14 MAI 2018: Pompéi - Schiza - Tabuk -
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ITALIE – Pompéi - Excavation in Pompeii has unearthed a stable with what appears to be the final resting place of an ancient racehorse. Pompeii officials on Thursday displayed a cast of the horse, which appeared to have been lying on its left flank when it died. Naples daily Il Mattino quoted archaeologist Greta Stefani as saying the shape of the horse was represented by a vacuum, created by the decay of organic material. Pompeii director Massimo Osanna said the animal was a thoroughbred likely used for races, not farm work. Parts of the sprawling city destroyed by Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in the year 79 await excavation. The stable belonged to a villa on Pompeii’s northern outskirts. The villa’s excavation also turned up kitchen utensils and part of a wooden bed.
GRECE - Schiza - The Bronze Age civilization of the Mycenaeans collapsed due to an extended drought in the western Peloponnese, according to a study conducted by researchers Martin Finne and Karin Holmgren of the Navarino Environmental Observatory in collaboration with archaeologist Shari Stocker.The researchers drew their conclusions after examining a stalactite from a cave on the uninhabited the islet of Schiza off the southwestern coast of the Peloponnese which yielded precise information on the weather conditions that prevailed in the region from around 1200 to 1180 BC. The Mycenaean civilization spanned the period from approximately 1600-1100 BC.
ARABIE SAOUDITE – Tabuk - Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), revealed at the “Roads of Arabia — Saudi Archaeological Masterpieces through the Ages” exhibition at the National Museum in Tokyo, Japan the discovery of footprints dating back 85,000 years in the province of Tabuk in northwestern Saudi Arabia. Prince Sultan added that an international team of archaeologists, including Saudi experts, found traces of footprints of several early human adults scattered on the land and in an old lake. It is said that the footprints belong to early immigrants to the Arabian Peninsula believed to have reached the site after passing the desert of An Nafud, which was a then green pasture rich with rivers, lakes and freshwater.