Category Archives: Preservation

Heavy Underwater Cage Installed Around Ancient Greek Shipwreck to Protect It From Looters

Authorities in Croatia have installed a locked underwater metal cage around a 2nd century Greek shipwreck in order to protect the well-preserve cargo, valued at roughly $7.5 million. The wooden ship has mostly deteriorated, but its original cargo of olive … Continue reading

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Plaster Slab Falls Off of the Colosseum

A slab of lime plaster fell off of the Colosseum in Rome early yesterday morning. A statement from Rome’s archaeological department confirmed that around 6:00 am local time “three plaster fragments came undone from the gallery of the central aisle … 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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Athens’ Panathenaic Stadium Reopens to the Public

(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 marble Panathenaic Stadium in Athens has reopened its doors to the public for the first time since 1896, when it hosted the first modern Olympic Games. … Continue reading

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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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First Ramesside Tomb Discovered in Lower Egypt Along With 35 Roman Period Tombs

(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);})(); Egypt’s Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosni, today announced the discovery of the 19th Dynasty-era tomb of Ken-Amun at Tell el-Maskhuta in Ismailia. Zahi Hawass stated that the … Continue reading

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Assyrian Capital in Danger of Falling Into the Tigris

An Iraqi antiquities official warned this week that the first capital of Assyria, the 4,500 year old city now known as Qalah Sharqat, is in danger of falling into the Tigris River. “This season, the river washed away dozens of … Continue reading

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