Posts Tagged ‘Excavation’

  • 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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  • 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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  • Massive ancient underground city discovered in Turkey’s Nevşehir

    on Jan 1, 15 • in Archaeology, Bronze age, Excavation, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Massive ancient underground city discovered in Turkey’s Nevşehir

    With 2014 soon coming to an end, potentially the year’s biggest archeological discovery of an underground city has come from Turkey’s Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir, which is known world-wide for its Fairy Chimneys rock formation. The city was discovered by means of Turkey’s Housing Development Administration’s (TOKİ) urban transformation project. Some 1,500 buildings were destructed located in and around the Nevşehir fortress, and the underground city was discovered when the earthmoving to construct new buildings had started. TOKİ Head Mehmet Ergün Turan said the area where the discovery was made was announced as an

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  • Burial ground from late Bronze Age Found in Platamonas

    on Dec 28, 14 • in Archaeology, Bronze age, Excavation, Greece, News • with Comments Off on Burial ground from late Bronze Age Found in Platamonas

    Excavations in Platamonas, Pieria, northern Greece, have unearthed an ancient settlement and burial ground that belongs in the late Bronze Age, around 1500 B.C. The discovery was made in parallel to the construction of the new national highway and was officially announced by archaeologist Sofia Koulidou, head of Pieria’s Ephorate of Antiquities. Archaeologists found 19 graves, some of them containing several objects such as Mycenaean style clay pots, bronze hoops, bone beads, bronze knives, clay flywheels, engraved stones and others. Some of the graves were very small and probably belong to children. The remains of

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  • Roman camp in Bulgaria yields numerous artefacts

    on Oct 3, 14 • in Archaeology, Art, Bulgaria, Excavation, Late antique, News, Roman period • with Comments Off on Roman camp in Bulgaria yields numerous artefacts

    More than 300 coins from the first to sixth centuries AD and hundreds of objects made of bronze, glass, bone and antlers have been unearthed by archaeologists during the excavations in Novae near Svishtov in Bulgaria. Three unique, finely crafted bronze figurines found found  at the dig site [Credit: J. Recław] “The August campaign has brought a very rich archaeological crop in the form of luxury items used by Roman legionnaires. Curiosities include dagger handles made of ivory”, said Prof. Piotr Dyczek, head of research. The work also yielded important findings concerning the architectural solutions

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