Roman Empire Archeology News Today 2013-07-28

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We have found 27 Roman Empire Archeology News today!

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Israeli Historian Proves Roman Friendship to Jews : Features : News : Israel National News : An independent historian from the small northern Negev city of Arad has turned the world of historical research upside down with controversial new research published in a Danish journal. The article authored by Dr. -

Read this story here: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/170260

 

Binchester 2013: Day Thirty-Four : Penultimate day of this year’s season. Across the site the focus is mainly on tying up loose ends and final recording. – by David Petts -

Read this story here: http://binchester.blogspot.fr/2013/07/binchester-2013-day-thirty-four.html

 

TEN HOUSES REOPEN IN POMPEII AFTER EMERGENCY RENOVATIONS : TEN domus structures or ancient Roman homes of the wealthy are soon to be reopened in Pompeii following extensive renovation … much-needed good news for site which has suffered terrible deterioration from wind, weather and tourists in recent years. – by Hernestus -

Read this story here: http://antinousgaygod.blogspot.fr/2013/07/ten-houses-reopen-in-pompeii-after.html

 

Ancient Technology for Metal Coatings 2,000 Years Ago Can’t Be Matched Even Today : — Artists and craftsmen more than 2,000 years ago developed thin-film coating technology unrivaled even by today’s standards for producing DVDs, solar cells, electronic devices and other products. -

Read this story here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130724124919.htm

 

The African Expedition of Scipio : Nobody probably in the Roman senate doubted either that the war on the part of Carthage against Rome was at an end, or that the war on the part of Rome against Carthage must now be begun; but unavoidable as was the expedition to Africa, they were afraid to enter on its preparation. -

Read this story here: http://www.historynotes.info/the-african-expedition-of-scipio-2379/

 

Roman Temple Discovered By Archaeologists In England : A Roman temple dating from the second century AD was unearthed by archaeologists in England. The temple was found near Hadrian’s Wall, a defensive fortification built by the Romans in Britain, and is part of a larger settlement that developed around the wall. -

Read this story here: http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/494314/20130725/roman-temple-roman-temple-discovered-roman-temple-england-roman-temple-uk-maryport-roman-temple-hadr.htm#.UfAPeY1M98E

 

Visitors Flock to Bulgaria’s 1st Fully Restored Roman Fortress : The first fully restored Roman fortress in Bulgaria in the village of Belchin near the mountain town of Samokov has enjoyed huge interest over the weekend. Several thousand have visited the “Tsari Mali Grad” fortress since it opened doors for tourists on Saturday, July 20. -

Read this story here: http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php

 

Kings of North Africa at Piercebridge : There are nearly 1,300 coins amongst the assemblage of finds from Piercebridge. Most represent types which were circulating in Britain in the Roman period. However, there are a couple of more unusual coins, which perhaps you wouldn’t expect to turn up in County Durham. – by Philippa Walton -

Read this story here: http://finds.org.uk/blogs/piercebridge/2013/07/16/kings-of-north-africa-at-piercebridge/

 

Binchester 2013: Day Thirty-Three : We’ve now reached the Time Team stage of the excavation…just three days to go… In Trench 1, lots of activity in the main barrack block, with new stretches of cross wall appearing, as well as at least one internal hearth. – by David Petts -

Read this story here: http://binchester.blogspot.fr/2013/07/binchester-2013-day-thirty-three.html

 

University archaeologists unearth well-kept secrets : Archaeologists from the University of York say a virtually intact Late Roman well discovered near Heslington, on the outskirts of the city, may have had significance in contemporary local agricultural cycles and fertility practices. – by HeritageDaily -

Read this story here: http://www.heritagedaily.com/2013/07/university-archaeologists-unearth-well-kept-secrets/96766

 

How the Scottish Heritage Media Works: the Antonine Wall : I mentioned yesterday the news that the Antonine Wall is going to be scanned as part of the Scottish Ten project. It is worth looking at how the media has picked up on it. – by Lyn Wilson -

Read this story here: http://adrianmurdoch.typepad.com/my_weblog/2013/07/how-the-heritage-media-works.html

 

Picture of the Week: Ancient Harbor of Susita/Hippos on the Sea of Galilee : In the 1970′s and 1980′s, the remains of several ancient harbors were identified around the Sea of Galilee. At least 13 harbors have been identified, all of which most likely date to the Hellenistic and Roman Periods. A map of the various harbors can be seen here. – by Seth M. Rodriquez -

Read this story here: http://blog.bibleplaces.com/2013/07/picture-of-week-ancient-harbor-of.html

 

Magnum incendium Romae (the Burning of Rome, 64 AD) – Nero the Arsonist on screen : This week marks the anniversary of the Great Fire of Rome, one of the worst disasters ever to hit the city of Rome. This tragic event took place during the reign of Nero in 64 A.D. – by followinghadrian -

Read this story here: http://followinghadrian.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/magnum-incendium-romae-the-burning-of-rome-64-ad-nero-the-arsonist-on-screen/

 

Destroying a Temple : The apostle Paul, writing from Ephesus to the Christians in Corinth, warned: “If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple” (1 Corinthians 3:17). – by Mark Wilson -

Read this story here: http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/biblical-archaeology-sites/destroying-a-temple/

 

3D Scanning of the Antonine Wall (Bread and Circuses) : Rather exciting news that I suspect will be picked up by many of the papers over the next couple of days, but the Antonine Wall is to be scanned as part of the Scottish Ten project. The team will take two weeks to scan the Rough Castle and Bar Hill Roman sites. -

Read this story here: http://adrianmurdoch.typepad.com/my_weblog/2013/07/3d-scanning-of-the-antonine-wall.html

 

Popular Archaeology : Maryport, UK – An archaeological excavation team, led by Professor Ian Haynes and Tony Wilmott, has been peeling back the layers over the last six weeks to better understand the environment in which the internationally famous Maryport altars were displayed in Roman times. – by Authors -

Read this story here: http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/june-2013/article/archaeologists-uncover-classical-temple-on-northwestern-fringe-of-roman-empire

 

Binchester 2013: Day Thirty-two : Not on site today so not much to say unless someone sends me some words… which they have! Thanks to Sarah I now know that the small animal skeleton in Trench 2 was dug out today. In Trench 1, she found a bronze fastener and a new wall feature was discovered in the barrack block. – by David Petts -

Read this story here: http://binchester.blogspot.fr/2013/07/binchester-2013-day-thirty-two.html

 

L’Affaire Sextus Roscius. : Je suis la première à souligner ce que doit l’antiquité romaine aux Grecs ou aux Étrusques, en matière de religion ou d’art par exemple. Néanmoins, la suprématie romaine ne fait aucun doute dans au moins deux domaines : le droit et l’armée. La toge et le glaive, donc. – by FL -

Read this story here: http://latogeetleglaive.blogspot.fr/2013/07/laffaire-sextus-roscius.html

 

Ancient Greek graffiti found in Smyrna’s agora : A rich Greek graffiti collection dated back to the second and fourth century AD has been found in the İzmir (Greek Smyrna) agora during excavation work in the area. The graffiti shows daily life in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. -

Read this story here: http://neoskosmos.com/news/en/Ancient-Greek-graffiti-found-in-Smyrna-agora

 

ARCHAEOLOGY > Fourth pillar revealed at Sagalassos old city : In each corner of Agora there are sculptures of people that build the agora. These pillars are constructed by the famous people of the city. AA photo The president of the excavations, Professor Marc Waelkens, is from Belgium’s Leuven University. Waelkens’s team consists of 80 people. -

Read this story here: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/fourth-pillar-revealed-at-sagalassos-old-city.aspx

 

Classical Temple in Maryport the most north western in Roman World : Left to right for group shot as filename: Rachel Newman, Senhouse Museum Trust; Tony Wilmott, site director; Professor Ian Haynes of Newcastle University, project director; Nigel Mills, director of world heritage and access for the Hadrian’s Wall Trust An archaeological excavation team, led by P – by HeritageDaily -

Read this story here: http://www.heritagedaily.com/2013/07/classical-temple-in-maryport-the-most-north-western-in-roman-world/

 

HADRIAN’S VILLA UNESCO STATUS JEOPARDIZED BY DEVELOPERS : HADRIAN’s Villa risks losing its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Treasure because of a sprawling housing and retail complex which encroaches on the site. The MezzaRoma corporation had agreed in 2012 to a buffer zone around the Villa at Tivoli east of Rome within which no construction would occur. – by Hernestus -

Read this story here: http://antinousgaygod.blogspot.fr/2013/07/hadrians-villa-unesco-status.html

 

Archeologists issue warning on destruction of Istanbul’s Yedikule Gardens : Earthmovers have been digging one meter deep next to the Byzantine-era walls in the Yedikule Gardens and destroying parts of the walls since July 6. DHA Photo -

Read this story here: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/archeologists-issue-warning-on-destruction-of-istanbuls-yedikule-gardens.aspx

 

Three Dimensional Reconstruction of the Interior Sanctuary of Hagia Sophia : Three Dimensional Reconstruction of the Interior Sanctuary of Hagia Sophia – by Byzantine Philology -

Read this story here: http://byzantineistanbul.blogspot.fr/2013/07/three-dimensional-reconstruction-of.html

 

Archaeology: Thracian temple, sanctuary of Zeus and Hera found in Bulgaria’s Sredna Gora : Archaeologists in Bulgaria have found a Thracian temple and a sanctuary of Zeus and Hera in Sredna Gora in the central part of the country. – by The Sofia Globe -

Read this story here: http://sofiaglobe.com/2013/07/22/archaeology-thracian-temple-sanctuary-of-zeus-and-hera-found-in-bulgarias-sredna-gora/

 

Obelisk of Theodosius : The Obelisk of Theodosius is the Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Tutmoses III re-erected in the Hippodrome of Constantinople by the Roman Emperor Theodosius I in the 4th century AD. – by Gary -

Read this story here: http://byzantinemilitary.blogspot.fr/2013/07/obelisk-of-theodosius.html

 

Binchester 2013: Day Thirty-one : Today started off quite cool- almost like a normal summer’s day, but soon warmed up to be another scorcher. Lots to report on since I was last on site (Thursday). – by David Petts -

Read this story here: http://binchester.blogspot.fr/2013/07/binchester-2013-day-thirty-one.html

 

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