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  • Bronze-Age Helmets Uncovered in Slovakia

    Archaeological News from Archaeology Magazine - Archaeology Magazine Sep 18, 2018 | 20:44 P

    KOŠICE, SLOVAKIA—Ancient artifacts were handed over to the Eastern Slovakia Museum by a person who discovered them while picking mushrooms, according to a report in The Slovak Spectator. “This precious finding consists of two bronze helmets, partly stuck to each other,” said Róbert Pollák, who is director of the museum. “There were also two pairs of protective cheek pads and two spiral arm guards,” he added. Pollák explained that the helmets were each made from two shaped bronze plates that were connected with a central three-toothed comb equipped with a hole for a decorative plume. Holes at the sides and[…]

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  • Well-Preserved Mummy Discovered in Aswan

    Archaeological News from Archaeology Magazine - Archaeology Magazine Sep 18, 2018 | 20:30 P

    Well-Preserved Mummy Discovered in Aswan ASWAN, EGYPT—Ahram Online reports that a sandstone sarcophagus containing a mummy was recovered from one of three tombs discovered on the western bank of the Nile River in Aswan during an archaeological survey. The linen-wrapped mummy, which dates to the Late Period (ca. 712–332 B.C.), is in good condition, but has not yet been identified. A collection of mummies was also found in the area, which may have been used as a communal tomb. One of the chambers held the head of a sandstone statue, amulets made of colored stones, a small wooden statue of the god Horus, and wall[…]

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  • Bones of Two Neanderthals Found in Northern Iraq

    Archaeological News from Archaeology Magazine - Archaeology Magazine Sep 18, 2018 | 19:18 P

    Bones of Two Neanderthals Found in Northern Iraq ERBIL, IRAQ—Kurdistan 24 reports that the remains of two additional Neanderthals have been found in Shanidar Cave, where the fossils of 10 Neanderthal individuals have been unearthed since the 1950s. “What we have here is the skull of a Neanderthal adult,” said British paleoanthropologist Emma Pomeroy, who is working with an international team of scientists at the site. “It’s been quite badly squashed by the stones and all the soil on top of it, but it’s actually fairly complete.” The individual’s lower jaw, upper jaw, teeth, and eye sockets are visible on the partially excavated bone. The other individual is[…]

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  • Possible Birthplace of Henry VII Found in Wales

    Archaeological News from Archaeology Magazine - Archaeology Magazine Sep 17, 2018 | 21:07 P

    Possible Birthplace of Henry VII Found in Wales PEMBROKE, WALES—According to a report in The Guardian, archaeologists digging test trenches on the grounds of Pembroke Castle have uncovered stone structures that could be the remains of a mansion where Henry VII was born in 1457. Other finds indicate the building had a slate roof adorned with green-glazed ridge tiles, and a spiral staircase. It had been thought the king was born in castle’s thirteenth-century tower, but this building’s outline was spotted in the parched grass of the castle grounds from the air. “We know [from documentary evidence] that he was born in the castle, which was at that[…]

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  • Sphinx Sculpture Uncovered in Egypt

    Archaeological News from Archaeology Magazine - Archaeology Magazine Sep 17, 2018 | 20:20 P

    Sphinx Sculpture Uncovered in Egypt ASWAN, EGYPT—BBC News reports that a sandstone sphinx measuring about 15 inches tall was discovered during work to reduce groundwater levels at the pharaonic temple of Kom Ombo, which was constructed by Ptolemy VI in honor of the twin gods Sobek and Haroeris. According to Egypt's antiquities ministry, the statue was found in the same area of the temple where two sandstone reliefs of King Ptolemy V were previously unearthed. The sphinx is thought to date to the Ptolemaic era, between 305 and 30 B.C. For more on the Ptolemaic era in Egypt, go to “In the Time of the[…]

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