Two months after a wildfire charred the entrance to the treasured archaeological site of Mycenae, one of Greece's most visited ancient complexes, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and Peloponnese Regional Governor Panagiotis Nikas on Monday signed a 650,000-euro contract for a scheme to protect the site from further blazes. The site’s greenery has..
Workers create a path to facilitate access to the monuments of the Acropolis in Athens for wheelchair users, elderly citizens and others with mobility problems. The project is being funded by the Onassis Foundation, which also paid for the acquisition of two electric cars that will be available for people with disabilities. "The disabled, the elder..
World class museum to be set up at historic Rupahipather in Sivasagar district - Sentinelassam Topx
The Archaeological Museum of Delphi tells the story of the place which the ancients believed to be the center of the world and was the seat of the Pythia, also known as the Oracle of Delphi. Its rich collections primarily comprise architectural sculpture, statues and other objects discovered on the site. Opening hours are Wednesdays to Mondays from..
Dairy production in India began as far back as in the 3rd millennium BCE and may have been a factor behind sustaining the Indus Valley Civilisation, according to findings from a team of Canadian and Indian researchers.
The study, published in the journal Nature, was led by Kalyan Sekhar Chakraborty, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Toronto Mississauga, and dates dairy production to 2500 BCE. “This is the first time it’s been proved scientifically that dairy production was in place in the Indus Valley civilization in 2500 BCE, and the earliest known evidence of dairy production,” Chakraborty said in an interview.
The results were based on molecular chemical analysis of residue in shards of pottery found at the archaeological site of Kotada Bhadli, a rural settlement located in Gujarat. Of the 59 samples studied, 22 showed the presence of dairy lipids. Through a process called stable isotope analysis, the researchers were also able to identify the type of ruminant used for ..
Marking the 2,500-year anniversary of the battles of Thermopylae and Salamis, the National Archaeological Museum presents “Glorious Victories: Between Myth and History,” an exhibition comprising 105 ancient artifacts and a model of a 5th century BC Athenian trireme. The aim of the show is to cast light on aspects of the Persian Wars, a turning poin..
According to archaeologist JR Bhagat, who found the paintings of aliens and UFOs in the caves, the findings closely resemble pictures used in Hollywood movies. The caves, which were subject to the 2014 discovery, are located 30km from Raipur. Professor Bhagat said the discovery could indicate people from thousands of years ago had similar ideas about extraterrestrial beings as today.
He said: “The findings suggest that humans in prehistoric times may have seen or imagined beings from other planets which still create curiosity among people and researchers.
“Extensive research is needed for further findings.
“Charama presently doesn't have any such expert who could give clarity on the subject.“
The expert also said some of the other features of the paintings were unclear and the characters appeared to be wielding weapons.
He added: "The paintings are done in natural colours that have hardly faded despite the years.
“The strangely carved figures are seen holding weapon-like objects a..
Photos of 'dinosaur eggs' found in Tamil Nadu's Perambalur district started appearing on social media, with experts confirming that the structures are ammonium sediments. A group of local geology and archeology enthusiasts visited the site and dismissed claims that 'dinosaur eggs' were found there.
The Times of India reported that ammonite (ammonoids) was a large and diverse group of marine species that originated around 416 million years ago during the Devonian period. The group of experts found ammonium sediment in a water body called a quinine tank.
"Marine species must have been trapped in the concurrent process for centuries. It was misquoted as a dinosaur egg, "Ramesh Karuppia, one of the group's members, was quoted as saying that Ariyalur and Perambalur were submerged in the sea in present-day Tamil Nadu.
Ammonites are extinct marine species that existed some 416 million years ago. The name "ammonite" is inspired by their fossil shells' spir..
Built by the Romans in AD 306, the Rotunda is one of the oldest religious sites in the city of Thessaloniki. Its construction was commissioned by Galerius as part of his large palace complex, but after he died in 311 it stood empty until the Emperor Theodosius I ordered its conversion into a Christian church. Opening hours are from 8.30 a.m. to 3.3..
“I feel this year’s findings have been a vindication for [Yannis A.] Sakellarakis. He always claimed – and I did not believe it at the time – that the excavations at Zominthos were very important. He would say, ‘I feel just like [Arthur] Evans when he excavated Knossos,’” the director of the dig, Dr Efi Sapouna-Sakellaraki, says of her late husband..
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