Unearthed: 23rd June 2013


Archaeology Blog: Back in the Trenches (GraecoMuse)

Real archaeology may not be anything like the “archaeology” depicted in the Tomb Raider games but that doesn’t mean it can’t be exciting and good fun, as Jenni’s latest blog post shows.

High-tech inspired insights into Japan’s ancient ‘Kofun’ burial mounds (Phys.Org)

Japanese archaeologist Izumi Niiro talks about the high-tech techniques he’s using to study and survey kofun (古墳) burial mounds in Japan’s Okayama Prefecture.

Lost Continents and Other Historical Fiction (Skeptical Cubefarm)

Edwin debunks some of the myths surrounding the supposed “lost continents” of Mu and Lemuria.

The Greeks who worship the ancient gods (BBC News)

Matthew Brunwasser meets some of the Greeks who are trying to revive and promote the country’s ancient religious traditions and festivals.

Looting at Apamea recorded via Google Earth (Trafficking Culture)

Google Earth images of the Apamea archaeological site in Syria reveal the shocking extent of the damage caused by looters in the space of a year.

The Past is a Foreign Country (Pots & Places, Stones & Bones)

Lucy Shipley explains why archaeology is not (and cannot be) objective.

Polly Digs…Social Media (DigVentures)

Polly talks about the role of social media in everyday life and archaeology and suggests how you can use it to your advantage in your job hunt.

Jokhang Monastery murals go digital (CNTV)

A project to restore and digitize the murals of the Jokhang Monastery, Tibet’s holiest Buddhist site, is currently under way and will be completed within the next couple of months.

What was it like to be the Pharaoh of Egypt? (Thames & Hudson’s Youtube Channel)

Egyptologist Garry J. Shaw talks about what it was like to be the religious and political ruler of the Two Lands.

Wandering along the Appian Way… images from milestone I to VI (Following Hadrian)

Carole Raddato wanders along the Via Appia Antica, which once connected Rome with the port city of Brindisi in south-eastern Italy.

TrowelBlazers Interview (Historical Honey)

Polly Heffer (author of the Polly Digs article mentioned above) interviews the TrowelBlazers team to learn more about their incredibly popular Tumblr blog.

More Data Supports Theory That Amelia Earhart’s Plane Has Been Found (The Adventure Blog)

Kraig Becker talks about the latest developments in the search for Amelia Earhart’s plane, the Electra.

REPORT: The Lost City of Tzendales (Maya Decipherment)

In the wake of the recent discovery of the Maya city of Chactún, David Stuart explains why we shouldn’t dismiss the idea of “lost cities” as a romanticized notion from a by-gone era.

10 Astonishing Shipwreck Treasures (Listverse)

Hestie Barnard Gerber looks at 10 of the most valuable shipwreck treasures discovered to date.

Athena Rises: Social Media & the Campaign to Reunify the Parthenon Sculptures (9 Muses News)

Keri Douglas looks at the the role of social media in the campaign to repatriate the Parthenon sculptures, more commonly known as the “Elgin Marbles”.

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