Saturday, June 7, 2008

June 7th News

There's a lot of news to browse through today. On the other hand, many of the stories are variations on the same story, such as the number of stories on the Cyprus shipwreck discovery.

New stories as of 9:14 AM:

Wine-Carrying Vases Salvaged From A 2,350 Year-Old Shipwreck Of Cyprus' South Coast

International Herald Tribune
NICOSIA, Cyprus: Marine archaeologists have salvaged ancient wine vases piled on the hull of a 2,350-year-old cargo ship lying on the seabed off Cyprus' southern shore, the Mediterranean island's Antiquities Department said Saturday...

Ancient Ship Was Carrying The Finest Wine
Cyprus Mail
ARCHAEOLOGISTS working on recovering amphorae from the 2,350-year-old Mazotos shipwreck have completed their work for the moment and will resume in October, expedition leader Dr Stella Demesticha said yesterday...

The 2,000-Year-Old 'Supertanker'
The Scotsman
TWO years ago, a Cypriot diver was stunned by a chance find: hundreds of ancient ceramic wine jars, rising from a featureless expanse of flat, desert-like seabed off Cyprus's southern coast...

Cypriot Diver Chances Upon Supertanker Of The Ancient World
Times Online
Nicosia Two years ago a Cypriot diver chanced upon hundreds of ancient ceramic wine jars rising from the seabed off the southern coast of Cyprus. Together they formed the shape of a ship, still buried in the sand. It appears that what the diver discovered was a supertanker of its time. It is the biggest and probably oldest wreck found in the island’s waters...

Ancient Greek Gravesite Uncovered During Subway Construction

Officials in Greece reported Friday that an ancient gravesite containing a wealth of gold jewelry was uncovered during subway construction work in the city of Thessaloniki...

Ancient Greek Grave Found During Subway Work
Associated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say subway construction work in the northern city of Thessaloniki has unearthed an ancient grave with a wealth of golden jewelry...

Artifacts Found In Egypt Date Back To Queen Cleopatras Era
Thaindian News
Cairo, June 7 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has stumbled upon several Ptolemaic artifacts in Egypt, which date back to the reign of the famous Queen Cleopatra...

Vases Salvaged From Ancient Wreck
The Press Association
Marine archaeologists have salvaged ancient wine vases piled on the hull of a 2,350-year-old cargo ship lying on the seabed off Cyprus' southern shore, the island's Antiquities Department said...

London's Covent Garden District At Least 100 Years Older Than Thought
The Cheers
Washington, June 7 : London's Covent Garden district is at least 100 years older than previously thought, according to an analysis of skeletons and objects found in the region's oldest Anglo Saxon cemetery, which was recently discovered.

Church From Underwater City Found

BBC News
A medieval church which tumbled from an eroding cliff into the sea has been rediscovered by marine archaeologists...

Archaeologists Find Cleopatra Artifacts
Malaysia Sun
A team of archaeologists has stumbled upon several Ptolemaic artifacts in Egypt, which date back to the reign of the famous Queen Cleopatra...

Seahenge Museum's Official Opening
Ten years after he first set eyes on it, one of Britain's foremost archaeologists was visibly moved when he saw Seahenge in its new home yesterday...

Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Identified At Last
Egypt’s top archaeologist reported Thursday the identification of a severely eroded pyramid south of the capital city of Cairo. The pyramid has been attributed to the Fifth Dynasty Pharaoh Menkauhor, who ruled Egypt in the 24th century BC...

Gold Wreaths Unearthed By Metro
Athens News Agency
Four gold wreaths decorated with olive leaves, gold earrings and other Hellenistic-era artifacts have been discovered in one of the 700 tombs of an ancient graveyard unearthed during construction work for the Thessaloniki metro in the Sintrivani district, archaeologists announced on Friday...

Egypt Mummies Moved For DNA Tests; Pharaoh Among Them?
National Geographic News
Three mummies have been moved from the Valley of the Kings in Luxor to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo to begin extensive studies of their origins, Egyptian authorities recently announced...

Suffolk Atlantis To Reveal Its Murky Secrets
Dunwich, on the Suffolk coast, was a thriving metropolis before a series of storms and sea surges consigned the city to the North Sea five centuries ago...

Earliest Londoners Arrived Earlier, Had Wealth

Discovery News
June 6, 2008 -- London's Covent Garden district, formerly the Anglo Saxon city of Lundenwic, is at least 100 years older than previously thought, based on analysis of skeletons and objects found in the region's oldest Anglo Saxon cemetery, which was recently discovered...

Friday, June 6, 2008

June 6th News

Not too many new stories today.

New stories as of 8:47 AM:

Early Hellenistic Tomb Discovered During Thessaloniki Subway Digs
Balkan Travellers
6 June 2008 | A tomb dating from the early Hellenistic period was recently discovered during the subway system excavations in Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, national media reported today...

'Lost' Egyptian Pyramid Unearthed, National Geographic Reports
June 6 (Bloomberg) -- An Egyptian pyramid that was last seen in the mid-19th century has been unearthed, National Geographic News reported, citing Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities...

Archaeologists Find 'Missing Pyramid' In Egypt
Saqqara: Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered a “missing pyramid” that was built 4,000 years ago...

Pictish Stome Found By Gravedigger Most Significant In Decade - Expert
Shetland Times
A PICTISH stone found in Cunningsburgh has been described as the most important archaeological discovery in Shetland for 10 years...

Egypt Uncovers 'Missing' Pyramid Of A Pharaoh
Associated Press
SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian archaeologists unveiled on Thursday a 4,000-year-old "missing pyramid" that is believed to have been discovered by an archaeologist almost 200 years ago and never seen again...
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"Lost" Pyramid Found Buried In Egypt
National Geographic News
The pyramid of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh has been rediscovered after being buried for generations, archaeologists announced today. (See photos and video.)...

PHOTOS: Lost Egypt Pyramid Found Near Bull Tombs

National Geographic News
June 5, 2008—The foundations of a pyramid long lost under the sands of Egypt lie exposed on June 2, 2008. Archaeologists today announced the rediscovery of the ruins in Saqqara, south of Cairo. (Read the full story.)...

Video: "Lost" Pyramid Found In Egypt

National Geographic News
June 5, 2008—The long-buried pyramid—whose upper reaches disappeared centuries ago—is believed to house the tomb of an obscure pharaoh who ruled more than 4,000 years ago...

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

June 3rd News

It's a fairly quiet day today. Most of the stories are smaller ones, and nearly all of them come from Great Britain.

New stories as of 8:25 AM:

Home Sweet Home For The Viking Settlers
Isle Of Man Today
A BOOK by a Castletown author providing the first detailed view of Viking settlements in the Island will be published on July 1...

Roman Remains Found Buried At Infirmary Site
Stourbridge News
A MEDIAEVAL skeleton, a human tooth and hoardes of Roman pottery have been found buried under modern-day Worcester.

National Trust Launches Appeal To Preserve Britain's Roman Heritage

24 Hour Museum
From the wall that Emperor Hadrian built to ward off marauding Scots to some of the grandest villas inhabited by Roman noblemen, survivals from Britain's Roman past are truly fascinating...

Giant Fortress's Remains Found In Egypt
National Geographic News
Archaeologists have uncovered more remnants from Tharu, the largest known fortified city in ancient Egypt, which sits near the modern-day border town of Rafah...

Monday, June 2, 2008

June 2nd News

The Stonehenge story is still going strong, but at the start of a new week, most of the stories are new.

New stories as of 8:55 AM:

Stonehenge May Have Been A Burial Ground
Environmental Graffiti
This enigmatic structure has been the source of all kinds of speculation, from scientific to popular beliefs. Perhaps you even are familiar with the myths that still float within the two meter-high stones...

DNA Reveals Sister Power In Ancient Greece
University of Manchester
University of Manchester researchers have revealed how women, as well as men, held positions of power in ancient Greece by right of birth...

Solving The Mystery Of Stonehenge
Digital Silence
At least part of the mystery of Stonehenge may have now been solved: according to researchers, from the beginning it was a monument to the dead...

Medieval Coin Treasure Found In Southern Bulgaria
Treasure of 79 golden and silver coins was found by archaeologists in a rock crack near the Rodopi mountain Gulabovo village...

Gold Coins Found In The Rhodopes
Archaeologists found a treasure of 79 gold and silver coins in a rocky area near the village of Galabovo in the Rhodope Mountains. The find consists of 5 Byzantine hyperpyrons and 74 Venetian grosso, announced the head of the team Dr. Borislav Borislavov from Sofia University "St Kliment Ohridski"...

It's Stone Age Salford
Manchester Evening News
IT may not look like much, but this flint blade belonged to a resident of Salford tens of thousands of years ago...

Archaeologists Uncover Stonehenge Clues

Best Syndication
Stonehenge has always been a mysterious place with huge monolithic rocks encompassed a circle where everyone in present society wonder, what was this place used for?

Headquarters Of Pharaohs' Army Found
Daily Times
Egyptian archaeologists have discovered what they say was the ancient headquarters of the pharaonic army guarding the northeastern borders of Egypt for more than 1,500 years, the government said on Wednesday...

Rome's Subway Workers Unearth Ancient Archaeological Treasures
Finding Dulcinea
It is hard to dig anywhere in Rome without stumbling on something of historical value. This makes developing the subway a slow, painstaking process...

Ancient Skeletons Unearthed At Reepham
North Norfolk News
A glimpse of mediaeval life - and death - in the heart of Norfolk has been revealed after more than 60 skeletons were found under a town centre street...

Scientists Measure Mercury Level In Human Bones From Medieval Times
Thaindian News
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists have measured the levels of mercury in human bones from the medieval period...