Tuesday, April 15, 2008

April 15th News

Only a few stories today, but they're interesting ones.

New stories as of 10:05 AM:

Photo In The News: Bust Of "Hidden" Roman Emperor Found

National Geographic News
April 14, 2008—He supposedly preferred to remain behind the scenes, but after 1,800 years one of Rome's most reclusive emperors has been thrust into the limelight...

Egypt Finds Coins Dating To Roman Emperor Valens
CAIRO (Reuters) - Archaeologists have discovered two gold coins in the Sinai peninsula dating to the era of Eastern Roman Emperor Valens that are the first of their kind to be found in Egypt, its antiquities council said on Sunday...

Egypt Announces New Archaeological Discovery In Luxor's Valley Of Kings
Egypt State Information Service
Egypt announced Thursday 10/4/2008 the discovery of a quartzite Ushabti figure and the cartouche of King Seti I, second king of the 19th Dynasty (1314-1304 BC).They were found inside the corridor of the tomb of Seti I (KV 17) in the Valley of the Kings on Luxor's west bank...

Sunday, April 13, 2008

April 13th News

Another quiet morning.

New stories as of 6:14 AM:

Last Parthenon Marbles Threatened By Pollution: Archaeologist
ATHENS (AFP) — A senior Greek archaeologist warned this week that the last original sculptures still adorning the Parthenon, Athens' iconic ancient temple, face a major pollution threat and must be removed to a museum...

Call For Urgent Repairs To Greece's Ancient Theatres

Archeologists, architects and dignitaries in Greece have formed a lobby group calling for urgent government action to rescue the country's ancient open-air theatres...

Warning Of Sat-Nav Threat To Ancient Sites
Satellite navigation systems are posing a threat to ancient bridges, roads and buildings in the Westcountry as increasing numbers of drivers are directed to use lanes and country roads not designed for heavy vehicles...