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Re: Archeology/History Thread

Postby Cap » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:41 pm

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Hidden women of history: Caterina Cornaro, the last queen of Cyprus

http://theconversation.com/hidden-women ... rus-108495



...a good read.


Absolutely a good read.
The GrecoTurkish nationalist brothers desperately try and keep it a secret.
God forbid the brainwashed Cypriots figure out that they were under Venetian rule and even worse.. actually had a queen!

For them it's absolutely crucial to keep it strictly a Greek vs Turk affair.
Keep the division going.
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Re: Archeology/History Thread

Postby yialousa1971 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:44 pm

Nile shipwreck discovery proves Herodotus right – after 2,469 years

Greek historian’s description of ‘baris’ vessel vindicated by archaeologists at sunken city of Thonis-Heraclion

In the fifth century BC, the Greek historian Herodotus visited Egypt and wrote of unusual river boats on the Nile. Twenty-three lines of his Historia, the ancient world’s first great narrative history, are devoted to the intricate description of the construction of a “baris”.

For centuries, scholars have argued over his account because there was no archaeological evidence that such ships ever existed. Now there is. A “fabulously preserved” wreck in the waters around the sunken port city of Thonis-Heracleion has revealed just how accurate the historian was.

“It wasn’t until we discovered this wreck that we realised Herodotus was right,” said Dr Damian Robinson, director of Oxford University’s centre for maritime archaeology, which is publishing the excavation’s findings. “What Herodotus described was what we were looking at.”

https://www.theguardian.com/science/201 ... -heraclion
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Re: Archeology/History Thread

Postby supporttheunderdog » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:53 pm

3,700-Year-Old ‘Mystery’ Babylonian Stone Tablet Is Translated

A 3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet was recently translated and might rewrite the history of math, suggesting that trigonometry may have been developed before the ancient Greeks.

The researchers said the tablet proves that the Babylonians developed trigonometry some 1,500 years prior to the Greeks.


https://news.ntd.com/3700-year-old-mystery-babylonian-stone-tablet-is-translated_91788.html
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Re: Archeology/History Thread

Postby Lordo » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:13 pm

this makes a very interesting read about cyprus.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214509515300176
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Re: Archeology/History Thread

Postby Lordo » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:16 pm

repulsewarrior wrote:
Hidden women of history: Caterina Cornaro, the last queen of Cyprus

http://theconversation.com/hidden-women ... rus-108495



...a good read.


my friend tells me that her palace is next door to his land.
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Re: Archeology/History Thread

Postby kurupetos » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:38 am

Lordo wrote:
repulsewarrior wrote:
Hidden women of history: Caterina Cornaro, the last queen of Cyprus

http://theconversation.com/hidden-women ... rus-108495



...a good read.


my friend tells me that her palace is next door to his land.

If I remember right, Cornaro was YFred's great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandma. :mrgreen:
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Re: Archeology/History Thread

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:34 pm

...for the record,

https://ancientworldonline.blogspot.com ... s-and.html

...interesting Blog.
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Re: Archeology/History Thread

Postby repulsewarrior » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:53 am

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-0 ... 127437.htm

The new findings which were unearthed on the banks of a river known as Xeros (Dry River) at the foots of the Troodos central massif, at a height of 460 meters, were a circular stone building, stone pots and stone tools of the so called "Choirokitia Phase" -- the period between 6,400 to 5,600 BC.

"The new findings raise new questions about the Cypriot prehistoric period as to the importance of mountain areas, which up to now had been underestimated," the report on the excavation said.
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Re: Archeology/History Thread

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:11 am

http://www.startribune.com/roman-era-sh ... fresh=true

Roman-era shipwreck found off Cyprus east coast
Associated Press JUNE 27, 2019 — 6:20AM

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus' Antiquities Department says the first undisturbed wreck of an ancient Roman-era ship has been discovered at the bottom of the sea off the east Mediterranean island nation's east coast.

In a statement Thursday, the department said the ship was loaded with transport amphorae, or large jars, most probably from Syria and ancient Cilicia on modern-day Turkey's southeastern coast.

Though it gave no other details about the wreck, it said a study underway is expected to shed light on the breadth and scale of seaborne trade between Cyprus and other Roman provinces in the eastern Med.

The wreck was found by a pair of volunteer divers with the University of Cyprus' archaeological research unit.

It's also the first time an underwater archaeological project is fully funded by the Cyprus government.
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