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Rare Roman Game Die Unearthed At Norwegian Burial Cairn

"In April 2020, Norwegian archaeologists from the University Museum of Bergen were excavating the remains of a small Early Iron Age burial cairn near the village of Ytre Fosse, overlooking Alversund in western Norway. There, they discovered several fragments of broken pottery and burnt glass, but buried amidst these artifacts they also found a rare, elongated, Roman Iron Age (100-400 AD) die and board game playing pieces."

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Rare Roman Game Die Unearthed At Norwegian Burial Cairn

"In April 2020, Norwegian archaeologists from the University Museum of Bergen were excavating the remains of a small Early Iron Age burial cairn near the village of Ytre Fosse, overlooking Alversund in western Norway. There, they discovered several fragments of broken pottery and burnt glass, but buried amidst these artifacts they also found a rare, elongated, Roman Iron Age (100-400 AD) die and board game playing pieces."

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Villages in the Sky

"High in the Rockies, archaeologists have discovered evidence of mountain life 4,000 years ago."

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Fascinating. And sad historical reality.

Child Labor In The Bronze Age

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Practical joke or toy? Leather 'mouse' shows Romans' playful side

"The Roman author Pliny the Younger advised 'kissing the hairy muzzle of a mouse' as a cure for the common cold. His fellow countrymen linked mice to the god Apollo, who could bring deadly plague upon them with his arrows."

"So they might not have seen the funny side of a lifelike mouse made out of a strip of leather which has been newly discovered at the Roman fort of Vindolanda, south of Hadrian’s Wall, near Hexham, Northumberland."

"About the size of a real rodent and lying unnoticed until now among thousands of leather offcuts held by the Vindolanda Museum since 1993, it looks as if it had been squashed flat after being run over – perhaps by a Roman cart."

"Whether it was a practical joke or a child’s toy will never be known, but the find has excited archaeologists, who are unaware of anything comparable from the Roman world."

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#archaeology #paleontology #sociology
 
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66-Million-Year-Old ‘Crazy Beast’ Fossil Discovered on Madagascar

"The finding of the new mammal, called Adalatherium, which is translated from the Malagasy and Greek languages and means ‘crazy beast’, is based on a nearly complete skeleton that is astoundingly well preserved. The skeleton is the most complete for any Mesozoic mammal yet discovered in the southern hemisphere."

"Adalatherium had more holes (foramina) on its face than any known mammal, holes that served as passageways for nerves and blood vessels supplying a very sensitive snout that was covered with whiskers. And there is one very large hole on the top of its snout for which there is just no parallel in any known mammal, living or extinct."

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Huh. I was just in Naples last October, and spent a considerable amount of time seeing local points of interest, historical sites, hiking Vesuvius, etc., but this is the first time I have heard of this site. Enjoy. :-)

Ruins of Liternum

"The Roman province of Campania was once one of the most prosperous regions in Italy, with important cities like Naples, Pompeii, and Cuma. On the shores of the Lake of Patria, near the eastern coast of Campania, the town of Liternum was founded in 194 BC."

"The ruins are now part of an archeological park, however, they are still mostly unknown to the public; overshadowed by more famous Roman ruins in the area."

#history #archaeology #Italy #Campania #Liternum #ScipioAfricanus
 
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1,300-Year-Old Saxon Coin Found by Treasure Hunter Rewrites English History

"An English metal detectorist has found a rare coin proving old London did not fall to the West Saxons until later than currently thought."

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Berliner Golden Hat


They knew how to dress in the bronze age... now it is all just t-shirts and flip flops.

#art #archaeology #Berlin #bronze-age #gold #hat #helmetporn
 
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Archaeologists Discover Ancient Greek Royal Tombs Dating Back 3,500 Years

"A team of American archaeologists has discovered two large ancient Greek royal tombs dating back some 3,500 years near the site of the ancient city of Pylos in southern Greece. The findings cast a new light on the role of the ancient city — mentioned in Homer's Odyssey — in Mediterranean trade patterns of the Late Bronze Age."

"Each of the two tombs — one about 39 feet in diameter and the other about 28 feet — was built in a dome-shaped structure known as a tholos."

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Ancient 'Chewing Gum' of 5,700-Year-Old Blue-Eyed, Dark-Haired Hunter-Gatherer Analyzed by Scientists

"Scientists have decoded an entire human genome from a 5,700-year-old birch sample—or ancient 'chewing gum'. This, they say, is the very first time a complete ancient human genome has been extracted from anything other than a human bone."

"Researchers writing in the journal Nature Communications describe a female, who lived in Scandinavia circa 2,600 BCE. She most likely had dark skin, dark hair, blue eyes and an intolerance to lactose."

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44,000-Year-Old Cave Painting Could Be the Earliest Known Depiction of Hunting

"Archaeologists in Indonesia have stumbled upon an extraordinarily old cave painting which appears to depict human-like figures in pursuit of wild pigs and buffaloes. It’s quite possibly the oldest portrayal of a hunting scene in the archaeological record, but the vague nature of the artwork leaves it open to interpretation."

"New research published today in Nature describes the discovery of an approximately 43,900-year-old cave painting found at the Leang Bulu’ Sipong 4 site in South Sulawesi, Indonesia."

#Archaeology #paleontology
 
Fascinating!

Ancient Romans Imported Timber From Over 1,000 Miles Away

"An ancient Roman villa with a portico built from wood imported over 1,000 miles away has been discovered under the Italian city. Finding well-preserved ancient wood is rare as it degrades and is rarely in good enough condition to analyze—so discovering timber at the site has allowed researchers to better understand the trading routes that existed 2,000 years ago."

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Mummified lion and dozens of cats among rare finds in Egyp

"A rare discovery of mummified big cats, cobras and crocodiles has been unveiled by Egyptian authorities."

"Egyptologists are thrilled at the cache, which includes dozens of mummified cats, 75 wooden and bronze cat statues, mummified birds, and an enormous mummified beetle three to four times the normal size."

"Egyptian officials hoped that the announcement would help to boost the country’s image abroad, and encourage more tourists to return. 'It’s wonderful promotion for Egypt', said Khaled El-Enany, Egypt’s antiquities minister."

"Of five large mummified wildcats,two have been identified as lion cubs; the remaining three will be analysed to determine their species."

#Egypt #archaeology #cat #caturday

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Archeologists Discover 3,000-Year-Old Megalithic Temple Used by a ‘Water Cult’

"Archeologists have discovered a 3000-year-old megalithic temple in Peru that an ancient 'water cult' used for fertility rituals."

"The temple, found at the Huaca El Toro archeological site, is located in modern-day Oyotún in the Zaña Valley of northwestern Peru. It is the first megalithic temple, or one made from large stones, found in this valley, which sits between two rivers that join together and give rise to the Zaña River."

"The ancient cult, whose members worshiped water, likely built the temple in an area where a new river rises as a kind of 'territorial symbolism', said Edgar Bracamonte, an archeologist with the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum in Peru, who took part in the excavations. 'Water is the most important element to live, and in this time, water was so difficult to access without technology'."

#archaeology #paleontology #Peru
 
Fascinating.

These Babies Were Buried Wearing Helmets Made of Human Heads. No One Knows Why

" Archaeologists are perplexed by the discovery of two ancient human infants who were buried while wearing the skulls of other children on their heads."

"These morbid 'helmets', which were found in Ecuador, represent 'the only examples of this funeral rite in the world', according to a new paper about the odd find in the journal Latin American Antiquity."

#archaeology #paleontology #Ecuador
 
This is pretty fascinating.

The World’s First Mammoth Traps are Found in Mexico

"Anthropologists from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said in a statement on Wednesday that a pair of hunting pits, essentially mammoth traps, were discovered during excavations on land that had been earmarked for a new garbage dump in the neighborhood of Tultepec, just north of Mexico City."

"The world's “first mammoth traps” are two human-built pits about 6 feet (1.70 meters) deep and 25 yards (22.86 meters) in diameter, and they were found to be filled with 800 bones from at least 14 mammoths. Some of the bones showed signs of butchery and it is thought that the ancient hunters may have chased mammoths into the pits, where there would have been battered to death."

#Anthropology #Archaeology #science
 
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Scarab Beetle (Temple of Horus, Edfu)

 

CANADA UNVEILS ‘DINOSAUR MUMMY’ FOUND WITH SKIN AND GUT CONTENTS INTACT


https://www.archaeology-world.com/canada-unveils-dinosaur-mummy-found-with-skin-and-gut-contents-intact-2/

#dinosaur #canada #archaeology #mummy
Canada Unveils ‘Dinosaur Mummy’ Found With Skin And Gut Contents Intact
 

CANADA UNVEILS ‘DINOSAUR MUMMY’ FOUND WITH SKIN AND GUT CONTENTS INTACT


https://www.archaeology-world.com/canada-unveils-dinosaur-mummy-found-with-skin-and-gut-contents-intact-2/

#dinosaur #canada #archaeology #mummy
Canada Unveils ‘Dinosaur Mummy’ Found With Skin And Gut Contents Intact
 
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Oil lamps in the shape of satyrs!


From the times where interior designers weren't afraid of #dongday! From the Gabinetto Segreto al Museo Archeologico in Napoli.

#history #archaeology #Roman #Napoli #Pompeii #satyr
 
Fascinating!

Oldest human skull outside Africa identified as 210,000 years old

"A 210,000-year-old human skull could provide new evidence that our species left Africa much earlier than previously thought. A new study published in Nature of two fossils found in Greece in the 1970s shows that one of them is the oldest Homo sapiens specimen ever found outside Africa by more than 50,000 years."

"This exciting discovery adds to a list of recent finds that shows the story of humanity’s spread across the world and interaction with other related species is much more complicated than we once thought."

#archaeology #paleontology
 
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Lead Sarcophagus Find Surprises Spanish Archaeologists

"Spanish archaeologists working in the downtown of Granada were going about routine excavations in a historic building in preparation for underground work at the site. With centuries of documented history for the building, the researchers weren’t surprised to find some relics from the Christian and Muslim periods. But no one would have expected to find a Roman period lead sarcophagus!"

"It was luck or intuition that led to its discovery. The excavators could have stopped their work after finding the first sets of finds, since they didn’t expect to find anything older than something from the Medieval period anyway. But someone’s intuition to dig just a little deeper was about to pay off."

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