Statue head of Roman emperor unearthed in northern Bulgaria — The Archaeology News Network

The head of a statue which dates back to the third century AD and believed to be of Roman Emperor Aurelian has been discovered by archaeologists in Ulpia Oescus, which was one of the most important cities of the Roman Empire in what is today Bulgaria. The statue head from the 3rd century AD believed… via … Continue reading Statue head of Roman emperor unearthed in northern Bulgaria — The Archaeology News Network

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Palenque mask believed to represent 7th-century Mayan ruler discovered — The Archaeology News Network

Routine conservation work in the Mayan city of Palenque, Chiapas, led to the discovery this week of a trove of archaeological treasures, including a mask believed to depict the Mayan ruler Pakal in his old age. The mask was discovered during routine conservation work in the Mayan city of Palenque, Chiapas [Credit: Héctor Montaño, INAH]A… via … Continue reading Palenque mask believed to represent 7th-century Mayan ruler discovered — The Archaeology News Network

Ptolemaic rock-cut tombs discovered in Alexandria — The Archaeology News Network

An Egyptian archaeological team has discovered a cemetery dating back to the Ptolemaic dynasty in Alexandria. Credit: Egyptian Ministry of AntiquitiesThe team was conducting archaeological testing at a site in Gebel El-Zaytoun, where a fence was to be established, inside workshops of the Railway Authority in the Mediterranean city when they made the discovery. Credit:… via … Continue reading Ptolemaic rock-cut tombs discovered in Alexandria — The Archaeology News Network

Clay pot with hundreds of silver and gold coins found at Bulgaria’s Kaliakra Fortress — The Archaeology News Network

An archaeological team working at the site of the Kaliakra Fortress on Bulgaria’s northern Black Sea coast have found a small clay pot containing close to 1000 objects, including silver and gold coins and jewellery, the National History Museum announced. Credit: National History MuseumThe find was made on August 17 2018. The items in the… via … Continue reading Clay pot with hundreds of silver and gold coins found at Bulgaria’s Kaliakra Fortress — The Archaeology News Network

Fossil turtle didn’t have a shell yet, but had the first toothless turtle beak — The Archaeology News Network

There are a couple of key features that make a turtle a turtle: its shell, for one, but also its toothless beak. A newly-discovered fossil turtle that lived 228 million years ago is shedding light on how modern turtles developed these traits. It had a beak, but while its body was Frisbee-shaped, its wide ribs… via … Continue reading Fossil turtle didn’t have a shell yet, but had the first toothless turtle beak — The Archaeology News Network

Short Archticles (Architools) in Archaeology

A project I forgot to mention VLOG (this is the level of professionalism we are dealing with here), was probably the important. Short Archticles (Architools) in archaeology will be a series looking at various aspects of archaeology in a short and snappy (and hopefully interesting and entertaining). These will be mainly technical and theoretical in … Continue reading Short Archticles (Architools) in Archaeology

Neolithic Step Pyramid Uncovered in China — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

SHAANXI, CHINA—Live Science reports that a step pyramid in the Neolithic site known as Shimao has been excavated in northern China by a team of researchers led by Li Jaang of Zhengzhou University, Zhouyong Sun and Jing Shao of the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology, and Min Li of the University of California, Los Angeles.… via … Continue reading Neolithic Step Pyramid Uncovered in China — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

Robots help find new underground galleries in Peru’s Chavín de Huántar — The Archaeology News Network

The use of high technology in the form of small, all-terrain robots has made it possible to shed light on possible human sacrifices as many as 3,000 years old in the temple of Chavin de Huantar in Peru, the first major religious and pilgrimage center in South American history. Credit: Juan Ponce/El ComercioThe Chavin Rovers,… via … Continue reading Robots help find new underground galleries in Peru’s Chavín de Huántar — The Archaeology News Network

Visit to Mayburgh Henge

Visit to Mayburgh Henge So, shortly after leaving Penrith we headed to Mayburgh Neolithic Henge before heading to our next overnight stop on Oban. Mayburgh Henge is located 2.4 miles South of Penrith, and 400 meters from King Arthur's Henge. There has been no systematic excavations at Mayburgh Henge, which makes it hard to date … Continue reading Visit to Mayburgh Henge

Playing with Panoramic Software

Entrance to the Iron Age at Andover Museum and Museum of the Iron Age. Andover Museum's Round House Round house 2. So today I have been playing some Panoramic Capture software, sorry about the slightly dodgy quality. I am hoping to do more of this sort of thing, as well as virtual tours. I would … Continue reading Playing with Panoramic Software