27 MARS 2017 NEWS: Louxor - Sigiriya - Ram Sethu - Nateshwar - Llangollen - Egmont Key -






EGYPTE 3e99904600000578 0 image a 17 1490387138634 Louxor - Archaeologists say the fascinating discovery could be the first of its kind. They found the effigy of Queen Tiye on the west bank of Luxor by accident during an excavation mission of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III. The find comes as scientists prepare to open King Tut’s tomb to reveal a secret hidden for 3,300 years. They hope to find the mysterious “secret room” which is rumoured to be buried deep in the young pharaoh’s crypt. His grandmother’s huge effigy is thought to be one of the only statues of her made of the mineral alabaster — making the discovery particularly rare. Dr Hourig Sourouzian, who led the mission, said: “The statue of the queen was found by accident near the right leg of a huge statue of King Amenhotep III. Just as the mission was lifting the statue out Queen Tiye’s statue was found buried under.” The European-Egyptian team found a huge cash of statues in the temple, including 190 statues of the goddess of Sekhmet and two Sphinx statues. They made the discovery while lifting the lower part of the giant effigy of King Amenhotep III. Queen Tiye, the wife of Kine Amenhotep III and paternal grandma of King Tut, died around 1340BC. She was found wearing a vulture headdress in the magnificent 3,300-year-old structure. Scientists say the statue was found in good condition, but fine restoration work will be carried out.


SRI LANKA - Lion statue sigiriya Sigiriya - The Department of Archaeology notes that the symbolic Lion’s Paws afoot the Sigiriya rock has been subjected to discolouration due to the spread of a lichen species. According to the Department, this spread of lichen species over the years have now resulted in visible spots on the symbolic Lion’s Paws. The Department adds that a team of specialists have been assigned to restore the paws to its original appearance and that the restoration process is due to begin within the course of next week.


INDERam2 Ram Sethu - Archaeological researchers and historians have decided to unveil the mystery of Ram Sethu poll by conducting a deep underwater exploration in search of material evidence to identify whether the bridge is man-made or a natural phenomenon. Ram Sethu is a chain of limestone shoals between Pamban Island off Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka's Mannar Island. Professor Y Sudershan Rao, chairperson, ICHR said: "There has been remote sensing studies and other reports on Ram Sethu which are contradictory. We are now looking at material evidence." The bridge which holds a significant place in Hindu mythology is said to be built by Ram when he had to cross the sea to go to Ravan-land Lanka.


BANGLADESHNateshwar archaeological site Nateshwar - Scientists have discovered several archaeological evidences of a Buddhist city older than a thousand years at Nateshwar excavation site in Munshiganj's Tongibari upazila. The new finds include an entrance and walkway, prayer hall, mortar floor, three octagonal stupas, pot shreds, baked clay materials, and burnt bricks. The scientists unveiled their discoveries through a press conference at the excavation site yesterday. BETA Laboratory of the USA confirmed that the artefacts were formed between 780 AD and 1223 AD, added the archaeology professor of JU. Nuh-Ul-Alam Lenin, president of Agrashar Bikramapur Foundation, said the artefacts were discovered at the depth of 1.5 feet to 15 feet.


ROYAUME UNIDinas bran Llangollen - Work is underway to find out if there are any hidden ruins underground at an iconic 13th century Welsh Castle. A geophysical survey at Castell Dinas Bran in Llangollen is being carried out to see if there are any structures underground. The survey will involve the use of probes and magnetism techniques which will allow the local authority to get a picture of what is within the castle and hillfort without disturbing the ground at the protected monument and site of special scientific interest.


USA432445518 19017518 8col Egmont Key - Scattered throughout Egmont Key in plain sight are remains of its bustling past as the location of Fort Dade, built to protect the Tampa Bay area from invasion during the Spanish–American War in the late-1800s. But hidden somewhere underground on the scenic island at the mouth of Tampa Bay lies evidence of its darker days as home to a U.S. military internment camp for about 300 Seminole Indians in the mid-1800s. Seminoles who died there were buried without markers. No one knows how many there are. So on Tuesday, the Seminole Tribe of Florida stepped up its efforts to find these ancestors. Using ground-penetrating radar, the tribe's archaeology team searched the northern part of the island near the iconic lighthouse and found areas they called "dense spots." Over the next few weeks, the archaeologists will process the data they gathered to determine whether these could be burial areas.