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Ancient Greeks may have built China’s famous Terracotta Army

Ancient Greeks may have built China’s famous Terracotta Army ‘We have discovered something more important even than the Terracotta Army,’ says Chinese archaeologist Ancient Greeks...

Ancient Greeks may have built China’s famous Terracotta Army ‘We have discovered something more important even than the Terracotta Army,’ says Chinese archaeologist Ancient Greeks artists could have travelled to China 1,500 years before Marco Polo’s historic trip to the east and helped design the famous Terracotta Army, according to new research. The startling claim...
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4,200-Year-Old Egyptian Temple Discovered to Have Remarkably Well Preserved Artwork

Scattered throughout modern Egypt are many ancient temples which are famous for their splendor and historical significance. The perfect example of one of these breathtaking...

Scattered throughout modern Egypt are many ancient temples which are famous for their splendor and historical significance. The perfect example of one of these breathtaking displays of luxury is the Temple of Hathor. Built around 2250 BC, the artwork that runs throughout the building is remarkably well kept, despite being thousands and thousands of years...
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Photographer documents the architectural details of ceilings in Iran

An instagram photographer is taking viewers on a visual journey through the history of iranian architecture and design. m1rasoulifard captures the structural and artistic intricacies of Iran’s most significant places...

An instagram photographer is taking viewers on a visual journey through the history of iranian architecture and design. m1rasoulifard captures the structural and artistic intricacies of Iran’s most significant places of worship and cultural complexes, from the jāmeh mosque — one of the oldest still standing in the country — to the Chaharbagh school, both in the city of Isfahan. As...
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Discovering India’s ancient stepwells

Discovering India’s ancient stepwells Victoria Lautman’s travels sound like something straight out of an Indiana Jones movie. Armed with a humble little point-and-shoot camera (“Well,...

Discovering India’s ancient stepwells Victoria Lautman’s travels sound like something straight out of an Indiana Jones movie. Armed with a humble little point-and-shoot camera (“Well, I’m sliding in horrible pits, I need to be able to hold it in my teeth”) the Chicago-based adventure-journalist travels across India hunting for ancient, unexplored ruins. Lautman’s favorite pastime,...
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Remarkably Pristine Ancient Greek Mosaics Uncovered in Turkish City of Zeugma

Remarkably Pristine Ancient Greek Mosaics Uncovered in Turkish City of Zeugma A team of archeologists led by Professor Kutalmış Görkay of Ankara University recently unearthed...

Remarkably Pristine Ancient Greek Mosaics Uncovered in Turkish City of Zeugma A team of archeologists led by Professor Kutalmış Görkay of Ankara University recently unearthed three ancient Greek mosaics in the Turkish city of Zeugma near the border of Syria. The excavation project, which began in 2007, was spurred on by flooding in the area...
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In pictures: Protecting Peru’s ancient burial site

In pictures: Protecting Peru’s ancient burial grounds (BBC) Huaca Malena is an ancient Peruvian burial site located approximately 100km (62 miles) south of the capital,...

In pictures: Protecting Peru’s ancient burial grounds (BBC) Huaca Malena is an ancient Peruvian burial site located approximately 100km (62 miles) south of the capital, Lima. It is a major cemetery of the Wari culture, a civilization which flourished in the Andes between the seventh and the 12th Century. The site was discovered by Julio...
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The 2nd Chamber of Amphipolis

The 2nd Chamber of Amphipolis   The second chamber, the one behind the two Caryatids, is 4,5 meters wide and 3,0 meters long. The chamber...

The 2nd Chamber of Amphipolis   The second chamber, the one behind the two Caryatids, is 4,5 meters wide and 3,0 meters long. The chamber floor is covered with a pictorial mosaic in glorious colors and detail.   The mosaic covers the entire floor surface of the 2nd Chamber. The mosaic is in white, black,...
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Greece archaeologists uncover Amphipolis floor mosaic

Greece archaeologists uncover Amphipolis floor mosaic Archaeologists unearthing a huge ancient burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece have uncovered a large floor mosaic. The...

Greece archaeologists uncover Amphipolis floor mosaic Archaeologists unearthing a huge ancient burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece have uncovered a large floor mosaic. The mosaic – 3m (10ft) wide and 4.5m (15ft) long – depicts a man with a laurel wreath driving a chariot drawn by horses and led by the god Hermes. The...
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Greeks captivated by Alexander-era tomb at Amphipolis (BBC)

Greeks captivated by Alexander-era tomb at Amphipolis The discovery of an enormous tomb in northern Greece, dating to the time of Alexander the Great of...

Greeks captivated by Alexander-era tomb at Amphipolis The discovery of an enormous tomb in northern Greece, dating to the time of Alexander the Great of Macedonia, has enthused Greeks, distracting them from a dire economic crisis. Who, they are asking, is buried within. In early August, a team of Greek archaeologists led by Katerina Peristeri...
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Female Sculptures Guard Amphipolis Tomb in Greece

Female Sculptures Guard Amphipolis Tomb in Greece Greek archaeologists made another amazing find on Saturday as they unearthed two finely sculpted Caryatids — female sculptures —...

Female Sculptures Guard Amphipolis Tomb in Greece Greek archaeologists made another amazing find on Saturday as they unearthed two finely sculpted Caryatids — female sculptures — inside a mysterious tomb from the time of Alexander the Great, in Amphipolis, about 65 miles from Thessaloniki. Carved from marble with traces of blue-and-red paint, the Caryatids were found...

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