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The Heritage Under Our Feet

Hello My Lovelies, My friend, fellow pagan and author Anna Franklin, brought this amazing article from The Guardian to my attention via her Facebook page. Always one to share things of interest – especially when it’s related to history, archaeology, paganism or witchcraft – I thought I’d pass it on as I know some of […]

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Devious Magic (Relic Guardians #0.5) by Victoria DeLuis and Meg Cowley – Review

Flora Reviews… Devious Magic (Relic Guardians #0.5) by Meg Cowley & Victoria DeLuis. My thanks to the co-author, Victoria DeLuis, for the eBook in exchange for signing up to her newsletter. However, it’s also included as a free story when you buy any book in the Relic Guardians series. What’s Devious Magic about? Read: 8th […]

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Byzantine-era church uncovered in Jerusalem highway expansion

archaeologicalnews: Road workers expanding the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway found the ruins of a Byzantine-era way station and church near the entrance to a town just west of the capital, Antiquities Authority officials said on Wednesday. The way station and church, which were found together with a still older Roman-era road, are located near a spring […]

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Two Chavin gargoyles found in Chaupimarca, Pasco

archaeologicalnews: Two stone gargoyles associated with the pre-Hispanic Chavin culture have been discovered on a the town wall of Chaupimarca, in Pasco. The two heads stand about 40 centimetres high and weight an estimated 100 kilograms apiece. El Comercio reports that the artefacts were discovered by local environmentalist Rodolfo Rojas Villanueva, with the organization Patria […]

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‘Isis looted’ Syrian Ottoman ceramic bound for Russia seized in Finland

archaeologicalnews: A 15th century Syrian artefact was retrieved by Finnish authorities as it was being smuggled across the border to Russia, in what detectives said was the first known piece of art looted in the war-torn country to be trafficked through the Scandinavian country. Finnish Customs authorities said they seized the ceramic plaque in April […]

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Archaeologists investigate mystery of young Civil War woman buried in unusual grave in Oxford

archaeologicalnews: Archaeologists believe a young female wrapped in a pin-fastened shroud, carefully buried during the English Civil War of the mid-16th century and discovered beneath garden soil at a college site in Oxford, was still in rigor mortis when she entered her grave, having died while sleeping or in bed. Excavators were surprised to find […]

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Humans Butchered Elephants 500,000 Years Ago, Ancient Tool Suggests

archaeologicalnews: Stone tools that are half a million years old have been unearthed in Israel — and they still have traces of elephant fat clinging to them. The new discovery shows that ancient humans used tools to process and butcher large animals, researchers say. Though anthropologists had strongly suspected that early humans used tools to […]

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Pompeii Photos: Ancient Roman city remains unscathed by ‘selfie’ generation

archaeologicalnews: Dr Zena Kamash from the Department of Classics at Royal Holloway, University of London, has discovered the photos tourists take of Pompeii are almost identical to those taken by our ancestors. After examining 19th and early 20th century lantern slides of Pompeii and modern day photos from review site TripAdvisor, Dr Kamash discovered the […]

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Extensive tomb complex unearthed in suburban Beijing

archaeologicalnews: A massive tomb complex has been found in a southwest suburb in Beijing, the Beijing institute of cultural heritage said on Sunday. The 70 hectare archeological site consists of 129 tombs built over 1,100 years, spanning from the East Han Dynasty (25-220)to Tang Dynasty (618-907) and Liao… Amazing Extensive tomb complex unearthed in suburban […]

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Devon fields could have been prehistoric camp and Romano-British roundhouse

archaeologicalnews: After a dig launched to culminate years of theorizing by Howard Jones, a local archaeologist and former Royal Marine whose suspicions were strengthened by Google Maps, archaeologists are about to compile their findings from a set of four riverside fields near Plymouth which could have been part of one of Devon’s oldest settlements. A […]

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US tourists caught carving names into Rome’s Colosseum

archaeologicalnews: Tourists are once again getting into trouble in Italy, with two American women caught carving their names into Rome’s Colosseum. The Californians, aged 21 and 25, snuck away from their tour group on Saturday and began scratching their initials into the amphitheatre with a coin. They managed a “J” and an “N” around 8cm […]

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Egypt unearths 3000-year-old tomb in southern city

archaeologicalnews: CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities says American archaeologists have discovered a 3000-year-old tomb with beautifully painted walls belonging to a nobleman who guarded the temple of the ancient deity Amun. Tuesday’s statement says the tomb, found near the southern city of Luxor, dates… Wow! Stunning, amazing Egypt unearths 3000-year-old tomb in southern […]

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Archaeologists unearth lost fortress of Genghis Khan in western Mongolia

archaeologicalnews: Japanese and Mongolian archaeologists said Feb. 26 that they have discovered the remains of a 13th-century military outpost established for Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan (c. 1162-1227) in southwestern Mongolia. The joint research team said the discovery could be useful in learning about the… Very exciting stuff Archaeologists unearth lost fortress of Genghis Khan in […]

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Mummy Mask May Reveal Oldest Known Gospel

archaeologicalnews: A text that may be the oldest copy of a gospel known to exist — a fragment of the Gospel of Mark that was written during the first century, before the year 90 — is set to be published. At present, the oldest surviving copies of the gospel texts date to the second century […]

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70,000 year-old African settlement unearthed

archaeologicalnews: During ongoing excavations in northern Sudan, Polish archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology in Poznań, have discovered the remains of a settlement estimated to 70,000 years old. This find, according to the researchers, seems to contradict the previously held belief that… … see nothing can ever claimed to be “fact” it it […]

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