Sunday, January 20, 2019

Weekend Roundup, Part 2

The restoration of the Roman aqueduct of Gadara has been completed, and the tunnel is now open to the public.

Researchers have discovered Iron Age II pottery at Sela in Jordan.

The goal of the SCHEP project is to encourage people in Jordan to protect the ancient sites in their communities.

Britain has returned to Egypt a stolen ornamental tablet of Pharaoh Amenhotep I.

“The Ministry of Antiquities began the work of the second phase of the project of documenting the rock inscriptions in the ancient area of South of Sinai.”

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has posted an annual newsletter for 2018.

Saudi Arabia now wants tourists to come visit its archaeological sites.

“Trade Routes in Arabia - Masterpieces of the Monuments of Saudi Arabia through the Ages” is a new exhibit at the Louvre in Abu Dhabi.

In a third post on Assos, Carl Rasmussen describes the theater and the ancient harbor.

The British Museum celebrated its 260th birthday this week. A birthday blogpost provides some numbers, including the number of objects in the collection: 8 million!

The BBC attempts to explain why ancient people drilled holes in their heads.

Near Eastern Archaeology is soliciting articles for publication.

Wayne Stiles is leading a tour of Greece and Turkey in September.

HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer, Ted Weis

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  • The British Museum opened on January 15, 1759. I happened, by pure coincidence, to be present at its 260th birthday opening last Tuesday - January 15, 2019. There was nothing I could see to mark the event, but perhaps if I had been paying more attention? A great milestone for a world-class museum.

    By Blogger Luke Chandler, at Sun Jan 20, 10:11:00 AM  

  • It appears that the name (or translation) “Trade Routes in Arabia - Masterpieces of the Monuments of Saudi Arabia through the Ages” is just an alternative name for the exhibit more commonly called “Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia.”


    By Blogger A.D. Riddle, at Sun Jan 27, 10:32:00 AM  

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