12 JUILLET 2016 News: Vordingborg - Lummawbuh - Kythnos -
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DANEMARK – Vordingborg - Denmark's biggest royal castle, Vordingborg, is set for an updated history after an archaeological dig shed new light on a key figure in its past. he castle, located on the southern coast of Zealand facing across the Baltic Sea towards Germany, was originally built in the 12th century by King Valdemar the Great. Valdemar used it as a base for raids on Germany and, later under Valdemar's son Valdemar II the Victorious, Estonia. The castle was then expanded during the 14th century by the third Valdemar, Valdemar the Younger. The three Valdemars have since been considered the original lords of the castle and given credit for making it one of the most impressive sights in the country. But recent archaeological work has now revealed that much of the fortification work was carried out by Valdemar the Great's eldest son King Canute VI, who reigned between the first and second Valdemars. "Traditionally, Valdemar the Great is seen as the founder, with Victorious and Younger later expanding the castle. Other kings of the period are not given a lot of credit, but our excavations have revealed that Canute VI has played a greater role than previously thought," Lars Sass Jensen, medieval archaeologist and research assistant at Aarhus University, told Jyllands-Posten. During their excavations, Jensen's team discovered wood that they were able to exactly date to the years 1189-90, 1195 and 1198-99 - years in which Canute ruled the castle and Denmark. "He didn't just build over the castle, he expanded it continuously. He was, in other words, a king that invested heavily in the site as well as in its political function as a base for Baltic Sea expansion," Larsen said to Jyllands-Posten.
INDE – Lummawbuh - Pre-historic megaliths and tools discovered in Meghalaya’s Ri-Bhoi district indicate that Khasi tribe, one of the major tribes in the state, had made the state their home since around 1200 BC. Archaeologist Marco Mitri and a team of academicians from the North Eastern Hills University excavated the archaeological site near Lummawbuh village in the northern slopes of Sohpetbneng (heaven’s naval) peak near the NH-40. Mitri said they found megalithic stone structures, and iron implements which dates back to the prehistoric period in the ridge spreading over 1.5 km. The excavation at Lummawbuh is the first one of a Neolithic site in Meghalaya. “We had sent over 20 tools and implements including grains to Beta Analytic, a Miami-based laboratory for radiocarbon dating to confirm their age. The tests confirmed that these were dated to 12th century BC,” Mitri told PTI.
GRECE – Kythnos - Scores of rare ancient artifacts, such as gold and silver jewelry and pottery have been found in the Vryokastro area on the island of Kythnos, however everything remains stored in boxes, since there is no archeological museum on the island. The ancient artifacts were discovered by professor of Classical Archeology at the University of Thessaly Alexandros Mazarakis-Ainian in an archaic temple dating back to the 6th and 7th century BC.