Israel Antiquities Authority discovers new Dead Sea Scroll pieces in site named 'The Cave of Horror' Israeli archaeologists have announced the discovery of dozens of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments bearing a biblical text found in a desert cave.
It is believed they were hidden during a Jewish revolt against Rome nearly 1,900 years agoThey were located in a cave in the Judean Desert south of JerusalemThey were found in an operation to prevent possible plundering It is believed they were hidden during a Jewish revolt against Rome nearly 1,900 years ago. The fragments of parchment bear lines of Greek text from the books of Zechariah and Nahum and have been radiocarbon dated to the 2nd century AD, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority. Pompeii archaeologists find intact ceremonial chariot at site of illegal dig. Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site in Italy have announced the discovery of an intact ceremonial chariot, one of several important discoveries made in the same area outside the historical park following an investigation into an illegal dig.
The Archaeological Park of Pompeii called the chariot "an exceptional discovery" The chariot was found on the grounds of what is one of the most significant ancient villas in the area around VesuviusThe chariot's first iron element was uncovered on January 7 The chariot, with its iron elements, bronze decorations and mineralised wooden remains, was found in the ruins of a settlement north of Pompeii, beyond the walls of the ancient city, parked in the portico of a stable where the remains of three horses were previously discovered. Pompeii culinary tastes revealed by archaeologists after Italian excavation uncovers 2,000-year-old food shop. A fast-food eatery at Pompeii has been excavated, helping to reveal dishes that were popular for the ancient Roman city's citizens who archaeologists say enjoyed dining out.
Archaeologists discovered traces of nearly 2,000-year-old food including pork and snailsFor the first time, they found a hot-food-drink eatery called a thermopoliumA decorated bronze drinking bowl known as a patera was also unearthed While 80 fast foods were found in 2019, it was the first time that a hot-food-drink eatery — known as a thermopolium — was unearthed.
Pompeii Archaeological Park director, Massimo Osanna, said a segment of the fast-food counter had been partially dug up last year in work to shore up Pompeii's ruins. More digging from archaeologists revealed a multi-sided-counter, with wide holes inserted into its top. The countertop held deep vessels for hot foods, not unlike soup containers, nestled into modern-day salad bars. Huge, ancient cat glyph found in Peru's Nazca Lines - ABC News. Archaeologists from the Peruvian Ministry of Culture have announced the discovery of a 37-metre-long glyph of a feline in the Nazca Lines.
The ancient Nazca Lines depict animals and humanoid figures in the Peruvian desertModern technologies have allowed scientists to uncover more and more animal glyphsPeru's tourism-dependent economy has suffered after strict lockdown measures Officials last week undertook cleaning and conservation of the cat, which was barely discernible and almost completely erased, reported state news agency Andina. The Nazca Lines are a group of large drawings, known as geoglyphs, etched into the desert sands of southern Peru, around 400 kilometres from the capital Lima.
"One of the things that continues to surprise, and that many ask, is how we still find new geoglyphs," said Johny Isla, the director of the Nazca Lines conservation mission at the Ministry of Culture, as quoted by euronews. "In fact, there are new ones and we will continue to find more," he said. Stonehenge ground scans uncover giant circle of pits buried near prehistoric monument - ABC News.
Radar reveals map of ancient Roman city Falerii Novi - ABC News. Did Plato have a woman problem? Maybe, but his vision of politics was still radical for its time. Updated 21 minutes agoSun 1 Mar 2020, 12:30am If you want to find ground zero for feminism in the West, Ancient Greece around the time of Plato probably isn't the best place to look.
On the other hand, it's not the worst place either — and this ambiguity is reflected in a classic text of the era. When Plato wrote the Republic around 375 BCE, Athenian women were (for the most part) second-class citizens. They were unable to vote, own land, inherit or play any role in political life. Saudi Arabia issues tourism visas as it adjusts its economy away from oil dependence. China and Italy top UNESCO's World Heritage Site listings with ancient city and Prosecco wine. Posted yesterday at 8:27amMon 8 Jul 2019, 8:27am In the race for the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites, two countries are hot on each other's heels: China and Italy.
What fallen civilisations can teach us about avoiding our own 'social catastrophe' Updated about 2 hours agoFri 5 Jul 2019, 1:15am Of all the civilisation collapses in history, the Mayan is probably the most famous. But there's also the Roman empire, the Wari in South America, the Qin of China and the pre-Columbian Inca. In fact, these civilisations are "essentially innumerable", says Luke Kemp, existential risk researcher at the University of Cambridge. Early Celts drank local beer and imported wine from Greece more than 2,000 years ago - Science News - ABC News.
The early Celts had their very own twist on getting drunk, according to chemical analysis of fragments from Bronze Age drinking vessels found in what is now France.
Key points: The early Celts were previously thought to have mimicked Greek drinking cultureScientists analysed residues on ceramic vessels left by the early Celts in what is now FranceThis showed they had their own customs when it came to drinking wine and beer. Archaeologists discover more giant stone jars used to store the dead in Laos. Posted about 8 hours agoThu 20 Jun 2019, 4:28pm It is an archaeological mystery that has perplexed scientists for decades: which ancient civilisation carved huge stone jars for disposing its dead at sites across Laos?
Key points: More than 100 ancient stone jars have been uncovered in north-east LaosIt is believed they were used in ancient burial ritualsAustralian researchers are trying to pinpoint who built them and why Thick jungle, war and unexploded bombs have helped keep the secret, but new Australian-led research has offered tantalising clues. Experts believe the jars are related to an ancient burial practice, but no-one is certain about their original purpose or the people who brought them there. Earlier this year, a joint Australian-Lao archaeological team used geospatial mapping to uncover several previously undiscovered jars. Mr Skopal and Lao archaeologist Souliya Bounxayhip mapped 15 new sites and their surroundings, adding to a database of more than 100 known jar sites.
Crumbling cigars of bark bring scholars one step closer to ancient words of Buddha. Posted about 4 hours agoSat 15 Jun 2019, 10:00pm The oldest Buddhist texts in the world are crumbly, prone to flaking into pieces at any time.
Even conservators can't touch them with their bare hands. Before they were found, the oldest manuscripts that scholars could study — texts from Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand — were only a few hundred years old and often damaged by the tropical climate. Mark Allon, one of 20 people in the world who can read the scrolls' ancient language, says in comparison, the crumbling birch bark artefacts take researchers "way, way back". "It's taking us very close, closer to the Buddha," he says. Ancient tower collapse caught on camera in Ghazni in Afghanistan. Posted yesterday at 10:15amFri 14 Jun 2019, 10:15am The ancient towers of Ghazni have stood through centuries of war and upheaval — until now.
It is one of 32 towers in the old city of Ghazni, many of which have reportedly been destroyed in recent yearsA government spokesperson said the fort had been mostly damaged by rainThe ancient buildings have been difficult for outsiders to access in recent times due to the Taliban insurgency Situated on the strategically vital main route between Kabul and southern Afghanistan, the city is believed to have been built in the 13th century and has seen British, Russian and US invaders come and go. Tomb raiders turn to Facebook to peddle treasures stolen from conflict zones. Updated about 3 hours agoFri 31 May 2019, 10:23pm A decade after Facebook played a role in toppling regimes in the Arab Spring, opportunistic tomb raiders have turned to the platform to sell antiquities stolen in the wake of those uprisings.
The social network, which is one of several social media platforms credited with turbo-charging communication that fuelled the uprisings of the Arab Spring, has become a thriving marketplace for antiquities from Egypt, Syria, Libya, Iraq and Tunisia on Arabic-language pages or private groups. Statues from the ancient UNESCO-listed site of Palmyra, Syria, the spoils of unrest, can be seen in pictures lying on what appears to be somebody's living room floor. Colourful frescos, mosaics, graffiti and new buildings uncovered at Pompeii. Posted about 10 hours agoFri 29 Mar 2019, 6:26pm Nearly 2,000 years after Pompeii was destroyed by a volcanic eruption, the ancient Roman city is still giving up its long-buried secrets. This latest archaeological dig is the biggest at the site since the 1950sIt was part of an $118 million project to make the site safe from decay70 per cent of the site is now accessible to tourists Fantastic frescos, preserved mosaics and historic graffiti were among the discoveries emerging from the largest archaeological dig at the site since the 1950s.
As teams of construction workers shore up mounds of earth pressing down on the excavated areas to prevent them crushing the ruins, archaeologists and conservationists are busy restoring newly-discovered art and bolstering fragile walls. Archaeologists unearth harnessed horse remains in ancient stable near Pompeii. Updated earlier today at 12:48amMon 24 Dec 2018, 12:48am Archaeologists have unearthed the petrified remains of a harnessed horse and saddle in the stable of an ancient villa in a Pompeii suburb. Pompeii archaeological park head Massimo Osanna told Italian news agency ANSA the villa belonged to a high-ranking military officer, perhaps a general, during ancient Roman times. 4,000-year-old board game discovered in floor of shelter used by Bronze Age cattle herders.
Posted earlier today at 10:00amFri 14 Dec 2018, 10:00am A series of marks in the floor of a rock shelter in Azerbaijan may look like an undecipherable ancient code, but one archaeologist says he has cracked it. Game was popular in ancient Egypt but there was no evidence of it being played in the Azerbaijan region until nowArchaeologist says find suggests Bronze-Age nomads interacted with distant neighboursDr Crist says researchers still cannot be sure of the rules of the game Walter Crist, from the American Museum of Natural History, said it was a board game, played by ancient nomads who mustered cattle in the region roughly 4,000 years ago. "Small depressions found pecked into bedrock as well as on stone slabs found during excavation are arranged in a recurring and unique pattern," Dr Crist said.
"[It] is strikingly similar to the well-known game of 58 Holes, colloquially known as Hounds and Jackals. " 'Indiana Jones of art' recovers 6th-century mosaic 40 years after it was looted from Cyprus church. Posted earlier today at 7:36amMon 19 Nov 2018, 7:36am. Lost city of Tenea may have been uncovered by archaeologists, thought to have been founded by Trojan War captives. Updated about an hour agoThu 15 Nov 2018, 2:38am. The Ugly History of Beautiful Things: Perfume. Katy Kelleher | Longreads | September 2018 | 15 minutes (3,859 words) If given the choice to smell like whale excrement or delicate white flowers, few people would chose the first option. Bile, feces, vomit, and animal oils sound as though they would smell repulsive. Hundreds of Roman coins found at site of old theatre near Como in Italy. Updated Fri at 10:59amFri 14 Sep 2018, 10:59am.
Why is there a wizard at the top of this Melbourne building? - Curious Melbourne. Updated about an hour agoFri 14 Sep 2018, 12:28am. Iraq's Edenic marshlands are drying out again. The Central Marsh, pictured above, used to be full of water and life. Now, many locals have been forced to migrate from the cracked, bare earth that surrounds their villages. Ancient Roman boxing gloves found during dig at Hadrian's Wall. Updated 20 Feb 2018, 6:05amTue 20 Feb 2018, 6:05am. UK heatwave reveals long-hidden archaeological sites buried underground. Updated 14 minutes agoFri 13 Jul 2018, 3:09am. Sculpture of mystery king dating back 3,000 years found in Israel. Posted about an hour agoSat 9 Jun 2018, 4:08pm An enigmatic sculpture of a king's head dating back nearly 3,000 years has set off a modern-day mystery caper as scholars try to figure out whose face it depicts.
Tracking the smugglers' trail of priceless Islamic State loot to art markets in the West. Updated 39 minutes agoWed 6 Jun 2018, 2:13am Authorities in the United States and Europe are uncovering growing evidence that priceless antiquities looted by Islamic State (IS) terrorists — including works from war-torn Syria — are being smuggled into Western art markets. Pompeii discovery reveals man who was pinned by fridge-sized stone while fleeing Vesuvius. Peru child sacrifice discovery may be largest in history. Scientists find 60,000 Mayan structures preserved under dense Guatemalan jungle. Israeli archaeologists find 2,700-year-old 'governor of Jerusalem' seal impression. Explore Resources. Ancient pottery reveals humans have made wine for at least 8,000 years - Science News - ABC News.
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