Saturday, June 21, 2008

June 21 News

Another relatively quiet day in the news today.

New stories as of 9:47 AM:

Ancient Greek Grave Found
Athens, June 21: Greek authorities say subway construction work in the northern city of Thessaloniki has unearthed an ancient grave with a wealth of golden jewellery...

Oldest Wheat Found In Çatalhöyük
Today's Zaman
A series of DNA analyses conducted on ancient wheat samples have led scientists to conclude that the oldest known wheat was grown in Çatalhöyük, a Neolithic settlement in southern Anatolia...

Coils Of Ancient Egyptian Rope Found In Cave
Discovery News
June 20, 2008 -- The ancient Egyptian's secret to making the strongest of all rigging ropes lies in a tangle of cord coils in a cave at the Red Sea coast, according to preliminary study results presented at the recent congress of Egyptologists in Rhodes...

Shipwreck Yields World's Oldest Salad Dressing

Discovery News
June 20, 2008 -- Olive oil infused with fragrant herbs has been identified in an ancient Greek ceramic transport jar known as an amphora, along with another container of what could be the world's oldest retsina-type wine, according to a recent Journal of Archaeological Science paper.
Somehow, I have the feeling that this is an older story being posted here. I'm sure I've seen it before. There may be new details however.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

June 19th News

It's been pretty quiet newswise over the last few days. Today though, there are several stories.

New stories as of 10:21 AM:

Modern Argonauts Set Sail For Golden Fleece

CCTV China
A group of adventures is ready to setting sail in quest for the Golden Fleece. To recreate the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, the group built a replica of Jason's ship "Argo" as exacting as can be created from the ancient Greek legend...

Ancient Jewelry Unearthed In Temple Of Sun Near Bulgaria's Sliven

Sofia News Agency
The archaeologist team of Bulgaria's Georgi Kitov has unearthed precious jewels, dating back from second or third century in Drumeva Mound near the Town of Sliven, the manager of the expedition himself announced...

Archaeologists Locate Missing Pyramid

Archaeologists in Egypt uncover a missing pyramid believed to be that of King Menkauhor, an obscure pharaoh who ruled for only eight years more than 4,000 years ago...

Thracian Tomb Dated On 360 Year B.C. Found In Southern Tsarevo
A Thracian tomb with semi cylinder arch was found by archaeologists in the territory of the south seaside Tserovo municipality...

Bulgarian Archaeologists Excavate Thracian Tomb
Sofia Echo
Bulgarian archaeologists had excavated a Thracian tomb in the south-eastern Bulgarian municipality of Tsarevo, Focus news agency said...

Mapping Djoser's Step Pyramid
Sunrise at Saqqara, and all is well on the necropolis. It is, as usual, silent, peaceful and still out here in the desert. Last Tuesday, however, the serenity and divinity were broken by the arrival of an American-Japanese scientific mission to carry out a laser scanning survey of Djoser's Step Pyramid...

Ancient Christian "Holy Wine" Factory Found In Egypt
National Geographic News
Two wine presses found in Egypt were likely part of the area's earliest winery, producing holy wine for export to Christians abroad, archaeologists say...

Monday, June 16, 2008

June 16th News

A quiet Monday morning. Only two articles and they're about the same place.

New stories as of 8:34 AM:

Digging Into The Roman Legion
Archaeologists from Cardiff University today began excavating part of the remains of the 2,000 year old Roman Fortress in Caerleon, Newport...

Team Excavates Roman 'Warehouse'

BBC News
Archaeologists hope to find out more about what could be a 2,000-year-old warehouse over the next few weeks...