17 MARS 2017 NEWS: Hørning - Acre - Monmouth - Combe-Grenal - Arg-e Alishah -






DANEMARKGetimage 630x390 Hørning - Archaeologists have uncovered several chamber-graves in the hamlet of Hørning near Skanderborg in Jutland. What is of particular interest is that one of the chamber-graves contains the remains of a high-level person from the early Viking Age, as well as a number of spectacular items that confirm the individual’s high standing. He has been dubbed the ‘Fregerslev Viking’. “The artefacts that we’ve already found are exquisite gilded fittings from a horse bridle. This type of bridle would only be available to the most powerful of people in the Viking Age, and we believe it might have been a gift of alliance from the king,” said Merethe Schifter Bagge, a project manager and archaeologist at the Museum of Skanderborg “The fittings date to circa 950 AD, which means that the Fregerslev Viking could have been the confidant of the king, Gorm the Old – or alternatively a rival.” The initial discovery of the graves took place in 2012, but only a small area has been examined so far. Next month, the archaeological excavation will continue once again.“Only a small part of the grave has been examined, but on April 19 we’ll start uncovering the rest of the Viking grave’s goods in an excavation managed by the Museum of Skanderborg,” said Ejvind Hertz, a museum inspector and manager of the museum’s archaeological department.


ISRAELAcre 1 Acre - he year 1291 A.D. was a dark year for Christian Crusaders in the Holy Land. When the Crusader capital of Jerusalem was lost to Saladin in 1187, the Haifa Bay port of Acre became the new landing site for European soldiers, knights, and horses as well as an international trading hub for the export of sugar, spices, glass, and textiles back to Europe. But by the spring of 1291, an Egyptian sultan, Al-Ashraf Khalil, had moved in with 100,000 cavalry and foot soldiers to banish the Crusaders from the Holy Land once and for all. Marine archeologists have now discovered the remains of a treasure-laden Crusader ship that they have reason to believe was one of many vessels that tried to flee Acre when the sultan stormed the city, Haaretz reports. The wood on the ship dates back to between 1062 and 1250 A.D. but among the keel and planks that remain the archaeologists also discovered 30 gold coins. These coins are the key to linking the wreck to the fleeing Crusaders. Robert Kool of Israel Antiquities Authority identified the coins as "florins," which were minted in Florence beginning in 1252. Historical eyewitnesses from the Siege of Acre recorded that nobles and merchants would use such valuables to bribe boats owners in the hope of buying their escape. Among the wreckage, archaeologists also found ceramic bowls and jugs from places like southern Italy, Syria, and Cyprus. In the end, Acre fell to the sultan after 100 years of Frankish rule, with the final defenders, a group of Knights Templar, ultimately crushed beneath the fortress after refusing to abandon it.


ROYAUME UNIN arch discovery 1 Monmouth - A stone age hearth, dated at almost 5,000 years old, has been discovered in Monmouth. Monmouth archaeologists working on the housing and industrial developments along Wonastow Road continue to record prehistoric and Roman remains in and around the huge post-glacial lake which is believed to have once filled much of the bowl of Monmouth. A New Stone Age hearth was discovered during preliminary groundworks for the large Siltbuster building which is now nearing completion. The hearth would have been on the shore of the prehistoric lake and contained animal bones and charcoal which have been radiocarbon dated to 4882 years ‘before the present’ (1950) by the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre, or around 2932BC. The hearth is of a similar period to that of the worked timbers believed to be from a New Stone Age boat found last year on the edge of the lake shore some 200 yards away, which have been dated to 3210BC. A Barratt Homes UK site a few hundred yards away has also produced a New Stone Age timber dated to 2231 BC (4,181 years before 1950) and nearby two late Bronze Age/early Iron Age timbers have been dated to 468BC and 502BC. All of these timbers would have been in the lake and at present all may have been structural.


FRANCE - Combe-Grenal - Fouilles sur le site néandertalien majeur de Combe-Grenal, situé sur la commune de Domme.

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IRAN 82465956 71485900 Arg-e Alishah  - RICHT Public Relations Office quoted head of the emergency archeological explorations team in Arg-e Alishah “Alishah Mosque”, as saying that continuation of explorations in the current month also resulted in the discovery of the watering system from two canals, a pressure-breaker pool and several clay water pipes. The archaeologist also referred to the discovery of a grave with double burial and stratigraphic wall more than 200 years old which, under the present conditions and until the achievement of the results of archeometric studies, can be attributed to Tabriz earthquake 236 years ago.The broken clay pieces dating back to the Islamic civilization (Ilkhan up to Qajar) and two broken clay works of the Iron Age and two historical coins which are in need of cleaning are among other objects obtained in Arg-e Alishah in the past month,” he said.In addition to the temporary registration of the burial and clay water pipes, adobe architectural structures and the watering system have been protected by the installation of metal scaffolding. However, it is evident that the works are in need of sustainable and long-term protection,” he added. It is worth mentioning that after the unauthorized excavations between the northwest corner of the national heritage Arg-e Tabriz and the southern area of the national heritage Fathollahov mansion this year, the archeogeophysics mapping group conducted studies on the excavated area in which existence of historical objects in the lower layers and peripheral location of the excavated area was proven.