Monthly Archives: April 2010

Ancient "Do It Yourself" Greek Model Temple (Along With Instructions) Discovered in Southern Italy

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French Company to Offer Tours of Ancient Sites in Iraq

(function() {var s = document.createElement(‘SCRIPT’), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName(‘SCRIPT’)[0];s.type = ‘text/javascript’;s.src = ‘http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js’;s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);})(); A French company this week began offering tours to ancient sites in southern Iraq, home to some of the oldest cities in the cradle of civilization. The … Continue reading

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Iran Working to Preserve Persian Capital from Flood Damage

(function() {var s = document.createElement(‘SCRIPT’), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName(‘SCRIPT’)[0];s.type = ‘text/javascript’;s.src = ‘http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js’;s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);})(); A team of Italian archaeologists recently spent a week at the ancient Persian site of Pasargadae in Iran, studying the destructive effects of the nearby Sivand Dam. … Continue reading

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Roman Temple Possibly Discovered in Southwell, England

(function() {var s = document.createElement(‘SCRIPT’), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName(‘SCRIPT’)[0];s.type = ‘text/javascript’;s.src = ‘http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js’;s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);})(); A team of archaeologists examining ornate stones, walls, and ditches discovered at the Minister Church of England School in Southwell have announced that the remains could be … Continue reading

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Athens’ Panathenaic Stadium Reopens to the Public

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Texts Reveal Cultural Life in Ugarit and Show Similarities with Arabic Language

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Help Preserve Italy’s Cultural Heritage in Less Than One Minute

(function() {var s = document.createElement(‘SCRIPT’), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName(‘SCRIPT’)[0];s.type = ‘text/javascript’;s.src = ‘http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js’;s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);})(); The US State Department will consider this May the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Italy which enables the United States to help protect Italy’s … Continue reading

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