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Re: History yays
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2018, 06:38:20 PM »
So this is really cool:





https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-46580264

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Archaeologists in Egypt have made an exciting tomb discovery - the final resting place of a high priest, untouched for 4,400 years.

Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, described the find as "one of a kind in the last decades".

The tomb, found in the Saqqara pyramid complex near Cairo, is filled with colourful hieroglyphs and statues of pharaohs. Decorative scenes show the owner, a royal priest named Wahtye, with his mother, wife and other relatives.

Archaeologists will start excavating the tomb on 16 December, and expect more discoveries to follow - including the owner's sarcophagus.
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Re: History yays
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2018, 06:45:20 PM »
Indeed.
I'd be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic.

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Re: History yays
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2019, 09:14:01 PM »
Another fun one:

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Archaeologists in Mexico say they have made an important discovery, uncovering a temple to Xipe Tótec - the pre-Hispanic "Flayed lord".

Historically, throughout the region, priests paid tribute to the deity by wearing the skin of human sacrifices.

Items relating to the deity were discovered at a site in Puebla state, and believed to date from 900-1150 AD.

Mexican archaeologists say the find may be the earliest dedication to Xipe Tótec discovered in Mexico.

Worship of the God, who represents fertility and regeneration, is known to have later spread throughout Mesoamerica during Aztec times.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-46746842
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Re: History yays
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2019, 09:58:48 PM »
It puts the lotion on its skin!
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Re: History yays
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2019, 11:20:30 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/mar/17/nile-shipwreck-herodotus-archaeologists-thonis-heraclion

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In the fifth century BC, the Greek historian Herodotus visited Egypt and wrote of unusual river boats on the Nile. Twenty-three lines of his Historia, the ancient world’s first great narrative history, are devoted to the intricate description of the construction of a “baris”.

For centuries, scholars have argued over his account because there was no archaeological evidence that such ships ever existed. Now there is. A “fabulously preserved” wreck in the waters around the sunken port city of Thonis-Heracleion has revealed just how accurate the historian was.

“It wasn’t until we discovered this wreck that we realised Herodotus was right,” said Dr Damian Robinson, director of Oxford University’s centre for maritime archaeology, which is publishing the excavation’s findings. “What Herodotus described was what we were looking at.”

This seemed pretty cool :)

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Re: History yays
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2019, 12:36:43 AM »
portugal yeah Herodotus coming through in a clinch.
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Re: History yays
« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2019, 12:08:02 PM »
Nice report on a Saxon tomb:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-48203883

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The remains of the timber structure, which would have measured about 13ft (4m) square and 5ft (1.5m) deep, housed some 40 rare and precious artefacts.

Among them was a lyre - an ancient harp - and a 1,400-year-old box thought to be the only surviving example of painted Anglo-Saxon woodwork in Britain.

Gold coins, the gilded silver neck of a wooden drinking vessel, decorative glass beakers and a flagon believed to have come from Syria were also found.
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Re: History yays
« Reply #37 on: May 09, 2019, 12:16:50 PM »
Sneat.
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Re: History yays
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2019, 04:45:33 PM »
Big bling. Guess that Essex stereotype is pretty old.

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Re: History yays
« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2019, 01:13:47 AM »
75th anniversary of D-Day
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Re: History yays
« Reply #40 on: June 08, 2019, 12:00:32 AM »
I'd be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic.

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Re: History yays
« Reply #41 on: June 08, 2019, 11:46:51 PM »
Lots of really interesting interviews with the veterans as well. So few of them left now...
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