Roman Empire Archeology News Today 2013-09-22

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We have found 30 Roman Empire Archeology News today!

Most amazing finds with a Etruscan Prince grave, a sacred Roman well in Great Britain, a Roman headquarters in Ukraine and a Roman chainmail.

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Skeleton of Ancient Prince Reveals Etruscan Life : The skeletonized body of an Etruscan prince, possibly a relative to Tarquinius Priscus, the legendary fifth king of Rome from 616 to 579 B.C., has been brought to light in an extraordinary finding that promises to reveal new insights on one of the ancient world’s most fascinating cultures. – by Rossella Lorenzi -

Read this story here: http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/estruscan-prince-skeleton-rome-130920.htm

 

Buried Roman theatre sets the stage for new understanding of ancient town : The head of a lion and griffin, believed to be part of the decoration of the theatre, as well as stone blocks with steps carved into them, are helping to further revise historical understanding about the site of Interamna Lirenas, founded by the Romans in the late 4th century BCE. – by Martin Millett -

Read this story here: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/buried-roman-theatre-sets-the-stage-for-new-understanding-of-ancient-town

 

Byzantine North Africa under Justinian : Editor – The Eastern Roman re-conquest of Vandal North Africa for the Empire was one of the great military campaigns of all time. But military conquest was only the beginning. The Emperor Justinian had to put down endless rebellions by his own troops and constant wars with the Moors. – by Gary -

Read this story here: http://byzantinemilitary.blogspot.fr/2013/09/byzantine-north-africa-under-justinian.html

 

Discovery of sacred Roman well amazes archaeology team : IT’S the most significant archaeological discovery in the Portsmouth area for many years. Buried a few feet under a garden in the centre of Havant, archaeologists stumbled upon a Roman well filled with coins and a bronze ring with a carving of Neptune, the Roman god of the sea. – by Jeff Travis -

Read this story here: http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/discovery-of-sacred-roman-well-amazes-archaeology-team-1-5516258

 

Heat, dust and history in the sand as the riddle of Masada was uncovered : Not exactly a call to arms perhaps, but it was a call for muscular arms, strong backs and sturdy legs, along with energy, commitment and a readiness to rough it. -

Read this story here: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/22/how-excavators-tackled-riddes-of-masada

 

Buried Roman theatre sets the stage for new understanding of ancient town : The town, which disappeared following its abandonment around 500 CE, was last year mapped by geophysical analysis and imaging undertaken by a team of researchers led by Cambridge archaeologists Dr Alessandro Launaro and Professor Martin Millett. – by Alessandro Launaro -

Read this story here: http://www.myscience.org.uk/news/2013/buried_roman_theatre_sets_the_stage_for_new_understanding_of_ancient_town-2013-cambridge

 

Art historian is ‘unseeing’ Pompeii to make slaves visible : 11:45 a.m., Sept. 18, 2013–Her name was Amica, and her name and footprint are embedded in a terra cotta tile belonging to an ancient Roman temple. The signed tile is a rare find because Amica was a Roman slave, and her footprint survives. – by Tracey Bryant -

Read this story here: http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2014/sep/ancient-pompeii-slaves-091813.html

 

Mansion Excavation May Tell Us About Rulers Of Jerusalem At The Time Of Jesus : An archaeological dig on Jerusalem’s Mount Zion has revealed the well-preserved lower levels of what the archaeological team believes is an Early Roman period mansion from the first century AD, possibly belonging to a member of the Jewish priestly caste, which may yield significant domestic details – by News Staff -

Read this story here: http://www.science20.com/news_articles/mansion_excavation_may_tell_us_about_rulers_jerusalem_time_jesus-120614

 

A Slave’s Life in Ancient Pompeii : Petersen, an associate professor of art history at UD, is exploring new approaches, drawing on literature, law, art and other material evidence, to bring the lives of Pompeii’s slaves out of the shadows. -

Read this story here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130918143307.htm

 

THE BIRTH OF ANTONINUS PIUS : the Religion of Antinous celebrates the birth of the Divine Emperor Antoninus Pius.Caesar Titus Aurelius Fulvius Boionius Arrius Antoninus was born on this day 86 A.D. at Lanuvium, near Rome. – by Hernestus -

Read this story here: http://antinousgaygod.blogspot.fr/2013/09/the-birth-of-antoninus-pius.html

 

Polish archaeologists discovered a Roman garrison commander’s house in the Crimea : Balaklava . Remains of the house the garrison commander (Praetorium). View of the courtyard and the surrounding rooms during the study. Photo by A. Trzop-Szczypiorska. Until now, researchers have speculated that this house was located at the citadel in nearby Chersonesus. -

Read this story here: http://www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,397105,polish-archaeologists-discovered-a-roman-garrison-commanders-house-in-the-crimea.html

 

Les archéologues découvrent des sépultures de l’époque romaine à Czelin : Une fosse crématoire et une urne funéraire du 1er ou 2ème siècle de notre ère ont été découvertes par des archéologues. C’était suite à des fouilles dans le cimetière de l’époque romaine à Czelin (Poméranie Occidentale). -

Read this story here: http://decouvertes-archeologiques.blogspot.fr/2013/09/les-archeologues-decouvrent-des.html

 

Underwater survey in TN to verify Ptolemy’s account : Chennai: A coa­s­tal survey is being carried out in Tamil Nadu by a te­am of professors and students, seeking to throw mo­re light on the ancient po­rts in south India, mentio­ned in Greco Roman geographer Ptolemy’s accounts. -

Read this story here: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/130914/news-current-affairs/article/underwater-survey-tn-verify-ptolemy%E2%80%99s-account

 

Anti-mafia squad investigates Pompeii : By Tina Lepri. Web only Published online: 17 September 2013 Italy’s anti-mafia squad, the Direzione Investigativa Antimafia, is investigating conservation projects in Pompeii. -

Read this story here: http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Antimafia-squad-investigates-Pompeii/30440

 

The Archaeology News Network : Bulgaria : Land of the tomb raiders  -

Read this story here: http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.de/2013/09/bulgaria-land-of-tomb-raiders.html#.Ujguom3JK6J

 

A WARRIOR grave dating back 2,000 years has been discovered : A WARRIOR grave dating back 2,000 years has been discovered under the site of a new golf clubhouse.
- by Wendy Brading -

Read this story here: http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/10677948._/

 

The Reaction to the Capture of Jerusalem AD 70 : The Roman Emperor Vespasian ordered the destruction of Jerusalem’s Temple in A.D. 70., to punish the Jews for what became known as the First Jewish Revolt. This Roman coin from A.D. – by Dorothy King -

Read this story here: http://phdiva.blogspot.fr/2013/09/the-reaction-to-capture-of-jerusalem-ad.html#c8879563496925297756

 

EX PRAEDA IVDAEAE: Funded by the Booty of Judaea : He came, he saw, he looted. We all know that Titus conquered Jerusalem and looted the Temple. What happened to the Temple Treasures after AD 70 has been speculated about almost ad nauseam. – by Dorothy King -

Read this story here: http://phdiva.blogspot.fr/2013/09/ex-praeda-ivdaeae-funded-by-booty-of.html

 

The Evidence for Roman Chain Mail : I’ve briefly blogged about Roman chain mail before – Roman Chain Mail – but several new discoveries were announced this year, upping our known examples and I wanted to go through some of the others. – by Dorothy King -

Read this story here: http://phdiva.blogspot.fr/2013/09/the-evidence-for-roman-chain-mail.html

 

Roman-Era ‘Sacrifice Site’ Discovered : Archaeologists at a dig site in the town of Kohtla-Vanaküla uncovered what may be Estonia’s largest known Roman-era sacrificial site on Thursday. Archaeology enthusiast Mihhail Stadnik discovered the site one month ago. -

Read this story here: http://news.err.ee/culture/b045b3f1-6ef0-41f2-97c4-3692e0279217

 

HADRIAN’S WALL GETTING A MAKE-OVER AFTER 2,000 YEARS OF WEAR AND TEAR : NEARLY 2,000 years of erosion, not to mention pillaging by locals, have turned Hadrian’s Wall from a formidable fortification into a broken series of forts and a low three foot wall. So recent visitors to the Wall might have been surprised to see archaeologists taking the wall apart. – by Hernestus -

Read this story here: http://antinousgaygod.blogspot.fr/2013/09/hadrians-wall-getting-make-over-after.html

 

ARCHAEOLOGY > Roman artifacts enough to fill a museum in Siirt : Artifacts unearthed during the archaeological excavations since 2002 in Siirt’s Çattepe tumulus could fill a museum, according to city officials. DHA photo “This is a tumulus from the fourth century A.D., the late Roman period. -

Read this story here: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/roman-artifacts-enough-to-fill-a-museum-in-siirt.aspx

 

BIRTH OF THE STORMERS OF ROME: GOTHIC ETHNOGENESIS AND MIGRATIONS :  By  Periklis  Deligiannis These  Scandinavian  warriors  are  almost  identical  with  their  Gothic  relatives  because  of  the  unity  of  culture  in  the  Eastern  Scandinavian-Wielbark  culture  area. -

Read this story here: http://periklisdeligiannis.wordpress.com/2013/09/12/birth-of-the-stormers-of-rome-gothic-ethnogenesis-and-migrations/

 

Hospital of Sampson in Constantinople : The Hospital of Sampson is an example of the huge differences between the still standing Eastern Empire and the barbarized West where illiteracy and poverty were the rule. Sampson the Hospitable (died c. 530) was a citizen of Constantinople who devoted his time to serving the poor of the city. – by Gary -

Read this story here: http://byzantinemilitary.blogspot.fr/2013/09/hospital-of-sampson-in-constantinople.html

 

Excavation Of Ancient Battlefield Turns Up Roman Soldier’s Chain Mail : During an excavation of a Roman-Germanic battlefield at the Harzhorn in Lower Saxony, a team of archaeologists from Freie Universität Berlin made an amazing discovery. In the Northeim district north of Göttingen near Kalefeld, the research team led by Prof. Dr. – by April Flowers -

Read this story here: http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112944800/chain-mail-well-preserved-ancient-battlefield-091113/

 

ARCHAEOLOGY > Pagan-era rock tombs unearthed in southeastern part of Turkey : The Pagan-era tombs were discovered during construction works that were being conducted to enlarge a road heading to a tent city erected for Syrian refugees. -

Read this story here: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/pagan-era-rock-tombs-unearthed-in-southeastern-part-of-turkey.aspx

 

Archaeologists Have Excavated Well-Preserved Roman Soldier’s Chain Mail : The chain mail, which was found in several fragments, consists of thousands of small chain links with a diameter of about six millimeters. The iron in the rings, however, is largely decomposed. Chain mail was worn in battle by Roman soldiers of various ranks. -

Read this story here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130910094946.htm

 

TOXIC GAS WAS FIRST USED IN SYRIA AGAINST THE ROMANS 1,700 YEARS AGO : TOXIC gas was first used in Syria against the Ancient Romans … 1,700 years ago. – by Hernestus -

Read this story here: http://antinousgaygod.blogspot.fr/2013/09/toxic-gas-was-first-used-in-syria.html

 

Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site in half million pound refurbishment : Nearly 2,000 years of erosion, not to mention pillaging by locals, have turned the site from formidable fortification into a broken series of forts and a low three foot wall. Recent visitors to the Wall might, therefore, have been surprised to see archaeologists taking the wall apart. – by Sarah Jackson -

Read this story here: http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art450494

 

HADRIAN’S DISCUS THROWER ON VIEW IN DALLAS, TEXAS : IF you are in Dallas, Texas, be sure to check out the DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART where you have a rare opportunity to see one of the most famous pieces of sculpture in the world … a statue which once graced Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli. – by Hernestus -

Read this story here: http://antinousgaygod.blogspot.fr/2013/09/hadrians-discus-thrower-on-view-in.html

 

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