Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Februrary 19th News

Its been another couple of quiet days. So far, I've only found a couple of stories.

New stories as of 6:21 AM:

Spanish Team Unearths A Unique Find In Luxor On Excavations In The Necropolis Of Ancient Thebes
Typically Spanish
A team led by a Spanish archaeologist has discovered the burial chamber of an Egyptian warrior who died four thousand years ago, as part of a Spanish-Egyptian project which is investigating part of the necropolis on the western bank of the Nile at Luxor which served as the burial ground for ancient Thebes...

High-Tech Conservation Solutions For Old Warship
Scientists from the Mary Rose Trust are using cutting edge synchrotron technology at Diamond Light Source to provide 21st century solutions to enhance the conservation of Henry VIII’s Tudor warship. This work is part of an ongoing research programme to safeguard this unique historical artefact for posterity, and thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the hull of the Mary Rose will be displayed in a controlled environment within a brand new museum which is due to be built in time for the Olympic Games in 2012...

Rare Egyptian "Warrior"Tomb Found
NEW YORK. February 18. KAZINFORM. An unusual, well-preserved burial chamber that may contain the mummy of an ancient warrior has been discovered in a necropolis in Luxor...
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Sunday, February 17, 2008

February 17th News

I apologize for missing the last two days of updates, but I've been busy. Today I've caught up what was missed however. Even with two days worth of news there's only a few articles. It's been a quiet weekend.

New stories as of 8:00 AM:

Popular Rome Exhibit Of Returned Ancient Treasures To Last Extra 4 Weeks
ROME (AP) - An exhibit of antiquities returned by U.S. museums in Italy's campaign against the looting of antiquities will last an extra four weeks at the Quirinal presidential palace because of popular demand to see the treasures...

Possible Evidence Druids Really Existed
San Francisco Sentinel
Historical records tell of a mystical, priestly and learned class of elite individuals called Druids among Celtic societies in Britain, but there has been no archaeological evidence of their existence...
The article has a number of good photos of the discovery spaced throughout it.

Archaeologists Discover Roman Fort
University of Exeter archaeologists have discovered a Roman fort in South East Cornwall. Dating back to the first century AD, this is only the third Roman fort ever to have been found in the county. The team believes its location, close to a silver mine, may be significant in shedding light on the history of the Romans in Cornwall...

Rare Egyptian "Warrior" Tomb Found
National Geographic News
An unusual, well-preserved burial chamber that may contain the mummy of an ancient warrior has been discovered in a necropolis in Luxor...