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Kristian Thomas: London 2012 bronze medallist retires aged 28

Kristian Thomas, a bronze medallist at the London Olympics in 2012, announces his retirement at the age of 28.

Found: A 5,000-Year-Old Toy Chariot

The ancient settlement of So?matar, which thrived 5,000 years ago, back to the Bronze age, might seem like a world detached from our own. By legend, this is the place where Moses came after killing an Egyptian overseer and had to flee the palace where he grew up. Show More Summary

Luwian Hieroglyphic Inscription Deciphered?

Another of those intriguing-if-true reports, this one by Natasha Frost for Atlas Obscura: A limestone slab, 31 yards long, may have related the story of the end of the Bronze Age. An interdisciplinary team of Swiss and Dutch archaeologists have now deciphered the symbols thought to have adorned the frieze, almost 150 years after it […]

Bronze Age burials found at British Army base

Quick non-Roman one today because I’ve been having upload issues with the large images and I feel a pressing need to collapse in happy exhaustion. Thankfully I planned for just this eventuality and had some backup stories lined up. A team from Wessex Archaeology, contractors who have been surveying the site of a new soccer […]

Swiss Alpine Pass Yields 4,000-Year-Old Bow, Arrows and Lunch Box

Pieces of a 4,000-year-old bow, arrows and a wooden food container that belonged to a Bronze Age mountaineer have been found in a high alpine pass in Switzerland. The artifacts are among several items found in what appears to have been...Show More Summary

Mystery of Lost Biblical 'Sea People' Revealed in Ancient Hieroglyphs Uncovered In Turkey

How and why Bronze Age civilization had disappeared from the eastern Mediterranean has long mystified experts.

Luwian Hieroglyphic Inscription Explains the End of the Bronze Age

A unique find from 1878 has been rediscovered – The Great King of Mira relates his conquests in the Hittite realm – The Sea Peoples came from Western Asia Minor. The post Luwian Hieroglyphic Inscription Explains the End of the Bronze Age appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Luwian hieroglyphic inscription explains the end of the Bronze Age

An interdisciplinary team of Swiss and Dutch archaeologists today announced the rediscovery of a 29-meter-long Luwian hieroglyphic inscription that describes the events at the end of the Bronze Age in the Eastern Mediterranean. One of the greatest puzzles of Mediterranean archeology can thus be plausibly solved.

A Centuries-Old Frieze, Newly Deciphered, Tells the Story of the End of the Bronze Age

A limestone slab, 31 yards long, may have related the story of the end of the Bronze Age. An interdisciplinary team of Swiss and Dutch archaeologists have now deciphered the symbols thought to have adorned the frieze, almost 150 years after it was discovered and summarily destroyed. Show More Summary

Deciphered Ancient Tablet Sheds Light on Mysterious ‘Sea People’

One of the enduring mysteries of Egyptian history is the identity of the “Sea People,” an unknown civilization (or perhaps multiple civilizations) which is believed to have sailed throughout the Mediterranean during the Bronze Age, wreaking havoc on ancient Egypt, Anatolia, Syria, Canaan, Phoenicia, and other territories. Show More Summary

Mysterious Stone Tools Unearthed at Bronze-Age Site in Wales

The stone tools found by the CRAG team vary in size, from around 220 millimeters (8.5 inches) in length, down to about 50 millimeters (2 inches). Credit: Ian Brooks/CRAG Amateur archaeologists excavating a Bronze Age site in the United Kingdom have discovered a cache of unusual stone tools unlike any that have been found before. Show More Summary

In Gaza, Hamas levels an ancient treasure

Palestinian and French archaeologists began excavating Gaza's earliest archaeological site nearly 20 years ago, unearthing what they believe is a rare 4,500-year-old Bronze Age settlement.

More Bronze Age gear found on Swiss Alpine pass

In the same pass in the Swiss Alps where the Bronze Age wooden lunchbox with wheat residue was discovered, archaeologists have unearthed more prehistoric artifacts that may have been part of the Bronze Age equivalent of an Alpine survival kit. Last month, experts from the Archaeological Service of the Canton of Berne Lötschen Pass unearthed […]

A Rare Collection of Bronze Age Chinese Bells Tells a Story of Ancient Innovation

These rarely played ancient bells are newly analyzed with their acoustics remastered and digitized for a new exhibition at the Sackler Gallery

Unusual Bronze Age hoard found in Cumbria

Metal detectorists in Cumbria have discovered a small Bronze Age hoard that is the first of its kind found in the county. The hoard was cached in a hole in the bedrock covered by stones. The group, small in size but large in historical significance, consists of one gold bracelet, three gold penannular lock-rings and […]

Remains of decapitated toads found in jar from 4,000-year-old tomb

Research by the Israel Antiquities Authority in cooperation with academic institutions unearthed a jar containing decapitated toads, in addition to evidence of cultivation of date palms and myrtle bushes from Middle Bronze Age. The post Remains of decapitated toads found in jar from 4,000-year-old tomb appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Bronze Age Arrows and a Viking Sword – The 2017 Fieldwork Was Awesome!

Finally, the long wait was over and we were so ready for fieldwork! We had chosen two large sites for the main fieldwork in 2017 – the Lauvhøe and Storfonne ice patches, both situated in the northeastern part of the Jotunheimen Mountains. Show More Summary

Bronze Age grave in Greece shows nobleman's love of jewelry

Archaeologists in southern Greece have discovered an undisturbed tomb the size of a small house that belonged to a Bronze Age nobleman with a fondness for jewelry.

Stone Age vs. Bronze Age Trailer: Early Man!

Caveman Dug and his loyal friend Hognob must lead their tribe against the encroaching Bronze Age invaders led by Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) in Early, from Aardman animations (Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run). Early Man opens on Febraury 16, 2018. Show More Summary

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