Archive for the ‘Excavation’ Category

  • Mystery magic spells unearthed with ancient skeletons in Serbia

    on Aug 11, 16 • in Ancient Rome, Anthropology, Archaeology, Archaic period, Architecture, Art, Coins, Excavation, History, News, Roman period, Serbia • with Comments Off on Mystery magic spells unearthed with ancient skeletons in Serbia

    Archaeologists are trying to decipher magic spells etched onto tiny rolls of gold and silver that they found alongside skeletons of humans buried almost 2,000 years ago. “The alphabet is Greek, that much we know. The language is Aramaic – it’s a Middle Eastern mystery to us,” Miomir Korac, chief archaeologist at the site in eastern Serbia, told Reuters. The skeletons were found at the foot of a massive coal-fired power station where searches are being carried out before another unit of the electricity plant is built on the site of an ancient Roman city

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  • Monumental buildings dating to the 3rd century B.C. have been found in Montenegro

    on Aug 9, 16 • in Antiquty, Archaeology, Architecture, Excavation, Montenegro, News • with Comments Off on Monumental buildings dating to the 3rd century B.C. have been found in Montenegro

    Warsaw archaeologists discovered the first known palace of the Illyrian kings in Montenegro. “This is a great and cardinal discovery, which abruptly expands knowledge about the functioning of royal power in Illyria” – told PAP Prof. Piotr Dyczek. Montenegrin Rhizon is a permanent part of the history of ancient Rome. Here set up the capital Queen Teuta, whose actions caused the First Illyrian War in 229 BC. Researchers from the Antiquity of Southeastern Europe Research Center of the University of Warsaw began excavations in 2000. So far, their work has allowed, among other things, to

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  • Archaeologists Discover Ancient Greek Homes, Artifacts in Old Town of Bulgaria’s Sozopol

    on Jul 15, 15 • in Ancient Greece, Anthropology, Antiquty, Art, Bulgaria, Classical period, Excavation, Hellenistic period, History, News • with Comments Off on Archaeologists Discover Ancient Greek Homes, Artifacts in Old Town of Bulgaria’s Sozopol

    Ancient Greek homes from the Classical Age and the Hellenistic Age as well as more artifacts such as coins and pottery have been discovered by archaeologists excavating a municipally-owned property in the Old Town in Bulgaria’s Black Sea resort Sozopol, once the Ancient Greek colony of Apollonia Pontica. The discoveries have been made on the spot of an old home in Sozopol’s Old Town, one of several houses that perished in fires in the last few years. The old house in question had been the property of Bulgaria’s National Revenue Agency until a few years

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  • Thracian Child Sacrifice Discovered in Bulgaria

    on Apr 24, 15 • in Antiquty, Archaeology, Bulgaria, Excavation, News • with Comments Off on Thracian Child Sacrifice Discovered in Bulgaria

    Skeletons of three children thought to have been sacrificed by the Thracians in the sixth century B.C. have been discovered in one of 20 ritual pits at a site in southwest Bulgaria. The pits were uncovered during rescue digs by archaeologists from the National Institute and Museum of Archaeology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences along the planned route of a new highway. Stones thought to have been used in the sacrificial ritual were also removed from the pit. Other pits contained the remains of food and animal offerings, such as the complete skeleton of

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  • Remains of 5 people found in Amphipolis tomb

    on Jan 20, 15 • in Ancient Greece, Anthropology, Antiquty, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Bones, Excavation, Greece, News • with Comments Off on Remains of 5 people found in Amphipolis tomb

    The Greek Ministry of Culture has announced the long-awaited results of the analysis on the bones found inside the 4th century BC tomb uncovered in Amphipolis in northern Greece, and the news is quite unexpected – the bones belong to not one, but five individuals, pointing to the likelihood that it is a family tomb. The tomb is located within Kasta Hill in what was once the ancient city of Amphipolis, conquered by Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great, in 357 BC. Experts have known about the existence of the burial mound

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  • In Photos: 8 Byzantine Empire Era Shipwrecks Excavated in Turkey

    on Jan 3, 15 • in Archaeology, Byzantine, Excavation, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on In Photos: 8 Byzantine Empire Era Shipwrecks Excavated in Turkey

    Archeologists in Turkey uncovered a large group of Byzantine-era shipwrecks in an ongoing excavation in Istanbul’s Yenikapi district. Researchers recovered six round ships and naval galleys in addition to fishing boats, coasters and one large merchant ship. “Never before has such a large number and types of well-preserved vessels been found at a single location,” study author Cemal Pulak, of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University, said in a press statement, adding, “Even more fascinating is the fact that we can now trace how ship construction and ship design changed over the course of

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