15 OCTOBRE 2018: St Ivan - Lugnano - Imamzadeh Qassem - Jarash -






BULGARIEInscription appollo sozopol St Ivan - An ancient inscription has been found that proves that there was a temple of Apollo on the island of St Ivan off Sozopol on Bulgaria’s southern Black Sea coast, Bulgarian National Television reported dig team head Professor Kazimir Popkonstantinov as saying on October 14. The inscription was found on a fragment of marble. From an assembly of Apolonia Pontica, the inscription dates from the third century BCE. The marble was part of the flooring of the monastery church on St Ivan Island. The report said that in spite of the conviction of archaeologists for many years that there had been a temple of Apollo on the island, so far there had been no proof. The five-line inscription was proof that long before the construction of the early Christian church and the monastery in the fifth century, there had been a great pagan sanctuary at the site, Popkonstantinov said.He said that the marble slab had been on one of the walls of this sanctuary, and the inscription showed that prominent personalities from Heraclea Pontius were invited to ancient Apollonia – a name for Sozopol in antiquity. This was the first written proof of the links between the two ancient cities, he said.


ITALIE Https 2f 2fblogs images forbes com 2fericmack 2ffiles 2f2018 2f10 2f1 vampireburia 1200x675 Lugnano - Archaeologists excavating an ancient Roman site in Italy have come across the body of a child who may have died of malaria who appears to have been given a so-called "vampire burial." "I've never seen anything like it. It's extremely eerie and weird," said University of Arizona archaeologist David Soren, who oversees the site. The 10-year-old's remains were buried with a rock intentionally inserted in its mouth, which researchers say may have been done to prevent the corpse from rising from its grave and infecting the living. The skeleton was found at La Necropoli dei Bambini, or the Cemetery of the Babies, which contains a number of bodies of infants and small children who were taken by a malaria outbreak in the 5th century. The new discovery represents the oldest child found so far at the cemetery. "Given the age of this child and its unique deposition, with the stone placed within his or her mouth, it represents, at the moment, an anomaly within an already abnormal cemetery," said excavation director David Pickel, now at Stanford. "This just further highlights how unique the infant—or now, rather, child—cemetery at Lugnano is." Excavations in the same cemetery have turned up evidence of other practices tied to witchcraft and magic including children buried with things like raven talons, toad bones, bronze cauldrons of ash and even sacrificial puppies. Another young girl's body was found with stones placed on her hands and feet, something cultures throughout history and around the world have done to prevent the dead from coming back, zombie-style.


IRAN N83065291 72601440 Imamzadeh Qassem - A unique kiln and pottery with stamped and rope decorations have been discovered during an archeological operation at the site of the Imamzadeh Qassem Hill in Iran's Alborz Province situated northwest of Tehran. The objects have reportedly been discovered during operations to determine the limits and proposing the privacy of the archeological site. The discovered objects could used to determine the probable history of the site up to the Sassanid era, Mohammad Eqbal Chehri, Head of the exploration operations was quoted as saying on Saturday by the Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT). The pottery belongs to the early Islamic era, Chehri was quoted as saying.  The hill was registered in the list of national monuments in 2011, he added. Chehri referred to the abundant pottery discoveries at the Imamzadeh Qassem Hill, describing them as the most significant feature of the site.  The discovered potteries carry designs, including stamped, zigzag, rope, diversified geometric and even bird designs, he was quoted as saying. The Iranian archeologist said although attributing the discovered pottery as well as other objects unearthed to the early Islamic era is correct, however, some coarse pottery with rope design could even be dated back to the Sassanid period.


ARABIE SAOUDITE1338826 798197915 Jarash - Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), has ordered the continuation of archaeological excavations at Jarash.  Excavation work will continue for 35 days with the participation of students from King Khalid University, said Mohammed Al-Umrah, director of the SCTH in the Asir region. Excavation teams at Jarash have discovered relics as old as 3,000 years. Jarash, near Abha, is among the most important archaeological sites in Asir province. The site is one of the most important in the history of the Arabian Peninsula. Recently, SCTH announced the registration of more than 53,000 historical artifacts and relics that it successfully managed to restore from inside and outside the Kingdom.