The Archaeology thread

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Re: The Archaeology thread

Postby Sunny » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:17 pm

Punk wrote:I usually wonder, how many people/slaves lost their lives erecting these fantastic structures?


Hiya Punk, yeah, quite a few no doubt.
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Re: The Archaeology thread

Postby Sunny » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:50 am

Another one of my favourites is the island of Delos, near Mykonos, near the centre of the Cyclades archipelago, is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The excavations in the island are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean; ongoing work takes place under the direction of the French School at Athens …and many of the artifacts found are on display at the Archaeological Museum of Delos and the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
Delos can only be visited as a day trip, by sunset everyone has to leave the island......truly worth seeing. :wubbers:

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Re: The Archaeology thread

Postby Arthur Evans » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:07 pm

Sunny wrote:Another one of my favourites is the island of Delos, near Mykonos, near the centre of the Cyclades archipelago, is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The excavations in the island are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean; ongoing work takes place under the direction of the French School at Athens …and many of the artifacts found are on display at the Archaeological Museum of Delos and the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
Delos can only be visited as a day trip, by sunset everyone has to leave the island......truly worth seeing. :wubbers:

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Thanks for keeping this thread going hun. :cuppaT:

Lots to post soon. :smilin: X
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Re: The Archaeology thread

Postby Sunny » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:08 am

Arthur Evans wrote:
Sunny wrote:Another one of my favourites is the island of Delos, near Mykonos, near the centre of the Cyclades archipelago, is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The excavations in the island are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean; ongoing work takes place under the direction of the French School at Athens …and many of the artifacts found are on display at the Archaeological Museum of Delos and the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
Delos can only be visited as a day trip, by sunset everyone has to leave the island......truly worth seeing. :wubbers:

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Thanks for keeping this thread going hun. :cuppaT:

Lots to post soon. :smilin: X

No prob hun, looking forward to seeing you soon x......speaking of that, surely a week is up??......mods unban the guy ffs! :shake head:
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Re: The Archaeology thread

Postby Cenobite » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:22 am

Sunny wrote:
Arthur Evans wrote:
Sunny wrote:Another one of my favourites is the island of Delos, near Mykonos, near the centre of the Cyclades archipelago, is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The excavations in the island are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean; ongoing work takes place under the direction of the French School at Athens …and many of the artifacts found are on display at the Archaeological Museum of Delos and the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
Delos can only be visited as a day trip, by sunset everyone has to leave the island......truly worth seeing. :wubbers:

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Thanks for keeping this thread going hun. :cuppaT:

Lots to post soon. :smilin: X

No prob hun, looking forward to seeing you soon x......speaking of that, surely a week is up??......mods unban the guy ffs! :shake head:


Thanks Sunny. :Hiya: :wubbers:

More history than Archaeology but by all accounts BBC1's 'Gunpowder' is pretty good and shows the filth, stench and brutality of the age.

Makes a change from the usual bullshit costume dramas - people who romanticise such times after the Middle Ages (unfairly castigated actually) until the 19th century don't realise that they would be immediately puking their guts out at the overwhelming fetid shitty/BO smell of even the great and the good as soon as they stepped out of a Tardis. :laughing:
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Re: The Archaeology thread

Postby Sunny » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:41 am

Keyser wrote:
Sunny wrote:
Arthur Evans wrote:
Sunny wrote:Another one of my favourites is the island of Delos, near Mykonos, near the centre of the Cyclades archipelago, is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The excavations in the island are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean; ongoing work takes place under the direction of the French School at Athens …and many of the artifacts found are on display at the Archaeological Museum of Delos and the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
Delos can only be visited as a day trip, by sunset everyone has to leave the island......truly worth seeing. :wubbers:

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Thanks for keeping this thread going hun. :cuppaT:

Lots to post soon. :smilin: X

No prob hun, looking forward to seeing you soon x......speaking of that, surely a week is up??......mods unban the guy ffs! :shake head:


Thanks Sunny. :Hiya: :wubbers:

More history than Archaeology but by all accounts BBC1's 'Gunpowder' is pretty good and shows the filth, stench and brutality of the age.

Makes a change from the usual bullshit costume dramas - people who romanticise such times after the Middle Ages (unfairly castigated actually) until the 19th century don't realise that they would be immediately puking their guts out at the overwhelming fetid shitty/BO smell of even the great and the good as soon as they stepped out of a Tardis. :laughing:

Havent seen it, but will look out for it. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Archaeology thread

Postby Cenobite » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:21 am

Sunny wrote:
Keyser wrote:
Sunny wrote:
Arthur Evans wrote:
Sunny wrote:Another one of my favourites is the island of Delos, near Mykonos, near the centre of the Cyclades archipelago, is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The excavations in the island are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean; ongoing work takes place under the direction of the French School at Athens …and many of the artifacts found are on display at the Archaeological Museum of Delos and the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
Delos can only be visited as a day trip, by sunset everyone has to leave the island......truly worth seeing. :wubbers:

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Thanks for keeping this thread going hun. :cuppaT:

Lots to post soon. :smilin: X

No prob hun, looking forward to seeing you soon x......speaking of that, surely a week is up??......mods unban the guy ffs! :shake head:


Thanks Sunny. :Hiya: :wubbers:

More history than Archaeology but by all accounts BBC1's 'Gunpowder' is pretty good and shows the filth, stench and brutality of the age.

Makes a change from the usual bullshit costume dramas - people who romanticise such times after the Middle Ages (unfairly castigated actually) until the 19th century don't realise that they would be immediately puking their guts out at the overwhelming fetid shitty/BO smell of even the great and the good as soon as they stepped out of a Tardis. :laughing:

Havent seen it, but will look out for it. :thumbsup:


All three episodes are on I-Player and I am really looking forward to watching hun see you soon. :Hiya:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05j1bc9
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Re: The Archaeology thread

Postby guest » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:41 am

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Re: The Archaeology thread

Postby charlie » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:46 pm

Aww, this is such a friendly thread! :wubwub: :wubbers:
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Re: The Archaeology thread

Postby charlie » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:04 pm

Planning to go on my very first Archaeology dig soon.

I've bought these tools - do you think they'll suffice?

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If I find something of interest, I'll not only upload it on here, but on National Geographic too. :smilin:
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Re: The Archaeology thread

Postby Cenobite » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:38 pm

charlie wrote:Planning to go on my very first Archaeology dig soon.

I've bought these tools - do you think they'll suffice?

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If I find something of interest, I'll not only upload it on here, but on National Geographic too. :smilin:


I look forward to it! :mrgreen: :wubbers:

A few recent stories that may be of interest. :cuppaT:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/arch ... naumachia/

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-agricultu ... story.html

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/i ... urkey-troy

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/201 ... video-spd/

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... exhibition

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Re: The Archaeology thread

Postby Cenobite » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:54 pm

Disgusting.

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-ancient-t ... aters.html

It's not the first time for the Turkish authorities either - we will never know was was lost forever in Zeugma for example. :shake head:

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Re: The Archaeology thread

Postby charlie » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:53 pm

Keyser wrote:
charlie wrote:Planning to go on my very first Archaeology dig soon.

I've bought these tools - do you think they'll suffice?

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If I find something of interest, I'll not only upload it on here, but on National Geographic too. :smilin:


I look forward to it! :mrgreen: :wubbers:

A few recent stories that may be of interest. :cuppaT:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/arch ... naumachia/

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-agricultu ... story.html

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/i ... urkey-troy

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/201 ... video-spd/

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... exhibition

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The Romans staging sea battles as 'entertainment' is something that I've never known about.

Using convicts and prisoners of wars to fight in amphitheatres, sounds every bit as brutal as the gladiator battles in the Colosseum, and it must have obviously been absolutely terrifying for those taking part in in it.

You can imagine Julius Caesar salivating at the blood fest.
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Re: The Archaeology thread

Postby Cenobite » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:12 pm

charlie wrote:
Keyser wrote:
charlie wrote:Planning to go on my very first Archaeology dig soon.

I've bought these tools - do you think they'll suffice?

Image

If I find something of interest, I'll not only upload it on here, but on National Geographic too. :smilin:


I look forward to it! :mrgreen: :wubbers:

A few recent stories that may be of interest. :cuppaT:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/arch ... naumachia/

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-agricultu ... story.html

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/i ... urkey-troy

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/201 ... video-spd/

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... exhibition

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The Romans staging sea battles as 'entertainment' is something that I've never known about.

Using convicts and prisoners of wars to fight in amphitheatres, sounds every bit as brutal as the gladiator battles in the Colosseum, and it must have obviously been absolutely terrifying for those taking part in in it.

You can imagine Julius Caesar salivating at the blood fest.


Well the Romans were a product of their times - survival of the fittest Charlie.

For the period however they were remarkably sophisticated.

The thing is you only ever hear about the more sensational aspects of certain Emperors a lot of which is most likely bollocks written by their enemies after they died anyway - Nero, Gaius Germanicus (Caligula) etc.

Some of their really excellent leaders are hardly ever mentioned - Nerva, Trajan, Hadrien, Antoninus Pius and the remarkable Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius.

Read 'Meditations' if you ever get the chance - far more inspiring than any 'holy' book in my opinion. :cuppaT:

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Re: The Archaeology thread

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