Roman Empire Archeology News Today 2013-05-17

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Cemetery Reveals Baby-Making Season in Ancient Egypt : The peak period for baby-making sex in ancient Egypt was in July and August, when the weather was at its hottest. Researchers made this discovery at a cemetery in the Dakhleh Oasis in Egypt whose burials date back around 1,800 years. -

Read this story here: http://www.livescience.com/32078-ancient-egypt-cemetery-reveals-sex-season.html

 

: Azzanathkona is coming! Who on earth has ever even heard of Azzanathkona? Few of us, I admit, but I did warn you (in Part I of “I am Hiya”) that she was coming into the picture. -

Read this story here: http://judithweingarten.blogspot.fr/2013/05/i-am-hiya-part-ii.html

 

The Romans vs Jean Nouvel : An ancient gate that could probably represent the primary entrance to the Roman city that once occupied modern Beirut has been found by archaeologists digging at Riad al Solh Square, Beirut, Lebanon. – by archaeology -

Read this story here: http://www.archaiologia.gr/en/blog/2013/05/16/the-romans-vs-jean-nouvel/

 

The Roman Baths’ Museums at Night 2013 : Once again the Roman Baths are taking part in the Culture24 event of Museums at Night. There will be many (at least 500) museums involved this year over a three day period; from 16 May 2013 to 18 May 2013. – by The Baths Bloggers -

Read this story here: http://bathsbloggers.blogspot.fr/2013/05/the-roman-baths-museums-at-night-2013.html

 

BETWEEN BIRTH AND DEATH – Celtic Graffiti : A fascinating series of inscriptions discovered in the ‘Roman’ cemetery at Poetovio in Pannonia (Ptuj, e. Slovenia) have provided sensational new evidence on Celtic society and religion during the Roman period, and the use of a unique Celtic alphabet on the Balkans. -

Read this story here: http://balkancelts.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/between-birth-and-death-celtic-graffiti/

 

Roman mosaics unearthed in Turkey : Roman-era mosaics have been found in the ancient city of Milas in southwestern Turkey. Milas District Governor Bahattin Atç?, gendarmerie Lt. Col. Ertu?rul Memi? and gendarmerie Lt. Gürkan Uygun held a press conference on Friday about the findings. – by Sevaan Franks -

Read this story here: http://www.ablogabouthistory.com/2013/05/16/roman-mosaics-unearthed-in-turkey/

 

Le personnel de batellerie à l’époque Gallo-romaine : Un personnel varié vivait de la navigation fluviale. Débardeurs, conducteurs de trains de bois flotté et haleurs appartenaient aux catégories les plus humbles. -

Read this story here: http://www.e-stoire.net/article-le-personnel-de-batellerie-a-l-epoque-gallo-romaine-117814858.html

 

Prehistoric and Roman remains rewrite history of the Tees Estuary : Excavations by Environment Agency contractors creating a new bird reserve on Teesside have revealed Bronze and Iron Age artefacts – and the remains of a former Roman settlement which was previously unknown. – by Past Horizons -

Read this story here: http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/05/2013/prehistoric-and-roman-remains-rewrite-history-of-the-tees-estuary

 

1,500 Year Old Mosaic discovered At Kibbutz Bet Qama : Credit: Yael Yolovitch A spectacular colorful mosaic dating to the Byzantine period (4th–6th centuries CE) was exposed in recent weeks in the fields of Kibbutz Bet Qama, in the B’nei Shimon regional council. – by HeritageDaily -

Read this story here: http://www.heritagedaily.com/2013/05/1500-year-old-mosaic-discovered-at-kibbutz-bet-qama/

 

Vindolanda Upscale : I have spent a lot of time showing up a series of rather humble barracks blocks. Of course made more humble by the weathering of time and by the battering of modern attempts to plow the site. Likely the post Roman Dark Agers were not ideal tenants either. – by Tacitus -

Read this story here: http://detritusofempire.blogspot.fr/2013/05/vindolanda-upscale.html

 

Les routes Gallo-romaines 9/9 : IX. — DES TRANSPORTS EN COMMUN. L’Empire romain, en dépit de ses habitudes administratives, et peut-être précisément à cause d’elles, ignora l’art d’expédier les affaires. -

Read this story here: http://www.e-stoire.net/article-les-routes-gallo-romaines-9-9-117012755.html

 

From the Italian Press: Seeking Remains from Trasimene? : Interesting item from Fresco di Web. The quickie version is thus: Back in 2004/5 they found anomalies associated with a high metal concentration in a certain area along  Lake Trasimeno. – by David Meadows -

Read this story here: http://rogueclassicism.com/2013/05/14/from-the-italian-press-seeking-remains-from-trasimene/

 

The Archaeology News Network : High-tech dig finds Roman farmstead  -

Read this story here: http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.de/2013/05/high-tech-dig-finds-roman-farmstead.html#.UZILKLVTDh4

 

Plague Helped End Roman Empire, DNA From Medieval Graveyard Suggests : Plague may have helped finish off the Roman Empire, researchers now reveal. Plague is a fatal disease so infamous that it has become synonymous with any dangerous, widespread contagion. – by Charles Choi -

Read this story here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/12/plague-roman-empire-dna-medieval-graveyard_n_3261427.html

 

Bulgarian Archaeologists Uncover Major Roman Thermae : A Bulgarian team of archaeologists have discovered well-preserved remains of a Roman bath in the ancient Bulgarian town of Sozopol. The news was revealed by National Museum of History director Bozhidar Dimitrov. – by Sozopol.Bulgaria -

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

 

Israel 2013, Day 10 – The Negev : We got an early start from Tamar, driving north and a bit east to Mamshit. This is a well preserved Nabatean trading village along the Incense Route. -

Read this story here: http://readingacts.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/israel-2013-day-10-the-negev/

 

Ravenglass Roman fort: Project to unearth civilian settlement : Archaeologists are to explore the remains of a Roman naval base in Cumbria in the hope of finding evidence of a civilian settlement from more than 1,800 years ago. -

Read this story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-22277334

 

New excavations to find lost Pictish kingdom : Heritage : Scotsman.com : Until recently historians had believed that Fortriu – one of the most powerful Kingdoms of the “painted people” – had been based in Perthshire. But recent research has now placed the Pictish stronghold much further north to the Moray Firth area. – by Frank Urquhart -

Read this story here: http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/new-excavations-to-find-lost-pictish-kingdom-1-2925006

 

California Vintner Discovers Ancient Roman Wine Exporter : Harvest season may have been their busiest time of year, but wine was the last thing on the minds of the 54 people huddled in a room of Oplontis Villa B in A.D. 79 as they looked out to sea in vain for a ship. – by Ben O’Donnell -

Read this story here: http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/48389

 

How the Romans did their business: images of Latrines throughout the Roman world : In Roman times, toilets used to be a public and convivial place. An epigram from Martial reveals just how public privies were among the most frequented places in the city for socializing: “Quod in omnibus Vacerra conclavibusconsumit horas et toto the sedet,cenaturit Vacerra, non cacaturit. – by carolemadge -

Read this story here: http://followinghadrian.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/how-the-romans-did-their-business-images-of-latrines-throughout-the-roman-world/

 

Roman-era mosaic tiles found in Milas : Excavations in a field in Milas, a district of the southwestern province of Mugla, has uncovered mosaic tiles belonging to the Roman era. The excavations began after the Milas Gendarmerie Command raided a store in Milas upon a tip-off and found five Roman-era pots there. -

Read this story here: http://www.worldbulletin.net/

 

Byzantine Castle of Sant’Aniceto and the Theme of Calabria : The Castle of Sant’Aniceto (also San Niceto) is an Eastern Roman Empire castle built in the early 11th century on a hill in Motta San Giovanni, now in the province of Reggio Calabria, southern Italy. – by Gary -

Read this story here: http://byzantinemilitary.blogspot.fr/2013/05/byzantine-castle-of-santaniceto.html

 

The Elephant’s Tomb in Carmona : Roman Necropolis of Carmona : WikiPedia The so-called Elephant’s Tomb in the Roman necropolis of Carmona (Seville, Spain) was not always used for burials. – by HeritageDaily -

Read this story here: http://www.heritagedaily.com/2013/05/the-elephants-tomb-in-carmona-may-have-been-a-temple-to-the-god-mithras/

 

Justinian Plague Linked to the Black Death : “During these times there was a pestilence, by which the whole human race came near to being annihilated.” –Procopius, 542 C.E. (scroll down for his full description). The reign of Byzantine emperor Justinian I (482–565 C.E.) was marked by both glory and devastation. – by Noah Wiener -

Read this story here: http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/news/justinian-plague-linked-to-the-black-death/

 

Elephant’s Tomb in Carmona May Have Been a Temple to the God Mithras : The Carmona necropolis (Spain) is a collection of funeral structures from between the 1st century B.C. and the 2nd century A.D. One of these is known as the Elephant’s Tomb because a statue in the shape of an elephant was found in the interior of the structure. -

Read this story here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130510075521.htm

 

Viminacium to mark anniversary of Edict of Milan – In Serbia News : VIMINACIUM – The archaeological park Viminacium will be the centre of celebration of 17 centuries of the Edict of Milan on May 18 when an exhibition dedicated to Constantine the Great and the birth of Christianity in the territory of Serbia. – by InSerbia Team -

Read this story here: http://inserbia.info/news/2013/04/viminacium-to-mark-anniversary-of-edict-of-milan/

 

Vindolanda 2013 – Tenth and Final Day : My Dark Age/Late Roman floor ended up looking nice when cleaned up but not much for dating materials. A good part of the day was spent in clean up but a few things turned up in my trench. And more in the trenches of luckier diggers. I did find this, it appears to be a Roman door handle. – by Tacitus -

Read this story here: http://detritusofempire.blogspot.fr/2013/05/vindolanda-2013-tenth-and-final-day.html

 

Excavation unearths evidence of Thessaloniki’s urban life between 4th and 9th centuries AD : Archaeologists in Greece’s northern metropolis Thessaloniki were already overjoyed in 2006 when a 2,300-year-old avenue was found during construction work on the city’s new underground rail network. – by Haemus -

Read this story here: http://haemus.org.mk/excavation-unearths-evidence-of-thessalonikis-urban-life-between-4th-and-9th-centuries-ad/

 

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