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Archaeological Discovery: Biblical City Corinth, Visited by Apostle Paul, Found Underwater

Expand | Collapse archaeological excavations at the ancient port of the earthquake that struck the Biblical city of Corinth, which is now underwater, have uncovered Roman architecture. Jesus' disciple Paul visited the ancient city while it was under Roman rule, according to the Bible. Greek and Danish archaeologists investigating Lechaion's harbour areas, as part of the Lechaion Harbour Project, have discovered traces of Roman engineering and ancient buildings. "For almost two decades I have been hunting for the perfect archaeological context where all the organic material normally not found on land is preserved," Sunday Express quoted Bjørn Lovén, the director of the project, as saying. "The potential for more unique discoveries is mind blowing." The port, which is located on the gulf of Corinth, was previously one of two that connected Corinth to trade networks in the region that helped the area to become fabulously wealthy. The Romans destroy..

Best archaeological discoveries in 2017

ÖMER ERBİL The graves in Beşiktaş In 2017, 3,500-year-old graves were unearthed during subway construction works in Istanbul’s Beşiktaş neighborhood, shedding light on the history of both Anatolia and Turkey. Then there was The Urartian Castle, which was monitored using underwater cameras, and the tomb of a Russian commander, which was found accidentally at a construction site in the southeastern province of Ardahan. These were among the most talked about archaeological discoveries last year. Here is a list of top nine archaeological discoveries in Turkey in 2017. Beşiktaş graves Subway excavations on the site of a 3,500-year-old graveyard in the Beşiktaş neighborhood of Istanbul unearthed 35 graves. The discovery of cairn burials that pertain to the Northern Black Sea steppe culture – namely earlier Turkish and Altai cultures – was an exciting surprise for the scientific world. Although archaeologists stress how hard it is to determine the ethnicity of the people who made these bur..

Inside the £15k-a-year nursery that Princess Charlotte is starting in January, from clay-pot making...

PRINCESS Charlotte, like many other two-year-olds, is getting ready to start nursery. But what can the little royal expect from her £15k-a-year school in January, which is awash with yummy mummies and pottery classes? EPA Princess Charlotte, two, will start nursery in January at Willcocks Nursery School in KensingtonPrincess Charlotte's classmatesIt has been announced that Princess Charlotte will be joining Willcocks Nursery, which is located just a stone’s throw away from her lavish home at Kensington Palace. She will be among a class of 32 children, aged between two and five, who are taught by an all-female staff. The pupils aren’t required to wear a uniform, and are split into four learning groups that are named after birds: Swifts, Swallows, Cygnets and Swans. Good manners are valued on equal importance to numeracy and literacy skills, and Charlotte’s lessons will cover a wide range of topics. Splash News Willcocks Nursery School, which is located near to the Royal Albert Ha..

Jewish Museum in Ferrara – an Italian story

(by Gianluca Angelini) FERRARA - A large building in the heart of Ferrara that hosted the city's prison until 1992 has become a museum dedicated to Jewish history and tradition. The National Museum of Italian Judaism and Shoah (Meis) focuses on the history of Italian Jews over 22 centuries. Culture Minister Dario Franceschini and President Sergio Mattarella inaugurated the museum, whose creation was approved by Parliament in 2003 and funded by the culture ministry with 47 million euros, to narrate the over two thousand years of Jewish presence in Italy and the contribution given by this community to the country's development through a wide-ranging scientific and cultural display. The museum will be completed in 2020 with the creation of five modern buildings to recall the five books of the Torah. Franceschini said that the museum ''is an important site because it recalls the Jewish presence in the country and will be an important place for youths, for people who kno..

Restoration in Aydos almost finished

ISTANBULThe Aydos Castle in Sultanbeyli, known as the place where the conquest of Istanbul started, will be open to tourism in 2018, immediately after restoration in the castle ends. Believed to have been built in the 11th and 12th centuries in the Eastern Roman era, Aydos Castle had a significant function thanks to its strategic location. The Ottoman Sultan Orhan Gazi ordered Abdurrahman Gazi, Akça Koca and Konur Alp to conquer the castle. Ottoman forces first conquered the Samandıra Castle and then captured the Aydos Castle. According to Ottoman historian Aşık Paşazade, there is a love story behind the conquest of the castle. “The daughter of the castle’s landlord once dreamed about a young man who rescued her after she fell into a pit. She fell in love with the man. And when she saw, in real life, the face of Abdurrahman Gazi as the leader of the Ottoman soldiers who sieged the castle, she remembered he was the man in her dreams. She threw a stone at a soldier with a note tied to it..

Amasra: A town molded by the spirits of the ancients

Built on the remains of ancient settlers in the Black Sea region, Amasra is a city that once thrived under the rule of the Romans and Byzantines. Now, this small town looks to go back to its glory days through tourism and archeologyEstablished in the 30th century B.C., Bartın province's Amasra district once served as a center for the Roman and Byzantine civilizations and now stands as a modern testament of its rich history and timeless natural beauty. In this small but mesmerizing town, you will find yourself in one of the most popular seaside spots Turkey has to offer. Here, there is never an off-season, and visitors travel year-round to discover the district's spectrum of colors in their natural, uninterrupted landscape. When the first snow flurries dust Amasra's ground, the town transforms into a winter wonderland, offering a cozy winter getaway. Apart from its natural beauty, Amasra is also working to preserve its 5,000-year history through its ancient city. Interest..

Sohag National Museum to open in February

December 16, 2017 4:59 pmThe Antiquities Ministry of has begun working on the final touches of the Sohag National Museum building, which is due to be completed within the next few days. “The museum exhibition will be open in February,” said Elham Salah, head of the Museums Sector at the Ministry. All works are in full swing and according to schedule, she added on Saturday. She said that the past period has witnessed many visits to the museum to follow up the progress of the work, and determine the course of the visit as well as the areas of internal and external lighting and the colors of wall paints in accordance with the latest methods of museum display. She pointed out that the museum consists of the basement, which includes a number of artifacts to review the religious thought of the ancient Egyptians and the idea of resurrection and immortality, as well as the pilgrimage in the Pharaonic, Coptic and Islamic times. The ground floor of the building includes statues and antiquities ..

UK Archaeologist Serves as Fulbright Specialist in Croatia

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 12, 2018)— University of Kentucky archaeologist Paolo Visonà, adjunct associate professor in the School of Art and Visual Studies and part-time instructor of ancient art in Lewis Honors College, recently served as a Fulbright Specialist at Croatia’s University of Rijeka and University of Zadar after being awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The grant was administered by the World Learning Organization. Visonà is a Mediterranean archaeologist and numismatist with expertise in the pre-Roman coinages of Punic North Africa and on the coinage of Issa, an ancient Greek city on the island of Vis in today’s Dalmatia, a region made famous by the filming of the “Games of Thrones” HBO series. He was invited by his Croatian colleagues to give a series of lectures and workshops on the monetary circulation in this area of the Adriatic before the Roman conquest. Since the 19th century, an unusual concentration of finds of..

Ross Creek work delayed

Work on strengthening the Ross Creek Reservoir dam wall has been delayed by at least four months.The Dunedin City Council announced yesterday the completion date on the $6.1 million refurbishment of the 150-year-old facility would be extended because excavation work on the dam had taken longer than expected. Council planning and delivery manager Jared Oliver said as well as the added excavation work, poor weather and archaeological discoveries had delayed the project. It had been expected to be finished by February. Mr Oliver said the work would now be finished by the middle of 2018. "At the moment were looking at sometime in July for everything to be finished." To ensure the strengthened dam would be stable enough, contractors needed excavate deep enough to remove the old embankment material, he said. "Once we started digging down what we found was the material was still unsuitable and we basically needed to keep digging down until we found suitable material." Mr Oliver said he did no..

A Nose for Loot? Dogs Training to Sniff Out Stolen Artifacts

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A Nose for Loot? Dogs Training to Sniff Out Stolen Artifacts Live ScienceFull coverage

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