Posts Tagged ‘archaeological’

Uruk: Ancient Civilization Archaeological Superstar Status

Uruk, in southern Iraq, has reached superstar status in the realm of archaeological excavations of ancient civilizations by delivering the Sumerian King Lists among the 5,000 cuneiform tablets discovered Read more Section:  News Premium Preview Read Later  Source

PA warns of Israel’s plan to take over Palestine archaeological sites

The Palestinian Authority (PA) warned on Friday of the Israeli plan to take over Palestinian archaeological sites, calling on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to assume its responsibilities in this regard. In a statement, the PA’s Foreign Ministry, in the strongest terms, condemned the Thursday night Israeli raid on the archaeological […]

Greek elections 2023: Schedule of archaeological sites, museums with different open hours on May 21

Some archaeological sites and museums in Greece will shut down early on election Sunday (May 21), the Culture & Sports Ministry said on Friday.  In a statement, the ministry said that all museums and sites will follow the official summer schedule on that day as listed on their site (see link below), with the following… […]

Free admission to archaeological sites, museums on Tuesday for International Day of Monuments and Sites

Visitors will have the opportunity to visit monuments, museums and archaeological sites in Greece free of charge on Tuesday, April 18. The date has been established by UNESCO and the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) since 1983 as the International Day for Monuments and Sites – also known as World Heritage Day.The theme… […]

Masterpieces of the Archaeological Museum of Elefsina are being re-exhibited!

The Archaeological Museum of Elefsina, which was inaugurated on February 24 by President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and the Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni, is re-exhibiting many masterpieces in its possesses. The Museum exhibits, mainly, findings from the Sanctuary area and burial material from the so-called Western Cemetery, the main necropolis of Elefsis, as well… […]

Volunteer Finds Intricate 5th-Century Gold Bead in Archaeological Debris

While sifting through dirt and rubble removed from a huge Roman structure discovered during excavations at Pilgrimage Road in the City of David in Jerusalem, a National Service volunteer found a small golden bead of a most peculiar type. Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

ATHENS: New National Archaeological Museum will house 125,000 ancient treasures and cost €300 million!

The new National Archaeological Museum in Athens will become one of the most grandest in the world and will cost an eyewatering €300 million! According to Proto Thema, the new National Archaeological Museum will comprise of the old museum building and a new building, and will be ready in five years. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis… […]

Archaeological Treasure Trove! 21 Royal Han Tombs Unearthed in China

Archeologists exploring a mountainside in China have discovered 21 tombs dating back 2,000 years. Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Asia Read Later  Source

Archaeological Metrology: The Spirit Of Light Cubit In Ancient Sacral Architecture

A journey in search of the discovery of an ancient lost civilization that is more than 12,000 years old, supported by solid archaeological standards and evidence, provides indications that its global reach was not for domination that is unfortunately too common in the rise of civilizations, but instead for illumination and common unity of cultures […]

New Archaeological Museum to Open in Sparta

A new archaeological museum has received the green light to be constructed in the town of Sparta, the Greek Culture Ministry announced recently. More specifically, the ministry approved studies for the project budgeted at 2,750,000 euros and set to be erected on the premises of a former factory in the Peloponnesian town, GTP reported. Including… […]

Sculpting The Geological, Archaeological And Cultural Landscape Of Papua New Guinea

The sculpturing of the geography of Papua New Guinea did not end with the eruption of the volcanos. In their wake basins and valleys formed, where people settled, thousands of years ago. A large inland sea on the north coast of New Guinea, the Sepik-Ramu basin, reached its maximum extent 7,500 to 4,000 years ago. […]

Salvaged ancient treasures have first public display at Archaeological Museum of Piraeus

A treasure trove of important archaeological artefacts discovered during a salvage excavation in the Delta of Faliron Bay, south of Athens, had their first public display at the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus this weekend. The salvage excavation on the site where the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center was to be built,, which ran between 2012 and… […]

Archaeological survey sheds new light on Sassanid era fortress

TEHRAN—A team of Iranian archaeologists has recently finished an archaeological season on the Sassanid-era (224–651) Oltan Fortress in Ardabil province, ISNA reported on Wednesday. The new archaeogeophysical studies with magnetometric methods have led to novel discoveries, said Kurosh Mohammdkhani, who presides over the project. As a result of this method, as well as the aerial […]

More than 300,000 archaeological artefacts discovered during Thessaloniki metro works!

More than 300,000 archaeological artefacts were discovered during the construction of the Thessaloniki metro system, Culture & Sports Minister Lina Mendoni said at a press conference on Wednesday. Speaking alongside Transport & Infrastructure Minister Kostas Karamanlis, Mendoni added that a large selection of these artefacts will be displayed in two separate museums that will be […]

Archaeological museum opened to public in Isfahan

TEHRAN–On Tuesday, an archaeological museum was officially inaugurated in Buin-Miandasht county, the central province of Isfahan, the county’s tourism chief has said. The museum has been set up in a Zand-era (1750–1794) mansion, which has been fully restored and equipped, Javad Farhadi explained on Wednesday. Private collectors have contributed objects to the museum, including works […]

Killer Jabbed Archaeological worker dies suddenly while in Kisatchie National Forest-Medical “Experts” Have No Clue Why

Officials suspect death was heat-related Maybe she skipped breakfast? Maybe a jet flew overhead? Maybe she touched the soil? Maybe she ate the wrong breakfast? Maybe she took too many breaths? Maybe there was a ball game nearby? Maybe one day the “health” “experts” will figure out what is making all these tens of thousands […]

The Mysteries of Machu Picchu and Archaeological Obsession

Hidden away within the Andes, 2,430 meters (7,972 ft) above sea level, the Inca site of Machu Picchu near Cusco in Peru is often referred to as the lost city of the Incas. These days you couldn’t claim it’s still lost. With over one and a half million tourists visiting in 2018 (pre-pandemic), it is […]

The Magnificent Citadel of Erbil – A True Archaeological Sandwich

The Iraqi city of Erbil is truly magnificent – and in many ways. With the settlement origins dating back at least 8,000 years, it is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The modern city developed around the famous Citadel of Erbil, the town’s ancient core that has been present since […]

Archaeology Magazine’s Top Ten Archaeological Discoveries 2021

The top 10 ancient discoveries for 2021 have been announced by Archaeology Magazine . For the last 70 years Archaeology Magazine has been published by the Archaeological Institute of America and this most recent top 10 list will be published in the January/February 2022 issue this week. The most significant find of 2021 was Egypt’s […]

A Powerful New Free Tool Virtually Maps England’s Archaeological Sites

An innovative and groundbreaking digital archaeology tool will give members of the public an opportunity to explore thousands of archaeological sites all around England, visually and by reading written reports and descriptions. On the Aerial Archaeological Mapping Explorer , visitors can select and zoom in on any site they choose, to see aerial photographs, read […]

Archaeological El Dorado: Stunning Golden Sun Bowl Found in Austria

“A discovery of a lifetime” is what archaeologist Dr. Michal Sip termed the find: a golden sun bowl dated to 3,000 years ago, unearthed during ongoing excavations in a prehistoric settlement in Ebreichsdorf, Austria. Work at this ancient settlement dated to 1300-1000 BC, has been in full flow since September 2019. Researchers at the site are […]

Are Afghanistan’s Archaeological Treasures Safe?

Experts are concerned for the future of Afghanistan’s archaeological sites and treasures following the Taliban takeover. Even if the ancient sites are not looted and destroyed, there is still the worry that the extremist Islamic group may already be hunting for the famous Bactrian treasure – a collection of more than 20,000 gold, silver, and […]

Archaeological sites, ruined fortress named national heritage in southwest Iran

TEHRAN – Five archaeological sites and a crumbling fortress, situated in Iran’s Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province, have been gained national status. The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts declared the inscriptions on Thursday in separate letters to the governor-general of the southwestern province, CHTN reported. The Archaeological sites of Qatar-Tappeh, Aqayaz hills, Qanbari Tappeh, Tall-e Nasir, […]

4th Century Coin Cache Found In Israeli Archaeological Hotspot

A cache of coins, weighing 6 kilos (13 pounds) in total, was discovered by a tour guide near west Israel’s coastal town of Atlit on Tuesday, the 10th of August. Yotam Dahan, the tour guide from Klil in the Western Galilee area of Northern Israel found the antique coins on a family camping trip in […]

Arctic Circle Anomalies: Archaeological Insight Under the Permafrost

The Arctic Circle is the farthest northern of the five major circles of latitude on the planet. It marks the northernmost point at which the center of the noon sun is just visible on the winter solstice . During the summer solstice , the heart of the midnight sun is just visible at the southernmost […]

Six archaeological sites approved as national heritage in Iran

TEHRAN – On Sunday, a selection of six archaeological hills and historical sites scattered across Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province were added to Iran’s national heritage list. Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan declared the inscriptions on Sunday in a letter to the governor-general of the southwestern province, IRNA reported. Tepe Dizdasht, Tepe Chaghat Houshangi, Tepe […]

The Impact of COVID-19: Archaeological Digs Fall Silent

Several layers of plastic and geotextile membranes protect the remains of a Neolithic settlement called the Ness of Brodgar in Orkney, Scotland. Large tarps cover the area where the archaeological excavation used to take place, held down by old tires. Underneath, the entire site has been backfilled with 5,000 sandbags to protect the delicate masonry […]

Sassanid-era Sirvan to undergo archaeological survey

Sassanid-era Sirvan to undergo archaeological survey – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – An archaeological survey and research project is planned to start on Sirvan, a western Iranian town in modern Ilam province, which dates from the Sassanid era (224–651). A budget of two billion rials (about $48,000 at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials per dollar) […]

The Plain of Jars: A Megalithic Archaeological Mystery in Laos

The Plain of Jars on the Xieng Khouang plain of Laos is one of the most enigmatic archaeological points of interest on Earth. The unusual scattering of thousands of megalithic jars across nearly one hundred sites deep in the mountains of northern Laos has fascinated archaeologists and scientists ever since their discovery in the 1930s. A […]

Historic Cold Cases: Five Ancient Archaeological Murder Mysteries

Nothing sticks in the mind quite like an unanswered question, such as a historic murder mystery, an unsettled death, an impenetrable enigma or even an ancient cold case just waiting to be resolved. A good detective eliminates the impossible, and whatever remains, however improbable, could just be the answer. Archaeologists are pathological problem solvers, obsessed […]

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