Several missions launched for the new archaeol…

Several missions launched for the new archaeological season in Luxor – Egypt Independent:

By Al-Masry Al-Youm

“The new archaeological season has begun, showing promise in Luxor, the capital of world tourism. There are currently five archaeological missions, including three Egyptian missions, one Spanish, and one American conducting excavations there. Several new mission and projects have been approved for the new season.”

“Luxor is known for its rich tombs and pharaonic temples, which all seem like they will see a strong tourist season.”

“Last season witnessed many discoveries and restorations of Pharaonic tombs, palaces, and statues of Pharaonic kings in several areas.”

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More human skeletons at Rome metro station

More human skeletons at Rome metro station:

By Wanted In Rome

“Two more human skeletons have been unearthed during works in Rome’s Piazzale Ostiense, outside the Piramide metro station, days after another skeleton was discovered nearby.”

“The latest skeletons to be found belong to a woman and child, and date to the first century BC, according to Italian newspaper La Repubblica.”

“Archaeologists believe the three skeletons are from the Ostiense necropolis, built in the first century BC on the sides of the consular road, and in use for several centuries.”

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Remains of Ptolemaic Temple Found in Sohag | E…

Remains of Ptolemaic Temple Found in Sohag | Egyptian Streets:

By Egyptian Streets

“Remains of an ancient Egyptian temple belonging to a Ptolemaic ruler have been uncovered in northern Sohag, as per Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities.”

“Unconventionally, the temple remains belonging to Ptolemy IV were found during drillings to implement a sewage drainage project in the village of Kom Shakau.”

“As such, the drilling project has been halted and an archeological mission has been assigned to rescue the remainder of the ruins.”

“Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri, stated that the discovery includes limestone walls and floors as well as segments of the temple’s walls bearing the name inscriptions of Ptolemy IV.”

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Safeguarding Greece’s antiquities from climate…

Safeguarding Greece’s antiquities from climate change, Sakis Ioannidis | Kathimerini:

By SAKIS IOANNIDIS

“The Greek Culture Ministry is putting together an interdisciplinary committee of experts who will be responsible for drawing up a national action plan to tackle the impact of climate change on the country’s archaeological sites and historic monuments.”
“Climate change is fast emerging as a significant threat to the country’s historical and cultural heritage and one that has not been sufficiently addressed, according to Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.”
“It can have an adverse effect on monuments and archaeological sites, but also on museum exhibits if the proper measures are not taken. You cannot say that any are in imminent danger in Greece right now, but we really need to take measures to prevent this from happening,” Mendoni told Kathimerini.”

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Ancient Shipwreck Holding Nearly 100 Jugs Of R…

Ancient Shipwreck Holding Nearly 100 Jugs Of Roman Supplies Found In Spain:

By Tom Hale

“Not far from the tourist-filled beaches of Mallorca in Spain, marine archaeologists have discovered a seabed littered with almost one hundred Roman jugs and a 1,800-year-old shipwreck.”
“The treasure trove of relics was first discovered in July 2019 in the waters of S’Arenal beach in Palma, according to an announcement from the Council of Majorca”.

“Given the business of the waters and the value of the remains, authorities were quick to employ the help of the Balearic Institute of Studies in Maritime Archeology (IBEAM) to both document and recover the ancient objects before they were plundered. The marine archaeologists also captured some stunning footage of the shipwreck and the excavation work, which you can check out below.”

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Exhibition in Turkey brings sounds of ancient …

Exhibition in Turkey brings sounds of ancient times to life:

By TRT World

A digital exhibition in the Turkish capital is bringing to life the sights and sounds of one of the country’s most important historical sites.

Southeastern Gobeklitepe gained international recognition last year after it was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List – and archaeologists think it maybe eight thousand years older than the Egyptian pyramids.

Andrew Hopkins reports from Ankara.

Skeleton of Ancient Sports Fan Found Buried wi…

Skeleton of Ancient Sports Fan Found Buried with Head-Shaped Jar | Ancient Origins:

By ED WHELAN

“A grave has been found in Bulgaria with the skeleton of an ancient sportsman or sports fan.  Alongside the human remains was a nearly 2000-year-old jar that represents the head of a boxer or a wrestler.”

“The discovery was made near the village of Boyanovo, Elkhovo, in the southeastern part of Bulgaria by a team of archaeologists from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and reported in the American Journal of Archaeology. According to LiveScience, the burial was ‘‘part of a larger burial complex that was found within a 9.8-foot-high (3 meter) burial mound called a tumulus’’. The team was led by Daniela Agre and they have been working at the site since 2015.”

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Archaeologists find 1,500-year-old Byzantine t…

Archaeologists find 1,500-year-old Byzantine treasure in Turkey’s Çanakkale:

By DAILY SABAH WITH IHA

“Talk about striking gold!”

Archaeologists have discovered 68 gold coins, dating back 1,500 years to the Byzantine era, in the village of Gülpınar in northwestern Çanakkale province.“

"The small treasure was found on August 7 at the bottom of a wall of a Byzantine house during excavations in Ayvacık district.”

“Speaking to the press to announce the remarkable find, Prof. Coşkun Özgünel said they had determined that the coins belonged to the eras of Justinian I and II of Byzantium, and were from the years 550-575 A.C. Some gold coins contained a figure of Emperor Justinian I holding a globe with a cross on it and a shield.”

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Researchers use pollen to recreate ancient pla…

Researchers use pollen to recreate ancient plants in Tunisia – Tunisia – ANSAMed:

“(ANSAmed) – TUNIS, SEPTEMBER 26 – A team of Italian researchers will rebuild for the first time in Tunisia the exact botanical composition of an ancient garden inside an aristocratic villa from 2,000 years ago, starting with pollen.”

“The Nymfarum Domus, a luxurious "domus” from about 400 A.D., is situated at the centre of Neapolis in the Gulf of Hammamet, in the area of Nabeul.“

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Greece to celebrate European Heritage Days wit…

Greece to celebrate European Heritage Days with free entry to archaeological museums and sites – Greek City Times:

By GCT

“To help celebrate European Heritage Days 2019, archaeological sites and museums across Greece will be open to the public free of charge from September 27 to 29.”

“The Ministry for Culture announced that the annual event, held by the Council of Europe and the European Union, is designed to promote the continent’s diverse cultural heritage and encourages greater tolerance for other cultures across Europe.”

“The event gives visitors the opportunity to explore some of Greece’s best museums and archaeological sites free of charge, with the common theme throughout Europe for this year being “Arts and Entertainment”.”

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