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The Restoration of Ancient Walls as a Ruin

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Technicians using ancient building techniques work to save crumbling walls at “The Mithraeum of the Painted Walls” in Ostia Antica, the harbor of classical Rome. During a journey to the ruins of Ostia Antica, the harbor of ancient Rome, we visit The Mithraeum of the Painted Walls...

The Joy of Discovery

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People love the thrill of discovery.  This is one key element that attracts people to archaeology.  Witness a diverse group of regular folks as they learn about real archaeological discovery from a group that has been doing it for a long time...

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - August 2015

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James Madison slave quarters; Iron Age Mirror; HMS Fowey

 

Reconstruction of the South Yard, the slave quarters at the James Madison mansion, marks the beginning of a new chapter at Montpelier.  A beautiful Iron Age Mirror found by a metal detectorist in Oxfordshire, UK, is a piece of craftmanship used more than 2,000 years ago...

El Zotz

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A team of archaeologists led by Stephen Houston has made a new discovery at the Maya archaeological site in El Zotz, Guatemala, uncovering a pyramid believed to celebrate the Maya sun god.  The structure's outer walls depict the god in an unprecedented set of images done in painted stucco...

Glimpses into Malaysia’s Heritage: Archaeological Heritage

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Always a cultural melting pot, Malaysia has cultural and historical links to distant places in the Indian and Pacific oceans.  Archaeology here is young, but already reveals a rich and deep cultural record both on land and in the sea extending from Paleolithic sites in the Lenggong Valley to the Neolithic, Iron Age, and more recent periods....

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Audio News from Archaeologica, 23 Aug 2015 - 29 Aug 2015

 

Aztec skull rack; Mycenaean palace; Jesus' wife papyrus; Palmyra temple blown up

 

Audio News from Archaeologica, 16 Aug 2015 - 22 Aug 2015

 

Early Neolithic violence in Germany; Roman-period glass foundry in Egypt; high-tech analysis resolves Utah rock art; murder of Syrian archaeologist

 

Audio News from Archaeologica, 9 Aug 2015 - 15 Aug 2015

 

Underwater monolith off Sicily; temple on Danish island; mysterious medieval inscribed English sword; new evidence for Roanoke colonists

 

Audio News from Archaeologica, 2 Aug 2015 - 8 Aug 2015

 

Mysterious inscriptions at Jerusalem ritual bath; Dancing Priestess figuring in Bulgaria; Siberian petroglyphs look Paleolithic; Puebloan tobacco quids in Arizona cave

 

Audio News from Archaeologica, 26 July 2015 - 1 Aug 2015

 

Plant domestication claimed for 23,000 BP; Philip of Macedon remains identified; Dead Sea scroll read; Maya shrine with stela fragments

 

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