29-31 AOUT 2015 : Peak - Red Bank - Sapanca -







ROYAUME UNI10814566 large Peak District National Park - An ancient earthen ware pot containing cremated human remains has been discovered by a worker repairing a footpath in the Peak District National Park. Ken Smith, cultural heritage manager for the Peak District National Park, said: "From the type and style of the pot, and its contents, we identified it  as a Bronze Age cremation urn and knew we needed to move quickly to conserve the remains." "The impression of the urn's side and base was still clearly visible in the edge of the cremation pit. We were also able to identify the edges of the pit that the urn had been placed in in prehistory – within the fill of this pit was a significant amount of cremated bone and charcoal which we were able to recover fully. "We are now looking for funding for post-excavation work so that specialists can study the urn and its contents. Close inspection of the pot fragments may tell us where the clay came from, whilst C14 dating of the charcoal will help us put a date on the cremation. Study of the cremated bone will give an indication of the age, and even the sex, of the individual."


USACannon Red Bank - Historians who studied the Battle of Red Bank in 1777 have long known the tragic story of an American gun crew. It was one of several defending Fort Mercer against a much larger army of Hessian soldiers, who were trying to dislodge them and open up the Delaware River for British ships to supply the Redcoats occupying Philadelphia. The crew loaded a massive cannon, lit the fuse, and fired - but the breech exploded, killing a dozen members of Rhode Island regiments who were manning the gun and earthworks.

TURQUIEN 87557 1 Sapanca  - The ruins of a Turkish bath, which was constructed in 1555 for Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, have been unearthed in the Sapanca district of western Sakarya province and taken under protection.  The archaeological efforts to unearth the Rüstempaşa social complex, which also included the ruins of an ancient Turkish bath thought to have been constructed by Vizier Rustem Pasha, were launched recently. The excavation work revealed the ruins marked significant architectural traits with reference to its historical age. The excavation works, when completed, will also give birth to a new historical social space in Sapanca, as the ruins will be illuminated with a special transparent glass, and bowers will be launched in the middle of the platform. The platform is expected to be used for social events such as historical and cultural conferences and programs. Sapanca Mayor Prof. Aydın Yılmazer also announced restoration work would not be restricted to the Turkish bath, as the Uzunkum Rahime Sultan Mosque will also be included in the work, along with many other artifacts in the region.