06 JUILLET 2016 NEWS: Alamo - Lindisfarne - Yanamalakuduru - Tisan -






USAF4c2d0d5 8ae0 4a5a ba2c 4f1a32efc88e large16x9 poster 0922d8ceb0e1467988e3f2017ebbbc04 Alamo -  Archaeologists convene to dig on the site of the Alamo downtown. Experts want to figure out the landscape and how the site has shifted over time. Archaeologists want to learn more about the old structure and its walls. The dig is part of the Alamo Master plan to find out as much as possible from the original structure. The goal is to determine the exact location of the South and West walls of the Alamo. The dig should take three to four weeks and will involve lane closures on Alamo and Houston Street downtown.

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ROYAUME UNI 90291414 75458556 fb3b 4099 85a4 e11894b0ffcd Lindisfarne - An amateur archaeologist has unearthed what is believed to be evidence of one of England's earliest Christian monasteries in a dig on Lindisfarne. The rare grave marker, thought to be from the mid 7th-8th Century, has been described as a "stunning find". The name on the stone, ending in the common Anglo-Saxon "frith", is half visible and the team is waiting for experts to decipher the rest. Project co-director Dr David Petts, of Durham University, said it was a "stunning find, of exactly the period we're looking for". "It's unimpeachable evidence for Anglo-Saxon activity and confirms we're hot on the trail of the very earliest monastery here in Lindisfarne," he said. The name stone is believed to date from around the time the monastery was built in 635AD. Its location has, "surprisingly", never been properly established, Dr Petts said. It was thought to be near the later medieval priory, the ruins of which remain, but there had been "no clear archaeological evidence to back this assumption up", he said.


INDE 02vjsuj sinking 05 2920350e Yanamalakuduru - A granite pillar in a temple with ancient inscriptions carved on it is gradually sinking into the ground at Yanamalakuduru on the outskirts of Vijayawada city. The 7-foot-high pillar has sunk to a depth of 3 ft. because of which valuable inscriptions cannot be read anymore. There are at least 10 inscriptions on the black granite pillar. Archaeologist and CEO of the Cultural Centre of Vijayawada (CCV) E. Sivanagi Reddy visited the temple on Saturday and tried to decipher the inscriptions. He said the ancient writings dated back to the period between 1131 AD and1661 AD and recorded the donations of cows, buffaloes and sheep to God Malliswara of Vijayawada by Velanati chiefs, chagis, Kakatiyas and the Vijayanagar dynasty.


TURQUIEN 101260 1 Tisan - An area with mosaics in the southern province of Mersin’s Tisan Peninsula is set to turn into an open-air museum.  The Tisan Peninsula in Silifke district is known for its verdant nature and turquoise sea, along for its wealth of historical artifacts. The area with mosaics on the peninsula, which is believed to have been established as aGreek colony in the seventh century B.C., has figures that have not been destroyed for centuries.  He said the mosaic area had been home to the Romans and the Byzantines.  Although Tisan no longer boasts many of its historical artifacts, the areas with mosaics that feature figures like flowers, partridges and ducks had survived, Küçük said. He said the mosaics were important in terms of archaeology because they bore the traces of many civilizations. Due to its location, Tisan had an important place in history. It is a completely closed natural harbor. It has two – eastern and western – coves. It is protected against all weather conditions and suitable for ship maintenance. This is why the Greeks established a colony here. It drew the attention of all civilizations,” Küçük said.