Archaeology and History

By Chris Mav | New and Old World Archaeology and History.

A very long way from home: early Byzantine finds at the far ends of the world

The following brief post is once again offered largely for the sake of interest, being concerned with the furthest limits of the distribution of …

Archaeology

Remnants of ancient Byzantine chapel, Roman mosaics unearthed in Kilis

Archaeologists said Wednesday that they have found remnants of a 1,600-year-old Byzantine chapel in the Elbeyli district of Kilis, in southern Turkey.<p>The team also uncovered a Roman floor mosaic and an ancient inscription dating back to the early Byzantine period during excavations.<p>The ruins were discovered when security forces found out that illegal excavations were being carried out in the rural district of the town of Sağlıcak, and reported the situation to the Provincial Directorate of …

The Peasants’ Revolt: did Richard II side with the rebels?

Richard II stood in a turret of the Tower of London and anxiously surveyed the scenes of chaos unfolding below him. It was Thursday 13 June, the …

History

The Ben & Jerry’s of Medieval Times

“Social responsibility” seems like a recent trend, but businesses have been practicing it for more than half a millennium.<p>Profits and public-mindedness are often at odds. A business’s aim is to make money, and most of the time, concerns about social good are secondary at best, frequently touted for …

Medieval

War in the Arab world has devastated the region’s heritage

THE Middle East is used to ruins. A millennium ago the “mad caliph” of Cairo, Hakim, ordered the levelling of all churches, including the Holy …

Middle East

A 2,000 Year-Old And Rare Chalkstone Vessel Production Center Unearthed Near Nazareth

<b>AncientPages.com –</b> A stone quarry dated to the Roman-era and used to make household vessels has been discovered by archaeologists at Reineh, in the …

Archaeology

Archaeological Discovery in Austria Rewrites the History of Bacon

6,000 pig bones were found buried in an ancient slaughterhouse<p>Historians posit that bacon as we know it first became a staple of Western diets …

Archaeology

Archaeologists uncover ancient trading network in Vietnam

A team of archaeologists from The Australian National University (ANU) has uncovered a vast trading network which operated in Vietnam from around …

Archaeology

Possible ancient monks' complex discovered in Minya excavations - Ancient Egypt - Heritage

Excavation work in Minya has uncovered an ancient settlement that might be a monks’ complex, the antiquities ministry have said.<p>Ayman Ashmawi, the …

Archaeology

1,000-Year-Old Stump of Wood May Hold the Key to Viking Fortress Secrets

Danish archeologists have uncovered a technologically advanced fortress from the late 10th century—the first one discovered in more than six …

Archaeology

Exhibit Inside Hotel 50 Bowery Displays Artifacts Uncovered During Archaeological Dig

Like most buildings in Chinatown, Hotel 50 Bowery, located at 50 Bowery, has led many lives. It was once a tavern, the Atlantic Garden (a famous …

Archaeology

Rocking the Taj: Mausoleum or Shiva temple? CIC wants government to clarify

The RTI applicant, B K S R Ayyangar, had approached the ASI through an RTI application asking whether the monument in Agra was the Taj Mahal or 'Tejo …

India

Why Study the Classics?

Why study the Classics? Classics offers, at least on a superficial analysis, little in the way of short-term gains or practical real-world benefit. …

Ancient Greece

Antiquities Ministry official denies robbery of 32,000 archaeological pieces from museum

The Head of the Central Museums’ Stores Authority, Saied Shebal, denied claims, on Tuesday, that his authority had released a statement in which it …

Egypt

Ancient Japanese Capital Discovered

YAO, JAPAN—<i>The Asahi Shimbun</i> reports that archaeologists in Japan have unearthed the remains of Yugeno-miya, a capital that was built on the orders …

Archaeology

Poisonings went hand in hand with the drinking water in Pompeii

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN DENMARK—The ancient Romans were famous for their advanced water supply. But the drinking water in the pipelines may have been …

Archaeology

Subway construction excavations fill gap in Istanbul"s history - ARCHAEOLOGY

ARCHAEOLOGY >Subway construction excavations fill gap in Istanbul’s history<p>Ömer Erbil - ISTANBUL<p>Ruins believed to be dating back to 6,000 years from …

Archaeology

Ethiopia’s miraculous underground churches

For centuries, the origin of Lalibela’s rock-hewn churches has eluded everyone except locals, who firmly believe they were carved by angels.<p>I have always questioned God’s existence, but in the northern Ethiopian town of Lalibela, I was presented with fairly substantial evidence.<p>Officially Christian …

Archaeology

Enjoy the felines, ancient ruins at Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary in Rome

ROME<p>We had to be in the right spot. The GPS said so.<p>But as my daughters and I scanned the square after walking for what seemed like a really long …

Cats

Saving Mi'kmaq artifacts before they wash into the sea

Canadian Museum of History teaming up with Acadia First Nation as erosion threatens coastal sites<p>Archeologists are on the hunt along Nova Scotia's …

Archaeology

Lost crew of 18th Century Dutch treasure ship found off coast of Kent

The lost crew of an 18th century Dutch merchant ship has been found by marine archaeologists who were racing against time to preserve the wreck before it is destroyed forever by an invasive sea worm.<p>The Rooswijk sank in bad weather off the coast of Ramsgate in Kent in January 1740, on her second …

Archaeology

On the Ocean: The Famous Voyage of Pytheas

Sometime around 330 BCE, Pytheas, a little-known Greek merchant, embarked on an astonishing voyage. It was a voyage that would take him far beyond …

Ancient History

Neanderthal sites

Illustration<p>by <b>User:120</b><br>published on 03 July 2017<p>Map showing sites associated with classic Neanderthals. The depicted ice volume corresponds with the …

Design

Archaeological News

The Archaeology of Love's Farm, St Neots in Cambridgeshire

The Love’s Farm project represents a detailed archaeological examination of the later Prehistoric and Roman agricultural landscape on a previously …

Archaeology

Rosetta Stone: Key to Ancient Egyptian Writing

The "Rosetta Stone" — which was discovered in mid-July 1799 during construction of a fort by a French military expedition at the town of Rashid …

Ancient History

Greek-Style Temple Uncovered in Jordan

AMMAN, JORDAN—A Greek-style temple has been discovered in Umm Qais, around 75 miles north of Amman, according to a report from <i>The Jordan Times</i>. A …

Archaeology

Finding Somaliland's ancient cave art is hard. Protecting it could be harder.

Five-thousand-year-old rock art is tucked into an outcropping 40 miles northeast of Hargeisa, the capital of this breakaway region of Somalia. But …

Archaeology

Rare Parthian clay work samples discovered in western Iran

Surface findings as well as the high volume of settlement deposits in Noshiravan Mound in Sar Pol-e Zahab in Kermanshah Province, show that the main …

Archaeology