Saturday, March 29, 2008

March 29th News

Either there's nothing, or there's a lot of new stories. Today it's the latter.

New stories as of 8:11 AM:

Robert Fagles, Esteemed Translator Of Ancient Classics, Dies At 74
Mercury News
NEW YORK—Robert Fagles, a professor emeritus at Princeton University whose bold, flowing translations of Homer and Virgil made him an esteemed and best-selling classical scholar, has died. He was 74...

Custody Battle Rages Over Ancient Artifacts
Providence Journal
On the first floor of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, in the early Greek art galleries, there is a long display case filled with Athenian ceramics. In one corner, partway up the linen backing, are two holes, a couple of inches apart, where a shelf holding a small, 2,500-year-old oil flask was once attached...

Robert Fagles, Celebrated Translator Of Ancient Epics, Dies At Age 74
Princeton University
Robert Fagles, renowned translator of Greek classics, died March 26 in Princeton of prostate cancer. He was 74...

Time Team Unearths King Harold's Welsh Links
ARCHAEOLOGISTS from TV’s Time Team believe they have unearthed an important Welsh link with King Harold, dating from a year before his death at the Battle of Hastings in 1066...

Robert Fagles, Esteemed Translator Of Ancient Classics, Dies At 74
International Herald Tribune
NEW YORK: Robert Fagles, a professor emeritus at Princeton University whose bold, poetic translations of Homer and Virgil made him the most popular and esteemed classical scholar of his time, has died. He was 74.

Study Shows Life Was Tough For Ancient Egyptians
Yahoo News
CAIRO (Reuters) - New evidence of a sick, deprived population working under harsh conditions contradicts earlier images of wealth and abundance from the art records of the ancient Egyptian city of Tell el-Amarna, a study has found...;_ylt=AqyqI91zdff8TNHB9aP6R.9FeQoB

Friday, March 28, 2008

March 28th News

At least for now (6:24 AM), there don't seem to be any new stories for me to post.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

March 27th News

I know it's been a while, but I'm back to updating daily again now.

New stories as of 9:22 AM:

UK. Archaeologists Find Bronze Age Skeletons On Olympic Park Aquatics Centre Site
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Museum of London archaeologists have uncovered the skeletons of early Eastenders buried in graves dating back to the Iron Age on the London 2012 Olympic Park. The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) unveiled the finds as it announced that archaeological investigations have been completed on the sites of the ‘Big Five’ permanent venues.

Ancient Skeletons Found on 2012 Site

The Guardian
LONDON, March 27 (Reuters) - Archaeologists working at the construction site for London's 2012 Olympic Park have uncovered prehistoric skeletons on the site of the Aquatics Centre...,,-7415703,00.html

Skeletons Found At Olympic Site

BBC News
Four skeletons thought to date back to the Iron Age have been unearthed on the site of the London 2012 Olympic Park...

Viking Treasure Found On Silloth Beach
News & Star
TREASURE has been unearthed on a Silloth beach by a man out with a metal detector...

Archaeologists Uncover Four Iron Age Skeletons On Site Of The London Olympic Park
The Canadian Press
LONDON — Archaeologists have uncovered four skeletons in Iron Age graves on the site of the London 2012 Olympic Park.

Ancient Remains Unearthed In Spain

Fossils discovered in northern Spain have prompted suggestions that humans roamed Europe far earlier than previously thought...

Barbary Lions Were Part Of Medieval Tower Of London Zoo
Two medieval skulls found in the Tower of London belonged to a kind of lion that boasted a giant dark mane, according to a genetic study that sheds new light on one of the world's oldest zoos...

Remains Of Rare Roman Roundhouse Found During Sewer Works
The Citizen
One of the most important archaeological finds for decades has been uncovered during a sewer improvement project in Poulton...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Note on next post

I hadn't intended for my Easter break from posting to last this long. I should start again tomorrow, however.