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  1. News - World - ARCHAEOLOGY

    British Museum looks under mummies’ bandages with CT scans

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... their ancient mysteries. Scientists at the museum have used CT scans and sophisticated imaging software to go beneath the bandages, revealing skin, bones, preserved internal organs, and, in one case, ... belong to individuals who lived in Egypt or Sudan between 3500BC and AD700. They range from poor people naturally preserved in sand, the cheapest burial option, to high-ranking Egyptians given ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1474199/british-museum-looks-under-mummies-bandages-ct-scans
  2. News - World - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Israel seizes ancient burial boxes offering clues to past

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 08:50pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Jerusalem Thieves stole containers from a cave near Jerusalem with intent to sell them to collectors Israel seizes burial boxes dating back to time of Jesus Israeli authorities have unveiled 11 ancient burial boxes dating to around the time of Jesus, recovered by police during a midnight raid on antiquities dealers suspected of stealing the artefacts. The boxes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1462562/israel-seizes-ancient-burial-boxes-offering-clues-past
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Carbon dating establishes timeline for first Egyptian pharaohs

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of Ancient Egypt, and suggests that Egypt formed far more rapidly than was previously thought." Aha and his seven successors ruled over a territory spanning a similar area to Egypt today, ... of tools have pinpointed the crucial time in world history when Egypt emerged as a distinct state. Experts have wrangled for decades as to when turbulent upper and lower Egypt were brought together ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1305708/carbon-dating-establishes-timeline-first-egyptian-pharaohs
  4. News - World - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Canaanite cellar stored palace wine, researchers say

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:56am by AP

    ... of winemaking in ancient Canaan, from which it later spread to Egypt and across the Mediterranean. He said the chemical analysis would have to be published before the ingredients of the wine could ... Associated Press in New York An ancient wine cellar fit for a king Scientists have uncovered a 3,700-year-old wine cellar in the ruins of a Canaanite palace in what is now Israel, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1363793/canaanite-cellar-stored-palace-wine-researchers-say
  5. Lifestyle - Books - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Book review: The Ark Before Noah, by Irving Finkel

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:35pm by GDN

    ... the thousands of ancient clay tablets brought back to Bloomsbury from Iraq, made a sensational discovery: a version of the flood story written in cuneiform. Over the years, cuneiform flood tablets have ... But it is hard not to wonder whether he might be pushing the claims of kinship a bit far. "And those ancient peoples," he says of the Babylonians, "writing their tablets, looking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1486838/book-review-ark-noah-irving-finkel
  6. News - World - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Ancient footprints discovered on beach in Norfolk, Britain

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 09:46am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Ancient footprints discovered on UK beach Footprints left by ancient humans 800,000 years ago have been found in Britain, the earliest evidence of such markings outside Africa. Researchers discovered the footprints, left by both adults and children, in ancient estuary mud at Happisburgh in Norfolk, eastern England. The only older footprints found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1423506/ancient-footprints-discovered-beach-norfolk-britain
  7. News - World - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Sphinx found by archaeologists in Galilee, Israel

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Egypt and this part of the world then," Ben-Tor said. "Egypt maintained relations with Lebanon, especially via the ancient port of Byblos, to import cedar wood via the Mediterranean, ... dig Part of an ancient Egyptian king's sphinx has been uncovered at a dig in northern Israel, with researchers struggling to understand how the unexpected find ended up there. The broken ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1279665/sphinx-found-archaeologists-galilee-israel
  8. News - China Insider - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Unearthed ancient corpse missing in Henan mystery

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 03:14pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A well-preserved ancient corpse, which villagers in Henan believe to be that of one of their ancestors, has gone missing just a day after its discovery, local television reported on Wednesday. Henan Satellite TV said a coffin containing the body was unearthed a week ago at a construction site in the city of Zhoukou in the east of the province. Photos from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1333655/ancient-corpse-missing-henan-mystery
  9. News - World - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Norwegian academic Jonas Nordby cracks the ‘jotunvillur’ code

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 09:02pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Mysterious Viking rune sticks revealed as the12th-century equivalent of text messaging Academic detective cracks 'unbreakable' Norse code An ancient Norse code which has been puzzling experts for years has been cracked by a Norwegian runologist, discover what is the Viking equivalent of playful text messages. The mysterious jotunvillur code, which dates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1427263/norwegian-academic-jonas-nordby-cracks-jotunvillur-code
  10. News - China - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Controversy surrounds discovery of ancient writing at Zhejiang graveyard

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Researchers are divided over whether characters found on artefacts at Neolithic graveyard are oldest Chinese writing Mysterious symbols on ancient stone tools dating back five millennia ... to the Liangzhu culture - a major civilisation along the Yangtze River that thrived 5,000 years ago with advanced agriculture and urban centres, including an ancient city as large as 2.6 million square ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1282682/controversy-surrounds-discovery-ancient-writing-zhejiang-graveyard

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