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The so-called ‘Ring of Minos’, A 3,500 year-old masterpiece of Minoan jewellery, said to be the gold seal ring of legendary King Minos. Discovered by a boy at Knossos in 1928. What followed is described as ‘A Tale of Intrigue and Deception …

📷: © Alison Fisk

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… involving a poor boy, a cunning priest, an English archaeologist, and hidden treasure’. Read more on this link:…

On display at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete.
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When fake Aryans were invading Indus Valley, Gujrati were establishing new colonies in Bahrain.
The sudden emergence of early Dilmun settlement while Indus went into decline around c.2000 BC
Latest SAAR excavation throws punching results.
Over 92 Dilmun-type seals & 261 fragments have been found from a SAAR site, supports the evidence that the people of Early Dilmun were a trading nation, who were exchanging of finished goods and raw materials from Mesopotamia, Arabia.…

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For #AncientSiteSunday the Minoan palace of Knossos, Crete, which I visited this week! 🤩 A Bronze Age site dating back almost 4,000 years. Amazing to see the famous North Entrance in person! 📷: © Alison Fisk

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Detail of the partly-restored west portico of the North Entrance at Knossos palace, with copy of the famous relief fresco of a bull. 📷: © Alison Fisk

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Fragments of the original plaster relief fresco of a bull from the west portico of the North Entrance at Knossos, 1600-1450 BC, are on display at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete. 📷: © Alison Fisk

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Important #thread

Findings in Recent Underwater Explorations at Dwarka, Bet Dwarka and Surroundings of Okha Mandal


Gujarati inscription on a stone block, Dwarka

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#Solstice #Sunrise at the Barrow - a meditation on time, what litte, we know of #AngloSaxon "#Litha", and on what #livinghistory #history and #archaeology is truly "for". 🧵 Image
Very early yesterday morning members Æd and AlexP travelled to @SoultonHall @SacredStonesLtd Soulton Long Barrow to experience a unique moment in the solar calendar which, though concerned with the reckoning of time, is essentially universal and #timeless. 1/32
The Midsummer Solstice has always been a significant moment in the year, across many cultures, as far back as deep #prehistory. In Britain our landscape is dotted with #stoneage #neolithic and #bronzeage #prehistoric monuments which bear witness to this. 2/32 Image
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1- Aizanoi Antik Kenti

Aizanoi, Kütahya şehir merkezine 58 kilometre uzaklıkta, Çavdarhisar ilçesinde bulunan antik kenttir .Etimolojik verilere göre kentin ismi Zeus'un kızı su perisi Erato ile Arkadya ulularından Kral Arkas'ın oğlundan gelmektedir.
2-Roma dönemine ait tapınağın çevresinde yürütülen kazılar İlk Tunç Çağı'na ait yerleşme tabakalarını da açığa çıkarmıştır.Buradaki ilk kazılar 1926 yılında,ikinci dönem kazıları ise 1970 yılında başlatılmıştır. Aizanoi anik kenti,eski adı Penkalas olan Koca Çay'ın iki yakasında
3- kurulmuştur. Roma döneminde yün, şarap ve tahıl üretimi ile zenginleşen bu şehir, Erken Bizans döneminde bir piskoposluk merkezi olmuştur. Milattan sonra yedinci yüzyılda şehrin önemi giderek azalmıştır. Tapınağın bulunduğu alan, Orta Çağ'da bir hisara dönüştürülmüştür.
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Our Bronze Age Roundhouse virtual reality experience case study is now live ⚡

Jono Sutton, our in-house 3D Environment Artist, has created an engaging and informative 3D reconstruction of the Bronze Age Roundhouse excavated at Bitham Park, Westbury 👨‍🎨
Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by RPS Consulting Services Ltd on behalf of Barratt David Wilson Homes to undertake a large-scale excavation.
#wessexarchaeology #wessexarch #virtualreality #bronzeage #postexcavation #archaeology #history #heritage #heritageinterpretation
The excavation revealed evidence from the Bronze Age including a field system, ring ditch and a unique ‘palisaded’ enclosure around a central roundhouse.
#wessexarchaeology #wessexarch #virtualreality #bronzeage #postexcavation #archaeology #history #heritage
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Another busy day exhibiting at #FloodandCoast2022!

One of our key #FCERM case studies is our creative heritage project, ‘The Ripple Effect’. The bespoke project for the @EnvAgency aims to further amplify the social value and community benefits of the Salisbury River Park scheme.
The project will improve people's well-being through positive engagement with the local environment, the community and each other, and engage people across all generations through walks, workshops, creative moments and shared experiences.

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We're committed to using #archaeology and #heritage to help our #FCERM clients deliver real benefits for communities and the environment, and to meet their #sustainability commitments across a wide range of social, environmental and economic goals.
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Lakkundi Temples (Karnataka)___1100 CE
لکنڈی مندر (ریاست کرناٹک)
ریاست کرناٹک (بھارت)میں 20زیرزمیں مندروں، 80 کتبات (Inscriptions) اور قدیم کنووءں کی بھولی ھوئی سرزمین جنہیں شہرکےجنرلز نے اپنی بیوائوں کےنام سے بنایاتھا۔
لکنڈی کلیانہ کی چالوکیہ
سلطنت (Chalukiya Dynasty) کا ایک اہم شہر تھا۔ اس وقت یہ قصبہ 'لوکی گنڈی' کے نام سے جانا جاتا تھا. اس سے قبل یہ جگہ اگرہارا کے نام سے مشہور تھی یعنی "اعلیٰ تعلیم کی جگہ".
زیر زمین آرٹ کاحیران کردینے والا ایسا شاہکار جہاں پیچیدہ دروازے، کھڑکیوں پر دیدہ زیب جالی، ہموار خمیدہ دیواریں
مقبرے کی دیواروں پر آرائشی مجسمے سب ہاتھ سے بنائے گئے ہیں۔ گویا لکنڈی چالوکیوں کی سجاوٹ اور تعمیراتی پہلوؤں کا منہ بولتا ثبوت ھے۔
ہر دیوار پر موجود تفصیلات یقینی طور پر آپ کو حیران کر دیتی ہیں۔ تقریباً ہر دیوار پر ایسے مجسمے ہیں جن میں رقاصوں، موسیقاروں، کروبیوں، جانوروں وغیرہ کی
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🌟 #MaritimeMonday Announcement 🌟

HMS Victory, Nelson’s flagship and one of the main attractions at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, will be featured as part of the upcoming Naval Dockyards Society 26th Annual Conference. Image
Hosted at the National Museum of the Royal Navy between 9th – 11th June, this 3-day hybrid international conference promises to be an outstanding event. 🛳️
#maritimemonday #HMSVictory #Nelson #maritime #maritimehistory #maritimearchaeology #NationalMuseumoftheRoyalNavy #RoyalNavy Image
Keynote speeches will include Dr Antony Firth’s ‘Placing Warships: Reconnecting vessels and dockyards’ and Clare Hunt’s presentation, ‘HMS Trincomalee: Design, Construction and Modification, 1812 – 1900’.
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Once upon a time, World was #Matriarch.
Woman were the 'rulers'? due to
1. Their Egalitarian status in the society
2. A 'heavenly' biological trait that commensurate with Moon cycle
3. Regarded as "fertility Godess" 4 their ability to give offspring

This #thread showcases some of the famous woman sculptures from past.
Majority of earlier 'Woman' Sculptures carry similarities such as exagerated Parts of the body associated with fertility and childbearing.
The later Woman sculptures focus on facial exp & body type
"The Venus of Willendorf" made of oolitic limestone tinted with 'red' ochre (indicating pigment
Dates 28000 and 25000 BCE Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria…
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It is finally out! Our paper presenting a new functional ecological model to analyse agricultural disturbance throughout the Early Neolithic in SW Asia. Why is this super exciting? Here's a thread... 1/x 🌾👩‍🌾🐮
@school_of_arch #archaeobotany #archaeology…
During the Early Neolithic in SW Asia, the oldest agricultural societies globally appear between 12,000-8,000 years ago. They built permanent houses, lived in larger communities, and changed the way they obtained food: they started to farm plants and animals!
But how did this process unfold? We know that people in the earliest permanent settlements between ca 12,000-10,000 years ago did not have domesticated plants like cereals and legumes but harvested their wild progenitors - e.g. wild emmer and barley.
3/x Wild barley - the progenito...
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پالیتنہ مندر (گجرات، بھارت)___1120 CE
سطح سمندر سے
2000 فٹ کی بلندی پر واقع دنیا کا واحد پہاڑ جس پر 900 سے زائد مندر تعمیر کیے گئے۔
کیایہ حیران کن انسانی انجینئرنگ اور "Rock-Cut Art" نہیں؟
سیاحوں کے لیے گجرات کے بھاؤنگر ضلع میں واقع پالیتنہ حیرتوں کا
شہر ھے جہاں پہاڑی کی چوٹی پر بنے یہ ہزاروں مندروں کے حیرت انگیز نظارے ہمیں زمانہ قدیم میں واپس لے جاتے ہیں۔
پالیتنہ شویتمبرا (Shwethambara) کے لئے ایک زیارت گاہ ھے جو جین مت کی دو شاخوں میں سے ایک ھے، دوسری دگمبرا (Digambara) ھے۔
اس پہاڑی کا نام بھی مہاتما شترنجایا کے نام سے
منسوب ھے۔ یہ پہاڑ اسی وقت مقدس بن گیا تھا جب مہاتما کے سب سے پہلے عقیدت مند رشبھ (Rishabha) نے اس پر مقدس خطبہ دیا۔
پالیتنہ کی شترنجایا پہاڑیوں پر 1300 سے زیادہ سنگ مرمر کے یہ مندر جو زیادہ تر عقیدت مندوں کے عطیہ کردہ سونے اور چاندی سے مزین ہیں۔
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1-Sümerler dünyada ilk kez okul açan medeniyettir.Onların geliştirdiği okul sisteminin temel prensiplerinin çoğu günümüzde de geçerli. Sümerler yazıyı bulmadan önce çocuklar aile büyükleri tarafından eğitilirdi.Bu nedenle eğitim sözlü olarak verilirdi ve ailenin bilgi düzeyi ile Image
2- sınırlıydı. Erkek çocuklara avlanma, yiyecek toplama ve saldırganlardan korunma gibi güç gerektiren işler, kızlara da ev işleri öğretilirdi. Ayrıca ailedeki yaşlılar, çocuklara efsaneler, ilahiler, şiirler ve bilmeceler ezberletip bazı pratik bilgileri aktarırdı.
3- MÖ. 3200-3100’de krallar da sarayın hazine ve ambarları için kayıtları yazılı hale getirme ihtiyacı duydu. Sümerler, yazıyı bulmadan önce sarayın ambarına giren ve çıkan malların kaydını tutmak için rakamları icat etmişti. Kilden yapılan farklı şekillerdeki küçük madalyonların
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The word ‘swastika’ is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘It is’, ‘Well Being’, ‘Good Existence, and ‘Good Luck’

Let us see where else #Swastika is found in the world

#thread #Archaeology

Etruscan pendant with swastika symbols from Bolsena, Italy, 700–650 BC. Louvre
Boeotian amphora, Potnia Therōn, detail Thebes, 680 -670 BCE National Archaeological Museum, NM 220, AT 119
Central Greece
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Was Qutub Minar really built by Qutub and Iltushmish ?

An account from the Report for the Year 1871-72: Delhi, & Agra by Alexander Cunningham , J. D. Beglar, A. C . L. Carlieyle suggests contrary.


Mr Beglar wtates that the Qutub Minar was erected by Prithvi Raj to enable his daughter to see the Ganges. To this point Cunningham differed. He continued to reject Inscriptions engraved stating it to be work of an illiterate worker.

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Cunningham outrightly rejected Beglar's claim by quoting Tarikh-i-Alai of Amir Khusro, a contemporary of Alauddin Khilji and maintained his claim that Qutub Minar indeed was constructed later not Prithviraj.
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#Thread on the 8th phase of archaeological excavation in #Keeladi in #TamilNadu

Keeladi, a Sangam-era site, was first excavated in 2014. The 8th phase undertaken by the State Department of Archaeology began in February 2022

One of the first to be unearthed is a rectangular-shaped dice measuring 4.5 cm made of ivory. The ASI and TNSDA had recovered cubical dice made of ivory and terracotta in the past.

This was the first time TNSDA stumbled upon a rectangular dice after it took over in 2017
Another important finding this season is an intricately designed female figurine made of terracotta. The ASI had also recovered similar figurines.
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What are hundreds of skeletons doing at the bottom of a lake in an icy Himalayan wasteland? When the snow melts, it pulls back a frozen curtain, exposing 600-800 skeletons, some 1,200 years old! What spooky secrets does Roopkund Lake in Uttarakhand hold? 1/5 #Archaeology Image
At an elevation of 5,029 m, Roopkund Lake is very remote. One theory is that these are the remains of a King, his family and attendants, who died here while on a pilgrimage 1,000 years ago. Other theories include fallen soldiers during war and victims of an epidemic. 2/5 Image
The mystery deepened recently, when studies revealed some astonishing results. The deceased were from diverse ethnic groups. More incredible, they belonged to different time periods! This means they did not all die from a single catastrophic event. 3/5 Image
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A whole pandemic later we're back in India to get things ready for the Kachchh Archaeological Project, with the support of @FundacionPalarq 💫

Here's what we are up to! ⬇️ Image
Hello from the Dept of Archaeology, University of #Kerala in Thiruvananthapuram 👋

We're working here with Profs Rajesh SV and Abhayan GS, directors of the excavations at the awesome burial site of Juna Khatiya in Kachchh, Gujarat Image
The site was partially excavated between 2019-2020 - until the global lockdown stopped the ongoing work

Dozens of Early Harappan burials have been documented so far - a cemetery dating back to over 5000 years ago! Image
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I have been thinking about samosas for the last week & here is a thread about them. For starters the Samosa comes from West Asia and was originally meat wrapped in a dough cone and fried - the sambusak! The only truly veg versions are all Indian! #Samosa #Sambusak #PunjabiSamosa
I grew up in Mumbai eating what is now known as the Parsi/Bohri Samosa and which I simply knew as a Samosa. Lightly spiced lamb mince cooked with onions, green chillies and corriander, stuffed into a triangular pocket made from flat precooked sheets of samosa patti. #Samosa
These were then slowly fried in hot (not too hot) oil till golded brown & served with a typically Parsi Green chutney made with coconut, mint, corriander, peppercorns, green chutney & lime juice. These treats were rare and cherished! #Samosa
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#Thread on Bakshali Manuscript, ca. 224–383 CE a most important and most neglected Indigenous Hindu Treatise in India's contribution to Mathematics. It is gateway to the modern Mathematics.…
Bakshali Manuscript on mathematics is older than many Greek writers. It is also a precursor to Aryabhatta's contribution to Maths.
In 1881, Bakshali Manuscript written on birchbark was found at Bakhshali near Mardan on the north-west frontier of India.
Folio 50, mention that it was scribed by a Brahmana, a prince of calculators, the son of Chajaka (चाजाका) a hindu and a great devout to #Shiva

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1)- 1959 yılı, Şişli' deki bir köşk, polis ekiplerince mühürlendi. Bu evde ünlü bir armatör yaşıyordu :
Saim Birkök. Hayatı boyunca hiç evlenmemişti. Askerlik arkadaşının kendi adını verdiği oğlunu evlat edindi. Onu yetiştirmeye çalıştı. Okuması için İsviçre 'ye gönderdi.
2- Bütün servetini ve sahip olduğu tersaneyi ona bırakmayı düşünüyordu. Ancak Balat' taki tersanede çıkan bir tartışmada manevi oğlunu tek kurşunla öldürdü. Bu olay yaşandığında Saim Birkök 76 yaşında, ölen manevi oğlu Saim Gökoğlu 45 yaşındaydı.
1960 yılının ilk ayları.
3- Prof Mustafa Cezar, bir araştırma sırasında, Şişli 'de mühürlü bir evde, sanatsal değerinin yanında tarihi değeri de yüksek olan, kırktan fazla tablonun varlığını öğrendi. Köşkün sahibi Saim Birkök, resme meraklı bir sanat severdi. Ancak işlediği cinayetten dolayı Sultanahmet
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Ancient robotics: The case of the "Automatic maid" of Philo of Byzantium (3rd century BCE). According to the sources Philo created a humanoid maid capable of preparing and filling the cups with wine.
Interesting? Read more below⬇
#Archaeology #History #AncientGreece #Robots Picture: a recreation of th...
Philo was also known as Philo Mechanicus. He was a famous Greek engineer, physicist and writer on mechanics from Byzantium (modern Istanbul), although he lived most of his life in Alexandria.… Image
Read about the automatic maid here⤵️…
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Oldest Egyptian gods, Khnum, who is named in the pyramid texts of Unas in the 5th Dynasty and was thought to have created the ‘First Egg’ from which the sun was born.
Temple of Amun, Kawa, Nubia (Sudan)

Similar figure is depicted on a Harappan seal.


Lot of Indian footprints have been found on marine route from India to Socotra Island, Nubia Sudan, Egypt.

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