Monthly Archives: September 2014

Diving into History: Roman Stone Carrier

The glorious marble monuments of Greece and Rome are architectural masterpieces to be sure, but they are also great feats of engineering and logistics. After spending the last four years excavating the wreck of a first-century B.C. stone carrier in … Continue reading

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Diving into History: HMS Ontario

In June 2008, after a 35-year search, electrical engineers Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville discovered the HMS Ontario, the oldest shipwreck in the Great Lakes and the only known fully intact British warship in those waters. The vessel sank in … Continue reading

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Horrible History: Holding Hands even in Death

University of Leicester archaeologists have uncovered a trove of relics and remains at Chapel of St Morrell in Leicestershire. Some relationships last a lifetime — and University of Leicester archaeologists have discovered that they can last even longer after unearthing … Continue reading

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Horrible History: Spinosaurus, the first known aquatic dinosaur

Meet Spinosaurus, the first-known water dinosaura

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Horrible History Ancient Egyptian Woman with Hair Extensions

More than 3,300 years ago, in a newly built city in Egypt, a woman with an incredibly elaborate hairstyle of lengthy hair extensions was laid to rest. She was not mummified, her body simply being wrapped in a mat. When … Continue reading

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Faience figurines from Middle Kingdom Egypt

Originally posted on British Museum blog:
Gianluca Miniaci, Research Fellow, British Museum Faience hippopotamus found in tomb 477 at Matmar. (EA 63713) The British Museum has a fine collection of faience figurines made during the late Middle Kingdom and Second…

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Disarticulated Remains: Evidence of Ritual or Scavenging?

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