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Treasure troves: Some most valuable archaeological discoveries in history

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... National Park, Israel, scuba divers found nearly 2,000 gold coins minted at different times, the earliest dates from the latter half of the 9th century.
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Here are some of the most valuable archaeological discoveries in human history: The Bactrian Gold, 1978 The treasure found at Tillya Tepe was recovered from graves. More than 20,000 gold ornaments were retrieved, with elaborate objects from China, India and Greece mixed in together. The treasure was dated to around the 1st century CE. The Panagyurishte Treasure, 1949 Digging for clay at a tile factory near Panagyurishte, Bulgaria, led to the excavation of 6 kg worth of gold, carved into elaborate shapes dating from 4th century BCE. The treasure was thought to have been used in religious rites. The Cuerdale Treasures, 1840 While repairing the embankment of the Ribble river in England, workmen dug up one of the biggest hoards of Viking tre...
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La mairie ne veut pas de fouilles archéologiques place Saint-Sernin

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The Town Hall is not archaeological place Saint-Sernin
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Sous la place, il y aurait aussi une nécropole païenne et paléochrétienne de la fin de l'Antiquité et du Haut-Moyen Age, des vestiges d'une première ...
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Under the square, there would also be a necropolis Pagan and early Christian to the end of antiquity and the High-Medieval, remains of a first...
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Publié le 10/12/2016 à 16:51, Mis à jour le 10/12/2016 à 17:38 Culture - Histoire La future place Saint-Sernin./Photo BauB La mairie de Toulouse ne souhaite pas se lancer dans d'importantes fouilles archéologiques avant le réaménagement de la place Saint-Sernin. Et pourtant, selon la société archéologique du Midi de la France (Samf), «les sondages d’évaluation archéologique réalisés au cours de l’été 2015 ont confirmé la présence des vestiges tout autour de la basilique». Un mur de la chapelle médiévale du collège et deux chapiteaux ont été découverts au cours de ces sondages, qui ne sont pas de véritables fouilles en profondeur. «Il faut s’attendre à trouver à proximité la majeure partie de l’hôpital du XIe siècle», selon la Samf. Sous ...
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US returns a stolen 14th century Manuscript to Italy, where it will be put in a Museum

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United States December 10, 2016: The United States returned a stolen 14th-century illustration of a Roman Catholic saint to Italy on Friday, where it ...
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A church (representational Image), Pixabay United States December 10, 2016: The United States returned a stolen 14th-century illustration of a Roman Catholic saint to Italy on Friday, where it will be put in a museum, U.S. Customs officials said. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency mentioned in a statement that the image, an ink, tempera and gold image of a haloed Saint Lucy, had spent decades at the Cleveland Museum of Art, which bought it in good faith in 1952. It said the artefact was turned over in a ceremony at the Italian Embassy, mentioned PTI. NewsGram brings to you top news around the world today. A two-year investigation determined that the item- a leaf of the book, had been stolen and the museum turned it over to U.S. o...
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York's city wall at Fishergate reopens with supports added

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The city walls, some sections of which date back to the 12th Century, extend for 2.5 miles (4km) and enclose a total area of 263 acres (106 hectares).
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Image caption The stretch of the wall was closed in early December A section of York's city walls closed due to safety concerns has reopened with extra supports in place. City of York Council closed the 200m (656ft) stretch from Fishergate Postern Tower to Fishergate Bar Tower 39 on 2 December over fears of subsidence. After an inspection was carried out, the council said there may be "continuing movement" in the roof arch and in the tower's stone walls.Supports were added as a temporary solution, a spokesperson said. Further plans for the repair and restoration of Tower 39, a corner tower, are expected to be revealed in the new year.The city walls, some sections of which date back to the 12th Century, extend for 2.5 miles (4km) and encl...
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Medieval Jerusalem comes to life in this mesmerising show

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This exhibition makes objects and art made by and for Jerusalem's competitive, faith-defined communities in the later Middle Ages – the 'every people ...
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This exhibition makes objects and art made by and for Jerusalem’s competitive, faith-defined communities in the later Middle Ages – the ‘every people under heaven’ of the title – speak to lives that are still affected by that city of life, imagination, and hope. Expansive, near encyclopaedic within its limits, and very beautiful, the exhibition produces an immersive experience of the city itself. We are encouraged to meander through the six main galleries as if through the old city and the stagecraft begins in the vestibule. Here, in a dramatically darkened open space, two walls are filled with smoggy, panoramic views of the contemporary city, filmed live and broken into irregular, discrete units. The curators manoeuvre through the compl...
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Lecture to tell the history of Eastern perfumery

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... until it reached the Arab world in the 11th century, when Ibn Sina created the first perfume with essential oil as we know it today,” explains Biase.
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Business owner Julia de Biase will speak on the topic ?The world of Eastern perfumes? on Monday (12) in the city of S?o Paulo. The event is aimed at clients, executives from the sector and the press. Press Release Asala Attar, by Ashgarali, a brand imported to Brazil by Biase São Paulo – The history of Eastern perfumery will be the topic of the lecture The world of Eastern perfumes, which is scheduled for next Monday (12) at Espaço One, located inside Iguatemi shopping mall in the city of São Paulo. The speaker is business owner Julia de Biase, owner of Al Zahra, a store specialized in Arabian perfumes.The lecture is part of a special event on niche perfumery organized by Caleche store. According to the executive, this was the first stor...
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Medieval Jerusalem comes to life in this mesmerising show

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1465) with scenes of Muhammad encountering Jerusalem, along with Catalonian Bibles in Hebrew, and Haggadah from the 14th century. The mid ...
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This exhibition makes objects and art made by and for Jerusalem’s competitive, faith-defined communities in the later Middle Ages – the ‘every people under heaven’ of the title – speak to lives that are still affected by that city of life, imagination, and hope. Expansive, near encyclopaedic within its limits, and very beautiful, the exhibition produces an immersive experience of the city itself. We are encouraged to meander through the six main galleries as if through the old city and the stagecraft begins in the vestibule. Here, in a dramatically darkened open space, two walls are filled with smoggy, panoramic views of the contemporary city, filmed live and broken into irregular, discrete units. The curators manoeuvre through the compl...
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Des travaux et des compétences pour une église désormais assainie et embellie

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Work and skills for a church now reorganized and embellished
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Les tableaux, dont six sont signés Jacques Gamelin, le lustre en bois doré à six lumières et une Vierge à l'enfant en pierre datée du XIVe siècle sont ...
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The paintings, of which six are signed Jacques Gamelin, chandelier wooden gilded six lights and a Madonna and child in stone dated from the 14th century are...
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La chapelle a retrouvé sa Vierge à l'enfant(Photo par A.F.) La statue restaurée avant son départ de l'atelier pour l'église(Photo par A.F.) 1 / 2 La chapelle a retrouvé sa Vierge à l'enfant (A.F.) 2 / 2 La statue restaurée avant son départ de l'atelier pour l'église (A.F.) Échelonnée sur plusieurs années la restauration de l’église paroissiale s’est terminée en 2015 avec la livraison de la chapelle Saint-Joseph, la septième et dernière chapelle à être sauvegardée après les terribles épreuves de novembre 1999. Avec la chapelle de la Vierge qui lui fait face, mitoyenne de la sacristie, elle est supposée être présente lors de l’agrandissement de l’église au XIIIe siècle en style gothique. En marge du gros œuvre, Anne-Marie de Sansonetti, di...
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Medieval music merits praise

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... of death in the Middle Ages, including passages about the bubonic plague, war and poor hygiene, underscored by a light musical accompaniment.
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Photo by Natalie Mosqueda Bob Dylan would have been a great goliard, scholar-poets who wrote satirical verses in the 12th century. Southwestern’s Goliards Medieval Ensemble would have also fit right in. Led by music instructor Wendy Greene, the ensemble commemorated All Souls Day with the somber beat of hide-covered drums, the twang of a harpsichord and the hurdy-gurdy. They formed a musical bed for the poetic Middle English and Latin lyrics about death, religious figures, animals and love. Old School music is seldom older and rarely better than this talented band of minstrel scholars, which resurrected thousand-year-old tunes with 21st century flair. The Goliards conveyed deep emotion with each song. Their music had a quietly mystical, ...
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HISTORY Vault: Vikings

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Vikings soon began to colonize Iceland, an island in the North Atlantic where no one had yet settled in large numbers, and by the late 10th century, ...
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Beginning around 800 A.D., seafaring warriors–known collectively as Vikings or Norsemen (“Northmen”)–left their Scandinavian homelands to seek their fortunes elsewhere. While the exact reasons for Vikings venturing out from their homeland are uncertain; some have suggested it was due to overpopulation, but the earliest Vikings were looking for riches, not land. Over the next three centuries, they would leave their mark as pirates, raiders, traders and settlers on Britain and the European continent, as well as parts of modern-day Russia, Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland. This week, we are setting sail to explore the history of the Vikings. The beginning of the Viking Age is marked by an attack in 793 A.D. on the Lindisfarne monastery o...
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