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Glastonbury Abbey: fact and fiction

FACT: Glastonbury Abbey existed in the Middle Ages and still does – to a certain extent.

FICTION (maybe): King Arthur and his two-timing wife, Guinevere, were buried there. 699 more words

Archaeology

Rozkład jako proces twórczy: archeologia i dziedzictwo niedawnej przeszłości (fotoesej)

Dawid Kobiałka

Rozkład, upadek, gnicie, niszczenie (ang. decay) są całkowicie fundamentalnymi procesami dla archeologa. Traktując je nieco upraszczająco, przez całe dekady były one traktowane w sposób – by tak rzec – negatywny. 924 more words

Archaeology

The Mystery of the Missing Mithraeum

One of the oddest stories regarding the discovery of a mithraeum relates to one that existed at Sidon (Saida) on the Syrian coast. It was found by a journalist named Edmond Durighello in the late 1800s, but the details surrounding it remain uncertain. 404 more words

Archaeology

Wales: like Syria without the guns.

by Nigel Swift

As the CBA says, the best way to extract evidence is via “controlled, high-standard archaeological excavation“. So it follows that the proper role for archaeologists to adopt towards metal detecting is to encourage people to mitigate their damage, nothing else. 213 more words

Metal Detecting

What were the ethnic origins of earliest Israel?

It is commonly believed that the establishment of ancient Israel is substantially as presented in the Bible – an invasion of the land of Canaan by Israelite slaves, descended from Jacob and led out of Egypt by Moses. 2,210 more words

Religion

Much To Talk About- 72

#1. The Phaistos Diskhttp://theweek.com/article/index/270560/speedreads-archaeologists-crack-the-code-on-a-4000-year-old-clay-disk

Archaeologists crack the code on a 4,000-year-old clay disk…which he called “the first Minoan CD-ROM,” likely includes a prayer to a goddess of the Minoan era…

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Academics

Guest Post: 'Glass & Metal' by Charles Hay

Charles A. Hay is currently aiming towards his next big adventure.  Prior to this he has worked as a field archaeologist throughout England for units such as Wessex Archaeology, Cambridge Archaeological Unit and the University of Sheffield.   1,676 more words

Archaeology