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5,000 year-old 'calendar stone' discovered in Sicily

 

The 5,000 year-old holed stone recently discovered in Sicily. It is thought that the sun would shine through the man-made hole and mark the winter solstice… 84 more words

Ancient Sites

Eight thousand year-old figurines discovered in Turkey

 

Figurines found by Polish archaeologists in Turkey. Image credit Jason Quinlan

 

Science & Scholarship in Poland have reported on the discovery by Polish archaeologists of two unique eight thousand year-old figurines in Turkey – 141 more words

Archaeology

Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney

 

 

The Bridge of Brodgar, Orkney in 1875 by Walter Hugh Patton (1828-1895)

Source Wikimedia Commons

 

For those interested in archaeology, and ancient Britain, tonight’s program on… 104 more words

Archaeology

Raising Horizons: celebrating trowelblazing women

Our friends at Trowelblazers are working on an amazing project to celebrate women working in archaeology, geology and palaeontology in the past and present.  Raising Horizons, created in partnership with photographer Leonora Sanders, will be a multimedia exhibition which pairs a modern woman with a historic counterpart. 88 more words

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7,000 year-old town discovered near Luxor, Egypt

 

The town was discovered across the Nile from Luxor

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A 7,000 year-old lost town has been discovered near Luxor in Egypt –

 

Egypt has unearthed a city more than 7,000 years old and a cemetery dating back to its first dynasty in the southern province of Sohag, the antiquities ministry has said. 90 more words

Archaeology

Newly Unearthed Egyptian Sarcophagus

There is still so much to be discovered about the cosmos, medicine,  psychology, nature … and human history.

Claire Voon’s story at Hyperallergic about a “new” 2,800-year-old painted sarcophagus is a case in point. 242 more words