Derek McLennan uncovered the 10th-century hoard, which includes silver bracelets and brooches, a gold ring, an enamelled Christian cross and a bird-shaped gold pin, in a Dumfries and Galloway field in The amount is ex gratia and has been set to reflect the market value of the find. PA Silver coins were also found Image: Daily Record Rules on discoveries in Scotland mean only the finder receives payment, differing from the rest of the UK where awards are split with the land owner. NMS has six months to raise the funds. QLTR David Harvie described the “Galloway hoard” as of international significance and “one of the most important finds ever discovered in Scotland”. Read More The treasure hunt shows off his find Image: Daily Record An archaeologist preparing the top level for removal of a hoard of Viking treasure Image: PA The bulk of the hoard is silver jewellery but it also contains textiles and an “outstanding range of exceptional precious metal and jewelled items”, including a rare gold ingot, beads, crystals and a decorated silver-gilt cup thought to be of Byzantine origin. NMS said other finds around Britain or Ireland have been exceptional for a single type of item but the Galloway hoard is “unique” in bringing together a variety of objects “hinting at previously unknown connections” between people across Europe in the 10th century.

‘King’s Evil’ artefacts to go on display for first time

Collectors and connoisseurs of Islamic and Indian art are in for a treat as medieval historical artefacts dating between the 9th and the 19th centuries will be on auction at Christie’s London on Thursday. Illustrations from an early “Baburnama”, gilded manuscripts of the Quran, a 17th century painting of Hindu goddess Bagalamukhi, and a pigment-on-paper work showing Mughal emperor Jahangir on a lion-hunt, will be some of the works that will go under the hammer at the day-long auction titled “Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds”.

Many cover a geographical area stretching from India in the east to Al-Andalus in modern Spain in the west, Christie’s said in a statement.

Collectors and connoisseurs of Islamic and Indian art are in for a treat as medieval historical artefacts dating between the 9th and the 19th centuries will be on auction at Christie’s London on.

The evidence also shows how these , year-old sites perfectly match Sumerian descriptions of the gold mining operations of the Anunnaki and the city of Enki. The history of southern Africa is one of the great untold stories of the world. It has remained a guarded mystery by traditional knowledge keepers and African shaman for thousands of years. But in everything changed with the accidental and serendipitous discovery of an ancient stone calendar that caused a chain reaction of events, which led us to decoding one of the greatest missing pieces regarding our human origins and the activity of the Anunnaki on planet Earth.

Many history books and scholars have told us that the first civilisation on Earth emerged in a land called Sumer, some years ago. This Sumerian civilisation left behind a detailed account of human activity in millions of clay tablets that continue to reveal critical human behaviour and outlines the relationship between the Anunna gods and the people of Sumer. But our archaeological discoveries that began in suggest that the Sumerians may have inherited much of their knowledge from a civilisation that emerged many thousands of years earlier in southern Africa, already thought to be the cradle of humankind.

These discoveries also suggest that the same deities, who have become known as the Anunnaki through the works of Zecharia Sitchin and many others, were also very active in the lives of the people of southern Africa, more than , years ago. In , a strange arrangement of large stones that were neatly planted at the edge of a cliff near the town of Kaapschehoop, South Africa, was spotted by Johan Heine from his aeroplane. After returning to the spot the next day to see the site on the ground, he instantly realised that this was no ordinary, nor natural arrangement of monoliths, and so began a process of measurements and calculations that lasted several years.

His meticulous analysis clearly shows that this was an ancient calendar that is aligned with the movements of the sun, solstices and equinoxes, and that we can still mark every day of the year by the movement of the shadows cast on the flat surface of the calendar stone at the centre of the site.

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ISTANBUL — Turkish police said on Thursday they had rescued thousands of artefacts dating back to Anatolian, Greek and Egyptian civilizations in the largest operation to combat smuggling of.

Clay tablets belong to the Sumerian era are displayed at the Iraqi Ministry of foreign Affairs headquarters in Baghdad January 30, The tiny gold jar, dating to 4, BC, the bronze axe head, clay tablets bearing cuneiform script, a metal amulet and other artifacts were seized by German police at public auctions and turned over to Iraqi officials in a ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Alexander Schonfelder, deputy head of the German diplomatic mission in Iraq, said German law dictated that any artifacts taken from Iraq after should be returned. Some 15, artifacts were thought to have been looted from the Iraqi National Museum and thousands more from archeological sites since the start of the war. Up to than 10, of the National Museum pieces are still missing, said Amira Eidan, general director of the museum.

Many believe it gave birth to such milestones of human development as agriculture, codified law and the wheel. Last September officials announced the recovery of the headless statue of a Sumerian king and more than other pieces. In December , Iraqi authorities seized artifacts that smugglers planned to take out of the country.

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Testing and analysis for the pulp, paper, and allied industries. References Radiocarbon WEB-info Provides a large international listing of laboratories that do radiocarbon dating; information on radiocarbon dating; publications and references; and educational materials. Thermoluminescence dating, London; Orlando: Academic Press, xi, p.

The so-called Varna Necropolis with some of the world’s oldest gold jewellery, dating back to 4, – 4, BC. These symbolic (empty) graves are the richest in gold artifacts. Three thousand gold artifacts were found, with a weight of approximately six kilograms. Grave 43 contained more gold than has been found in the entire rest of.

Herbchronology Dating methods in archaeology[ edit ] Same as geologists or paleontologists , archaeologists are also brought to determine the age of ancient materials, but in their case, the areas of their studies are restricted to the history of both ancient and recent humans. Thus, to be considered as archaeological, the remains, objects or artifacts to be dated must be related to human activity.

It is commonly assumed that if the remains or elements to be dated are older than the human species, the disciplines which study them are sciences such geology or paleontology, among some others. Nevertheless, the range of time within archaeological dating can be enormous compared to the average lifespan of a singular human being. As an example Pinnacle Point ‘s caves, in the southern coast of South Africa , provided evidence that marine resources shellfish have been regularly exploited by humans as of , years ago.

It was the case of an 18th-century sloop whose excavation was led in South Carolina United States in Dating material drawn from the archaeological record can be made by a direct study of an artifact , or may be deduced by association with materials found in the context the item is drawn from or inferred by its point of discovery in the sequence relative to datable contexts.

Dating is carried out mainly post excavation , but to support good practice, some preliminary dating work called “spot dating” is usually run in tandem with excavation. Dating is very important in archaeology for constructing models of the past, as it relies on the integrity of dateable objects and samples. Many disciplines of archaeological science are concerned with dating evidence, but in practice several different dating techniques must be applied in some circumstances, thus dating evidence for much of an archaeological sequence recorded during excavation requires matching information from known absolute or some associated steps, with a careful study of stratigraphic relationships.

In addition, because of its particular relation with past human presence or past human activity, archaeology uses almost all the dating methods that it shares with the other sciences, but with some particular variations, like the following: Written markers[ edit ] Epigraphy — analysis of inscriptions, via identifying graphemes, clarifying their meanings, classifying their uses according to dates and cultural contexts, and drawing conclusions about the writing and the writers. Numismatics — many coins have the date of their production written on them or their use is specified in the historical record.

12 – Underwater corrosion of metallic heritage artefacts

June 8, Scientists had long assumed that the gold that people in Ireland used during the early Bronze Age, about 4, years ago, came from nearby mineral-rich mountains. But now, extremely sensitive chemical analyses have revealed that the gold had been extracted from an area farther away, across the Irish Sea, in what’s now southwestern Britain.

This is the oldest gold work in Ireland, said Christopher Standish, lead author of the new study and a research fellow at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. Dating the gold artifacts, such as embossed gold armlets and gold oval plaques, can be tricky because the artifacts are often found isolated from one another, he said. Although the artifacts were originally collected and analyzed in the s, Standish’s study is the first to conduct sensitive isotope analyses on the artifacts.

The crowd had a completely different reaction from artifact being announced and I could only imagine the fucking complete dead silence just like last year if they had the dates included from the start.

Elizabeth Dale investigates the hidden threat to this precious heritage. Cornwall has some of the oldest prehistoric sites in England. The rolling landscape is dotted with hundreds of stone circles, cairns and quoits, some predating the Egyptian pyramids. You can walk on Bodmin Moor and into a house that was inhabited years ago, that is just amazing.

The Historic Environment Record, the principle source of information on archaeological sites in the UK, lists more than 13, prehistoric monuments in Cornwall, only are scheduled. In recent years a lack of government funding has meant a slowdown in scheduling across the country. Between and only six prehistoric monuments were scheduled in Cornwall, of those just two were previously unprotected sites, the rest were updates to monuments already recorded.

Part of his job involved identifying sites which needed to be protection. According to Sandy when the Monuments Protection Programme merged with the department for Listed Buildings in scheduling essentially stopped. An obvious question is does it matter that the designation department at English Heritage has turned its back on protecting archaeology, the answer must surely be yes.

Science unlocks the legacy of the Mapungubwe gold artefacts

Europe Turkey demands return of plundered ancient artefacts At least , treasures kept in leading museums such as the Louvre in Paris and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Established in October last year, the commission recently travelled around Europe to press for the return of artefacts dating to empires long forgotten by most except historians and archaeologists. Anatolia has been home to dozens of civilisations that left their mark with ancient monuments and buried treasure.

The abundance of artefacts has attracted archaeologists, as well as profit-seeking treasure hunters, whose excavations have seen up to , items taken overseas. In the wake of these digs, often authorised by Ottoman authorities who had little interest in the relics of earlier empires, amateur diggers followed, many motivated by the large sums paid by private collectors for artefacts.

Dating coins, dating with coins. Here, I shall only provide a quick outline. Unlike many artefacts, coins can often be inherently datable. For example, Figure 1 shows eight modern UK pennies which conveniently have th e date of their minting (manufacture) on the obverse. In the case of single precious metal coins such as the gold ureus.

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Established in to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and is a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques. The southern portion of Kruger Park in Mpumalanga is more lush and wooded that the drier central and northern regions, and is where most of the camps are situated, as the largest concentrations of game occur here.

This Section of the park is accessed by the southern gates, namely: Here is a video of Lions, Buffalo and Crocodiles in Kruger National Park This major international tourist draw card offers a wilderness experience which ranks with the best in Africa. The sight of elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo is always a thrill, especially at close range on a conducted wilderness trail. After an exciting day in the bush, sunset heralds the crackle of campfire, sundowners and shared anecdotes.

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