1. archaeologychannel:

    ArchaeologyFest Film Series: Best of 2014 continues tonight in Eugene, OR at the Bijou Metro! Four of the best films from the 2014 TAC International Film and Video Festival will be screened on Friday and Saturday night! 

    And for more information and tickets, CLICK HERE!

     
     

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  3. archaeologicalnews:

    The enemy of archeology everywhere is salt. It destroys buildings, disassembles art works, and can turn ancient pottery into piles of dust.

    How salt lays waste to these artifacts is well known, but scientists in Switzerland have monitored the process in a laboratory. Their observations could…

     


  4. archaeologicalnews:

    The Vikings gave no quarter when they stormed the city of Nantes, in what is now western France, in June 843—not even to the monks barricaded in the city’s cathedral. “The heathens mowed down the entire multitude of priest, clerics, and laity,” according to one witness account. Among the…

     

  5. archaeologychannel:

    The latest video added to our video library, “The Thames Discovery Program” is now up on TAC! The Thames Discovery Programme documents and protects the longest open-air archaeological site in London: the banks of the Thames River, largely open to the public. Many of the exposed archaeological sites are left unrecognized, unprotected and vulnerable to the daily tides and thus require close monitoring. To watch the short video CLICK HERE!

     

  6. archaeologychannel:

    Did you know scientists from Birmingham and Bradford universities and from the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute in Vienna have discovered evidence of several other stone structures just a couple miles from Stonehenge? Check it out RIGHT HERE!

     

  7. archaeologychannel:

    Have you submitted you film to the 2015 TAC International Film and Video Festival yet? The deadline for submission is Oct. 15th, only a month from Monday! This is the 12 installment of the festival and will take place in Eugene, OR on May 15-19, 2015. Last year we had over 100 submissions from over 24 countries and we want to build on that! So submit your film today, for more information CLICK HERE!

    And share this with anyone who may be interested!

     

  8. deadguy95:

    i hope taylor swift looks at this everyday

    (Source: ohsoswiftly, via death-by-lulz)

     

  9. archaicwonder:

    The Scottish Declaration of Independence, April 6th 1320

    The Declaration of Arbroath was made in the form of a letter, composed in Latin and submitted to Pope John XXII in the year of 1320. Its purpose was to get the pope to acknowledge Robert the Bruce as the country’s lawful king, to assert Scotland’s status as an independent, sovereign state and to defend Scotland’s right to use military force when unjustly attacked. It was most likely drafted in the scriptorium of Arbroath Abbey by Abbot Bernard on behalf of the nobles and barons of Scotland. Eight earls and about forty barons attached their seals to the Declaration. The following is one of its most popular excerpts:

    "As long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours, that we are fighting, but for freedom - for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself."

    The Declaration of Arbroath represents the founding of the Scottish nation and it has been credited as being part of the inspiration for the American Declaration of Independence.

    Photos and info about each Individual seal…

    PDF transcript and translation of the Declaration of Arbroath…

     

  10. ancientart:

    Art of the Maya archaeological site of Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico.

    Founded in the Late Preclassic, and peaking between about AD 500 and 700, Palenque is a well-known Maya site with particularly remarkable, and well preserved, sculptural and architectural remains.

    Photos by Richard Weil.

    (via ssnightwatcher)