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Street of balconies discovered in Italy’s Pompeii

Posted On May 31, 2018
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The archaeological dig site’s director hailed the “rarity” as a glimpse into middle-class Roman life. The discovery also included frescoes, wine and a partially preserved garden.

Archaeologists working at the ancient Roman city of Pompeii announced on Thursday that they have uncovered a “street of balconies” in a newly explored part of the… more »

Ancient Horse and Stable Found Under Pompeii Ash

Posted On May 31, 2018
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The horse likely swiveled its ears when it heard the deafening roar from Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. That was one of the last things the animal ever did: After that, it died, buried in the massive amounts of ash that killed about 30,000 people and destroyed Pompeii.

Now, archaeologists have found the… more »

Archaeologist Experiments With Possible Bronze Age Saw

Posted On May 13, 2018
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BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA—Science News reports that archaeologist Nicholas Blackwell of Indiana University built a pendulum saw to test stone-cutting techniques that may have been employed by Mycenaean builders, beginning about 3,300 years ago. Distinctive, curved cuts have been found in the hard stone conglomerate at Mycenaean palaces, and scholars have surmised that they were… more »

Ancient wall revealed in Lesvos

Posted On May 13, 2018
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A third century BC wall extending from the city of Mytilene out to the sea was revealed during an excavation in Lesvos. It consists of massive ashlar blocks from local stone and carries repairs of both the Hellenistic and Roman eras. Sections of the wall have been found elsewhere in the main town… more »

Excavations start on Palestine’s oldest monastery

Posted On April 22, 2018
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The Palestinian government and international organizations started a major excavation to restore St. Hilarion Monastery, locally known as Tell Umm Amer, in the central Gaza Strip, Palestine’s oldest and largest Christian monument.

The project, which started in January and is expected to take up to two years, is supervised and funded by… more »

1,500-year-old bronze coins found at Greek harbour

Posted On April 17, 2018
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Archaeologists have uncovered 115 bronze coins dating back to 600 AD.

They were found buried under the remnants of a house believed to have collapsed during the original destruction of the Lechaion Harbour of Ancient Corinth in Greece 1,500 years ago.

The discovery is thanks to an excavation project at the site led… more »