Roman Findings: Beit Shemesh Monastery, 1,000 Doliche Seals

Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority Official Channel   A Byzantine monastery was discovered during construction in Ramat Beit Shemesh outside Jerusalem. Among the findings were mosaic floors decorated with birds and pomegranates, stone walls, bases of marble pillars decorated with crosses, a bronze cross and ceramic oil lamps. The finds from the next excavation were much…

YouTube Excellence #2: Geography Now

Credit: Geography Now It’s time to learn Geography NOW! This is the catchy start to the YouTube show, Geography Now. A favorite of mine for years, it features its host, Barby (cool Aussie word, also girl’s doll), goes over, in general, each country that exists in the world which has been recognized by the U.N….

The Record of 2016

The cultures for this year were recorded as: Byzantine, Etruscan, Greek, Iranian, Ottoman, Roman, Umayyad     Byzantine   Location: Black Sea Finds: Ships https://tomeoftrovius.com/2016/11/02/recent-discoveries-2/   Egypt   Location: Abydos, Egypt Finds: Ships https://tomeoftrovius.com/2016/11/16/egyptian-boats/   Etruscan   Location: Poggio Colla, Italy Find: Stele https://tomeoftrovius.com/2016/10/10/recent-discoveries-101016/   Greek   Location: Peta, Jordan Finds: Statue https://tomeoftrovius.com/2016/10/10/recent-discoveries-101016/   Culture: Minoan/Mycenaean Location:…

Historic Findings: Griffin Warrior UPDATE

samot / 123RF Stock Photo Parthenon   The grave of the Griffin Warrior once again coughs up beauty. When the discovery was first released it was a massive story and hailed as a crowning achievement of the year. It’s not often you find a warrior in his armor and with specialized jewelry. In addition to…

Historic Findings: Tablets of Assyria & Fabergé Knives

kmiragaya / 123RF Stock Photo   Assyrian Tablets A trove of Assyrian tablets, 93 in total, have been discovered near the small village of Bassetki, northern Iraq, dating to around 1250 BCE. Two Mittani cuneiform tablets were also found, belonging to a civilization which was located north of the Assyrians. The ruins that the tablets…

Roman Findings #1-20

Roman Findings: Metro House, Amasra Sea Ruins Roman Findings: Beit Shemesh Monastery, 1,000 Doliche Seals Roman Findings: Caesarea Mosaic, Roman Boxing Roman Findings: Julian Landing, Augustan-era Ships, Sümela Chapel Roman & Byzantine Ships Hampshire Temple Sümela Chapel Kahramanmaraş Necropolis Çorum Hermes Denizli Sewage Marble Roman Findings: Caligula’s Stolen Mosaic EB2AB Roman Lead Stolen Mosaics Remains…

Historic Findings #21-40

Historic Findings: Seljuk Tablets Tablets found in the south of Turkey add to their early history Historic Findings: Turkic Khaganate A memorial mound to a long dead Yabgu may hold secrets of the ancient Khaganate of the steppe. Historic Findings: Ile-Ife Glass The glass beads from Ile-Ife have been analyzed more thoroughly  Historic Findings: Griffin…

Historic Findings #1-20

Historic Findings – Nigeria, UAE, Egypt Findings in the Danube The Bamburgh Bird Tombs throughout Egypt Trading in Arabia in the Bronze Age An Aztec Ballcourt The Glass of Ife-Ife A Fragment from Arad Historic Findings – Tomb of Augustus, England, Vienna Scanning Carnuntum Beneath Chichester Renovating Augustus Historic Findings – Delos, Alexandria, Mycenaean Tomb Delian Harbor…

Historic Findings: The Remains of Hellenisim C3A2BA

sheftme / 123RF Stock Photo In the Iraqi highlands of the border between Iraq and Iran lies the ancient Hellenistic city of Qalatga Darband, nestled near Dukan Lake. However, it was only found this year. It was a coincidence that it was found because the outlines of the area were discovered by examining declassified CIA…

Historic Findings: Luwian BE5A

bepsphoto / 123RF Stock Photo   Clocking in at over 14,000 years old, an archaeological dig on Triquet Island (a small island appx. 450 km northwest of Vancouver) has unearthed an ancient human settlement belonging to the area of the current Heiltsuk nation. Some of the findings included an atlatl (spear-thrower), fish hooks and a…