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Arte-Factual: Buddhist Symbols of Barkhang Monastery (Part 2)


Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for another edition of Arte-Factual! And this time around, we’ll be making the trek back to Barkhang Monastery (Tomb Raider 2) to look at some of the other Buddhist symbols that can be found throughout the fictional monastery. The Wheel, or “Dharmachakra”: The Buddhist wheel, or dharmachakra, is one of the … Continue reading »

Archaeology News – 13th to 19th May 2013


Africa: Al Ruwaida site yields unique archaeological find (Gulf News) Alexandria plans for a new maritime museum (Al-Shorfa) Cemetery Reveals Baby-Making Season in Ancient Egypt (Live Science) Earliest Evidence of Hunting by Human Ancestors Found in Kenya (Sci-News) Skeleton of a Roman warrior unearthed in south Egypt (Ahram Online) Asia: 15 antique items seized‚ one … Continue reading »

Archaeology News – 22nd to 28th April 2013


Africa: Angry about Senefru pyramid deterioration? (Ahram Online) New discovery solves ancient Egyptian chariot mystery (Al Bawaba) Roman industrial area uncovered in Egypt’s Suez Canal (Ahram Online) ‘Workers Town’ Fed 10,000 Giza Pyramid Builders (Discovery News) Asia: 1,100-year-old structure unearthed in Dinajpur, Bangladesh (The Daily Star) First ancient mirror workshop discovered in China (China Daily) … Continue reading »

Archaeology News – 15th to 21st April 2013


Africa : Black market trade of Egyptian artifacts thriving amid post-revolution chaos (Al Bawaba) KENYA: Experts dig evidences of World Heritage Site (World Footprints) Return of tomb raiders (ABC: Lateline) The Libyan desert: Natural and human heritage under threat (Libya Herald) Asia : Ancient Lord Shiva temple in neglected condition at Bandora (The Times of India) … Continue reading »

Archaeology News – 8th to 14th April 2013


Africa : Archaeologists Find Earliest Evidence of Humans Cooking With Fire (Discover Magazine) Egypt’s King Khufu’s harbour in Suez discovered (Ahram Online) Asia : 2012 a peak year for [Chinese] archaeologists (CNTV) 4,000-Year-Old Relics Unearthed on Banks of Narmada (IBTraveller) Ancient tomb found in Lujiang, China (China Daily) Ancient tomb raided hours after it was … Continue reading »

Archaeology News – 1st to 7th April 2013


Africa : Researchers Uncover Significant Evidence Of The 17th Dynasty Of Ancient Egypt (redOrbit) Asia : 600-year-old tombs found in China (UPI) 4,000-year-old stone tools, earthenware unearthed from banks of river Narmada in Bhopal (India Today) Ancient mysteries revealed in Turkmen desert sands (France 24) India’s 35 ‘protected’ monuments are ‘untraceable’, Archaeological Survey of India … Continue reading »

Archaeology News - 18th to 24th March 2013


Encroachment Continues on Egypt’s Archaeological Sites, Al-Bordan (Ahram Online) Egyptian archaeologists and the local antiquities police have succeeded in halting illegal construction works at the Al-Bordan archaeological site, which is located on the Alexandria-Marsa Matrouh highway. They are now pressing charges against a contractor company which is believed to be responsible for the damage caused … Continue reading »

The Snow Leopard Trust Needs Your Vote!


UPDATE: The Snow Leopard Trust won the grant! A massive thanks to those of you who voted for the Trust. The snow leopards of India now have a fighting chance of survival thanks to you and the efforts of the Trust and its local partners. If you wish, you can continue to support the Snow … Continue reading »

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