Greek tomb at Amphipolis is ‘important discovery’ Archaeologists unearthing a burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece have made an “extremely important find”, says Greek PM Antonis Samaras. Experts believe the tomb belonged to an important figure dating back to the last quarter of the Fourth Century BC. A large mound complex has been unearthed at the Kasta hill site in the past two years. Lead archaeologist Katerina Peristeri said it certainly dated from after the death of Alexander Read more [...]
Underwater Lost City found in China Qiandao Lake is a man-made lake located in Chun’an County, China, where archeologists have discovered in 2001 ruins of an underwater city. The city is at a depth of 26-40 meters and was named “Lion City”. There would have been 290 000 people living in this city during more than 1300 years. Touristic expeditions are projected. Via Read more [...]
Vanishing architectural heritage in Pondicherry Poonam Mulchandani send us a series of photographs depicting the destruction of India’s cultural sites. Here is how she describes it: When I saw that this beautiful temple was being demolished, I stopped to take a few pictures . . . and discovered some strange and interesting architectural phenomena, that expressed the current attitude towards architectural heritage in India. There is an apparent disregard for the monument in the way the Read more [...]
In a 2 minutes and 43 seconds video you can see how Parthenon was how was ancient Athens, around the Acropolis. The impressive video was created by the team of the company and three-dimensional computer graphics Whiskytree.com. The video was presented a few days ago at the 40th Conference of New Technologies Siggraph 2013. The result is at least moving, especially for Greek guys like us.
In 1578 word spread of the discovery in Rome of a network of underground tombs containing the remains of thousands of early Christian martyrs. Many skeletons of these supposed saints were soon removed from their resting place and sent to Catholic churches in Europe to replace holy relics that were destroyed during the Protestant Reformation. Once in place the skeletons were then carefully reassembled and enshrined in costumes, wigs, jewels, crowns, gold lace, and armor as a physical Read more [...]