15 SEPTEMBRE 2017 NEWS: Bangalore - Magic Mountain - Adramytteion - Sopore -






INDE Bangalore Bangalore - The inscriptions from the period of Ballala II, discovered in KR Puram and Doddanekkundi, describe revenue and land grant in the 11th-12th century. It seems Bengaluru has a deep connection with Veera Ballalas — three prominent kings of the Hoysala Dynasty. After state archaeology, museums and heritage department officials recently found a major inscription pertaining to last great Hoysala king, Veera Ballala III (1292-1342), two more inscriptions, this time from the period of Veera Ballala II (1173-1220), have surfaced in Doddanekkundi and KR Puram. Officials have roped in experts and historians in an attempt to connect the dots by getting information of time and subject matter of these inscriptions to decipher the Hoysala-Bengaluru connect, 800 years ago. While one inscription was found in Doddanekkundi, the other was found at Sadaramangala in KR Puram. Last month, a 674-year-old 16-line inscription was found at an abandoned site in Kattigenahalli near Yelahanka. The inscription dated back to 1343, a year after the death of Veera Ballala III. The inscription was found accidentally during research work pertaining to Kempegowda was being carried out by a team of historians and heritage enthusiasts.This inscription spoke of revenue generated from local towns and villages that went to temples — there was a mention of Kodigehalli temple that which doesn't exist anymore.

USAMagic mountain archaeological site golden inside 005 Magic Mountain - An archaeological dig at Golden’s Magic Mountain Archaeological Site in June— the site’s first dig in more than 20 years — uncovered a trove of artifacts with the help of technology and the public. During the nearly two-and-a-half-week dig, the team uncovered six fire pits, one oven, a grinding stone and several arrowheads. The team also suspects it found the remnants of what could have once been a house, but it will require more digging to confirm that. The artifacts date back to the Early Ceramic period, about 1,000-1,500 years ago.


TURQUIEN 117931 1 Adramytteion - Ruins of a church dating back 800 years have been unearthed at the ancient city of Adramytteion in the northwestern Turkish province of Balıkesir’s Burhaniye district. The find comes just two weeks before the end of this year’s seasonal works. Murat Özgen, the director of the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Northern Aegean Research and Application Center, said excavations at Adramytteion have been continuing since 2012. “This year excavations have continued in a field on the Ören Hill, which we call ‘Region C.’ A big church was found during excavations between 2000 and 2006, dating back to the 11th century. During the works two years ago we found the apse of the church. We already knew there was destruction in the 11th century. The latest church we have found confirms this knowledge as it was destroyed. Now we have two weeks to finish the works here. Our reconstruction plan for protection has also been approved,” Özgen said.


INDE -Kashmir history pot 759 Sopore - A 4,000-year-old pot excavated in the Haigam area of Sopore earlier this year. It  is the first piece of Neolithic pottery in Kashmir that has been found entirely intact.  . Before this, said Dr Mumtaz Yatoo of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Kashmir, only stone tools, pieces of pottery, and some human remains had been unearthed. “We found bases or rims, and would then have to imagine the rest of the design. This is the first complete piece,” said Dr Yatoo, whose research helped locate the Neolithic site where the pot was found. According to Dr Yatoo, the pot dates back to a period in Kashmir’s prehistory about which very little is known. “The early levels of the Kashmiri Neolithic sites date from the end of the fourth to the mid-second millennia BC. This is a critical period in the history of inner Asia, but only a handful of sites are known,” he said.