Showing posts with label archeology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label archeology. Show all posts

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Giza Pyramid mystery chamber may hold Pharaoh’s 'meteorite throne'

Giza Pyramid mystery chamber
A huge void discovered inside the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt late last year may hold an iron throne carved from meteorites, according to new analysis of ancient religious texts.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Terracotta Warriors, an inspiration from ancient Greeks?

Archaeologists believe that the appearance of the Terracotta Warriors in the tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China was inspired by ancient Greeks, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Palmyra ruins generally 'in good shape' - Syria antiquities chief

Ancient artefacts in the city of Palmyra are in much better shape than expected, Syria's antiquities chief said Sunday after regime forces recaptured the desert oasis from the Islamic State group.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Palmyra Castle partially damaged due to ISIS deliberate acts of demolition

The archaeological Palmyra Castle was found to have sustained massive damage deliberately inflicted by ISIS terrorists before they have fled deep into Tadmur (Palmyra) city.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Nepal To Rebuild Historic Dharahara Tower On Its Own

Nepal has decided to rebuild on its own the historic Dharahara tower that was turned into rubble during the April 2015 earthquake.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sunken City Found in Greece Dates Back to 3,000 Years B.C.

A submerged ancient city, found in Greece by an international team of archeologists, dates back to the 3rd millennium B.C.

Monday, May 25, 2015

2,000-year-old water-supply system unearthed in Israel

An ancient aqueduct built more than 2,000 years ago to transport water into the city of Jerusalem has been unearthed.

Friday, May 15, 2015

UNESCO chief, Sisi discuss looting, destruction of region's antiquities

 The head of UNESCO told Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Friday that she was ready to cooperate with the Egyptian authorities, a presidential spokesman said.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Turkey denies 'damage' claims surrounding ancient mosaics

 Turkey's Minister of Culture and Tourism Omer Celik denied on Wednesday recent media claims that ancient mosaics were damaged during restoration at a museum in the southern province of Hatay.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Turkish company blames French after ‘botched’ mosaic restoration

A Turkish company has claimed at least 10 Roman mosaics, held in the world’s second largest mosaic museum in Turkey’s southern city of Antakya in the province of Hatay, were not actually damaged, but are now even in even better condition than the previous restoration conducted by French experts.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Egypte: découverte de la tombe d'une reine pharaonique

Des archéologues tchèques ont découvert en Egypte la tombe d'une reine jusqu'alors inconnue, "Khant Kaous III", épouse d'un pharaon de la Ve dynastie qui régna il y a quelque 4.500 ans, a annoncé dimanche le ministère égyptien des Antiquités.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Greece unearths two sculpted female figures in major discovery / Συνέχιση ανασκαφικών εργασιών στον Τύμβο Καστά στην Αμφίπολη

Photo: yppo.gr
Archaeologists have unearthed two sculpted female figures, known as Caryatids, as they slowly make their way into an ancient tomb recently discovered in Greece's northeast, the country's culture ministry said....

They mark a significant new finding in the tomb on the Amphipolis site, about 100 km from Greece's second-biggest city Thessaloniki, which archaeologists have hailed as a major discovery from the era of Alexander the Great.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Archaeologists have found in Guatemala salt production center of the ancient Maya. -VIDEO: The Salt Harvest Process at Maya Natural Sea Salt Facility in Guatemala.

Photo: nuevecerros.org
A major center for the production of salt of the ancient Mayan civilization discovered by archaeologists in Guatemala...

Discovered center is located in the Salinas de los Nueve Cerros, where he was one of the cities of the Maya. His destination was the mining and processing of salt, which is then supplied to various parts of the State in the territory of the modern Maya of Guatemala and Mexico, according to VOR citing the Ministry of Culture of the Central American country.

At the site found numerous items of work associated with the production of salt, as well as the huge cauldrons in which finished products are stored. Archaeologists have concluded that salt production was carried out there in large quantities.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

In Peru, drones used for agriculture, archeology

Drones are most often associated with assassinations in remote regions of Pakistan and Yemen but in Peru, unmanned aircraft are being used to monitor crops and study ancient ruins.

Forget Reapers and Predators -- the drones used here are hand-held contraptions that look like they were assembled in a garage with gear from a hardware store.

They are equipped with a microcomputer, a GPS tracker, a compass, cameras and an altimeter, and can be easily programmed by using Google Maps to fly autonomously and return to base with vital data.

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