Notícias interessantes de arqueologia e outros assuntos

Três artigos sobre uma escavação arqueológica na Palestina

::  More on the Sharafat excavation – By Jim Davila: PaleoJudaica –  March 29, 2019

Archaeologists Find Tomb of the Richest of the Rich in Second Temple-era Jerusalem. The Jewish villagers seem to have done very well for themselves from exporting olive oil and wine 2,000 years ago, though what they did with their pigeons is anyone’s guess.

:: Large Hasmonean-era agricultural village found under Jerusalem Arab neighborhood – By Amanda Borschel-Dan: The Times of Israel – 27 March 2019

Impressive, multi-generation burial chamber and large dovecote point to well-heeled settlement in rural area, near today’s Biblical Zoo.

:: Impressive Jewish artifacts found in Arab neighborhood of Jerusalem – By Ben Bresky: The Jerusalem Post – March 28, 2019

2,000-year-old olive and wine presses, a burial cave and mikvah from the descendants of the Maccabees were found in south Jerusalem neighborhood.

Esta notícia é sobre microrganismos no Mar Morto

:: Ancient Microbes Ate Each Other’s Corpses to Survive Beneath the Dead Sea – By Brandon Specktor: Live Science – March 26, 2019

On its salty surface, the Dead Sea is famous for making giddy tourists float like beach balls. Hundreds of feet below the water, however, life is a little less fun. There, choked by some of the saltiest water on Earth, single-celled microorganisms called archaea struggle to carry out life’s basic functions without oxygen, light or fresh forms of sustenance. According to a new study published March 22 in the journal Geology, the survival of microbial life beneath the Dead Sea may have once even depended on eating the dead.

Enquanto esta é sobre manuscritos

:: Cambridge University and Vatican manuscripts made public online – BBC News – 28 March 2019

Hundreds of medieval Greek manuscripts held by Cambridge and Heidelberg universities and the Vatican are to be made available to the public online. The £1.6m project will digitise more than 800 volumes featuring the works of Plato and Aristotle, among others. The manuscripts date from the early Christian period to the early modern era (about 1500 – 1700 AD). Cambridge University said the two-year project would open up “some of the most important manuscripts” to the world. Works set to be digitised include “classical texts and some of the most important treatises on religion, mathematics, history, drama and philosophy”, a university spokesman said. The manuscripts are currently held at the university library, 12 of its colleges, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, Heidelberg University Library in Germany and the Vatican Library in Rome.

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