Monday, April 30, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Evidence of ancient smuggling activity has emerged from a Roman shipwreck, according to Italian archaeologists who have investigated the vessel's cargo.
Dating to the third century AD, the large sunken ship wasfully recovered six months ago at a depth of 7 feet near the shore of Marausa Lido, a beach resort near Trapani.
Her cargo, officially consisting of assorted jars once filled with walnuts, figs, olives, wine, oil and fish sauce, also contained many unusual tubular tiles.
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Thursday, April 26, 2012
I write this because in my view it explains everything about the way Gill evaluates women. In his Sunday Times column this week he started his critique of BBC2's Meet the Romans by saying the presenter, Professor Mary Beard, "really should be kept away from cameras altogether". Why? "Because she's this far from being the subject of a Channel 4 dating documentary." Gill was obviously referring to Channel 4's recent controversial series The Undateables, about people with disabilities and their quest for love: a programme he described in a recent review as a "mocking freak show of grotesques and embarrassments".
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
FIREFIGHTERS have drawn up new plans to protect South Shields’s historic Roman heritage.
And a similar survey has also been done at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery, in Ocean Road.
Ten other North East sites which store valuable objects have been specially scanned and surveyed in case of emergency.
Monday, April 23, 2012
It can work both ways. If it wasn't for the enterprising Birley family at Vindolanda, we would not have the extraordinary writing tablets with details of the first and 2nd century AD social engagements of garrison wives and the like. Equally, the mosaic at Woodchester in Gloucestershire remains in a very fine state because it is so relatively seldom put on show.
Nothing of this debate is known, however, to the most famous of the creatures which live amidst all the underground treasure: the UK's moles. And they are in the northern news because they have been doing some excavation of their own.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The newly identified bronze statue reveals what may be a
female gladiator standing in a victory pose, while looking down at what
is presumably her fallen opponent.
CREDIT: Photo by Alfonso Manas, University of Granada
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
The dig is in advance of the construction of a £9m extension at Ridley Hall. Archaeologists say animal bone and pottery suggest it was a settlement dating back to the Iron Age.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
|The hoard of rare Roman coins [Credit: Craven Herald & Pioneer]|
Now Mr Wilson has been designated as the finder of the treasure by coroner Robert Turnbull during an inquest in Skipton.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Roman remains have been discovered at an archaeological dig at a Cambridge theological college which is planning a £9 million extension.
A major project to update and create state-of-the-art teaching and living space at Ridley Hall meant archaeologists were drafted in to carry out a survey.
After removing the topsoil the experts from Access Cambridge Archaeology discovered the “tantalising possibilities” of a Roman settlement, and even some remains dating back 3,000 years to the Iron Age.
Monday, April 2, 2012
The European Union has given the green light to a plan to join forces with Italy to jointly spend 105 million euros to keep Pompeii from crumbling.