Roman Findings: Romans Underwater

The Sunken Ruins Credit: AFP news agency In the depths of the Mediterranean, lurking near Tunisia, the ancient city of Neapolis (new city) has been discovered. An old Roman city, it was washed away in a tsunami, swiping it away from the empire. The city has very little archaeological history behind it, probably due to…

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Credit: MIT 3-D printed electronics which fold themselves. Electronics A B The ancient city of Hasankeyf in eastern Turkey faces destruction from a controversial dam. Dam New bat species finally gets a name. Its nickname was Yoda bat. Yoda New find suggests that the Vikings were selling cod to Europeans much earlier than expected. Cod…

Roman Findings: The Citrus King

bloodua / 123RF Stock Photo The Citrus King According to archaeobotanist Dr. Dafna Langgut, Tel Aviv University, citrons and lemons were a status symbol in the Mediterranean with other citrus fruits arriving a millennium later. She chronicles their spread through Persia and the Levant into the western Mediterranean, citrons going first. Bitter orange, lime and…

Preview: The Tomb of the Diver

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ktsdesign / 123RF Stock Photo In the ancient Greek city of Perge (Antalya, Turkey) a new mosaic was discovered depicting, “…sacrifice of Iphigenia, the daughter of King Agamemnon in Greek mythology, during the Trojan War.” The excavation is headed by Antalya Museum Director, Mustafa Demirel. Perge Mosaic Aspendos shops yield new finds Shops Chinese tomb…

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belchonock / 123RF Stock Photo On the Greek island of Despotiko, an uninhabited place in the Cyclades near Paros, archaeologists have discovered ancient buildings and fragments of statues. Yannis Kouragios, an archaeologist with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades, is leading the dig. Despotiko Iran to return church bell from the 14th century to Turkey…

Historic Findings: Carthaginian Silver Floods Rome

Roman Theatre in Dougga – the former capital of Numidia, Tunisia sergxfq / 123RF Stock Photo By analyzing silver coins from the Roman Republic period scientists were able to determine how the defeat of Hannibal led to the influx of Iberian silver into the republic. The coins examined from the period showed that they were…

Historic Findings: Ancient Cultures of Anatolia

salajean / 123RF Stock Photo Monumental god heads on mount Nemrut, Turkey Julia Gresky has found evidence of a kind of skull cult at Göbekli Tepe, an archaeological site in Central Turkey which shows that sophisticated humans existed farther into the past then assumed. By testing the skulls they found that they had carvings placed…

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: A Roman Neighborhood

sergxfq / 123RF Stock Photo Roman Theatre in Dougga – the former capital of Numidia. Tunisia Welcome to France! We’ll be starting our survey of information here. A preserved Roman neighborhood was discovered in Sainte Colombe, a small commune across from Vienne in southeastern France. The finds are already quite impressive. They include: Metalwork Shops…

Historic Roman Findings: Britain, Libya, France

bloodua / 123RF Stock Photo Pompeii  Mural   A new discovery in Libya has shown that the ancient ruins in the world still have far more unearthed secrets. In the ancient Greco-Roman city of Ptolemais, between the Libyan cities of Benghazi (Libya’s second largest) and al-Bayda along the northern Mediterranean shore, a Roman villa was…