Unearthed: 28th July 2013


Blogs & Articles:

Wat, like Tomb Raider? (Some Well Travelled Sandals)

Emily channels her inner Lara Croft as she explores the beautiful Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia.

Day of Archaeology 2013: A Day in the Life of Bones Don’t Lie (Bones Don’t Lie)

Fellow Tomb Raider fan Katy does her part to raise public awareness of the awesomeness of archaeology by taking part in this year’s Day of Archaeology.

The history and “secrets” of Antarctica (Unearthed)

In Tomb Raider 3, Antarctica was home to a lost city. But is there any evidence that Antarctica was once home to any lost civilizations?

Clash of Times and Religions – The Luxor Temple, a place beyond time (Clumsyfool)

Here are some beautiful photos of Luxor Temple in Luxor, Egypt. Make sure you check out the rest of the blog for more stunning photos of the author’s travels!

Oh, Nostalgia – Were Games Better in the Past? (Words & Words More)

Were video games actually better in the past or are we simply looking back through the rose-tinted glasses of nostalgia?

Archaeology Blogs Project (Landward)

Looking for some other blogs on archaeology? Here’s a list of over 260 of them!

News:

Marine Archaeologists Surprised by Deep Gulf Shipwrecks (NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth)

Marine archaeologists working in the Gulf of Mexico have discovered two sunken vessels lying almost a mile below the surface. These are thought to be the deepest North American shipwrecks to have been systematically investigated by archaeologists.

Archaeologists Discover Pre-Columbian Offering in Mexico City (Hispanically Speaking News)

Archaeologists have discovered a 500-year-old skull and sacrificial vessel at the foot of the Great Temple at the Tlatelolco archaeological site in Mexico City.

Viking Jewelry Unearthed in Denmark (Discovery News)

Several pieces of Viking jewellery have been uncovered at the Vestervang archaeological site in Denmark. The pieces are thought to be up to 1,300 years old and one piece is thought to depict a Christian cross.

Pyramid in Mexico’s Chichen Itza was Used in Astronomy, Says Archaeologists (Hispanically Speaking News)

Archaeologists have confirmed that the the main pyramid at Chichen Itza was once used by the Maya as an astronomical marker.

Roman Temple Discovered By Archaeologists In England (International Business Times)

A Roman temple dating back to the 2nd century AD has been found near Hadrian’s Wall in northern England.

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