- Part 120

Urn Field, Cemetery from the Iron Age discovered at Wijnegem

In the past few months, archaeologist have excavated an exceptionally well preserved urn field at Wijnegem in the province of Antwerp, Belgium.An urn field is a cemetery, where in cremation remains were placed in an urn into the soil. About 24 graves from the early Iron Age (ca.2800 years old)…

Fields of Gold

A massive haul of 824 gold coins from the Iron Age have been discovered in the United Kingdom. The coins were found using a metal detector buried in a field near Wickham Market in Suffolk. They were enclosed within a broken pottery jar and had a value when in circulation…

Archaeology and Tourism – in synergy or conflict?

Interesting conference debating the inter-relationship between archaeology and the tourism industry. Details below: Organizer: Dr. Noel B. Salazar (University of Leuven) In a bid to obtain a piece of the lucrative global tourism pie, destinations worldwide are trying to play up their local distinctiveness. This is sometimes done by borrowing…

Head of Amenhotep III returns to Egypt

A 14th Century BC Egyptian sculpture, the Head of Amenhotep III smuggled out in the early 1990s has finally been returned to Egypt. The head was smuggled out by Jonathan Tokeley-Perry who was convicted to a six year custodial sentence in 1997 of illegal smuggling. It is known that the…

Ancient Hockey Shrine discovered at Terracotta Warriors Site

The game of Hockey has been around from the time of early civilization. Some of the reports find the earliest origin of the game 4000 years back. Field hockey was reportedly played even before the birth of Christ. Basically known as the ball and stick game, it was played since…

Egypt Yesterday

Not been to Egypt and looking to go away somewhere…. After 2 weeks of freezing cold weather here in London and it seems everyone either having a cold or flu this photo should point you in the right direction. Thanks Sandro!

The Shimizu Project – A giant, modern day pyramid for the living

More than 12 million people make urban Tokyo one of the most crowded places in the world.Another 2,5 million flood in from the suburbs each morning.The city is packed to the breaking point.If a bold engineering proposal by Japan’s Shimizu Cooperation becomes reality, there may be some surprising new real…