Friday, August 22, 2008

August 22nd News

Yikes! I just realized how badly I've been letting this slide. I've got an excuse for yesterday, but not the other days: I was watching Canada win Gold in the Individual Show Jumping. It's another quiet day today. I think its because most people and news outlets are focused on the Olympics.

New stories as of 10:34 AM:

'Hadrian: Empire And Conflict'
International Herald Tribune
Few political commentators ask what lies behind the thinking of those expressing boundless admiration for the Roman Empire in almost every quarter of present-day Western society...
The article is a slide show from the British Museum exhibit on Hadrian. There are twelve photos.

Bronze Ring Unearthed In West Durrington
The Argus
Artefacts not seen for about 3,000 years have been discovered at the site of a new hospice...

Archaeologists Unearth Roman Period Mosaic And Iron Furnace In Turkey

Fresh News
Istanbul, August 22 (ANI): Archeologists have unearthed a mosaic and an iron furnace from the Roman period, as well as a marketplace, through excavations of the ancient city of Pompeipolis, located in the western Black Sea city of Kastamonu in Turkey...

Monday, August 18, 2008

August 18th News

Another quiet week-end in classical and medieval history.

New stories as of 8:19 AM:

Technology To Shed Light On Thera
A research team, from Princeton University in the US, has developed an automated system that works like a ''virtual archaeologist'' to shed new light on Thera, an island civilization near Greece that was buried under volcanic ash more than 3,500 years ago...

Excavations Continue In Zeugma

Turkish Daily News
Excavations that started Aug. 8 in the ancient city of Zeugma will continue through Sept. 25 this year. A group of 47 archeologists is working for the protection of the villas by covering them with roofs...

Archaeologists Discover 2500 Year Old Gold Earrings
Thaindian News
London, August 18 (ANI): An archaeologist has discovered gold earrings, a ring, and other funeral gifts that date back to the 5th century B.C., roughly 2,500 years ago, while excavating a Thracian tomb near the village of Kushare, about 280 km from Sofia, Bulgaria...

1,700-Year Old Apollon Statue Unearthed In Mersin
MERSIN - Archeologists unearthed a 1,700-year old Apollon statue in Soloi Pompeipolis ancient city in the southern province of Mersin...

'Virtual Archaeologist' Reconnects Fragments Of An Ancient Civilization
Science Daily
For several decades, archaeologists in Greece have been painstakingly attempting to reconstruct wall paintings that hold valuable clues to the ancient culture of Thera, an island civilization that was buried under volcanic ash more than 3,500 years ago...