Saturday, September 8, 2007

September 8th News

New stories as of 10:30 AM:

Shedding Light on Ancient Keramos
Turkish Daily News
Excavations at ancient Keramos, an important site of the Karia and Leleg settlements, have recently revealed an acropolis, Roman temple and 5,000-year-old tombs in Muğla's Milas district. The first stage of the project, �Shedding Light on Ancient Keramos: Settlement and Inventory Studies,� has been completed...

Digging Up The Past In Wanstead Park
Your Local Guardian
AN excavation to discover the location of a Roman Villa will begin in Wanstead Park over the next few weeks...

Friday, September 7, 2007

September 7th News

Another early start this morning.

New stories as of 11:18 AM:

Council Gives Road Plan Go Ahead for Rotherwas Ribbon
24 Hour News
Herefordshire Council have revealed their solution for the preservation of the recently discovered Bronze Age ribbon of stones dubbed the Rotherwas Ribbon...

Cyprus To Seek Ancient Shipwrecks
Yahoo News
NICOSIA (Reuters) - Cyprus is to launch sea surveys in an area where dozens of vessels led by warring successors to Alexander the Great are believed to have sunk in battle for control over the island in 306 BC...;_ylt=AqDrehfZrQvgv8f7h75o.KQhANEA

New stories as of 6:33 AM:

Local Woman Shares In Historic Beehive Find
Great Falls Tribune
Havre teacher and librarian Nancy Venable expected her birthday to pass Thursday without seeing her daughter, Amanda Thompson, who is digging on archaeological sites in Israel...

Temple Of Augustus Found In Pompeiopolis
Turkish Daily News
Archaeologists working in the region expect to find many other findings such as inscriptions and coins in further excavations at the site...

Divers Find Roman Wreck Off Cape Greco
Cyprus Mail
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have found a Roman wreck dating from the first century A.D. off Cape Greco towards the Protaras area, it emerged yesterday...

Ancient Naval Battle Wrecks Found?
A shipwreck from the imperial Roman era, found off Cyprus, could lead to the discovery of vessels sunk in antiquity's largest naval engagement, the Battle of Salamis in 306 BC, said an official statement on Thursday...

Ancient Beehives Are Found In Israel
TEL REHOV, Israel, Sept. 6 Israeli archaeologists discovered evidence of what are believed to have been the first beehives in the ancient Near East...

Turkish Archaeologists Map Country's Sunken Heritage
Daily India
Washington, Sept 7: Dokuz Eylül University (DEU) archaeologists have embarked on a five-year project mapping Turkey's underwater history...

Government Refuses To Back Treasure Campaign
Shetland Times
THE SCOTTISH government has refused to give its backing to the campaign to bring the St Ninian's Isle treasure back to Shetland, saying that the decision should be left up to the National Museums board...

Stone Age Axe Goes On Display
The Press And Journal
One of the smallest Stone Age axes found in Scotland has gone on display in Angus...

Ancient Footpath Protection Bid
The Press Association
A council has announced that it is to continue with its plan to build a road over a 4,000-year-old footpath, saying it is the "best way" to protect the monument...

Archaeologists Start Westgate Dig
Oxford Mail
A shopping centre car park in Oxford has been temporarily transformed into an archaeological dig site...

Thursday, September 6, 2007

September 6th News

Today there's both new stories and stories which have been published over the last couple of days being re-printed in new places.

New stories as of 10:24 AM:

Cyprus To Seek Ancient Shipwrecks
Reuters UK
NICOSIA (Reuters) - Cyprus is to launch sea surveys in an area where dozens of vessels led by warring successors to Alexander the Great are believed to have sunk in battle for control over the island in 306 BC...
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Ancient Beehives Are Found In Israel
United Press International
TEL REHOV, Israel, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Israeli archaeologists discovered evidence of what are believed to have been the first beehives in the ancient Near East...

Ancient First Beehives Discovered
In The News
Archaeologists have uncovered the first apiary (beehive colony) from the biblical period, proving Israel really was the 'land of milk and honey'...$1131507.htm

Road Plan Goes Ahead Over Ribbon

BBC News
Council leaders have said they will go ahead with plans to build a road over a 4,000-year-old group of stones...

Council Claims 'Win Win Solution' For Rotherwas Ribbon
24 Dash
Herefordshire Council confirmed today (Thursday) what it called a ‘win win solution’ to protect the Rotherwas Ribbon archaeological find, explore opportunities for tourism and safeguard the jobs and businesses that depend on the new Rotherwas access road...

Roman Wreck May Point To Massive Battle
Nicosia - A shipwreck from the imperial Roman era, found off Cyprus, could lead to the discovery of vessels sunk in antiquity's largest naval engagement, the Battle of Salamis in 306 BC, said an official statement on Thursday...

Archaeologists Find Remains of Sky-Disc People In Germany
Goseck, Germany (dpa) ­ Archaeologists digging at the place where an amazing Bronze Age disc was found in Germany have turned up a body and remains of a Stone Age building, adding to the riddle around one of the world's biggest archaeological sensations of the past decade...

Roman Galleon From First Century BC Found In Bay of Cartagena
New Kerala
Madrid, Sept 6 : Archaeologists have found a Roman galleon dating back to the first century BC, in near-immaculate condition in the Bay of Cartagena, in Spain...

Crackers: Vikings' ABCs
Malta Independent Online
The Vikings are considered to have been accomplished seafarers and warriors, but did you know that they also had their own alphabet? Known as the futhark, it consisted of 16 characters or letters called runes...

Three Millenia Old Bee Hives Found
Press TV
Archaeologists have discovered 3,000-year-old undamaged beehives, which they believe are the oldest evidence of a beekeeping industry...

Roman Ship Found In Cartagena
Think Spain
A Roman boat in near-immaculate condition has been dredged up from the bay of Cartagena. Archaeologists say the find dates back to the first century B.C...

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

September 5th News

Most of the stories today seem to be coming from Israel.

New stories as of 1:05 PM:

Ancient Bee Hives Unearthed In Israel

The Daily Green
The land of milk and honey did indeed have honey from an apparently robust beekeeping industry, according to archaeologists who have unearthed 3,000-year-old bee hives in Northern Israel...

Opening Door To District's Past
This is Herfordshire
HISTORIC and cultural buildings across the St Albans area will be opening their doors in a four-day exploration of the district's heritage...

Streets of Anatolia’s historic Laodicea to reopen
Today's Zaman
Laodicea, an ancient Anatolian city located near İzmir and second only to Ephesus in size, is to open to the public.
The largest and most important ancient city of the Çürüksü (Lycus) river valley, located six kilometers east of Denizli and close to the Eskihisar, Goncalı and Bozburun villages, will open to the public with a ceremony some 1,300 years after being all but completely abandoned...

New stories as of 6:37 AM:

Inscription From Second Temple Period
Israel Today
Tablet contains important independent and authentic source for historical period that climaxed in the Maccabean revolt, the victorious outcome of which is celebrated yearly at Hanukkah...

Singing In The Bath - Roman Style
News & Star
The Hadrian Arts Trust, which believes Romans used to sing in the bath, has organised for local choirs to sing in Roman bath-houses along Hadrian’s Wall between 2pm and 3pm...

Jerusalem Seeks Return Of Siloam Inscription
Israel Today
The Siloam Inscription is a 2,700-year-old tablet containing a description of the meeting of two groups of hewers who were digging from opposite ends as they sought to provide a reliable water source for Jerusalem residents during biblical times...

Mapping Turkey's Sunken Heritage
Turkish Daily News
An ambitious five year project mapping Turkey's underwater history has been launched by the Dokuz Eylül University's (DEÜ) Marine Sciences and Technologies Institute (DBTE), the first such activity to be carried out by a Turkish university...

Swine Envy In The Neolithic
Science Now
Pigs imported from the Near East prompted European farmers to begin domesticating their own swine 11,000 years ago, according to a new genetic analysis. The finding sheds light on how animal husbandry spread throughout the ancient world...

Archaeologists Unearth Beehives In Israel Dating Back To 900 B.C.
Jerusalem, Israel (AHN) - Remnants of ancient honeycombs and beeswax were unearthed in northern Israel, providing evidence of a 3,000-year-old beekeeping industry...

Ancient Beehives Found In Northern Israel
People's Daily Online
Israeli archaeologists have discovered a evidence of a 3,000-year-old beekeeping industry, proving the Biblical description of Israel really as "the land of milk and honey", a Hebrew University professor said on Tuesday...

Roman Coffin At Prince's Village
BBC News
Archaeologists have unearthed a Roman coffin and skeletons at the Prince of Wales's model village, a charity said...

Ancient Remains Found At Budapest Construction Site
Part of a medieval cemetery and remains of Roman-era houses have been unearthed in Budapest's District XI at the site of the recently-demolished Budai Skála shopping center, reports Most of the findings date back to the 1st and 2nd centuries, A.D., but some remnants, including fireplace fragments, are probably from a 1st century, B.C., settlement of Celts...

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

September 4th News

There's a lot of news this morning. You could say that we're pigging out on it, given the articles on ancient pigs yesterday and today.

New stories as of 11:45 AM:

English Heritage Announces Two Grants
English Heritage has announced two grants totalling £70,000 to help preserve Bignor Roman Villa and Treyford Old Church in West Sussex, two of most important historic sites in the area...

Greek Sculptures Spark Controversy
The Cavalier Daily
Two prized ancient Greek sculptures currently on display at the University of Virginia Art Museum are at the center of an international art scandal...

First Beehives In Ancient Near East Discovered
Science Daily
Science Daily Archaeological proof of the Biblical description of Israel really as "the land of milk and honey" (or at least the latter) has been uncovered by researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Institute of Archaeology...

Evidence That Israel Was Indeed The 'Land of Milk And Honey'
New Kerala
London, Sept 4 : Experts from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Institute of Archaeology have uncovered Biblical proof that documents Israel as the 'land of milk and honey'...

Owner's Bid To sAve Crumbling Remains Of King John's Palace
THE owner of historic King John's Palace in Kings Clipstone is hoping to raise the profile of the site to save the ruins, which are in urgent need of work to stabilise the crumbling walls...

Scientists Study European Pig History

Science Daily
DURHAM, England, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- British-led scientists said early European domesticated pigs -- previously believed descended from wild boars -- actually came from the Middle East...
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Roman Items Found At Royal Village
The Press Association
Archaeologists have unearthed a Roman coffin and skeletons at the Prince of Wales's model village, a charity said...

Bog Mummies Yield Secrets: Prof's Research In National Geographic
Newswise — Human remains yield secrets. “Tales from the Bog” in the September 2007 issue of National Geographic magazine uncovers some of those secrets, including those unlocked by Dr. Heather Gill-Robinson, assistant professor of anthropology at North Dakota State University, Fargo...

3000-Year-Old Beehives Found In Israel
Associated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) — Archaeologists digging in northern Israel have discovered evidence of a 3,000-year-old beekeeping industry, including remnants of ancient honeycombs, beeswax and what they believe are the oldest intact beehives ever found...

Pig DNA Reveals Farming History
BBC News
The first domesticated pigs in Europe were introduced from the Middle East by Stone Age farmers, a new study shows....

Stone Age Microliths Unearthed In Oxford
New Kerala
London, Sept 4 : British archaeologists from Oxfordshire County Museum have identified microliths used by Stone Age people in arrows, spears and harpoons, near Wheatley...

Pig Study Sheds Light On Ancient Humans
LA Times
Pigs were first domesticated from wild boars in the Near East and taken to Europe by early farmers, but a new genetic study shows that European farmers then domesticated local boars, which eventually supplanted the foreign animals...,1,6459719.story?coll=la-headlines-nation&ctrack=1&cset=true

A Serving of Philistine Culture: Boar, Dog and Fine Wine
Few peoples are described in the Bible with as much hostility as the Philistines, who lived in the coastal plain during the period it documents. In Judges and in 1 Samuel, the Philistines are described as being "uncircumcised" and presented as one of the most despised enemies of the Jewish people and its leaders, from Samson to King David. Recent archaeological discoveries in Israel, however, cast a different light on the relations between the two peoples...

Gask Ridge Roman Frontier Served As Part of Antonine Wall
24 Hour Museum
Asked to name a Roman frontier in the north of Britain and you'll probably come up with the World Heritage Site Hadrian's Wall, famous for keeping pesky Scottish tribes on one side. The Antonine Wall also has a certain status, being the northernmost frontier in the Roman Empire, dissecting modern day Scotland between the Clyde and the Forth...

Monday, September 3, 2007

September 3rd News

There's lots from both Israel and Bulgaria today in the news.

New stories as of 4:51 PM:

Funding To Preserve Vital Historical Sites
The Argus
A pair of Britain's most important sites will be preserved for future generations thanks to grants from English Heritage...

Pig Study Sheds New Light On The Colonization of Europe By Early Farmers

The earliest domesticated pigs in Europe, which many archaeologists believed to be descended from European wild boar, were actually introduced from the Middle East by Stone Age farmers, new research suggests...

Domestication of Pigs And The LBK
Was the pig a domesticate of Europe? Archaeologists have known for quite a while that the earliest domesticated swine in the world came from Turkey, from a handful of sites such as Hallam Çemi, Çayönü Tepesi, and Neval Çori, and were domesticated at least 9,000 years ago. We've also known that they were imported into Europe, like wheat and barley, goats and sheep, with the cultural group known as Linearbandkeramik...

Roman Human Skeleton Found In UK
Press TV
A human skeleton dating back to the Roman era has been discovered during archeological excavations in a parking lot in Huntingdon, UK...

New stories as of 12:05 PM:

Black Archaeology -- Big Busines In Abkhazia
The Georgian Times
Instead of discovering and preserving the history of Georgia, cultural artifacts are being pillaged in the separatist region of Abkhazia...

Asterix Gauls More Civilized than Portrayed In Comics
New Kerala
London, Sept.3 : European archaeologists believe that the ancient tribe of Gauls, including Frances cockiest comic Gaul character, Asterix, were more civilised that what has been famously portrayed in comics...

Artefacts Worth Millions Found In Bulgaria
The Sofia Echo
Policemen in Blagoevgrad found a treasure-hunters’ warehouse in the town...

Ancient Beehives Discovered
CBN News - JERUSALEM, Israel - Archaeologists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Institute of Archaeology made a sweet discovery this summer. They uncovered the first ancient apiary (beehive colony) ever found in the Middle East...

Biblical Beehives Uncovered
Arutz Sheva
( Archaeologists digging south of Beit She'an in the Jordan Valley have uncovered, for the first time ever, beehives from the period of Israel's kings...

Roman Skeleton Unearthed At Dig In UK
Daily India
London, Sept 3: British archaeologists have unearthed human remains dating back to the Roman era during excavation work in Huntingdon, UK...

Archaeologists Find Bulgaria's Oldest Necropolis Near Balchik
Sofia Echo
Archaeologists found the oldest necropolis discovered so far in Bulgaria. The discovery was made near the coastal town of Balchik...

Under Bulgaria's Sozopol Floor
Sofia Echo
Sozopol, the ancient Black sea town, has many archaeological sites. They are mainly concentrated in the southern part of the town...

Muslims Caught Red-Handed Destroying Temple Artifacts
JERUSALEM – Islamic authorities using heavy machinery to dig on the Temple Mount – Judaism's holiest site – have been caught red-handed destroying Temple-era antiquities and what's believed to be a section of an outer wall of the Second Jewish Temple...
About two weeks before the end of the last excavation season at Tel Hatzor, in July, a clay tablet with hieroglyphic was found. The tablet teaches how to forecast the future with an animal liver, a practice common in the ancient East...

Sunday, September 2, 2007

September 2nd News

As usual, a slow Sunday. However, the story on the Gauls is particularly interesting.

New stories as of 12:28 PM:

Italy Takes Its Statues Back Home
Press TV
Two Italian statues, which have been stolen and kept in the United States for many years, will be returned to their original place...

Ireland's Oldest Hillfort Dating Back To 1200 BC Discovered
Daily India
Dublin, Sept 2: Archaeologists from the University College Cork, Ireland, have discovered a hilltop fort dating back to 1200 BC, near Innishannon, which they say could be the first capital of Cork...

Revealedix: The Gaul Of Asterix Was No Joke
The Daily Telegraph
Fighting with his bare fists, and massively outnumbered, France's cockiest Gaul, Asterix, led a brave rebellion against the Roman occupier...