22 JUIN 2012 NEWS: Thuin - Val de Reuil - Gessel - Rabat - Lower Cape Fear - Skiathos - Dreros - Thessalie orientale -




 INSCRIPTION  2012 /  Session III : Juillet 2012

   REGISTRATION 2012 /  Term III : July 2012

BELGIQUEnosejob-caesar.jpg Thuin - The Gallo-Roman museum  in Tongeren (Belgium) announced the discovery of the site where Julius Caesar besieged and conquered the Aduatuci (in 57 BCE). The ancient hill fort was south of the town of Thuin, just west of Charleroi. This is the nicest archaeological news from the Low Countries in years. In 58, Caesar had discovered that Gaul was essentially undefended. In the next year, het conquered the northern part of what is now called France and defeated, in modern Saulzoir, the Nervians, which he presents as terrible savages. After this, he invaded the area that is now called Belgium, where the Aduatuci were his first victims. You can read the story here, with photos of Huy on the Meuse, one of the locations which, until today, were believed to be the location of the oppidum of the Aduatuci. But it was, in reality, at Thuin, which suits Caesar’s description, and where sling bullets and several treasures have been found.


FRANCEimage-74633296.jpg Val de Reuil -  Présentation  de vestiges et d'objets de plus de mille ans,  issus  d'un vaste  sanctuaire antique.

VIDEO = http://haute-normandie.france3.fr/info/l-archeologie-se-devoile-a-val-de-reuil-74633749.html

ALLEMAGNEimage-319677-panov9-smuk.jpg Gessel - The most beautiful find was made in the Gessel district of Lower Saxony, where 117 pieces of gold were found stacked tightly together in a rotten linen cloth. The hidden treasure is about 3,300 years old. The 1.8 kilograms (4 pounds) of gold, which was found in a field, consists of some jewelry, but primarily spirals of gold wire, which are tied together in chains consisting of 10 spirals each. This isn't jewelry, but an ancient form of gold bullion.


MALTEd3152d2b7ca7f18490f2bc865d7a1d88666878318-1340379489-4fe49161-620x348.jpg Rabat - An application for the renewal of a permit for the construction of villas in a public open space which is also an area of archaeological importance is being opposed by residents Triq George Borg Olivier, Rabat. The site is on the eastern urban fringe of Rabat and is on the promontory above the Tafal tal-Imdina slopes. It consists partly of terraced fields behind existing buildings and partly a private garden of another existing dwelling. The site under discussion marked the old Mdina landfront and had access only through the drive of Villa Lutens, a scheduled old mansion. Aerial photographs taken for the objectors clearly showed the extent of the excavations and the great archaeological potential of the site.


USAbilde-25.jpg Lower Cape Fear - The symposium marks the 150th anniversary of the sinking of the blockade runner Modern Greece off Fort Fisher in 1862 and the 50th anniversary of its first excavation in 1962 by U.S. Navy divers. A 210-foot-long, 520-ton steam freighter, the Modern Greece ran aground in the surf off Fort Fisher before dawn on June 27, 1862, while trying to evade U.S. Navy vessels. The British-built vessel had been bound for Wilmington with a cargo of Whitworth cannon, Enfield rifle-muskets, bayonets, bullets, hand tools, cutlery, medicine and other items meant for Confederate forces in the American Civil War. Much of the Modern Greece's cargo was salvaged in the days and weeks after the wreck, Fonvielle said. Eventually, the vessel slipped beneath the sands, its location known only to a few local mariners. In 1962, U.S. Navy divers rediscovered the wreck, which had been uncovered by storms. A major recovery operation yielded more than 11,500 artifacts and helped lead to the founding of North Carolina's underwater archaeology program.


GRECE – Skiathos -  Trois épaves, de la fin de l'antiquité et de l'époque byzantine, ont été repérées dans les eaux de l'île de Skiathos.


GRECE -  1339254464.jpg Dréros (Crète) : bilan des fouilles françaises (l'agora, les bâtiments hellénistiques, les idoles en terre cuite représentant des bovidés trouvées sur l'Acropole...)


GRECEassets-large-t-420-54072804-type12128.jpg assets-large-t-420-54072803-type12128.jpg Thessalie orientale : découverte de poterie "minyenne" (datées  du  XVIIe  au XVe av) sur différents sites.