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GRECE – Heraklion - An Ottoman Turkish inscription has been found written on a marble plaque at the Agios Markos Basilica in Heraklion, Crete, misplaced inside a warehouse. The plaque is important because it is directly related to the history of the Byzantine Basilica of Agios Markos, which is undergoing restoration works. The inscription in Arabic script includes thanks to Deftedar Pasha, who had been responsible for the restoration of the then mosque after its destruction by an earthquake, and dates back to 1811-12.
DANEMARK – Copenhague - Archaeologists from the Museum of Copenhagen have made a rather sensational discovery: evidence of a settlement estimated to be around 7,000 years old. During the building work for the new museum of Danish resistance at Kastellet, flint arrowheads, animal bones and even a couple of human bones have come to light, a municipal press release reveals.“The settlement sheds light on what is under our feet and also tells us about how people lived, settled and moved around many thousands of years ago. That is of enormous historical value,” added Grünfeld. Archaeologist think the settlement dates back to 6,400-5,400 BC and the people who lived there came from the so-called Kongemosekulturen. They were hunters in the forests and along the coasts and lived in southern Scandinavia. At that time, the landscape of Denmark was changing markedly. The seas were rising fast so coastlines and the landscape were also changing.
PAKISTAN – Takht-e-Bahi - The government has started excavation and preservation work on the 2,000-year-old Buddhist ruins in the historic Takht-e-Bahisite and have recovered coins dating from the first century, officials of the directorate said on Friday. The coins discovered from the area were from the period of Parthian king Gondophares in the first century AD. The official added that Buddhist civilisation was at one point centred in areas around Takht-e-Bahi, comprising the Gandhara civilization from where it spread to other parts of the world. He added that Takht-e-Bahi was a doorway to an ancient world and is very important for research purposes.
AUSTRALIE – Flynn - Flaked stone tools used by Aboriginal people up to 40,000 years ago have been uncovered during major roadworks in Gippsland. Forty-nine of the artefacts were discovered during the early planning works for the removal of a section of the regional outfall sewer between Traralgon and Sale. Four pits were dug in increments to recover the fragments of stone, which vary in size and are estimated to be up to 40,000 years old.