Saturday, August 18, 2007

August 18th News

I was beginning to wonder if there would be any news today. It's a VERY slow Saturday this morning.

New stories as of 11:23 AM:

Flying Longboat Docks At Viking Exhibition
THE Viking ship has landed. After a major logistical operation involving some of the biggest cranes in the country, the replica ship which arrived in Ireland from Denmark earlier this week is pictured above by Martin Nolan being hoisted into its new home early yesterday morning...

Friday, August 17, 2007

August 17th News

It's a slow day today, or at least it seems that way.

New stories as of 1:46 PM:

Ancient Calpe Surfaces
Round Town News
This summer dozens of students from all over Europe visited the Marina Alta town to toil in the sunshine as volunteer labour for the residential experts. Work took place on the slopes of the famous Penon de Ifach landmark -where remains of a 4th Century church has been discovered along with artefacts of a community dating back to 700 BC - and surrounding site of the Queen's Baths...

Volunteer Archaeologists Unearth An Ancient Tomb In Italy
International Herald Tribune
CASENOVOLE, Italy: The Etruscan tomb was hidden in such a remote corner of Tuscany that Andrea Marcocci, the archeology student who had identified it about a decade ago, was not very worried that anyone else would stumble upon it...

Artefact May Have Been Smuggled Abroad
United Press International
ROME, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The search for an ancient third statue is picking up 35 years after the Riace bronzes were rescued from their watery resting place, Italian authorities said...

Ancient Tablet Vouches For Biblical King
Discovery News
Aug. 16, 2007 — Non-biblical evidence for individuals named in the Bible is rare, particularly for people who were not royals. But an ancient Babylonian tablet provides further proof that a king and his servant — both named in the Book of Jeremiah — existed in the 6th century B.C...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

August 16th News

Looks like a range of stories today.

New stories as of 11:57 AM:

Ancient Syrian Mosaics Shine
Ravenna, the capital of Roman and Byzantine mosaics, has turned its hand to a fresh clutch of works, restoring a number of priceless designs on loan from Syrian museums.

Roman's Footprint Unearthed In Israel
Edmonton Journal
TEL AVIV, Israel - Israeli archeologists have discovered a footprint possibly made by the sandal of a Roman legionnaire in the ruins of the ancient town of Sussita, in northern Israel, the Haaretz newspaper said Wednesday...

Egyptian Tomb Of Noblewoman Found
National Geographic News
An ancient Egyptian noblewoman's large stone coffin has been found in a tomb near the pyramid of Unas, experts announced yesterday...

The Biggest Ancient Water Depository On The Balkans Founded In Bulgaria
Ancient depot and water depository were revealed by archaeologists in the ancient Thracian city of Perperikon (Rhodopes)...

New Dig To Find Wigan's Roman History
Wigan Today
A fresh quest has been launched to discover whether Wigan was once a major Roman settlement...

Tales From The Bog
National Geographic Magazine
Using CT scans and radiocarbon dating, investigators hope to make sense of the bodies preserved in Europe’s wetlands...

Viking Project Gets Royal Support
The Copenhagen Post
Danes need to know more about the land’s ancient Viking fortresses, according to Queen Margrethe, whose foundation is behind a new project with that goal in mind...

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

August 15th News

Lots of news today.

News stories as of 10:42 AM:

Two Thousand Year Old Etruscan Tomb Discovered
Bits Of News
Yesterday in Tuscany archaeologists discovered a perfectly preserved Etruscan tomb dating to some time between the first and third centuries B.C.E, or nearing the end of the Etruscan period. According to Reuters, finding an intact tomb of this sort is extremely rare.

Escot Artifacts Are "Treasure"
Midweek Herald24
IT'S treasure!" That was the decision of a coroner's court last week as it assessed ancient artefacts found in the grounds of Escot House...

Milleniums-Old Footprint Found In Israel
RIA Novosti
TEL AVIV, August 15 (RIA Novosti) - Israeli archaeologists have discovered a footprint possibly made by the sandal of a Roman legionnaire in the ruins of the ancient town of Sussita, in northern Israel, the Haaretz newspaper said Wednesday...

Rare Intact Tomb Found In Italy
Science Daily
GROSSETO, Italy, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A 2,000-year-old Etruscan tomb containing the remains of at least 16 people has been found intact in Italy's Tuscany region...
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Photo Essay: The Dead Sea Scrolls
This week's photo essay is on the Dead Sea Scrolls, some 900 fragmented and complete documents recovered in the mid-twentieth century from eleven caves located near the small site of Qumran off the western shore of the Dead Sea in Israel...

Viking Ship Ends Voyage In Dublin

BBC News
A replica Viking ship has pulled into Dublin nearly 1,000 years after the original sank off Denmark's coast...

Medieval Jewelry Unearthed In Bulgarian Fortress

Sofia News Agency
A team of Bulgarian archaeologists stumbled upon a golden adornment in the grave of a woman, who lived in the Middle Ages, on Wednesday, Darik News reported...

New Archaeological Treasures Found In Bulgaria
Sofia Echo
Archeological expedition found a rich medieval tomb in the Kaliakra fortress, on the Kaliakra cape at the Black Sea coast on August 14 2007...

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

August 14th News

The Etruscan tomb discovery yesterday seems to be the big story of the day today.

News stories as of 12:41 PM:

Ballard Chases History Again In The Black Sea
It's a painfully slow process, watching a robotic arm brush, inch-by-inch, the sediment off a 900-year-old shipwreck 400 feet underwater in the Black Sea...

Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Tuscan Tomb
ABC News
Archaeologists have discovered a more than 2,000-year-old Etruscan tomb perfectly preserved in the hills of Tuscany with a treasure trove of artefacts inside, including urns that hold the remains of about 30 people...

Intact 2,000-Year Old Etruscan Tomb Discovered
ROME (Reuters) - Archaelogists have discovered a more than 2,000-year-old Etruscan tomb perfectly preserved in the hills of Tuscany with a treasure trove of artifacts inside, including urns that hold the remains of about 30 people...
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Intact Etruscan Tomb Found In Tuscany
An intact Etruscan tomb, over 2000 years old, has been uncovered in southern Tuscany...

1200-Year-Old Graves Found
Gazette & Herald
The resting places of some of Aldbourne's oldest inhabitants have been discovered during an archaeological dig on the former Crowcastle site on the edge of the village...

Yet Another Tomb Unearthed In Bulgaria's Sozopol
Sofia News Agency
A team of Bulgarian archaeologists unearthed Tuesday an ancient stone tomb, dated back to the 4th century BC, Darik News reported...

Monday, August 13, 2007

August 13th News

There should be some new stories for a new week today. Interestingly, all the news I've found today comes from Great Britain.

New stories as of 11:41 AM:

Lead Poisoning On Mendip
Weston & Somerset Mercury
POLLUTION is much in the news today, and is especially linked with industrial processes of modern times...It caused problems in lead mining on Mendip centuries ago...

Village Bids For a Museum To Keep Safe It's Heritage
Weston & Somerset Mercury
HISTORY fans in Cheddar are pushing for a museum to be set up in the village to prevent the area's rich heritage from being lost...

Bronze Age Brew Proves A Vintage Ale
Bronze Age man was a bit of a boozer, according to a team of archaeologists who claim to have uncovered evidence of the world's largest prehistoric brewing industry...

Castle Dig Unearths Lost Tower
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have unearthed the remains of a medieval tower at Edinburgh Castle thought to have been lost forever...

Celtic And Anglo Saxon Coinage
The Belgae introduced coins to Britain in the second century BC, but they were used for religious offerings, tribute payments, or even hoarded as evidence of wealth, rather than for trade. The Celtic economy was largely conducted by barter, and Caesar noted that iron ingots substituted for money in Britain...

Archaeologists Unearth 5,000 Year-Old Settlement
The Daily Mail
Archaeologists have discovered a Neolithic settlement dating back nearly 5,000 years....Experts believe the unusual buildings recovered at Ness of Brodgar in Orkney could be as historically significant as the islands' famous Skara Brae village...
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Voyage Unravels One of Viking Era's Enduring Mysteries
Daily India
London, Aug 13: Archaeologists and historians will solve one of the greatest riddles of the Viking Age when they complete a 1200 mile voyage from Scandinavia to Ireland aboard a giant Viking warship, an exact replica of one built nearly 1000 years ago...

Dig Unearths Neolithic Settlement
BBC News
The remains of a massive Neolithic settlement dating back more than 5,000 years have been discovered in Orkney...

Sunday, August 12, 2007

August 12 News

It's a slow Sunday, but that seems to be normal.

New stories as of 11:41 AM:

Ancient Forest Found In Hungary
BBC News
An ancient forest of cypress trees, estimated to be eight million years old, has been discovered in Hungary...