Newsroll #5

Heracles sarcophagus brought back to Turkey https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/09/14/sarcophagus-of-heracles-finally-returns-home-to-turkey The SH3P2 protein in plants https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170810104838.htm Ancient submerged Greek building found near Salamis http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/tornos/trends/26937-sunken-ruin-described-by-pausanias-discovered-in-greek-island-of-salamis.html The bacterium Amoebophilus shoots daggers https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170817141531.htm Large rock-cut Mycenaean tomb http://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2017/09/12/a-significant-archaeological-discovery-was-made-near-orchomenos-of-boeotia/ The CSR will make your tomatoes bigger https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170817141813.htm Voynich Manuscript Deciphered? http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/researcher-claims-to-have-deciphered-the-mysterious-voynich-manuscript-/ Archaeon DNA folding https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170810141715.htm New Egyptian Mummy http://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2017/09/11/newly-unearthed-ancient-tomb-with-mummies-unveiled-in-egypt/ The domestication of…

Historic Findings: Hebron a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Olive trees gregorylee / 123RF Stock Photo Israel The city of Hebron has been added as a UNESCO World Heritage site which immediately sparked a conflict. The city lies on the West Bank but has Israeli settlers. The Palestine Authority applauded the decision but the Israeli Foreign Ministry blasted the decision, calling UNESCO a promoter…

Historic Findings – Nigeria, UAE, Egypt

anekoho / 123RF Stock Photo Buddha Statue at Wat Mahathat in Sukhothai Historical Park,Thailand Focusing on the Danube basin in modern day Romania, researchers are suggesting that the hunter-gatherers and farmers that lived in the area actually lived side by side without an exact switch from one to the other. Hunters & Farmers An excavation…

New History: Ancient Egypt

mik122 / 123RF Stock Photo Statue of Queen Tiye of Egypt found near Luxor, Egypt. She is the grandmother of the famous Pharaoh Tutankhamun. She was also important in her own right as an advisor to her family on important matters. She was married to Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Queen Tiye Ancient mummy shroud rediscovered in…

New History: Six Cities in One

mik122 / 123RF Stock Photo China In the Chinese city of Kaifeng a series of ruins were discovered which reveal how the site had been used continually for creating new cities. As the article elaborates when the old countries were destroyed cities were also typically destroyed. Kaifeng benefited from the fact that the Yellow River…

The Mummy

In honor of the upcoming remake of the movie, The Mummy, I thought it would be a good chance to talk about mummies. The original movie series starting in 1999 was actually a reboot of the even older series of Mummy movies based off the horror movie The Mummy in 1932. This film, about a…

New History: Egyptian & Levantine Discoveries

cookelma / 123RF Stock Photo   Frescoes found in Beit Ras A new Byzantine grave was discovered in Beit Ras, a village north of Irbid, the second largest city in Jordan. The find was discovered while the village was expanding their sewage system and was dated to the early era of Byzantine rule. Despite the…

New History: Ancient Cities

New Bronze Age City Yet again Iraq is revealed to contain new marvels from our distant past. A new Bronze Age city was discovered near Dohuk in the far north of Iraq, dated back to the Bronze Age. Led by the Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies (IANES) from the University of Tübingen, the findings…

Egyptian Boats

A boat burial (yes boat) has been discovered in Abydos, Egypt containing the remains of a boat but more importantly an entire wall full of boat drawings, numbering 120 in all. It is close to the cenotaph of Pharaoh Senusret III (1878-1839 BCE), a member of the 12th Dynasty in the Middle Kingdom period. A…