13 JUIN 2017 NEWS: Carlisle - Llanfaethlu - Chengdu -






ROYAUME UNICarlisle Carlisle - Treasure-hunters with metal detectors have been seen loitering near to the site of a newly-discovered Roman bath-house in Carlisle. But archaeology experts who were hired to excavate an area of Carlisle Cricket Club’s Edenside ground say they have now removed all of the accessible artefacts from the site and back-filled it with soil. Archaeologists uncovered the previously hidden Roman gem during a routine survey of an area beneath the club’s tennis courts. Among the numerous artefacts discovered were dozens of coins, iron arrow heads, pottery, bone hair pins, and painted tiles. The bath-house also included the remnants of a hypocaust – the Roman equivalent of under-floor heating. Historians believe the facility was used by the prestigious Ala Petriana, a crack Roman cavalry regiment based at Stanwix in north Carlisle. Feared and respected in equal measure, they were the chief guardians of the Roman Empire’s northern frontier along Hadrian’s Wall.


ROYAUME UNISome of the pieces uncovered by archaeologists working on an upgrade of llanfaethlu water treatment Llanfaethlu - Stone Age artefacts have been discovered at the site of a water treatment works which is being upgraded. Archaeologists carrying out ground investigation at the Dŵr Cymru plant near Llanfaethlu, Anglesey found evidence of prehistoric activity dating back from around 4,000 to 6,000 years. Burnt soil associated with cooking, post holes and a large concentration of pits were found on site as were stone tools and small shards of pottery which date back to the Neolithic, or late Stone Age, 4,000 – 2,000 BC. Stuart Reilly, GAT’s senior archaeologist, said: “The Neolithic, or the New Stone Age, was when farming was first practiced in Britain and settlement evidence from this period is typically represented by rubbish pits and post holes that are filled with burnt plant remains, stone tools and pieces of pottery. The stone tools uncovered at Llanfaethlu include chert and flint, which are fine grained silica rich, glass like stones that can be fashioned into a variety of tools, for example knives, scrappers to prepare animal hides, and axes.”

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CHINE 6ed085695f1fd219789d091fb1bfe4de Chengdu - Chinese archaeologists spent several months on a dig in the city of Chengdu in the South-East of the country, a Buddhist temple, which ceased to exist in the XIII century. Temple Fugang played an important role in the religious and cultural life of the local population in the period between the dynasties of Eastern Jin (317-420) southern song (1127-1279 years). The name of the temple in Chinese means “receiving a blessing”, he was dedicated works of the famous poets of those times. However, at the beginning of the second Millennium of our era the temple had fallen into disrepair and gradually collapsed, and its ruins covered with sand.During the last months of excavation, archaeologists have found the Foundation of the temple, parts of its walls, wells, roads, and ditches. In addition, found thousands of stone plates with Buddhist texts, about 500 statues and a large number of ceramic tiles with inscriptions. In addition, around the temple discovered about 80 ancient tombs dated back to the dynasties of Shang and Zhou dynasties (1600-256 BC), and in the vicinity – a large number of household tools and construction materials related to the time period from the song dynasty to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644 years). Chengdu in the second half of the first Millennium of our era was an important economic and cultural center of Eastern China. Excavations in the temple Fugang should help the study of the spread of Buddhism in China in the historical period.