This news is at least ten days old now, but here it is anyway: "Long-Sought Viking Settlement Found" from Science Now. I'm surprised it was such a fight to get funding—but maybe I shouldn't be.

Still, exciting!
This news is at least ten days old now, but here it is anyway: "Long-Sought Viking Settlement Found" from Science Now. I'm surprised it was such a fight to get funding—but maybe I shouldn't be.

Still, exciting!
aelfgyfu_mead: (helmet)
( Aug. 17th, 2010 07:54 am)
There's a nice little BBC News video here on the dig at Caerleon.
aelfgyfu_mead: (helmet)
( Aug. 17th, 2010 07:54 am)
There's a nice little BBC News video here on the dig at Caerleon.
Cardiff University students from the School of History, Archaeology and Religion were learning to use geophysical mapping equipment when they found a number of previously unmapped structures.

Article in The Guardian

The Cardiff University page for the find is better: you can watch video and see some large images using the links at the bottom. I had some trouble getting the video to play. I finally tried right-click and selecting "Watch video on Vimeo" and was able to watch.

Enjoy!
Cardiff University students from the School of History, Archaeology and Religion were learning to use geophysical mapping equipment when they found a number of previously unmapped structures.

Article in The Guardian

The Cardiff University page for the find is better: you can watch video and see some large images using the links at the bottom. I had some trouble getting the video to play. I finally tried right-click and selecting "Watch video on Vimeo" and was able to watch.

Enjoy!
From the Discovery Channel: the British Library will make the full Codex Sinaiticus available online next July--with transcription and translation! The Codex includes some non-canonical books, too--very exciting!

The BL already has several books online, as I mention here, with links; I've also got links to the British Museum.
From the Discovery Channel: the British Library will make the full Codex Sinaiticus available online next July--with transcription and translation! The Codex includes some non-canonical books, too--very exciting!

The BL already has several books online, as I mention here, with links; I've also got links to the British Museum.
aelfgyfu_mead: (helmet)
( Dec. 19th, 2007 03:22 pm)
From CNN.com: "Excavation Adventures in the Valley of the Kings," by Paul Sussman. This essay covers both finds of fabulous wealth and traces of everyday life. Read and enjoy!
aelfgyfu_mead: (helmet)
( Dec. 19th, 2007 03:22 pm)
From CNN.com: "Excavation Adventures in the Valley of the Kings," by Paul Sussman. This essay covers both finds of fabulous wealth and traces of everyday life. Read and enjoy!
Well, technically, it's under the pub's parking lot. In 1938, the first time it was discovered, when the old pub was moved back and a new car park built, the foreman told the workers to bury it again so construction wouldn't be delayed. BBC News Story.

Somehow, it seems really fitting that a Viking ship should turn up in a pub's parking lot; they were just about a millennium too early to get their pints.
Well, technically, it's under the pub's parking lot. In 1938, the first time it was discovered, when the old pub was moved back and a new car park built, the foreman told the workers to bury it again so construction wouldn't be delayed. BBC News Story.

Somehow, it seems really fitting that a Viking ship should turn up in a pub's parking lot; they were just about a millennium too early to get their pints.
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