12 OCTOBRE 2016 NEWS: Mylasa - Karnak - Folly Beach -






TURQUIEN 104790 1 Mylasa - A burial chamber dating back to 2,400 years ago was recently unearthed at a construction site in the southwestern province of Muğla’s Milas district. Milas Archaeology Museum officials found 103 artifacts in the burial chamber, untouched and unlooted for millennia, which is thought to have belonged to a wealthy local family. Milas Museum Director Gülnaz Savran said the burial chamber was unearthed close to the holy road between the city of Mylasa, which was the capital of the Karia region in the ancient era, and the Labraunda religious center. Savran said a settlement had been existing at the site for 2,600 years and that Milas was formed on this ancient city, which had a number of important structures that are officially under protection. “We were recently informed that a marble tomb was found at a construction site. When we got there, we saw that the tomb had been removed and some parts of it were damaged. We started excavations in the area and realized there was a new burial chamber. Then we found that the chamber has never been looted, which made us very happy,” said Savran, adding that the museum carried out works in many fields in the city. Excavations reached a rich trove of artifacts in the burial chamber, she stated.  “As it has never been opened and looted, all artifacts in the chamber have survived to this day. Considering its detailed craftsmanship, architectural structure and findings, this burial chamber belonged to an important family that lived in the Hecatomnus period and continued to be used by the same family over the following centuries,” Savran said. A team has been working day and night in the burial chamber and managed to reach very important artifacts from 2,400 years ago, the museum director added.  “We found four skeletons and six other people who were buried in containers after being burned. We also found a child’s tomb in the chamber. We found very important artifacts there too, such as a necklace made of bone. This is a unique artifact that we have never before found. It is also very important that such artifacts were found in a child’s tomb,” Savran stated, adding that members of the same family were buried in the chamber with their gifts.  She said the excavation team had reached a total of 103 artifacts in the burial chamber, dating back to the Hellenistic and Roman eras. The number of artifacts is expected to increase during further works. “Among the findings are earthenware candles, offering bowls, gifts for the dead, bowls for daily use, cosmetic tools and lots of golden threads,” Savran added.


EGYPTE065017b77edfd14dc069fa080cb8f812 Karnak - The Centre Franco-Egyptien d'Etude des Temples de Karnak (CFEETK) (French- Egyptian Centre for Karnak Temples Studies) has finally completed the restoration work of the barque shrine of King Tuthmosis III, reconstructed in 2010 at the Open Air Museum of Karnak Temple. Dr. Mahmoud Afifi, Head of the ancient Egyptian Antiquities Section at the Ministry of Antiquities said that after its reconstruction in 2010, the most delicate operation was then conducted which aims to replace the fragments of the ceiling slab and of a lintel, which were broken in many fragments. French Egyptologist Christophe Thiers, director of the CFEETK, said that This operation, performed manually with the aid of hydraulic jacks and temporary walls has enabled the progressive lifting of the ceiling slab, which weigh 76 tons, on the top of the walls The slab was then moved laterally on the walls and has regained its original location. The latest work of cleaning and conservation completed, the bark shrine of Thutmosis III is now ready to be opened for visitors at the Open Air Museum of Karnak.In antiquity, this limestone barque shrine was built by Thutmosis III in front the fourth pylon. Subsequently, another barque shrine of Thutmosis IV was built against the one of Thutmosis III Between 1914 and 1954, several fragments were found in the filling of the third pylon and in front of the ninth pylon. 


USAFolly beasch Folly Beach - Hurricane Matthew scoured the Florida and southeastern coast of the US over the weekend. The damaging storm acted like an archaeologist in South Carolina when it uncovered a potentially dangerous piece of history at Folly Beach.The Charleston County Sheriff's Office was called in to deal with the cache of Civil War-era ordnance on Sunday. The metal shells appear worn and pitted, which isn't surprising considering they date back to nearly 150 years ago. This region of South Carolina was a major staging area for Union troops. "Despite the the jungle-like foliage, the soldiers constructed roads, forts, an artillery battery, and a supply depot,"stated the City of Folly Beach. The artillery could still be explosive despite the age of the shells and thus needed to be detonated.