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Major Roman Coin Stash Discovered Underwater—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines A STELLAR DAY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY: A trove of roughly 1,600-year-old Roman gold coins has been discovered in the waters off Xàbia, on Spain’s eastern coast, CNN reports. Totaling about 50 coins, it is being described as one of the largest finds of the kind ever made in Europe. The windfall came after two eagle-eyed amateur ...

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New Roman Temple Discovered in Ancient Phoenician City – ARTnews.com

A new Roman temple has been discovered by archaeologists in the ancient Phoenician city of Tyre, located off the coast of Lebanon. The joint excavation, led by María Eugenia Aubet (Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona), Ali Badawi (General Directorate of Antiquities of Lebanon), and Francisco J. Núñez (Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw), focused on the massive structure. Two phases of construction ...

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WWII Nazi Bunker Discovered Inside 1,700-Year-Old Roman Fort – ARTnews.com

A team of archaeologists on the island of Alderney, the northernmost of the Channel Islands located between England and France, have found a World War II Nazi bunker built directly inside an ancient Roman fort, according to BBC News. The site, nicknamed the Nunnery, has revealed overlapping structures from the medieval, Tudor, and Napoleonic eras. Alderney has been inhabited since at least the Neolithic ...

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1,600-Year-Old Wooden Pagan Idol Discovered in Irish Wetland – ARTnews.com

An eight-foot-tall wooden idol from the Iron Age has been uncovered by archaeologists during work on the N5 Road Project in western Ireland, Roscommon County Council announced on Sunday. Excavations carried out by Archaeological Management Solutions (AMS) revealed the humanoid carving in Roscommon bog. The Gortnacrannagh Idol, as the find has been dubbed, is a 1,600-year-old pagan sculpture cut from the split trunk of ...

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Oldest Coin Mint Discovered in 2,800-Year-Old Chinese Foundry – ARTnews.com

Archaeologists have uncovered the world’s oldest known coin mint, along with pieces of spade-shaped metal currency, inside a bronze foundry dating to 770 B.C.E. in Guanzhuang, China. Using accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) radiocarbon dating, the new research, published this month in Antiquity, reveals the coin mint began operating between 640 and 550 B.C.E., after the foundry switched from producing other valuable items to creating ...

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Babylonians Discovered Trigonometry 1,500 Years Before the Greeks – ARTnews.com

An Australian mathematician has discovered that Babylonians may have used applied geometry roughly 1,500 years before the Greeks supposedly invented its foundations, according to a new study published in the Foundations of Science journal this month.  In 2018, Daniel F. Mansfield, a researcher at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, interpreted the mysterious numbers that were inscribed onto an ancient fragmented ...

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Ancient Roman Road Discovered at the Bottom of Venice Lagoon – ARTnews.com

Rising waters threaten Venice’s cultural heritage, but untold treasures may already be hidden on the seafloor. Beneath the murky waves of the Venice Lagoon, researchers have discovered the remains of an ancient Roman road and other possible port facilities, like a dock, that may predate the founding of the Italian city. Their findings were published on Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports. The study’s ...

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Remains of 2,600-Year-Old City Wall Discovered in Jerusalem – ARTnews.com

Archaeologists have uncovered a missing section of Jerusalem’s original Iron Age fortifications that were built at least 2,700 years ago. Most of the wall would have been destroyed during a Babylonian invasion in 586 B.C.E., according to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), which announced the discovery this week. A wall segment on the eastern slope of the City of David National Park, dating to ...

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1,000-Year-Old Church Discovered in Germany – ARTnews.com

The foundations of a 1,000-year-old church built by German Emperor Otto I (also known as Otto the Great) were rediscovered by archaeologists under a cornfield in Helfta, Germany, in late June, according to the State Office for Monument Preservation and Archeology in the country’s Saxony-Anhalt region. Based on the foundations, the church was 66 feet wide, and it existed alongside a massive cemetery containing ...

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