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Posted 24 December 2017 - 01:53 AM

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NOV 28, 2017 @ 09:27 AM
 
Five Ways to Listen to the Music of the Ancient World Today
 
Sarah Bond, CONTRIBUTOR
 
"We are often immersed in what the ancient world looked like when we visit a museum or an archaeological site. However, the vibrant soundscapes heard at festivals, funerals, courtly feasts, theatrical performances, gladiatorial shows or just while shopping in the ancient world are important to reconstructing the past. A number of ancient historians are hard at work to bring the music of antiquity back to life for the enjoyment of the modern world. Here are just a few samples to listen to."

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 02:51 AM

PUBLIC RELEASE: 21-DEC-2017
 
Prehistoric Bling? Aesthetics Crucial Factor in Development of Earliest Copper Alloys
 
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
 
"While studies of ancient gold metallurgy and the colour characteristics of gold alloys are well supported by modern research, the colour properties of prehistoric copper alloys, such as tin bronzes or arsenical copper, the most abundant type of metal artefacts in prehistory, have largely been understudied. Until now."

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 02:38 AM

News & Notes Quarterly Newsletter
 
Home / Research / Publications / News & Notes Quarterly Newsletter
 
"News & Notes is a quarterly publication of the Oriental Institute, printed for members as one of the privileges of membership."
 
2018 Winter (#236)
 

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 02:42 AM

Jesus in 2017: Biblical Archaeologists Had a Big Year
 
By Tia Ghose, Associate Editor | December 19, 2017 03:19am ET
 

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 02:43 AM

Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2017
 
"A glimpse at the important excavation work revealed this year."
 
GORDON GOVIER DECEMBER 28, 2017 7:00 AM
 

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 02:46 AM

Top 10 Discoveries in Biblical Archaeology from 2017
 
"What are the top discoveries of the year? Here is my list, based on a review of the stories and roundups posted on the BiblePlaces Blog throughout 2017."

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More Top Stories of 2017

"There were a number of interesting and significant stories this year that didn’t make it into the “top ten” list we posted yesterday."

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 02:47 AM

The Year in Discovery: The 50 Greatest Finds of 2017

 

Interactive Map (Worldwide Finds)

 

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 02:49 AM

Top Ten Discoveries in Biblical Archaeology in 2017
 
DEC 27, 2017
 
Posted by windlebry
 
"It’s time for my annual look back at the top ten discoveries from the world of biblical archaeology.  2017 did not disappoint as many exciting artifacts were unearthed in the lands of the Bible.  My criteria for this list is simple; first, discoveries must be directly related to people, places or events mentioned in Scripture (as opposed to the many discoveries that are made in Bible lands which teach us much about the different cultures; these discoveries are helpful too, but I’ve chosen to narrow the focus for my list) ..."
 

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:58 AM

Review: The Most Important Archaeological Discoveries During 2017
 
TornosNews.gr 26.12.2017 | 18:34
 
"The online portal of the International Business Times presented their list of the most significant archaeological discoveries for 2017. The author of the piece, Aristos Georgiou lists the sites 11 most significant digs for the year that is coming to an end. Here is the list:"

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:03 AM

Top 10 Bible History Daily Posts in 2017
 
Ring in the new year by looking back
 
Robin Ngo   •  12/27/2017
 
"From archaeological evidence confirming the existence of people from the Bible to an eclipse of Biblical proportions, Bible History Daily covered quite a range of topics in the last year! Below, check out our top 10 blog posts published in 2017 that received the most web traffic. Did your favorite post make the cut?"

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:05 AM

5 Major Archaeology Discoveries to Look for in 2018
 
By Owen Jarus, Live Science Contributor | January 1, 2018 08:15am ET
 
"The burial of a warrior who lived and (literally) died by the sword, a new tomb in the Valley of the Kings and a cave that may have held Dead Sea Scrolls — these are just some of the big archaeology and history stories that we think we may hear about in 2018. Look back at the predictions for 2017 and 2016 to see our track record."

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:25 AM

Winter 2018, Cover Stories, Daily News

Ancient Phoenician DNA from Sardinia, Lebanon Reflects Settlement, Integration, Mobility
 
Wed, Jan 10, 2018
 
"PLOS—Ancient DNA from the Phoenician remains found in Sardinia and Lebanon could provide insight into the extent of integration with settled communities and human movement during ancient times, according to a study* published January 10, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by E. Matisoo-Smith from the University of Otago, New Zealand and Pierre Zalloua from the Lebanese American University, Beirut, and colleagues. The researchers looked at mitochondrial genomes, which are maternally inherited, in a search for markers of Phoenician ancestry."

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:31 AM

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BYZANTINE AMPHORA WITH INSCRIPTION DEDICATED TO CHRIST, VIRGIN MARY FOUND IN ROMAN FORTRESS TRIMAMMIUM IN NORTHEAST BULGARIA
 
January 9, 2018 · by Ivan Dikov · in Ancient Rome / Roman Empire, Antiquity, Bulgarian Empire, Byzantine Empire, Middle Ages
 
"Part of an Early Byzantine amphora with a fully preserved inscription in Ancient Greek dedicated to Jesus Christ and Virgin Mary has been discovered during the latest excavations of the Ancient Roman, medieval Byzantine and Bulgarian fortress of Trimammium near the Danube town of Mechka, Ruse District, in Northeast Bulgaria."

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:43 AM

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018

Trismegistos Words: New Tool for Searching Documentary Papyri

by Peter M. Head at Thursday, January 11, 2018  
 
"There is a new tool in town for searching morphological analysis of 5 million words in the Duke Database of Documentary Papyri. I’ve only been able to have a brief play around so far (on αὐθεντέω which has only five occurrences [4 of which are very late]), but I thought you might be interested to hear about this and try it out."
 

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 03:21 AM

The Impossible Task of Reconstructing the Rules to an Ancient Board Game
 
How would you figure out Monopoly with no instructions and half the pieces missing?
 
BY NATASHA FROST JANUARY 11, 2018
 
"FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS, THE two-chambered tomb of a fourth-century Germanic chieftain lay undisturbed in Poprad, Slovakia’s 10th largest city. Then, in 2005, construction began on a new industrial park and the grave was revealed. Archaeologists found a wealth of treasures, including wooden furniture, pottery, an ancient bucket, and half of the skeleton of its occupant. It was an interesting find, if not too unusual, bar a mysterious wooden playing board. It was carved with a chess-like grid—17 by 18 squares—and came with a handful of black and white counters in different sizes."

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 03:33 AM

Dogs Eating the Crumbs – Matt 15:27 and Mark 7:28
 
Posted on January 25, 2018 
 
"In Matthew 15:21-28 and Mark 7:24-31 there is the story of a “Canaanite woman” from the vicinity of Tyre and Sidon who said:
 
“Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession.”  . . .  The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.
Matt 15:22–25 and compare Mark 7:26ff.
 
It seems that Jesus’ response was somewhat “off-putting” for the subsequent “conversation” went as follows:
 
He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to their dogs.”  “Yes, Lord,” she said, “but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”   Then Jesus answered, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
(Matt 15:26-28)
 
Dogs are not highly thought of in some of the Middle Eastern Cultures today but evidently in New Testament times they were kept as household pets."

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:16 AM

Prehistoric Balkans Were 'Faking' Gold 6,500 Years Ago
 
"Metallurgical innovation in prehistoric Serbia may have been driven more by the dazzle factor than mere utility, Dr. Miljana Radivojevic and the Serbian-English tea"
 
By Ruth Schuster 
 
Feb 01, 2018
 

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:22 AM

When Life Gives You Lemons: Tracking the Earliest Citrus in the Mediterranean
 
By Dafna Langgut
 
January 2018
 
"One of the most famous Levantine exports of the 20th century was the Jaffa orange, and we have long associated the region with citrus. Today citrus orchards are a major component of the Mediterranean landscape and among the region’s most important cultivated fruits. But while citrus is now iconic, it may come as a surprise that it is not native to the Mediterranean Basin; these species originated thousands of miles away, in Southeast Asia. So how did the first citrus arrive in the Mediterranean, and why?"

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:30 AM

The Missing Shade of Blue
 
By Shiyanthi Thavapalan
 
"Why don’t most ancient Near Eastern languages have words for ‘blue,’ ‘yellow,’ or even ‘color’?
 
And how can philosophy and cognitive science help explain this?"
 
February 2018
 

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:32 AM

Book of Kells: History of World’s Most Famous Medieval Manuscript Rewritten after Dramatic New Research
 
Lavishly illustrated 1,200-year-old copy of Gospels previously thought to have been thought to have been created as one book
 
David Keys - Archaeology Correspondent 
 
February 2018
 

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:38 AM

Ancient Kids’ Toys have been Hiding in the Archaeological Record
 
BY BRUCE BOWER 11:45AM, FEBRUARY 6, 2018
 
Magazine issue: Vol. 193, No. 3, February 17, 2018, p. 25
 
"Youngsters have probably been playing their way into cultural competence for at least tens of thousands of years. So why are signs of children largely absent from the archaeological record?"

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 02:48 AM

Winter 2018, Cover Stories, Daily News
 
Micro to Macro Mapping  Observing Past Landscapes Via Remote-Sensing
 
Fri, Feb 09, 2018
 

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 01:12 AM

Clay Tablets from the Cradle of Civilisation Provide New Insight to the History of Medicine
 
February 12, 2018 - 08:41
 
By: Bo Christensen
 
"Before the Greeks excelled in science and philosophy, culture was blooming in Mesopotamia, located between the Euphrates River and the Tigris River in present day Iraq.
 
This region, known as the cradle of civilisation, was the seat of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, which lasted from around 900 to 612 BCE."

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 01:26 AM

February 2018 - Vol. VI, No. 2
 
Echoes of Nabataean Seafaring
 
By Ralph Pedersen
 
"When one thinks of the Nabataeans, the desert comes to mind, with wind-blown sands, the red rock-cut architecture of their capital of Petra, and trade routes carrying incense from Arabia to the Mediterranean. There is, however, another aspect of the Nabataeans, one that is only now coming into focus: Seafaring."
 

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Posted Yesterday, 11:52 PM

Ancient Statue of Nubian King Found in Nile River Temple
 
By Owen Jarus, Live Science Contributor | February 20, 2018 07:14am ET
 
"Remains of a 2,600-year-old statue with an inscription written in Egyptian hieroglyphics has been discovered in a temple at Dangeil, an archaeological site along the Nile River in Sudan."

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