digs through a pile of stones in search of hidden caches during a raid in Tall Afar, Iraq, Oct. 18, 2005. Guttersohn is a native of Canton, Mich. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. James Wilt More Photos Tall Afar Search Unearths Weapons Cache A local resident insists troops missed some weapons during an initial search; a subsequent search yields weapons buried beneath rocks and soil. By U.S. Army Pfc. James Wilt 82nd...
  • Dig Unearths 1,500 Year Old 'Tarbat Man' (Pict)

    09/23/2005 4:05:01 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 1,685+ views
    North Star ^ | 9-22-2005
    Dig unearths 1,500 year old 'Tarbat Man' HUMAN remains have been discovered at Portmahomack - but police will not be called in as the skeleton is thought to be around 1,500 years old and likely to be that of a Pictish monk. The discovery was made by archaeologists from the University of York who come to the Port each season to dig in the grounds of the Tarbat Old Church, one of the most important Pictish sites in Scotland. They are excited by the find came in the last week of the archaeological dig and means that the team will...
  • Tiberias Dig Unearths Very Rare Marble Floor

    04/08/2005 11:13:37 AM PDT · by blam · 110 replies · 2,277+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 4-8-2005 | Eli Ashkenazi
    Tiberias dig unearths very rare marble floor By Eli Ashkenazi A marble floor dating from the first century CE was unearthed during this season's excavations of ancient Tiberias. According to archaeologist Professor Yizhar Hirschfeld, director of the three-week dig that ended yesterday, the floor is apparently a remnant of a pavement in the palace of Herod Antipas, son of Herod the Great, who ruled the Galilee from 4 BCE to 38 CE.
  • Excavation Unearths Oldest Archaeological Site In UAE

    02/08/2005 4:40:08 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 694+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | 2-8-2005 | Prerna Suri
    Excavation unearths oldest archaeological site in UAE By Prerna Suri 8 February 2005 DUBAI — The oldest archaeological site in the UAE dating back to 7,000 years, has been discovered on the island of Marawah, located about 100km west of Abu Dhabi, according to Dr Mark Beech, Senior Resident Archaeologist for the Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey (ADIAS). Dr Beech disclosed the findings at a lecture organised by the Dubai Natural History Group which was attended by a large crowd. The lecture covered important findings and discoveries by ADIAS during their excavation in 2004 including a skeleton of what is...
  • China Unearths Ancient Caucasian Tombs

    10/24/2004 12:43:53 PM PDT · by blam · 125 replies · 8,832+ views
    China unearths ancient Caucasian tombs AFP October 25, 2004 BEIJING: Chinese archaeologists have started unearthing hundreds of tombs in an arid north-western region once home to a mysterious civilization that most likely was Caucasian, state media said Sunday. The researchers have begun work at Xiaohe, near the Lop Nur desert in Xinjiang region, where an estimated 1000 tombs await excavation, according to Xinhua news agency. Their findings could help shed light on one of the greatest current archaeological riddles and answer the question of how this isolated culture ended up thousands of kilometres from the nearest Caucasian community. The tombs,...
  • Dig Unearths Ancient (200AD) Love Affair

    03/03/2004 3:08:18 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 226+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-3-2004
    Dig unearths ancient love affair The plaque was found in the grave with the skull A Roman tale of love and romance that took place in Kent in about 200 AD has been unearthed during an excavation. Archaeologists working at the site in Canterbury uncovered the secret of the romance in a grave just as they were about to pack up their equipment. The grave contained a woman's skull as well as the only complete marble plaque ever found in the area. The team said the plaque would have been put beside the woman by her husband as a gesture...
  • Ancient Illinois Village Unearths Lode Of Questions

    09/02/2002 4:23:13 PM PDT · by blam · 66 replies · 1,829+ views
    University Of Illinois ^ | 9-02-2002 | Andrea Lynn
    Contact: Andrea Lynn a-lynn@uiuc.edu 217-333 -2177 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ancient Illinois village unearths lode of questions CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Digging under a blazing sun in an Illinois cornfield, archaeologists this summer unearthed a fascinating anomaly: a 900-year-old square hilltop village. The discovery near Shiloh -- about 15 miles southeast of St. Louis -- challenges previous notions of the area's first people and adds a piece to the puzzle that was Cahokia, a huge "mother culture" that suddenly appeared, and just as suddenly vanished, leaving only traces of its majesty and meaning in the 11th century. Until now, archaeologists...