Roman Empire Archeology News Today 2013-09-09

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Rare golden treasure found in Jerusalem : Two bundles containing 36 gold coins from Byzantine era, gold and silver jewelry, gold medallion with menorah uncovered during Hebrew University excavations at foot of Temple Mount Aryeh Savir, Tazpit During excavations at the foot of the Temple Mount, which were conducted this summer, Hebrew U -

Read this story here: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4427521,00.html

 

The Archaeology News Network : Roman period urn grave found in Poland  -

Read this story here: http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.de/2013/09/roman-period-urn-grave-found-in-poland.html#.Ui4i2Ma-18F

 

Scholar’s Update: New Mosaics from the Huqoq Synagogue : Can you hit the jackpot twice in a row? Not likely. But we did! In the January/February 2013 BAR, we reported on the extraordinary finds uncovered in our excavation of the fifth-century C.E. Huqoq synagogue in Galilee. We thought that would be it at least for a while. – by Jodi Magness -

Read this story here: http://members.bib-arch.org/publication.asp

 

ANCIENT GREEK CITY IN LIBYA BEING DESTROYED BY LOCAL VILLAGERS : VILLAGERS in Libya are systematically plundering and destroying the Ancient Greek city of Cyrene. Claiming they intend to make way for houses and shops, local residents are in fact looting tombs and ruins. Cyrene dates back to about 700 B.C. – by Hernestus -

Read this story here: http://antinousgaygod.blogspot.fr/2013/09/ancient-greek-city-in-libya-being.html

 

The Ancient Roots of Punctuation : In his new book, “Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols & Other Typographical Marks,” Keith Houston reveals the stories behind esoteric punctuation marks, from the pilcrow (¶) to the manicule (☞) to the octothorpe, a.k.a. the hashtag. – by Keith Houston -

Read this story here: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2013/09/origins-of-hashtag-manicule-diple-pilcrow-ampersand-explained.html

 

ARCHAEOLOGISTS TRY WINE-MAKING ANCIENT ROMAN STYLE : Researchers at Sicily’s University of Catania have planted a vineyard using techniques garnered from ancient texts and say they expect to harvest its first vintage within four years, according to Britain’s The Guardian newspaper. – by Hernestus -

Read this story here: http://antinousgaygod.blogspot.fr/2013/09/archaeologists-try-wine-making-ancient.html

 

The Zenobia Scandal : Will not — shall not — every American look with pride — an honest, noble pride — on this marble effigy of Zenobia, because it is the ideal, the production, of an American, and that American a woman. – by Huntington Library -

Read this story here: http://judithweingarten.blogspot.fr/2013/09/the-zenobia-scandal.html

 

In Transit: Back to Pompeii : When Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79AD, it ejected into the stratosphere a poisonous plume of volcanic gas, ash and molten rock at a rate of 1.5 million tonnes per second. – by Ellie Swire -

Read this story here: http://www.nouse.co.uk/2013/09/08/in-transit-back-to-pompeii/

 

Exhibition to bring Roman empire to Bristol Museum and Art Gallery : Upstairs at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery what look like rough clumps of rubble have been laid out on the floor in a rough circle. -

Read this story here: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/sep/06/exhibition-roman-empire-bristol-museum

 

Hadrian goes to Phaselis – images from a Lycian harbour city : Phaselis was an ancient Greek and Roman city on the coast of Lycia, today situated 35km south of Antalya. Shaded by towering pine trees, its ruins lie scattered around three small beautiful bays. – by followinghadrian -

Read this story here: http://followinghadrian.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/hadrian-goes-to-phaselis-images-from-a-lycian-harbour-city/

 

How chemical weapons were used in Syria 1,700 YEARS AGO : While the international community debates what to do about Syria, evidence of the use of chemical weapons dating back 1,700 years has surfaced. – by Stuart Woledge -

Read this story here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2414963/How-chemical-weapons-used-Syria-1-700-years-ago-Persians-attackers-kill-Roman-soldiers-defending-city.html

 

Poisoning Enemies in the Ancient Mideast : The insidious tactic of poisoning one’s enemy—noncombatants and soldiers alike—is nothing new, only the technologies have changed. – by Jim Al-Khalili -

Read this story here: http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2013/09/poisoning-enemies-in-the-ancient-mideast.html

 

For Lucius Marius Vitalis : L is for Luna, in the night’s black, M is for Mars, in the battle’s track, and N is for Nerio, his wife, who over Legions soars.] – by aediculaantinoi -

Read this story here: http://aediculaantinoi.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/for-lucius-marius-vitalis/

 

Secret ‘slave’ tunnels discovered under Roman emperor’s villa : Amateur archaeologists have uncovered a massive network of tunnels under the Roman Emperor Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli, Italy. The underground passageways likely allowed thousands of slaves and merchants to keep the estate running without creating any distraction at the street level. -

Read this story here: http://www.nbcnews.com/science/secret-slave-tunnels-discovered-under-roman-evperors-villa-8C11090315

 

Material and Textual Approaches to Housing in the Graeco-Roman World : Last week was very much a week where all sorts of things seemed like very good ideas on their own, but in aggregate started to look just the tiniest bit over-optimistic. One of those things was attending the conference Between Words and Walls, organised by April Pudsey and Jen Baird of Birkbeck. – by Janett Morgan -

Read this story here: http://lizgloyn.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/between-words-and-walls-material-and-textual-approaches-to-housing-in-the-graeco-roman-world/

 

New mosaics uncovered at Roman villa (From Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard) : ARCHAEOLOGISTS have uncovered two mosaics at Chedworth Roman Villa which have not been seen for decades. Two Roman mosaics not seen for years have been briefly uncovered by a team of National Trust archaeologists digging at Chedworth Roman Villa. – by Megan Archer -

Read this story here: http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/10653468.New_mosaics_uncovered_at_Roman_villa/

 

Castelli Romani site looted : Police have foiled  a group of looters raiding a yet unknown archaeological site near Rome, investigators said on Wednesday. – by Archaeology -

Read this story here: http://www.archaiologia.gr/en/blog/2013/09/06/castellini-romani-site-looted/

 

Archaeologists discover burials from the Roman period in Czelin : Crematory pit and urn grave from the 1st/2nd century AD have been discovered by archaeologists during excavations in the Roman period cemetery in Czelin (Zachodniopomorskie). – by Archaeology -

Read this story here: http://www.archaiologia.gr/en/blog/2013/09/06/archaeologists-discover-burials-from-the-roman-period-in-czelin/

 

Archaeologists using declassified spy photography have uncovered Roman fortifications : Archaeologists using declassified spy photography have uncovered Hadrian era Roman fortifications in Romania … the Empire’s eastern frontier equivalent of Hadrian’s Wall on the northern frontier. – by Hernestus -

Read this story here: http://antinousgaygod.blogspot.fr/2013/09/experts-find-second-hadrians-wall-on.html

 

2013 Platt Fellowship: A Summer at Hippos Sussita : My initial introduction to the site of Hippos Sussita, near Kibbutz Ein Gev in Israel, was one which left me feeling a sense of the grandeur this ancient city must have had. One of the member cities of the Decopolis, a region of ten major cities in what is today Israel, Jordan and Syria. – by KaitNAnderson -

Read this story here: http://asorblog.org/?p=5592

 

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have uncovered two mosaics at Chedworth Roman Villa : ARCHAEOLOGISTS have uncovered two mosaics at Chedworth Roman Villa which have not been seen for decades.
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Read this story here: http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/cotswolds/10653468.New_mosaics_uncovered_at_Roman_villa/

 

The End of the Roman Empire : On September 4, 476 AD, Germanic soldier and military leader Flavius Odoacer, who led the revolt of Herulians, Rugians, and Scirians soldiers entered Rome and deposed the last Roman Emperor Romulus Augustulus. -

Read this story here: http://yovisto.blogspot.fr/2013/09/the-end-of-roman-empire.html

 

Here’s what third-century China thought about the Roman Empire : Third-century China got around the ancient world. They even made it to the Roman Empire, and wrote down their thoughts on these strange foreigners in the Weilüe, a third-century C.E. account of the interactions between the two nations. – by Hans van Roon -

Read this story here: http://mongolschinaandthesilkroad.blogspot.fr/2013/09/heres-what-third-century-china-thought.html

 

Ancient site found near Rome, ‘tomb raiders’ foiled : Rome, September 4 – Police have foiled ‘tomb raiders’ looting an ancient Roman archaeological site near the capital that was previously unknown to the Italian authorities, investigators said on Wednesday. -

Read this story here: http://www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/60266/Ancient-site-found-near-Rome—tomb-raiders–foiled.html

 

Toxic Gas First Used in Syria 1,700 Years Ago : If Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has really carried out a chemical attack, it wouldn’t be the first time poisonous gas brought death in the Middle East country. Indeed, right in Syria archaeologists have found some of the oldest evidence of chemical warfare. – by Rossella Lorenzi -

Read this story here: http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/toxic-gas-brought-death-in-syria-more-than-1700-years-ago-130904.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1

 

Archaeologists discover burials from the Roman period in Czelin : Bartłomiej Rogalski from the National Museum in Szczecin , who conducts research, said in an interview with PAP that the form of the clay urn and the specific “toothed wheel” decorating technique are typical for the Elbe area, lying west of the Oder . -

Read this story here: http://www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,396912,archaeologists-discover-burials-from-the-roman-period-in-czelin.html

 

Naked statue of Hadrian reworked in the late 3rd century, from Perge, Antalya Museum : This naked statue of Hadrian with a small Nike at his feet was discovered in 1992 during the excavations of the stage building of the theatre at Perge, an ancient Greek city in Anatolia and the capital of Pamphylia. -

Read this story here: http://followinghadrian.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/naked-statue-of-hadrian-reworked-in-the-late-3rd-century-from-perge-antalya-museum/

 

Declassified spy photographs reveal lost Roman frontier : Research by archaeologists at the Universities of Glasgow and Exeter has identified a long wall that ran 60 kilometers from the Danube to the Black Sea over what is modern Romania. It is considered the most easterly example of a man-made frontier barrier system in the Roman Empire. – by HeritageDaily -

Read this story here: http://www.heritagedaily.com/2013/09/declassified-spy-photographs-reveal-lost-roman-frontier/98893

 

Picture of the day: The Hellenistic Theatre on the Upper Acropolis of Pergamon (Turkey) : The magnificent Hellenistic theatre at Pergamon is the centerpiece of the acropolis of the ancient city, which is located just north of the modern-day town of Bergama on Turkey’s northern Aegean coast. -

Read this story here: http://followinghadrian.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/picture-of-the-day-the-hellenistic-theatre-on-the-upper-acropolis-of-pergamon-turkey/

 

Excavations underway at Britain’s biggest Iron-Age hill fort : An excavation at Ham Hill, the largest Iron-Age hill fort in Britain, has revealed more about how the ancient structure was developed by its defenders in response to the Roman invasion. – by HeritageDaily -

Read this story here: http://www.heritagedaily.com/2013/09/excavations-underway-at-britains-biggest-iron-age-hill-fort/98901

 

UNEARTHED ANCIENT ROMAN STRUCTURE PREDATES INVENTION OF MORTAR : EXPERTS digging at a long-buried city in Italy have unearthed a massive stone monument dating back at least 300 years before the Colosseum … and 100 years before the invention of mortar. – by Hernestus -

Read this story here: http://antinousgaygod.blogspot.fr/2013/09/unearthed-ancient-roman-structure.html

 

Declassified spy photographs reveal lost Roman frontier : Declassified spy photography has uncovered a lost Roman Eastern frontier, dating from the second century AD. Research by archaeologists at the Universities of Glasgow and Exeter has identified a long wall that ran 60 kilometers from the Danube to the Black Sea over what is modern Romania. -

Read this story here: http://phys.org/news/2013-09-declassified-spy-reveal-lost-roman.html

 

Declassified spy photographs reveal lost Roman frontier : Research by archaeologists at the Universities of Glasgow and Exeter has identified a long wall that ran 60 kilometers from the Danube to the Black Sea over what is modern Romania. It is considered the most easterly example of a man-made frontier barrier system in the Roman Empire. -

Read this story here: http://www.myscience.org.uk/news/2013/declassified_spy_photographs_reveal_lost_roman_frontier-2013-glasgow

 

Mosaic-house revealed in ancient Tripolis : Ongoing excavations in Denizli’s ancient Lycian city of Tripolis have revealed a house featuring a large collection of colorful mosaics with floral and geometric patterns. Archaeologists believe the house was owned by rich families between the fourth and fifth centuries AD. – by Archaeology -

Read this story here: http://www.archaiologia.gr/en/blog/2013/09/03/house-adorned-with-mosaics-discovered/

 

HADRIAN ALIGNED ANTINOEION TO CATCH DAWN RAYS AT EGYPTIAN NEW YEAR : HADRIAN designed the Antinous Mortuary Temple at his Villa outside Rome so that the rays of the rising sun would illuminate the inner sanctum on the Egyptian festival of the Nile Inundation, according to a US research team. – by Hernestus -

Read this story here: http://antinousgaygod.blogspot.fr/2013/09/hadrian-aligned-antinoeion-to-catch.html

 

ARCHAEOLOGY > Work completed on historic sunken Yenikapı ships : The oldest sunken vessel found in Yenikapı is about 1,500 years old and scientific works are still ongoing on the sunken ships remains. AA photo -

Read this story here: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/work-completed-on-historic-sunken-yenikapi-ships-.aspx

 

Hill fort extensions weren’t enough to repel the Romans : The complex contours of Ham Hill – the steep-sided escarpment that looms high above the A303 near Stoke-Sub-Hamdon in Somerset – have always evoked impressions of a rich and busy ancient past, but now archaeologists can reveal that the ridge once played host to the largest Iron Age fort in Brit – by MARTIN HESP -

Read this story here: http://www.thisisdevon.co.uk/Hill-fort-extensions-weren-t-repel-Romans/story-19738511-detail/story.html#axzz2djBhUJTf

 

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