Saturday, March 1, 2008

March 1st News

It's another extremely quiet day. Only the one story to be found.

New stories as of 7:55 AM:

1st Temple Seal Found In City Of David
The Jerusalem Post
An ancient seal bearing an archaic Hebrew inscription dating back to the 8th century BCE has been uncovered in an archeological excavation in Jerusalem's City of David, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Thursday...

Friday, February 29, 2008

February 29th News

So, what kind of news is there for a day that only comes around once every four years? Not a lot, as this is the only story which came up.

New stories as of 6:24 AM:

Cannibalism May Have Wiped Out Neanderthals

Discovery News
Feb. 27, 2008 -- A Neanderthal-eat-Neanderthal world may have spread a mad cow-like disease that weakened and reduced populations of the large Eurasian human, thereby contributing to its extinction, according to a new theory based on cannibalism that took place in more recent history...

Thursday, February 28, 2008

February 28th News

There's only a few stories this morning, but I'd say quality outweighs quantity.

New stories as of 8:38 AM:

The Glory Of The Roman Empire At The Seattle Art Museum
Crosscut Seattle
The new show, drawn from the Louvre's incomparable collection, is shaped into a strong narrative, and the works are presented with a powerful immediacy...

Shroud Of Turin Gets High-Def Scrutiny

Discovery News
Feb. 28, 2008 -- The Turin shroud, the 14- by 4-foot linen long believed to have been wrapped around Jesus' body after the crucifixion, has entered the digital age...

Vikings With Vanity: Vivid Colours, Flowing Silk, Fashionable Until Advent Of Christianity
ScienceDaily (Feb. 27, 2008) — Vivid colors, flowing silk ribbons, and glittering bits of mirrors - the Vikings dressed with considerably more panache than we previously thought. The men were especially vain, and the women dressed provocatively, but with the advent of Christianity, fashions changed, according to Swedish archeologist Annika Larsson...

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

February 27th

No post today, I simply don't have time this morning.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

February 26th News

Well, there's been quite a bit of news today. While I have chosen to focus on Classical and Medieval times in Europe, the big stories lately all seem to have been coming from Central America. Here's the morning's news in Classical and Medieval news:

New stories as of 9:20 AM:

False Doors For The Dead Among New Egypt Tomb Finds
National Geographic News
Three false doors that served as portals for communicating with the dead are among ancient burial remains recently unearthed in a vast Egyptian necropolis, an archaeological team announced...

Pyramids Of Giza: One Grand Plan
Discovery News
Two of the pyramids of Giza , the last surviving wonder of the ancient world, were conceived as a single project--a sort of grandiose stage show to represent the final and most important part of a pharaoh's journey to the afterlife, an Italian study has concluded...

Ash Altar Of Zeus Used For Worship
Washington, Feb 26: New evidence from excavations made by archaeologists at the ash altar of Zeus in Arcadia, Greece, has indicated that the place of worship was in use as early as 5,000 years ago, which is at least 1,000 years before the early Greeks began to worship God Zeus...

Tempelsman Sculptures Return To Italy
New York Times
After a long battle two rare sixth-century B.C. marble sculptures that once belonged to the New York businessman Maurice Tempelsman go on view Tuesday at Italy’s presidential palace. For nearly 30 years rumors circulated that tomb robbers had dug up the statues on a hillside in the ancient Greek settlement of Morgantina in Sicily...

Archaeologists Unearth False Doors For The Dead In Egypt
Thaindian News
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Archaeologists have unearthed three false doors that served as portals for communicating with the dead among other ancient burial remains in a vast Egyptian graveyard...

The Magerius Mosaic
Current Archaeology
How a Roman amphitheatre really worked...

Ancient Toy Or Whistle Found
The Cyprus Weekly
A SMALL masterpiece of coroplastic Early Bronze Age Cyprus (3500- 2000 BC), believed to be a water whistle or a toy, was found during the excavations at Pyrgos/Mavrorachi, in Limassol and restored by an Italian archaeological mission led by Maria Rosaria Belgiorno...

Monday, February 25, 2008

February 25th News

Looks like it's going to be another quiet day today.

New stories as of 6:12 AM:

Cal Poly Pomona Students To Build Pyramid

Inland News
Did the ancient Egyptians use kites and beer to build the great pyramids?

New Acropolis Museum Set For September Opening
The Age
A new ultra-modern Acropolis museum located below the ancient Athens landmark will open in September, the Greek culture minister said Wednesday...

Neolithic Artefacts Discovered In Church
The Northern Echo
PLANNED repairs to the central heating of a church have uncovered remains suggesting it may have been used as a place of worship in prehistoric times...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

February 24th News

It's been reading week at university, so I've also more or less taken the week off from updating as well. Things should be back to daily updates this coming week though.

New stories as of 8:07 AM:

Princeton University's Coins Provide A Gateway To History
PRINCETON, N.J. - Alan Stahl has a lot of change on his hands _ and not the kind you can cash in at any bank...,0,1198175.story

Bones Are An 'Exciting Find'
Newmarket Journal
MYSTERIOUS bones dredged from the River Lark in West Row have been described as "an exciting find" by a leading archaeologist...

Pyramid Architect's Final Resting Place?
The Saqqara Geophysical Survey Project may be on the verge of discovering the remains of Imhotep, the architect of the Step Pyramid...

New Discovery In Thebes
Al-Ahram Weekly
An ancient Egyptian sarcophagus from the Middle Kingdom has been unearthed in the Draa Abul-Naga necropolis on Luxor's west bank, reports Nevine El-Aref...