18 FEVRIER 2019: Mata Indio - Bozrudpey - Rosemary and West Lewis islands







PEROULambayeque 1 Lambayeque2 1 Mata Indio – Archaeologists discovered an Incan tomb in the north of the country where on elite member of the pre-Columbian empire was buried, one of the investigators announced Friday. The discovery was made on the Mata Indio dig site in the northern Lambayeque region. Archaeologists believe the tomb belonged to a noble Inca based on the presence of “spondytus, a type of sea shell always present in the graves of important figures from Incan period, The tomb had been broken into multiple times, possibly in search of treasure? But despite evidence of looting, archaeologists recovered items including vases? The tomb also had unique architecture including hollows for the placement of idols.


IRAN3048750 Bozrudpey - The skeleton of a teenage girl, dating back to 3000-5000 years ago, has been unearthed by an Iranian archaeological team in Bozrudpey, Babol county, northern province of Mazandaran, CHTN reported on Saturday. “The skeleton belongs to a girl of 13 to 14 years old. A stitching awl was found on her side while a necklace made of oysters, stones, and bitumen was around her neck,” archaeologist Mohammad Afzali, who leads the team, said. The exact era of the skeleton will be determined after in-depth studies are completed, he added.


AUSTRALIE10414680 3x2 700x467 Rosemary and West Lewis islands - Archaeologists working on islands on Australia's remote north-west coast have discovered engravings left by American whaling crews in the 1840s, giving a glimpse of the tedium and isolation the sailors experienced while at sea for years on end. The etchings of names and dates have been found on Rosemary and West Lewis islands in the Dampier Archipelago, north-west of Karratha. The names and dates were carved into the rock by men sailing on two different whale boats, several years apart. The first, the Connecticut, set off from the coastal city of New London in August, 1842 with a crew of 26 men and sailed from the north-west coast of the United States to what was then known as the New Holland whaling ground. The second lot of carvings were found on the nearby West Lewis Island and include the words "J.Leek, Ship Delta, 1849".

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