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Professor Catherine Morgan OBE from the British School at Athens presents 'Nothing to do with Odysseus: Archaeology in the central Ionian islands'. Filmed at The Australian National University on Friday 31 August 2012. The central Ionian Islands (Zakynthos, Kephallonia, Ithaca, Lefkas and Meganisi) form a close group at the end of the Corinthian Gulf, running in a chain from the northern Peloponnese to southern Epirus. Despite their physical proximity, their cultural and political histories, and the patterns of connection between them, are very varied. They thus form an ideal test ground for many ideas about insularity and island life, considering also the impact of their physical geography and of the wider political contexts to which they belonged (from independent city-states to federations and empires). Exploration of these islands -- and Ithaca in particular - has long been focused on Homer, with the quest for the palace of Odysseus dominating archaeological research. But after many years of relative neglect of other periods and questions, the past two decades have seen a renaissance with new survey projects conducted on all of these islands, many rescue excavations, and programmes of scientific analysis. A comparable growth in research in the neighbouring areas of Akarnania, Epirus, and the islands of Paxoi and Corfu gives a rich new context in which to interpret the resulting data. This lecture uses these new results to explore aspects of the islands' history and ...
A huge Roman mosaic has been uncovered in southern Turkey by archaeologists from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. The well preserved tiles once decorated a bathhouse during the Roman Empire's zenith.
Kenneth Lapatin is an antiquities curator at the J. Paul Getty Villa in Malibu. He holds graduate degrees from Oxford University and the University of California, Berkeley. A Fulbright Scholar at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and a fellow of both the American Academy in Rome and the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC, he was a professor at Boston University before joining the Getty in 2002. He is the author of Chryselephantine Statuary in the Ancient Mediterranean World and Mysteries of the Snake Goddess: Art, Desire, and the Forging of History, as well as the Guide to the Getty Villa and other books, articles, and reviews. He has curated several exhibitions, including Carvers and Collectors: The Lasting Allure of Ancient Gems, and was guest curator of Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2009. His most recent exhibition, The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection, will open at the Getty Villa on September 12. AboutTEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference ...
www.archaeologychannel.org Preview the September Edition of the Video News from TAC Explore a Maya pyramid with 5-foot stucco masks and an ancient tomb; learn about the restoration of ancient Roman walls in the classical city of Ostia Antica; see the restoration of Paschoal Hall, the central structure of Kalaupapa on Molokai Island, Hawaii, where lepers have sought refuge and treatment since the 1860s. © ALI 2012
Welcome to Archaeoscoop, the place to find heritage and archaeology related stories from around the world! Today, my top three informs us of delays to the new Mary Rose exhibit, Romans in Scotland and Early Cannibalism: 1) Portsmouth Mary Rose museum not opening until 2013: www.bbc.co.uk 2) Archaeologists Learn The Secrets Of Roman Angus: archaeosoup.com 3) Early Cannibalism Tied to Territorial Defense? blogs.smithsonianmag.com Archaeologists find 9000 years of human occupation at Vt.'s Chimney Point State Park: www.therepublic.com Archaeologists Dig Up New Uses for GIS: www.cadalyst.com Tutankhamun's death and the birth of monotheism: www.newscientist.com Arctic archaeological sites are now falling into the sea: io9.com Debt Cancellation in Mesopotamia and Egypt from 3000 to 1000 BC: www.globalresearch.ca Queen Katherine Parr's funeral re-enacted at Sudeley Castle: www.bbc.co.uk Ale, Caesar! Romans and Caledonian tribes went to pub together: www.scotsman.com Who Owns Antiquity?: www.thedailybeast.com Franklin search turns up human remains, artifacts: news.yahoo.com Forget Crimewatch: The Vikings were there first: www.heritagedaily.com
Welcome to Questions of Doom. In this series, we answer your questions about Archaeology and our shared heritage. Today we compare Archaeologists and Sherlock Holmes. QoD: Is Archaeology a Forensic Science? www.youtube.com
Welcome to Archaeoscoop, the place to find heritage and archaeology related stories from around the world! Today, my top three headlines encompass ancient theatre masks from Turkey, a mystery package in Norway and Members of Parliament protesting in India: 1) Archaeologists discover ancient theater masks in Turkey: www.examiner.com 2) Video: 100-Year-Old Mystery Package Opened in Norway: www.huffingtonpost.com 3) MP flays Archaeological Survey of India move to take over Mahabs temple, threatens fast: timesofindia.indiatimes.com Museums Sheffield: After the cuts www.bbc.co.uk iit-gandhinagar to establish an r&d centre on archaeology: daily.bhaskar.com Bristol Old Vic theatre revamp uncovers secrets: www.bbc.co.uk Most northerly Roman fort at Stracathro Hospital surveyed: www.bbc.co.uk
This animation was created using 123D Catch. We took photos around and vertically above the site using our octocopter. This is the low resolution mesh. I will render a high resolution one soon but it kept crashing for some reason when I tried it earlier. Once the dig is complete I hope to compare the accuracy of our models with measurements taken on site. For more information on the Caistor Roman Project please go to: www.caistorromanproject.org For more information about our aerial photography kit please visit http
An overview of all the happenings on last weeks dig at Branodunum Roman Fort and Vicus in Norfolk. With finds and geophysics results galore, you'll have to watch the final program next year to find out exactly what Time Team found on this final dig of Series 20
Phil Harding brings us up to speed on trench 1 which was put over the Principia building of this week's Roman Fort dig...
Welcome to Archaeology Gastronomy. Here, with the help of '41 Feasts', we seek out Ancient Recipes, attempt to cook them and share the results with the world! Today Gindiana Bones is our guide to the phenomenon of the Symposium and we cook a delicious snack to be eaten when you've had a couple of kraters! Recipe starts at: 08:39 Recipe @41Feasts: 41feasts.com
Archeology videos Macedonia..An archaeological site ... but I do not what is it? Archeologie vidéos Macédoine
Welcome to Questions of Doom. In this series, we answer your questions about Archaeology and our shared heritage. Today we examine the Archaeology of the book.
Groundbreaking series in which Michael Wood tells the story of one place throughout the whole of English history. The village is Kibworth in Leicestershire in the heart of England - a place that lived through the Black Death, the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution and was even bombed in World War Two. With the help of the local people and using archaeology, landscape, language and DNA, Michael uncovers the lost history of the first thousand years of the village, featuring a Roman villa, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and graphic evidence of life on the eve of the Norman Conquest. Part 1 & 2 Air Tuesday July 3, 2012 at 8:00pm | Repeat Wednesday at 2:00pm
The importance of Biblical Archaeology and history.The dynasty of Count Wardal was born between the Old Testament era and the New Testament era. Federico S. Quinto Count of Wardal is a descendant of the mythical figure of history the God-Hero Aeneas from Troy , 1200 bCAfter Aeneas, who was celebrated by Homer & Virgil, the most important poets in history, the dynasty of the Count of Wardal was called in Latin : `Gens Patritia Romana Quintia ` . The Roman Emperor Titus Quintus Flaminio & Mark Antony were belong to this dynasty.Wardal is descendant of Cleopatra VII & Mark Antony through their daughter Cleopatra Selene queen of Mauritania.Although the great importance of that dynasty the emperor Diocletian sacrified Quinto & Quintilla member of that dynasty & they became famous Christian martyrs. The Count Wardal unique strong contemporary personality is dedicating his life to world peace as an Ambassador for Peace, as an incomparable artist especially in theatre serving World Peace.In cinema he worked & he was close friend of Federico Fellini and worked & is friend of Carlo Lizzani, one of the mythical `fathers` of Neo-Realism Cinema.Gina Lollobrigida was one of interpreter of Lizzani` films.Wardal is the inventor of Human Rights Drama.He is the chair of the Italian & Italian American Friends of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina ( Alexandria Library , Egypt ). His ancestor the queen of Egypt, Rome, the world Cleopatra VII was the last patron of the ancient Bibliotheca Alexandrina ...
The Ermine Street Guard in action, with help from Dutch, Germans, Italians and Belgians. You can see them marching, forming a testudo and a training fight between two legionnaries with javelin-training behind them. The event took place in the archaeological park in Xanten, Germany: www.apx.lvr.de The Ermine Street Guard: www.erminestreetguard.co.uk Xanten is a small German town near Duisburg. It is mostly known for its archaeological park in which one can visit the former Roman town Colonia Ulpia Traiana, a settlement of veterans near the Rhine from 110 AD to 275 AD, when it was destroyed by the Franks. Today the archaeologists try to bring the Roman era back to life with experimental archaeology. Also, Xanten is the mythological birthplace of Siegfried, the hero of the Nibelungen-saga.
Not your typical museum - the Antalya Archaeology Museum along the Turkish Riviera showcases a wonderful selection of artifacts, ornate tombs and gorgeous marbles from the middle Roman period (2nd and 3rd century AD). Perhaps one of the most striking figures is the beautifully displayed statue of Heracles. Though not shown in this video, the museum also has a mixture of historic pottery and similar artifacts, a collection of ancient coins, and beautifully preserved early Christian artwork in addition to rugs and period clothing. You can find the museum website here: www.antalyamuzesi.gov.tr You can find my video about the city of Antalya here: www.youtube.com and as always see photos from the visit and learn the stories behind it on my blog, virtualwayfarer.com. If you've got a specific question, I'm always happy to answer it if I can. Your feedback and thumbs up are appreciated! Thanks for watching!
British investigators discover bones hidden under the floor of an old army barracks near the Scotland border. Preliminary observations indicate the victim may have been bound and was killed with blunt force trauma to the skull. But, this victim died nearly 1800 years ago. Solving the mystery of who murdered a 10-year old child in 213 AD, Murder in the Roman Empire delves into the life of an ancient Roman garrison using forensics, archaeology, and criminal investigation. Could an individual soldier have taken advantage of deserted barracks to hide his crime? Or was there collusion among a group of soldiers?
Association of Historical Studies "KORYVANTES" with the technical assistance of the Martial Art Club "AS EVZONES", presented a pankration martial art fight in "GALLO-ROMAN DAYS" (JOURNEES GALLOROMAIN) International Archaeological Festival 2012, wich helded in Vienne - France June 2-3 2012.
Cambridge University's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology reopens after a 18-month closure for redevelopment. Home to some of the most important collections of its kind in the UK, the museum has undergone a stunning transformation.
A look at the way the Roman Empire has sometimes been used as an historical precedent for the European Union, and specifically the way that the integration of the Roman monetary system has been seen as a (sometimes justifying) precedent for modern European monetary union. Thetranscript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: www.gresham.ac.uk Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. www.gresham.ac.uk
Wanted to share some photos and videos of my day at Caerleon and Caerwent, learning about Roman Archaeology in the area :)
For the past several years, filmmakers Ted and Mike O'Neill have worked with archaeologists Rabun Taylor and Katherine Rinne to discover the remains of the Aqua Traiana, one of ancient Rome's greatest aqueducts. The short film here shows the team scouring the countryside north of Rome, discovering one of the aqueduct's spring houses, identifying construction materials and techniques unique to ancient Roman builders, exploring one of the aqueduct's channels, and pinpointing one of the locations where the remains of the Aqua Traiana were used to help build a Renaissance-era aqueduct that also fed the city's insatiable need for water. Read "Rome's Lost Aqueduct," ARCHAEOLOGY March/April 2012, to learn more about their expedition and discoveries: www.archaeology.org
Tutorial recreating Julia Domna's portrait type 2 hairstyle. As presented at the Archaeological institute of America Conference, Jan. 5-8 2012. Ancient Roman hairdressing using period appropriate tools. Featuring hair sewing and 2 strand rope braid technique.
Secrets of Archaeology - Roman Imprint on the West Part 2/2.
Secrets of Archaeology - Roman Imprint on the West - Part 1/2.
For more Information: www.ucl.ac.uk The Institute of Archaeology houses fine teaching and reference collections. They include prehistoric ceramics and stone artefacts from many parts of the world as well as collections of Classical Greek and Roman ceramics. There are extensive collections of archaeobotanical and zooarchaeological material which act as a primary source for the identification of plant and animal remains. Collections of minerals and other materials form part of the teaching resource for the study of early technology. Western Asiatic material includes the famous Petrie collection of Palestininan artefacts excavated by Sir Flinders Petrie, and from Jericho, material excavated by the renowned Kathleen Kenyon.
www.treasurebone.blogspot.com The Tartous Archaeology Department has uncovered three burial chambers that date back to the Roman era. This discovery includes a sandstone burial chamber that contains 28 burial nooks. Several artifacts have been found including pottery, glassware, jewelry, figurines and an engraving that depicts a winged child. Hasan described the second chamber as having a domed chamber ceiling with an entrance that leads to a hallway lined with burial niches and the third chamber is described as a single level of burial niches. Hasan reported several discoveries at Margat castle which include another burial chamber on the western side of the castle dating back to the 13th century, parts of a tower dating back to an earlier castle, a water storage chamber and a small living area with a tile floor dating back to the middle ages. Hasan also spoke of a sandstone burial chamber from the Byzantine-era burial chamber that was discovered in Ram Tarza, as well as a Temple that was unearthed in al-Mintar. This temple had sandstone walls and a mosaic floor. The temple contained a single burial chamber, some pottery, lanterns, several bronze coins, 57 gold Byzantine coins, and a marble slab bearing a Latin inscription.
www.treasurebone.blogspot.com Archeologist have discovered what appears to be a large shipyard building near the hexagonal basin at Portus. Simon Keay of the University of Southampton said "At first we thought this large rectangular building was used as a warehouse, but our latest excavation has uncovered evidence that there may have been another, earlier use, connected to the building and maintenance of ships," Keay said "Few Roman Imperial shipyards have been discovered and, if our identification is correct, this would be the largest of its kind in Italy or the Mediterranean," The huge building dates to the 2nd century AD. It's approximate dimensions are approximately 475 feet long, 196 feet wide and 49 feet high. This massive structure would have easily held wood, canvas and other ship building supplies and is easily large enough to shelter and build ships of the day in. "The scale, position and unique nature of the building lead us to believe it played a key role in shipbuilding activities," comments Southampton's Professor Keay. There is supporting evidence to Keay's claim in the form of inscriptions that speak of a Portus ship building guild or corpus fabrum navalium portensium. There is also a mosaic currently housed at the Vatican that depicts a building similar to the newly discovered building that clearly shows a ship in each bay. Keay's says "The discovery of this building has major implications for our understanding of the significance of the hexagonal basin ...
Ancient Roman Contacts with South and Southeast Asia, Lecture delivered at University of Mary Washington by Dr. Suresh Sethuraman, September 7, 2011
John R. Hale, Director of Liberal Studies at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, is an archaeologist with fieldwork experience in England, Scandinavia, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, and the Ohio River Valley. At the University of Louisville, Dr. Hale teaches introductory courses on archaeology and specialized courses on the Bronze Age, the ancient Greeks, the Roman world, Celtic cultures, Vikings, and nautical and underwater archaeology. Archaeology has been the focus of Dr. Hale's career from his BA studies at Yale University to his doctoral research at the University of Cambridge, where he received his Ph.D. The subject of his dissertation was the Bronze Age ancestry of the Viking longship, a study that involved field surveys of ship designs in prehistoric rock art in southern Norway and Sweden. During more than 30 years of archaeological work, Dr. Hale has excavated at a Romano-British town in Lincolnshire, England, as well as at a Roman villa in Portugal; has carried out interdisciplinary studies of ancient oracle sites in Greece and Turkey, including the famed Delphic Oracle; and has participated in an undersea search in Greek waters for lost fleets from the Greek and Persian wars. In addition, Dr. Hale is a member of a scientific team developing and refining a method for dating mortar, concrete, and plaster from ancient buildings—a method that employs radiocarbon analysis with an accelerator mass spectrometer. Dr. Hale has published his work in Antiquity, Journal ...
Welcome to the AZ of Archaeology! In this series we take a look at the world of Archaeology, employing the alphabet as our guide. *News Just in: www.guardian.co.uk
The Destruction and demolision of British History caused by incompetant Archaeologist who know nothing about Ancient British History. Archaeologists are in reality treasure hunters in disguise. They are really rag and bone men and women scavengers scavaging over the left overs of others. Their ignorance and incompetence results in the destruction of our Ancient British History FACT. They never admit to anything British even churches they discover from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd centuries they declare Saxon or Roman when St Augustine never arrived to convert the Saxon barbarians till AD 597. Archaeology and archaeologists need to re-educate themselves in Real British History and act like Professionals not the scarecrows and hoboes they portray themselves as now. Channel 4 is a subsidiary of the BBC for those who are aware.
Reportaje sobre la Labitolosa realizado por Aragón televisión y emitido en julio de 2011 en la sección "A fondo" de los informativos. Muestra el estado actual de los dos edificios cuyas reconstrucciones virtuales están disponibles: la curia y las termas. Complementa, por tanto, los audiovisuales de estas reconstrucciones disponibles en este canal you tube sirviendo de presentación a ambos edificios. Periodista: María José Sorribas.
www.treasurebone.blogspot.com Italian archaeologists have retrieved a sunken treasure of 3422 ancient bronze coins in the small Sicilian island of Pantelleria, they announced today. Discovered by chance during a survey to create an underwater archaeological itinerary,the coins have been dated between 264 and 241 BC. See the rest of the Article here news.discovery.com
This short film is part of the iPhone App "Main Limes Mobile". It is an application about the World Heritage Site "Frontiers of the Roman Empire". It explores the Roman frontier along the river Main (50 km) in Germany. itunes.apple.com
Welcome to the AZ of Archaeology! In this series we take a look at the world of Archaeology, employing the alphabet as our guide. *Note, I refer to Mount Vesuvius as Etna. Slip of the tongue!*
The Penn Museum "Anthropologists in the Making" participate in a trans-Atlantic Skype call withe Penn Professor of Classical Studies and co-director of the Roman Peasant Project, Campbell Grey.
Aerial footage of the Roman excavaion site at Marcham, near Frilford, Oxfordshire. Footage shot to commerate 10 years of excavaion at this site which has now come to an end. A combination of video and stills taken using a Hexacopter.
Aerial footage of the Roman excavaion site at Marcham, near Frilford, Oxfordshire. Footage shot to commerate 10 years of excavaion at this site which has now come to an end. A combination of video and stills taken using a Hexacopter.
Free learning from The Open University www.open.ac.uk --- An introduction to the stories of the foundation of Rome and how these myths reinforce Roman identity even today. (Part 1 of 7) Playlist link - www.youtube.com --- For more information about the foundation of Rome visit www3.open.ac.uk
Underwater archaeology in Croatia - Janice site in Pakoštane. Reserch on roman port and neolithic site and UNESCO underwater archaeology course. Cooperation project of International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar, University of Zadar, Han-Vrana & Römisch-Germanische Kommission.
Highlights from a Roman pottery workshop held at Craven Museum & Gallery, Skipton in celebration of the 2011 Festival of British Archaeology.
The ruins of Pompeii are incredible, but without a visit to the National Archaeological Museum in Naples, they feel incomplete. Most of the artifacts, mosaics, and frescoes from Pompeii are on display there, creating a more complete view of the famous lost city. The mosaics are rightfully famous, but the terrific condition of the frescoes blew me away.
The Roman Forum (Latin: Forum Romanum, Italian: Foro Romano) is a small, rectanglar forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of ancient government buildings at the center of the city of Rome. Citizens of the ancient city referred to this marketplace as the Forum Magnum, or simply the Forum. It was for centuries the center of Roman public life: the site of triumphal processions and elections, venue for public speeches, criminal trials, and gladiatorial matches, and nucleus of commercial affairs. Here statues and monuments commemorated the city's great men. The teeming heart of ancient Rome, it has been called the most celebrated meeting place in the world, and in all history. Located in the small valley between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, the Forum today is a sprawling ruin of architectural fragments and intermittent archeological excavations attracting numerous sightseers. Many of the oldest and most important structures of the ancient city were located on or near the Forum. The Kingdom's earliest shrines and temples were located on the southeastern edge. These included the ancient former royal residence, the Regia (8th century BC), and the Temple of Vesta (7th century BC), as well as the surrounding complex of the Vestal Virgins, all of which were rebuilt after the rise of imperial Rome. Other archaic shrines to the northwest, such as the Umbilicus Urbis and the Vulcanal (Shrine of Vulcan), developed into the Republic's formal Comitium (assembly area). This is ...
Breve filmato riguardo la prima tranche* di scavo a Massaciuccoli (LU) della campagna 2011-2012. * febbraio-giugno 2011 www.massaciuccoliromana.it Facebook: Massaciuccoli Lo Scavo
What materials were used to build Ostia Antica? How was construction and engineering in the Roman Empire similar to, and different from, the modern era? This segment examines the Roman construction industry through the material remains at Ostia Antica, discussing materials, methods/processes, and organization. Each video is a co-production between the AIRC and Northeastern University (Prof. Brian Thomson). Filming was done in May 2011. The NEU film students who made the individual videos are cited at the end of each segment; the Institute thanks them for all of their hard work in an engaging, outdoor environment. All rights to these videos belong to the American Institute for Roman Culture through the Superintendency of Ostia Antica. For further inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.