Archeologia

How does a Grecian artifact appear to evoke tales from Homer's 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey'?

How does a Grecian artifact appear to evoke tales from Homer s  Iliad  and  Odyssey ?An engraved stone with a finely detailed battle scene was found in the grave of a warrior buried about 1450BC

Two years ago, archaeologists excavating an ancient grave at Pylos in south-western Greece pulled out a grime-encrusted object, less than 4cm long, that looked like some kind of large bead. They put it aside to focus on more prominent items, like gold rings, that also were packed into the rich grave.

But later, as a conservator removed the lime accretions on the bead’s face, it turned out to be something quite different: a seal stone, a gemstone engraved with a design that...
 

Scheletri "custodi"?

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Scheletri  custodi ?L'analisi di resti umani trovati a Qumran sembra avvalorare la teoria che rintraccia nella comunità degli Esseni l'origine degli autori, o almeno dei guardiani degli antichi testi biblici.

L'analisi di 33 scheletri umani rinvenuti a Qumran, una località sulla riva occidentale del Mar Morto, nell'attuale Cisgiordania, fornisce nuovi dettagli su una comunità religiosa forse legata ad alcuni dei più antichi testi biblici mai ritrovati.

Ma chi erano quei 33 uomini? Sono stati loro a...
 

Lost Egyptian Pharaoh tomb dating back 3,200 years discovered near Cairo

Lost Egyptian Pharaoh tomb dating back 3,200 years discovered near CairoArcheologists hope it will shed light on life under the 'Great Pharaoh' Ramses II

An ancient temple belonging to King Ramses II has been discovered on the outskirts of Cairo.

Archaeologists hope the find could shed light on the life of the 19th Dynasty pharaoh, who ruled over 3,200 years ago.

The find was made by an Egyptian-Czech mission in the village of Abusir near the step pyramid of Saqqara.

The temple is the only evidence of the presence of Ramses II in the Badrashin area in...
 

The forgotten history of Beijing's first Forbidden City

The forgotten history of Beijing s first Forbidden CityExplore the hidden origins of one of China’s most significant historic sites

An ancient site rooted in the heart of modern Beijing, the Forbidden City is one of China’s most famous attractions. Completed in 1420, the city served as the palace of the Ming Dynasty emperor, Yongle. Its walls surrounded an area large enough to contain more than 50 Buckingham Palaces, creating a private sanctuary which none but the emperor’s family and eunuchs were permitted to enter.

The Forbidden...
 

Lost city in Iraq founded by Alexander the Great discovered by archaeologists

Lost city in Iraq founded by Alexander the Great discovered by archaeologistsDrone photography used to unearth dormant ruins

Archaeologists in Iraq have discovered a city which was lost for more than 2,000 years with the help of drone photography and declassified intelligence images.

Qalatga Darband, which is believed to have been founded in 331 BC by Alexander the Great, was discovered by a team of Iraqi and British archaeologists led by experts from the British Museum.

John MacGinnis, who is leading the team on the ground, told The Times: “It’s early...
 
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