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« Reply #175 on: March 30, 2017, 10:48:13 am »

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« Reply #176 on: April 18, 2017, 11:40:36 pm »

Dutch East India Company shipwreck laden with silver coins to be excavated this summer:

http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/04/voc-ship-sunk-off-the-coast-of-england-to-be-investigated/
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« Reply #177 on: May 29, 2017, 11:47:00 pm »

Roman baths and selection of weapons, pottery and coins is found under a cricket ground during work to build a new pavilion:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4553688/Roman-bathhouse-discovered-Cumbria-cricket-site.html

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« Reply #178 on: May 31, 2017, 05:22:35 am »

Some excellent recent photographs of Domitilla's catacombs in Rome:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4556660/Domitilla-catacombs-unveiled-years-renovation.html
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« Reply #179 on: July 09, 2017, 04:14:02 pm »

An interesting hoard of gold and silver ancient Roman coins has been found at a mining site in Huelva, southern Spain.

https://www.thelocal.es/20170706/milestone-treasure-of-ancient-roman-coins-found-at-mining-site

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« Reply #180 on: July 09, 2017, 04:57:36 pm »

The photo seems not to show the reported find : 40-50 gold or silver coins are described, conjectured to have been the contents of a leather purse that has not survived, but the picture seems to show sestertii or middle bronzes, more than 40-50 of them, far too many to fit in a normal purse!
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« Reply #181 on: July 09, 2017, 09:05:35 pm »

Hi Curtis,

That is because it is a "file photo" which appears to have been taken from an earlier find. If you use Google Reverse image search you will see the other articles it was used in.

I am constantly surprised by how much some people can fit into their purse! I am sure some things are constant, no matter which millennium...

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« Reply #182 on: July 10, 2017, 08:19:43 am »

More Roman letters found at Vindolanda, close to Hadrian's Wall:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jul/10/new-cache-of-roman-letters-discovered-at-hadrians-wall
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« Reply #183 on: July 19, 2017, 11:08:01 pm »

Not exactly coin related but I thought I would share. It is not common to get archaeological news concerning Australia.

Globally Significant Archaelogical Discovery in Australia:

http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/what-globally-significant-archaeological-discovery-in-australia-actually-means/news-story/e5744f4826789b7300afe581d1521f98

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« Reply #184 on: August 24, 2017, 04:17:58 am »

1,500-year-old Christian mosaic floor with a Greek inscription uncovered in Jerusalem:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4816036/Israeli-archaeologists-uncover-rare-1-500-year-old-mosaic.html
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« Reply #185 on: August 24, 2017, 11:49:47 pm »

 Mathematical secrets of ancient tablet unlocked after nearly a century of study. Dating from 1,000 years before Pythagoras’s theorem, the Babylonian clay tablet is a trigonometric table more accurate than any today, say researchers:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/aug/24/mathematical-secrets-of-ancient-tablet-unlocked-after-nearly-a-century-of-study

The full paper on which the above article is based can be found here, but requires a fairly high level of maths (beyond mine!):

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0315086017300691
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« Reply #186 on: August 25, 2017, 08:56:57 am »

Interesting! I am very skeptical that the tables are somehow "more accurate than any available today." Computers can easily give any trigonometric value to an arbitrary accuracy in almost no time at all. But at any rate, the calculations are impressive.
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« Reply #187 on: August 26, 2017, 02:07:51 am »

GOLDSCHMIDT CONFERENCE—Analysis of ancient Roman coins has shown that the defeat of the Carthaginian general Hannibal led to a flood of wealth across the Roman Empire from the silver mines of Spain. This finding, which gives us a tangible record of the transition of Rome from a regional power to an Empire, is presented at the Goldschmidt geochemistry conference in Paris.

http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/summer-2017/article/analysis-finds-defeat-of-hannibal-written-in-the-coins-of-the-roman-empire
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« Reply #188 on: August 27, 2017, 02:02:26 am »

Interesting! I am very skeptical that the tables are somehow "more accurate than any available today." Computers can easily give any trigonometric value to an arbitrary accuracy in almost no time at all. But at any rate, the calculations are impressive.

I saw an interview about this yesterday, and whilst I cannot recall the exact
quote, he said something like it was a better way of doing them, rather than
being more accurate. Or perhaps it was easier to teach them this way.
Sorry I cannot recall the exact phrase, and I cannot find the interview online.
Simply, not 'more accurate', but a better method (or something like that!).
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« Reply #189 on: September 01, 2017, 03:56:10 am »

British and Iraqi archaeologists identify the first known settlement built under the enigmatic Sealand kings:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/01/castle-sealand-kings-ancient-iraqs-rebel-rulers
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« Reply #190 on: September 02, 2017, 12:49:13 pm »

Exquisite 1,600-year-old Roman mosaic described as 'the most exciting such discovery made in Britain in the last 50 years' is unearthed in Berkshire:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4846364/Roman-mosaic-unearthed-Berkshire.html
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« Reply #191 on: September 08, 2017, 12:11:43 am »

Not really archaeology, but a there is a very interesting article on the Roman herb silphium here:

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170907-the-mystery-of-the-lost-roman-herb
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« Reply #192 on: September 10, 2017, 11:20:27 am »

More finds from Vindolanda:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4869836/Secrets-Roman-legionaries-uncovered-Hadrian-s-Wall.html
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