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Dedicated to scholars and the wider public interested in archaeology, history of art and cultural heritage.
Dedicated to scholars and the wider public interested in archaeology, history of art and cultural heritage.

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Colin Renfrew: "international agreement should be drawn up" on antiquities' return to countries of origin

Interview to Eleni Markou on the world's earliest island sanctuary, combatting antiquity looting and antiquities' repatriations.

https://goo.gl/V5fYKX

#archaeology, #interview, #heritage, #Renfrew
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Lagynos with erotic themes

Clay lagynos painted with erotic themes. Egypt, Hellenistic period. Now at Athens' National Archaeological Museum.
http://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/photo/lagynos-with-erotic-themes/

#archaeology, #Egypt, #pottery, #erotic
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Lady of clay...

Recently found in a monumental Hellenistic tomb in Alexandria, Egypt

http://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2017/06/12/hellenistic-tomb-discovered-alexandria/

#archaeology, #Alexandria , #tomb, #terracotta
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Last Egyptian Pharaoh's cartouche emerges at illegal excavation site

Authorities in Egypt have found a stone block engraved with the cartouche of King Nectanebo II while inspecting an illegal excavation site in Abydos.

https://goo.gl/BJDbol

#archaeology , #Abydos, #cartouche, #Nectanebo
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Sicily to Cyprus show shared genetic heritage

A new study describes the genetic fingerprints of the Mediterranean people with high-density genomic markers and a wide sample of modern populations from Sicily and Southern Italy.

https://goo.gl/MTGT7l

#genetics, #Meditreeanean, #jeritage, #Cyprus , #Sicily
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Teutonic castle found in Poland

Archaeologists found the ruins of the 13th century Teutonic castle in Unisław near Toruń. The castle was built on a slope above the Vistula River valley.

https://goo.gl/vuE1ON

#archaeology, #Medieval, #Poland, #castle , #knights
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Huge crypt full with mummies found in Egypt

Around 30 mummies alongside coffins, vessels and demotic papyri were found within an eight metre deep burial in Tuna Al Gebel, near Al-Minya, Egypt, by a Cairo University Archaeological team.

http://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2017/05/15/discovery-near-minya/

#archaeology , #egypt , #mummies
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Transporting Tut's treasures

How to move all these "wonderful things"? Experts in Cairo gathered to discuss the safe transportation of King Tutankhamun's throne, chests, and bed from the Egyptian Museum of Cairo to the Grand Egyptian Museum.

https://goo.gl/oWsro8

#archaeology, #tutankhamun, #museum , #transport
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An Isis in Marathon

Fragments of a*clay figurine* depicting the Goddess Isis; newly found in the Hadrianic Sanctuary of Egyptian Gods at Brexiza, Marathon, near Athens.

http://www.archaiologia.gr/blog/2017/05/09/89435/

#archaeology, #Marathon, #Isis, #figurine
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Remains of a funerary garden found in Egypt

The garden was found during excavation work in the Dra Abu el Naga necropolis by a Spanish archaeological mission and is almost 4,000 years old.

https://goo.gl/8J7cUz

#archaeology , #Egypt , #garden , #funerary
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