Happy New Year!

This was taken in a mall called Zafer Plaza AVM in Bursa, Turkey. AVM stands for Alışveriş Merkezi which in English means “Shopping Center” so it’s basically a mall. Whenever you see AVM, just think mall.   In Turkey, a Muslim majority nation, Christmas is not celebrated. They do however celebrate New Year’s and decorate for…

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: Caligula’s Stolen Mosaic EB2AB Roman Lead Stolen Mosaics Remains of War Nerik Rome New Sundial Roman Findings: A Happy Dog Licking Dog Roman Antalya Konya Gardens A Konya Mosaic West Wall Theater Roman Findings: Romans Underwater The Sunken Ruins The New British Bellerophon The Vindolanda Rooms Roman Findings: The Citrus King Citrus in…

Historic Findings #21-40

  Historic Findings: Tablets of Assyria & Fabergé Knives Assyrian Tablets A French Treasure Hoard Cretan Statue Fabergé Knives Statues in Isparta Historic Findings: The Remains of Hellenisim C3A2BA Qalatga Darband Kayseri Lycia Israeli Beehive Antikythera Thouria Idalion Historic Findings: Luwian BE5A Triquet Island Luwian Trondheim Człuchów Castle Egyptian Obelisk Tripolis Adramyttium Historic Findings: Arabian…

Roman Findings: Happy Dog

Licking Dog Pete Cresswell and Andrew Broughton were both using their metal detectors in Gloucestershire, U.K., when they discovered an interesting treasure. Dating to the 4th century they discovered two statues, one interesting and the other amazing. There was a large bronze statue that was broken into pieces that may have been the best find…

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…

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…

Newsroll #2

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…

Newsroll #1

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: 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…