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Unearthed: 17th July 2013

Blogs & Articles:

Google Earth fuelling ‘armchair archaeology’ (Australian Geographic)

Google Earth has become one of the tools used by a growing number of archaeologists to unearth clues about past civilizations from the comfort and safety of their offices and/or homes. One archaeologist has even managed to identify over 600 sites of archaeological interest in Afghanistan with the help of his students.

Pyramids of Teotihuacan (Jaunting Jen)

Jen talks about the time she visited the pyramids of Teotihuacan in Mexico.

Journey into Darkness: A Newly Discovered Mesolithic Lunar Calendar (Prehistoric Shamanism)

Dr. Mike Williams writes about the discovery of a sophisticated Mesolithic lunar calendar at a site in Scotland.

Mary Beard: So much for TV dumbing down (The Guardian)

Classicist and TV presenter Mary Beard talks about the challenges of filming TV documentaries on location and how documentaries tend to bring out the prejudices of their audiences.

Our round trip through Egypt, an impression in pictures (History and Archaeology Blog)

René shares some of the fantastic photos he took during a visit to Egypt a couple of years ago.

Tomb Raider 2 Venetian motorboat by Amanda-Lara1996 (Ninjatoe’s Papercraft Website)

If you’re a fan of the older Tomb Raider games, you’ll have no trouble recognizing this little motorboat. Check out the other amazing papercraft models on the blog!

Face to Face with the Khmer Empire (The Roads I Roam)

“Cheater_tree” recalls how she felt when she came face to face with the giant visages of Cambodia’s Bayon temple.


Discovery of stone monument at El Perú-Waka’ adds new chapter to ancient Maya history (Washington University in St. Louis)

Archaeologists working in Guatemala have discovered a stone stela which details the exploits of a little-known 6th century Maya princess and will hopefully shed some light on the history of the ancient kingdom of Waka’ and its relations with the rest of the Maya world.

Etruscan Tomb Discovered At Vulci Archaeological Park (Italy Magazine)

An Etruscan tomb dating to the late 7th century BC has been discovered at the Vulci archaeological park in Lazio, Italy. The tomb is thought to have been that of a woman and the grave goods have been transferred to a laboratory for restoration and further study.

Mexican archaeologists find a pyramid and 30 pre-hispanic burials in the State of Veracruz (Art Daily)

Archaeologists from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History are currently investigating a site in the south of Veracruz which is thought to be around 2,000 years old. So far, they have located a pyramid structure, a brick workshop and 30 pre-Hispanic graves.

Treasure Hunters Find Gold Coin Trove Off Florida (ABC News)

A shipwreck salvage company has found a collection of gold coins thought to have been part of the cargo of a Spanish ship that had sunk off the coast of Florida in the early 18th century.

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About Kelly M (423 Articles)
Kelly M is a translator, blogger, and gamer with a passion for archaeology, languages, and wildlife conservation. Tweets under the username @TombRaiderArch and is the admin and chief content creator for The Archaeology of Tomb Raider.

6 Comments on Unearthed: 17th July 2013

  1. Thank you for liking my post Condors and Llamas on the way to Pisaq!!!!


  2. Cool article and even cooler blog! I came here after I saw you liked my review of the latest Tomb Raider game, and now I know I’m going to be reading much more from you.


    • Hi Will,

      Thanks for stopping by! Admittedly, the reboot game isn’t one of my favourites (though it was enjoyable in its own right) but it’s good to see that it’s attracted a lot of new fans to the series. It’ll be interesting to see what direction they plan to take with the sequel.. 🙂


  3. Great post I just read an article just yesterday about someone used google earth to discover new pyramids in Egypt.


    • Thanks for the link, Jen. It seems that Google Earth and Lidar technology is being used more and more these days. New sites and structures are being found on an almost weekly basis, which is excellent news. 🙂

      My only concern is that these technologies could also be misused by criminals who may be seeking out new sites to plunder. But, then again, I suppose everything has its risks.


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