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2014.10.26 07:00

French archaeologists find 2,000-year-old boomerang used by Gauls

The Gauls used boomerangs 2,000 years ago, according to archaeologists who have found a wooden curved stick at a beach near Cherbourg in northern France. Boomerangs are usually associated with Australian aborigines but these amazing wooden weapons have been found in Egypt, apparently dating back...
2014.10.26 06:42

Stunning new finds from Antikythera

A Greek and international team of divers and archaeologists has retrieved stunning new finds from an ancient Greek ship that sank more than 2,000 years ago off the remote island of Antikythera. The rescued antiquities include tableware, ship components, and a giant bronze spear that would have...
2014.10.26 06:34

Largest pottery workshop of Greek antiquity found

German archeologists have discovered the largest industrial quarter of the Greek world, during an excavation in Sicily. Streching for more than 3,200 feet, the craft district relied on about 80 kilns for the production of ceramics. “The largest one is 17 feet in diameter, making it the biggest...
2014.04.24 07:43

More on New city wall discovered at Roman port

A “secret” part of the ancient Roman port of Ostia Antica has been discovered, according to British archaeologists who unearthed it, making the site as a whole bigger than Pompeii. Archaeologists work in 2009 at the ruins of an arena built early in the third century BC outside Ostia, the ancient...
2014.04.24 07:39

Did lead poisoning bring down ancient Rome?

When in ancient Rome, don’t drink as the Romans do. High-born Romans sipped beverages cooked in lead vessels and channeled spring water into their homes through lead pipes. Researchers have found that lead concentrations in drinking water in Rome, during the height of the Roman Empire were 100...
2014.04.17 07:39

The Mazotos shipwreck six years on

In the framework of the Cyprus Seminar Stella Demesticha (Assistant Professor of Maritime Archaeology, University of Cyprus) gave a lecture entitled “‘…ship sank, everything lost…’. Six years of underwater excavations at the Mazotos shipwreck”. Photomosaic of the wreck and its cargo [Credit:...
2014.03.31 07:08

3,000 year old cultivated fields unearthed in the Netherlands

Dr. Stijn Arnoldussen, an archaeologist at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, has unearthed prehistoric cultivated field sites constructed more than 3,100 years ago that were subsequently used for centuries. Dr. Arnoldussen’s research focuses on long-term development of cultural...
2014.03.22 08:40

Határidő a XI. MÓK konferencia gazdaságtörténeti szekciójának előadásaihoz

Felhívjuk mindazon kollégák szíves figyelmét, akik a XI. Magyar Ókortudományi Konferencia "Ókori gazdaságtörténet a 21. században" szekciójára jelentkeztek, hogy az előadások szövegének leadási határideje 2014. április 22. Erre a viszonylag korai időpontra azért van szükség, mert -- amint azt a...
2014.03.22 08:33

Ancient silver treasure discovered in Abel Beth Maacah (Israel)

A jug containing silver earrings and ingots has been discovered at the ancient biblical city of Abel Beth Maacah in Israel. Ancient silver treasure discovered in Biblical city. The jug with treasure was found just to the north of a "massive structure," as the researchers call it, which may be a...
2014.03.22 08:24

Investigating deseases in ancient Mesopotamia

After a half century of intensive research in Mesopotamia, scientists still know little about the diseases which plagued the people of the most famous kingdoms of the ancient world. The skeleton of a man with an amputated leg in upper third of the thigh, found in Tell Barri site [Credit: A....

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