Roman Empire Archeology News Today 2013-09-28

Roman Empire: Masada

Roman Empire: Masada

We have found 24 Roman Empire Archeology News today!

This week: Maryport in GB to become a major Roman Empire center, still more vandalism around, nice discoveries in Turkey and doubts on Masada story and more!

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Looting and Vandalism at Petra : Archaeologist from Brown University have reported what appears to be a significant increase in looting activity and vandalism within the confines of the Petra Archaeological Park. – by HeritageDaily -

Read this story here: http://www.heritagedaily.com/2013/09/looting-and-vandalism-at-petra/98961

 

MEDUSA MOSAIC READY TO WORK SPELL ONCE MORE : A Medusa mosaic that was unearthed in 2009 in the Odeon structure in the Turkish city of Kibyra, had been kept away, untouched, for years. Now, for the first time, the mosaic has been unveiled to the public. – by Hernestus -

Read this story here: http://antinousgaygod.blogspot.fr/2013/09/medusa-mosaic-ready-to-work-spell-once.html

 

Leicester group’s Orpheus Project releases S.P.Q.R. – Roman inspired music CD : The Orpheus Project, a Leicester based early music group, have released a new CD of ancient Roman-inspired music entitled S.P.Q.R. – by Mary Harrsch -

Read this story here: http://ancientimes.blogspot.fr/2013/09/leicester-groups-orpheus-project.html

 

Last Call: AHE’s Pompeii Exhibition Review : Last call for the British Museum’s outstanding exhibition: “Life and Death, Pompeii and Herculaneum,” running until September 29, 2013. Exhibition review provided by AHE contributor, Mr. -

Read this story here: http://www.ancient.eu.com/news/4210/

 

Archaeologists discover Roman shop in latest Maryport dig at Hadrian’s Wall : Archaeologists, volunteers and trainees working near the Senhouse Roman Museum have revealed the remains of six buildings, including at least one shop, and a Roman road. -

Read this story here: http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art452532

 

Bid relaunched to create Roman visitor centre in Maryport : Maryport’s Roman history has been given a double boost as a major dig comes to an end and plans for a multi-million pound visitor centre are back on the table. – by Viv Paterson -

Read this story here: http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/bid-relaunched-to-create-roman-visitor-centre-in-maryport-1.1087512

 

Maryport allotment puncture reveals roman buildings and road : The puncture has been consecrated by the Hadrian’s Wall Trust and saved by humanitarian Christian Levett.  Oxford Archaeology North, from Lancaster, have been carrying out the puncture assisted by a group of proffer and trainee excavators. – by admin -

Read this story here: http://www.ancient-roman-coin.com/blog/ancient-roman-coin-news/maryport-settlement-dig-reveals-roman-buildings-and-road

 

Archaeologists Discover Plaque Depicting Fortuna in Plovdiv, Bulgaria : Archaeologists in Plovdiv discovered pieces of unique marble statues and a votive tablet depicting the ancient goddess of luck Fortuna. – by Authors -

Read this story here: http://www.balkaninside.com/archaeologists-discover-plaque-depicting-fortuna-in-plovdiv-bulgaria/

 

Aphrodite statue head found at Antiochia ad Cragum : Antiochia ad Cragum (Αντιόχεια του Κράγου) was an ancient city located about eight miles to the East of the modern town of Gazipaşa, in the area of the village of Guney, Turkey. It was founded around 170 BC, and was a hotbed for pirate activity. -

Read this story here: http://baringtheaegis.blogspot.fr/2013/09/aphrodite-statue-head-found-at.html

 

Felix Romuliana : Eighteen Roman emperors came from Serbia – more than anywhere else outside Italy. One of them was Gaius Galerius Valerius Maximianus Augustus (AD 293-311). – by Filed Under -

Read this story here: http://www.world-archaeology.com/travel/felix-romuliana/

 

Buried Roman theatre sets the stage for new understanding of ancient town : Architectural remains from a Roman theatre buried beneath the Italian countryside are providing new clues as to the importance of a town abandoned by civilisation 1,500 years ago. – by Past Horizons -

Read this story here: http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/09/2013/buried-roman-theatre-sets-stage-new-understanding-ancient-town

 

The Mummies of Barnsley: By gum! Ancient Egyptians left embalmed bodies in Yorkshire : Professor Joann Fletcher says remains dating from Roman times show the practice had spread from North Africa to the Yorkshire town Already discovered a gypsum cast dug up near Barnsley which would have covered the embalmed, linen-wrapped body of a child It is not exactly the first place you woul – by James Tozer -

Read this story here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2428906/Mummies-Barnsley-Ancient-Egyptians-left-embalmed-bodies-Yorkshire.html

 

How Third-Century China Saw Rome, a Land Ruled by “Minor Kings” : When archaeologists work to understand an ancient civilization, they often use that civilization’s texts to get a clue as to how they saw themselves. But these people didn’t live in isolation. They traded; they invaded. – by Colin Schultz -

Read this story here: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/09/how-third-century-china-saw-rome-a-land-ruled-by-minor-kings/

 

Africa in the Roman Empire: Connectivity, Harbours, and the Economy : A lecture on “Africa in the Roman Empire: Connectivity, Harbours, and the Economy”will be given by David Stone in the framework of the Rome in Bloomsbury lecture series, on the 22nd of October 2013. – by Archaeology -

Read this story here: http://www.archaiologia.gr/en/blog/2013/09/23/africa-in-the-roman-empire-connectivity-harbours-and-the-economy/

 

Didius Julianus : On March 28, 193 CE Roman Emperor Pertinax was assassinated by the Praetorian Guard, and like his predecessor Commodus, he left no apparent successor. Two possible claimants presented themselves to the Guard. -

Read this story here: http://www.ancient.eu.com/Didius_Julianus/

 

Posca : Posca, the Roman vinegar-based wonder-drink, is a bit of a mystery, because as much as people keep mentioning it, it is oddly absent from ancient literature. – by Neill -

Read this story here: http://pass-the-garum.blogspot.fr/2013/09/posca.html

 

UNL team uncovers more archeological treasures in southern Turkey : Lying face down in more than a millennium of soil was a life-size marble head, the remnant of a sculpture of the goddess Aphrodite – still beautiful, though scarred by chips on its nose and face. The sculpture’s body was missing, likely incinerated in a lime kiln many centuries ago. -

Read this story here: http://newsroom.unl.edu/releases/2013/09/23/UNL+team+uncovers+more+archeological+treasures+in+southern+Turkey

 

Archaeological treasures discovered in southern Turkey : Shoveling and sweeping on an archaeology excavation to expose still-hidden portions of a 1,600-square-foot roman marble mosaic, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln archaeological team has unearthed a new treasure in southern Turkey. – by HeritageDaily -

Read this story here: http://www.heritagedaily.com/2013/09/archaeological-treasures-discovered-in-southern-turkey/99048

 

Activists fight to preserve Beirut’s Roman heritage : Lebanese activists are resisting a government decision to allow construction of luxury homes over nearly 2,000-year-old ruins believed to be from a 1st Century Roman chariot racing hippodrome. – by Habib Battah -

Read this story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24222755#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

 

How accurate is that replica, and why does it matter? : One thing that has become clearer to me with the passage of time is the importance of distinguishing between the evidence itself and the project leaders’ interpretations of the evidence. – by Mark Goodacre -

Read this story here: http://ntweblog.blogspot.fr/2013/09/how-accurate-is-that-replica-and-why.html

 

ANTINOOPOLIS AREA UNDER NEW THREAT FROM RAMPAGING ISLAMIC RADICALS : EXTRA Egyptian security forces are heading to el-Minya and the Antinoopolis area after the riot-ridden nation’s antiquities minister received a letter from Islamic radicals threatening to loot and burn the world-renowned Oxyrhynchus archaeological galleries. – by Hernestus -

Read this story here: http://antinousgaygod.blogspot.fr/2013/09/antinoopolis-area-under-new-threat-from.html

 

Ancient Rome’s best invention — the joke? : (For those of you happily unconcerned by the different ways of referencing Cicero’s Letters, let me explain. For centuries the collections were referred to by “traditional” book divisions (eg “Letters to Atticus  (Ad Att.) VII, 2, 1 or Letters to Friends (Ad Fam.) II, 3, 1). Then along came D. R. – by Mary Beard -

Read this story here: http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2013/09/ancient-romes-best-invention-the-joke.html

 

Israel’s Masada myth: doubts cast over ancient symbol of heroism and sacrifice : Herod the Great’s fortified complex at Masada was a winter retreat but also an insurance against a feared rebellion of his Jewish subjects or an attack from Rome. -

Read this story here: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/22/israel-masada-myth-doubts

 

Polish archaeologists identified a praetorium : “At first we thought that we were digging up the common barracks or quarters of one of the officers – centurions [hekatontarchs]. However, the structure turned out to be more extensive than we thought. We uncovered a large house with rooms surrounding a stone-paved courtyard from three sides. – by Archaeology -

Read this story here: http://www.archaiologia.gr/en/blog/2013/09/23/polish-archaeologists-discovered-a-roman-garrison-commanders-house-in-the-crimea/

 

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