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indago
04-15-2015, 09:58 AM
Journalist Jim Yardley wrote for The New York Times 14 April 2015:
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All Luciano Faggiano wanted when he purchased the seemingly unremarkable building at 56 Via Ascanio Grandi was to open a trattoria. The only problem was the toilet. Sewage kept backing up. So Mr. Faggiano enlisted his two older sons to help him dig a trench and investigate. He predicted the job would take about a week. ...“We found underground corridors and other rooms, so we kept digging,” said Mr. Faggiano, 60. His search for a sewage pipe, which began in 2000, became one family’s tale of obsession and discovery. He found a subterranean world tracing back before the birth of Jesus: a Messapian tomb, a Roman granary, a Franciscan chapel and even etchings from the Knights Templar. His trattoria instead became a museum, where relics still turn up today.

Italy is a slag heap of history, with empires and ancient civilizations built atop one another...
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article (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/15/world/europe/centuries-of-italian-history-are-unearthed-in-quest-to-fix-toilet.html?ref=todayspaper)

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
04-15-2015, 10:27 AM
Journalist Jim Yardley wrote for The New York Times 14 April 2015:
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All Luciano Faggiano wanted when he purchased the seemingly unremarkable building at 56 Via Ascanio Grandi was to open a trattoria. The only problem was the toilet. Sewage kept backing up. So Mr. Faggiano enlisted his two older sons to help him dig a trench and investigate. He predicted the job would take about a week. ...“We found underground corridors and other rooms, so we kept digging,” said Mr. Faggiano, 60. His search for a sewage pipe, which began in 2000, became one family’s tale of obsession and discovery. He found a subterranean world tracing back before the birth of Jesus: a Messapian tomb, a Roman granary, a Franciscan chapel and even etchings from the Knights Templar. His trattoria instead became a museum, where relics still turn up today.

Italy is a slag heap of history, with empires and ancient civilizations built atop one another...
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article (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/15/world/europe/centuries-of-italian-history-are-unearthed-in-quest-to-fix-toilet.html?ref=todayspaper)

History fascinates me, always has! They keep finding lost cities in the jungles even today !
As a teenager I wanted to be an archaeologist but as I grew older hormones kicked in and womanizing took over.
Instead worked construction jobs and was a bouncer at different night clubs 3/4 nights a week for many years ..
Uncovered a lot of pretty, sexy woman but no lost cities!! :laugh:
Looking back now, Id take finding the lost cities any day!-Tyr

indago
04-15-2015, 10:54 AM
Uncovered a lot of pretty, sexy woman but no lost cities!! :laugh:
Looking back now, Id take finding the lost cities any day!-Tyr

Yeah, but...

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
04-15-2015, 11:06 AM
Yeah, but...

Well yes,, there is that! :laugh:--Tyr

Max R.
05-18-2015, 08:54 PM
I'm a big fan of history myself and, courtesy of your tax dollars, even earned a degree in International Politics from Troy University at Hurlburt AFB which emphasized both history and geography.

George Santayana was correct: "Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

indago
06-11-2015, 06:15 AM
From Jerusalem Post News 10 June 2015:
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Archaeological excavations near Highway 1 – at the entrance to Abu Gosh, west of Jerusalem – uncovered a large Byzantine-era road station that included a church, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Wednesday. The excavations were conducted while upgrading and widening the highway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in a project initiated and funded by the National Roads Company, said IAA spokeswoman Yoli Shwartz. The road station and church were found adjacent to a seep spring known as Ein Naqa'a, located on the outskirts of Moshav Bet Neqofa, said Shwartz.

...“The excavations yielded numerous different finds, testifying to intensive activity at the site,” Shwartz added. “These included oil lamps, coins, special glass vessels, marble fragments, and mother-of-pearl shells.”
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article (http://www.jpost.com/Christian-News/Near-Jerusalem-1500-year-old-Byzantine-era-road-station-and-church-uncovered-on-Highway-1-405585)

Civilizations built upon civilizations...

revelarts
08-08-2015, 12:06 PM
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/08/0e/11/080e110308e7be8bf8dd0e0a6fa3b05d.jpg

NightTrain
08-08-2015, 12:49 PM
Wow, nice find, Rev!

I assumed that the Easter Island monuments were sitting above ground... wouldn't uncovering the rest be the first order of business as an archaeologist? Why are they just now digging to uncover the rest of the statues? The Sphinx was just a head poking out of the sand not too long ago.

Look at those inscriptions.. and those babies are huge!

It's truly amazing what ancient peoples were able to accomplish with their technology and materials. It speaks volumes as to what humans are capable of when we put our minds to it.

WiccanLiberal
08-08-2015, 02:15 PM
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/images/news/201508/n_86544_1.jpg


The head of Medusa, a Greek (http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/tag/Greek) mythological creature who turned all that gazed upon her into stone, has been unearthed during excavations in the ancient city of Antiocheia Ad Cragum in the southern province of Antalya’s Gazipaşa district.

“We have found the Medusa figure ... among the marble blocks of a big structure, most probably a temple,” said Nebraska University’s Michael Hof, who is heading the excavations. “This is a normal human-size head, maybe a bit bigger. It does not belong to a sculpture but a relief located in the front façade of the temple. It was found nearly a week ago. When the excavation is finished, it will be delivered to the Alanya Cultural Directorate.”

Uşak University Archaeology Department member Professor Birol Can said the work started in Antiocheia Ad Cragum in 2005 and was continuing with collaboration from Turkish and U.S. officials.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/head-of-medusa-found-in-antalya-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=86544&NewsCatID=375

Found this one through Archeological News http://www.archaeologica.org/NewsPage.htm

indago
08-22-2015, 07:05 PM
In the Mediterranean Sea, in the Abu Qir Bay on the coast of Egypt, there lies the sunken Egytian city of Thonis-Heracleion.

visions (http://viralance.com/divers-went-deep-mediterranean-discovered-lost-city/?utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=referral)