03 NOVEMBRE 2015 NEWS: Pakistan - Ljubuški - La Teste de Buch - Gloucester -
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PAKISTAN – -The 7.5 magnitude earthquake that rocked Pakistan last week caused cracks in the country's World Heritage sites of Takht-i-Bahi and Jaulian as well as in museums and artefacts of Gandhara Civilization, officials said. The Takht-i-Bahi, a Parthian archaeological site in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, and Jaulian ruins of an ancient Buddhist monastery in Haripur district developed cracks following the October 26 earthquake, Dawn online reported. "In Takht-i-Bahi a wall has collapsed and cracks in structure are visible now," said Samad. "The inner chamber developed cracks. The wall of the main assembly hall has leaned on one side," an eyewitness said. Jamal Garhi, a Buddhist site, which was on tentative list of World Heritage, was the worst affected as the walls have collapsed, Samad said. Sharing initial reports of the damage compiled by the archaeology department, he said teams were sent out to the sites to assess the damage after the quake. The site of Jamal Garhi, discovered by Sir Alexander Cunningham in 1848, is located in Mardan district. Jaulian, another World Heritage site in Khanpur city of Punjab province, was also affected by the quake. The tremor damaged a wall of the monastery and chapel. Gor Khattree, another important site in the middle of Peshawar city, has also been damaged.
BOSNIE HERZEGOVINE – Ljubuški - From the first half of the 1st century, veterans - legionaries, given land by successive emperors were coming here. That is why this area was rich, and quickly succumbed to Romanization. Here, in the current municipality of Ljubuški in western Bosnia and Herzegovina, scientists from the Institute of Archaeology of the University of Warsaw started their study. This year's two weeks of field work started in early October. Their aim is to study the settlement of the Roman period and Late Antiquity. "So far, we have located remains of the bridge hidden underwater, the course of some of the roads and the locations of major settlements. The oldest relics date back approx. 2 thousand years" - explained Tomasz Dziurdzik, leader of the expedition.
FRANCE – La Teste-de-Buch - Un chantier de fouilles est ouvert sur le Carreau du marché de La Teste-de-Buch depuis jeudi. Ces fouilles sont logiques puisqu'on se trouve là sur l'emplacement d'un ancien château, à proximité de l'église paroissiale. Des recherches archéologiques ont déjà été menées antérieurement et ont démontré la présence de vestiges du Moyen Âge et même de la protohistoire. » Le chantier archéologique se situe précisément sur une partie de l'ancien cimetière de La Teste qui date de 1850-1900. « On travaille aussi sur des choses plus anciennes notamment sur le fossé qui entourait la ville, explique Philippe Jacques. Le chantier va se déplacer à l'ouest de l'église pour trouver l'autre partie du fossé et confirmer son positionnement et sa structuration. Peut-être qu'on pourra toucher à la tour médiévale. »
ROYAUME UNI – Gloucester - Archaeologists were stunned to find a family burial vault underneath the floors of Gloucester Cathedral. The "extremely well preserved" burial vault was uncovered by the team as they evaluated the site ahead of a lift being installed.