Saturday, August 11, 2007

August 11th News

The possible Irish brewery seems to be the big story today. However, it's not the only story so far today.

New stories as of 10:01 PM:

Viking Replica Ship To Arrive In Ireland
The Post
After six weeks at sea, 65 crew members will row the Sea Stallion Viking ship up the Liffey this week...

Modern Vikings Replica In Epic Journey
The Independent
An extraordinary voyage by a team of archaeologists and historians has begun to solve some of the greatest riddles of the Viking age. On Tuesday, a giant Viking warship, an exact replica of one built nearly 1,000 years ago, will complete a 1,200-mile trip from Scandinavia to Ireland...

New stories as of 11:36 AM:

Sending Them Home
The Economist
THE Getty Museum in Los Angeles agreed to return 40 of its treasures to Italy earlier this month, resolving a dispute that had rumbled on for several years. The Italian government argued that all the items had been stolen or looted in the first place...

Borders Fixed For 2 Ancient Sites In Ioannina
Athens News Agency
Greece's culture ministry this week announced decisions delineating the boundaries of two noted archaeological sites in Ioannina prefecture, in the northwest Epirus province, and specifically, for the Passarona and Tekmonos (Τκω) sites...

Archaeologists Battle Against All Odds To Save Allianoi
Turkish Daily News
Days ahead of the flooding due to the creation of the Yortanlı dam, archeologists battle to gain the right to excavate before the ancient thermal city of Allianoi is lost forever...

How Bronze Age Man Enjoyed His Pint
BBC News
Bronze Age Irishmen were as fond of their beer as their 21st century counterparts, it has been claimed...

Bodies Found During Park Restoration
Evening Star24
PEOPLE relaxing on the front lawn of Ipswich's Christchurch Park today may be in for a shock - for just 30 centimetres below them lie the remains of up to 100 bodies...

Bodies Found In Ipswich Park
Evening Star24
PICNICKERS using Ipswich's favourite park could be forgiven for choking on their sandwiches today after it emerged the skeletons of up to 100 people are lying just centimetres below them...

Bronze Age Brewery
Channel 4 News
Bronze Age Irish men were as fond of their beer as their 21st century counterparts, according to two archaeologists...

Friday, August 10, 2007

August 10th News

There's a wide range of stories so far today. Some from previous days, and some new ones as well.

New stories as of 2:43 PM:

Monument May Have Been Brewery
Tyrone Times
Bronze Age Irish men were as fond of their beer as their 21st century counterparts, it has been claimed...

Pompeii Exhibit Bound For Museum Of Art In October
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The largest collection of artifacts from the ancient city of Pompeii and environs ever to leave Italy will be shown at the Birmingham Museum of Art October 14, 2007 to January 27, 2008...

Huge Quake Lurks Off Lebanese Coast
Discovery News
Aug. 9, 2007 — The source of one of history's most catastrophic events, the tsunami-generating 551 A.D. Beirut-Tripoli earthquake, lies dangerously just four miles off Lebanon's coast, according to a new underwater survey by an international team of geophysicists...

New stories as of 11:22 AM:

Discovery Of Middle Asia Cities Recasts Ancient History
New discoveries at dig sites in Middle Asia are rocking the archeological world and redefining the origins of modern civilization...

Huge Hadrian Statue Found In Turkish Archaeological Dig
Pieces of a giant, detailed statue of the Roman emperor Hadrian have been unearthed at an archeological dig in the ancient city of Sagalassos, in south-central Turkey...

Archaeologists Recreate Ancient Irish Beer
Billy Quinn and Declan Moore, two archaeologists with Moore Archaeological & Environmental Services (Moore Group) in Galway, believe that an extensive brewing tradition existed in Ireland as far back as 2500 BC. In an article to be published in Archaeology Ireland next month, they detail their experiments and research into the enigmatic site that is the fulacht fiadh...

Remains of 8000 Year Old Stone Age Settlement Found Under English Channel
Daily India
Washington, Aug 10: Archaeologists have found the remains of a busy Stone Age settlement dating back 8000 years on the floor of the English Channel...

Underwater Stone Age Village Found Near Isle Of Wight
China View
BEIJING, Aug. 10 (Xinhuanet) -- Erosion on the seabed of the English Channel near the Isle of Wight is uncovering the remains of a thriving Stone Age village from the time when Britain and Europe were still connected by a land bridge, a team of archaeologists reports...

Ancient Monument May Have Been Bronze Age Brewery
Evening Echo
Two Galway archaeologists have put forward a theory that one of the most common ancient monuments around Ireland may have been used for brewing ale...

Excavating An Emperor
BBC Focus
Only the head, foot and leg of the statue of Hadrian have been unearthed so far, but the excavators can already see that the effigy is exquisitely carved and stood 4-5m tall. The monument is dated to the early part of Hadrian’s reign – roughly AD117 – and was found under the ruins of a bath house at the archaeological site of Sagalassos in south-western Turkey...

English Were Dedicated Followers Of French Fashion 1,400 Years Ago
Times Online
The British, it seems, have assiduously followed European fashion trends for years. It now turns out that it may have been for centuries...

Mummy Birds Recovered From Egypt Factory
National Geographic News
Egyptian antiquities authorities have obtained eight mummified birds that had been displayed in a textile factory for nearly a century...

Thursday, August 9, 2007

August 9th News

Whoops! I forgot that I hadn't updated yet today. The searches looked as if I had.

New stories as of 4:30 PM:

Olympic Treasure Exhibition Marks One Year Countdown
The Olympic Games are without a doubt the world's largest and most celebrated sporting event. But pay a visit to a show underway at Beijing's International Exhibition Center and you begin to see they have an impact far beyond the realm of sports...

Giant Statue Of Hadrian Unearthed
BBC News
Parts of a huge, exquisitely carved statue of the Roman Emperor Hadrian has been unearthed at an archaeological site in south-central Turkey...

Stone Age Settlement Found Under English Channel
Fox News
Erosion on the floor of the English Channel is revealing the remains of a busy Stone Age settlement from a time when Europe and Britain were still linked by land, a team of archaeologists says...,2933,292793,00.html

Islamic Medina Found In Cacela Velha
The Resident
DETAILS ABOUT the Islamic Medina, or town, discovered by archaeologists in Cacela Velha, Vila Real de Santo António, during excavations inside the local fortress, have been revealed to The Resident...

Ancient Byzantine Church Discovered In Tiberias
In excavations carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority in Tiberias impressive and unique finds were uncovered that shed light on the history of the ancient city...

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

August 8th News

Getting an earlier than usual start today and there's lots of news.

New stories as of 8:51 PM:

Restoration of Ancient Malatya City Walls To Start This Month
Today's Zaman
The restoration of Malatya’s celebrated city walls, built in the time of Byzantine Emperor Justinian (522-565), is scheduled to start this month...

Photo In The News: Giant Statue Of Roman Emperor Discovered
National Geographic News
August 8, 2007—Some people are larger than life. Others simply want to be carved that way...

English Less Diverse than 1,000 Years Ago, DNA Study Finds
National Geographic News
English people are less genetically diverse today than they were in the days of the Vikings, possibly due to two deadly plagues that swept their country centuries ago, a new study says...

Queen Nefertiti: More Than A Pretty Face

German scientists have discovered that the world's most beautiful woman allowed herself to be sculpted with wrinkles to appear more beautiful...

New stories as of 8:45 AM:

Archaeologists Unearth Tomb Near Bulgarian Town Of Sozopol
Sofia Echo
A National History Museum (NHM) archaeological expedition has discovered a tomb near the Bulgarian coastal town of Sozopol, NHM said on August 7, according to Bulgarian news agency BTA...

Turning A New Leaf In An Ancient Land
Globe and Mail
POMPEII, ITALY — To visitors, Pompeii is a fascinating outdoor museum in the form of a dead city...

Archaeological Dig Finds Roman Coins And Games
Northhamton Chronicle & Echo
A new dig at an ancient archaeological site has found Roman artefacts and musket balls fired during the English Civil War...

Fight On To Save Stone Age Atlantis
BBC News
A race against time is under way to try to save a Stone Age settlement found buried at the bottom of the sea in the Solent...

Medieval Finds At Stag Lane
Excited archaeologists have unearthed historical remains that could delay the building of a controversial new housing development in Berkhamsted...

Archaeologists Set To Dig For History
THESE foundations might be all that remain of some of Ipswich's oldest buildings...

La Azohia Building Site Uncovers Roman Find
Typically Spanish
The remains are said to be of a salt fish factory dating from the fourth century BC...

Ancient Burial Site Halts Work On New EK Sports Complex
WORK on a section of a multi-million pound sports development has been brought to a standstill following the discovery of a prehistoric burial site...

Stone Age Site Surfaces After 8000 Years
Science Daily
Science Daily Excavations of an underwater Stone Age archaeological settlement dating back 8000 years took place at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton between 30 July – 3 August 2007...

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

August 7th News

Well, Bulgaria is back in the news with another discovery. That's only one of a number of different stories today.

New stories as of 2:14 PM:

Archaeologists Uncover Alexander The Great's Gulf Outpost
A desert island governed by Kuwait which suffered from conflict and brief occupation by Saddam Hussein in the 1990s is gaining the attention of archaeologists and the Greek government who believe it was a Gulf outpost of Alexander the Great’s army.

New stories as of 11:11 AM:

Bulgarian Archaeologists Unearth 2,500-Years-Old Tomb
Sofia News Agency
Archaeologists from the Bulgaria's National History Museum have unearthed a tomb of a citizen, who lived in the ancient city of Apollonia, which is today's Black Sea town of Sozopol...

Impressive Byzantine Church Discovered In The Israel Antiquities Authority Excavations In Tiberias
Israel Ministry Of Foreign Affairs
In the Israel Antiquities Authority’s excavations in Tiberias a Byzantine church was exposed that is paved with polychrome mosaics decorated with geometric patterns and dedicatory inscriptions. Appearing in one of the inscriptions is the text: “Our Lord, protect the soul of your servant…” (Our Lord=Jesus).

Alexander's Gulf Outpost Uncovered
BBC News
Alexander the Great's awe-inspiring conquest of Asia is drawing archaeologists to a desert island off the shores of Iraq...

Archaeologists Discover 'Gentrified' Egyptian Burial Chamber South of Cairo
Daily India
Washington, Aug 7: Czech archaeologists have discovered a recycled burial chamber with unusual decorations, just south of Cairo. The find occurred near the three weathered pyramids of Abu Sir - remnants of an original seven -located 22 miles south of the Capital...

Seven Meter Ancient Street Fount In Cappadocia
Turkish Daily News
The recent excavations in Nevşehir's Ürgüp district of the central Anatolian village Şahinefendi uncovered a seven-meter Roman period street. The street was found in June during the excavations, which kicked off in 2001 to unveil the ancient city of Sobessos...

Brooch Declared Treasure
Lynn News
A WEST Norfolk metal detector struck gold – or rather silver – when he unearthed a Medieval brooch in Crimplesham...

Roman Walls Unearthed Under City
BBC News
An exhibition has been set up in Bath to show some of the discoveries that have been made as part of the city's Southgate redevelopment...

Monday, August 6, 2007

August 6th News

And, they're all new stories today. Nothing seems to carry over from last week.

New stories as of 5:53 PM:

Sixth-Century Mosaic Floor Discovered Near Palmahim
A floor mosaic dating back to the sixth century, depicting trees and fruit baskets, was uncovered this week at the Yavneh-Yam archaeological site near Kibbutz Palmahim. The floor, discovered during excavations by Tel Aviv University's Institute of Archaeology, decorated the dining room of a Byzantine villa, containing unbroken pottery...

New stories as of 11:17 AM:

Colossal Statue Of The Emperor Hadrian Discovered
A huge, exquisitely carved marble statue of the Roman emperor Hadrian is the latest find from Sagalassos, an ancient Greco-Roman city in south-central Turkey. Archaeologists estimate that the figure was originally between 13 and 16 feet in height (four to five meters)...

Metropolitan Museum Presents Egyptian Metal Statuary
Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on October 16, 2007, Gifts for the Gods: Images from Egyptian Temples is the first exhibition ever devoted to these fascinating yet enigmatic works...

Archaeologists Discover 8-Million-Year-Old Forest In Hungary
Sawf News
BUKKABRANY, Hungary (AFP) - "The discovery is exceptional as the trees kept their wooden structure, they neither turned into coal nor were petrified," Tamas Pusztai, the deputy director and head of the archaeological department at the local Otto Herman museum who oversaw the excavation, told AFP...

8-Million-Year-Old Forest Wows Archaeologists
Discovery News
Aug. 6, 2007 — Archaeologists have found an eight-million-year old forest of cypresses, well preserved and not fossilized, in northeastern Hungary...

The Lost Queen
Egypt Today
Hatshepsut Khenmet-Amun (the United of Amun in Front of the Nobles) was quite a woman. The second-known woman to rule Egypt, she became co-regent, along with her young stepson, after her husband and half-brother Thutmose II died in 1504 BC. The arrangement lasted just two years before Hatshepsut claimed the title of Pharaoh for her own...

Ancient Croatian Port City Saved Form 13-Mile Wide Wild Fire
Dubrovnik, Croatia (AHN) - Firefighters managed to save Dubrovnik, Croatia from wildfires that had threatened the historic 7th century port city. A state of emergency had been declared Sunday night as a 13-mile wide line of forest fires fanned by heavy winds blazed toward the suburbs outside the ancient city on the Adriatic...

Sunday, August 5, 2007

August 5th News

A slow summer Sunday today.

New stories as of 5:18 PM:

Stone Age Site Surfaces After 8000 Years
Science Daily Excavations of an underwater Stone Age archaeological settlement dating back 8000 years took place at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton between 30 July – 3 August 2007.

New stories as of 12:06 PM:

Scholar Revives Ancient Subject
BBC News
A Swansea University historian hopes to discover more about an ancient discipline which may have provided "the GPS system" of its day, 500 years ago...