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The Heritage of Cuicul

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published on 31 July 2012
There are few places on earth where we can say that these stones, on which we are standing, are the same stones where feet rested centuries before. These places are important. We walk in the Roman Forum, we explore the ruins of the Flavian Amphitheatre, and we journey to the pyramids of Cairo. These places are known and as such preserved from... [continue reading]
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Underground Rome

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published on 31 July 2012
Underground archeology is a niche topic and is highly specialized. We’re talking about simple structures underground, such as those of Roman North Africa (able to withstand the heat), or we can get as extreme, in a mostly urban context, as where the underground archaeological palimpsests are complex and highly suggestive. Pointing the finger... [continue reading]
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Her name echoes down the corridors, in classrooms and in books, Christiane Desroches Noblecourt was a great French Egyptologist and, in the opinion of the writer, a woman strong and determined enough to have been the first female to direct an excavation in 1938 and afterwards, in 1960, possibly the most epic archaeological undertaking of all time... [continue reading]
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The beauty of being an archaeologist is having the good fortune to find something on an archaeological dig that remains in a relatively good state of preservation. In various degrees, there are those who study how nature can actually help the conservation of artifacts and buildings and those who study the natural agents of destruction, such as a particular... [continue reading]
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Clay Lamps

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published on 02 August 2012
Urban Archaeology and the Museum of Rome in the Middle Ages The contexts of the Crypta are integrated by coeval finds coming from the historical collections of the Roman museums and by the contexts unearthed during the urban excavations carried out in the last decades.
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Boxer of Quirinal

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published on 01 August 2012
The bronze Boxer of Quirinal, also known as the Terme Boxer, is a Hellenistic Greek sculpture dated around 330 B.C. of a sitting boxer with Caestus, a type of leather hand-wrap, in the collection of the National Museum of Rome. It is one of the two unrelated bronzes (the other being the unidentified Hellenistic Ruler) discovered on the slopes of the Quirinal... [continue reading]
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The Door is Closed

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published on 05 August 2012
Turkey hides incredible treasures, it is not difficult to walk a trail in the mountains and find places like this. Especially in Lycia (where the photo was shot), here there are great relics of the ancient world, much of which is present on the "tentative list" of UNESCO as a unique entity "Ancient Cities of Lycian Civilization".
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Aspendos Theatre

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published on 07 August 2012
Aspendos was an ancient Greco-Roman city of Turkey. According to later tradition, city was founded around 1000 BC by Greeks who may have come from Argos. Aspendos is known for having the best-preserved theatre of antiquity.The theatre was built in 155[4] by the Greek architect Zenon, a native of the city, during the rule of Marcus Aurelius.
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Myra - Ocean Necropolis

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published on 03 August 2012
Myra is an ancient town in Lycia. The city has two necropoli of Lycian rock-cut tombs in the form of temple fronts carved into the vertical faces of cliffs at Myra: the river necropolis and the ocean necropolis. The ocean necropolis is just northwest of the theater.
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Termessos

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published on 07 August 2012
Termessos was a Pisidian city built at an altitude of more than 1000 meters in the Taurus Mountains. Termessos is now part of of Gulluk Dagi National Park located within the province of Antalya in a valley hidden between mountains. The most significant remains of the ancient fortified city are the city walls, Towers, King's Road, Hadrian's Gate, Gymnasium... [continue reading]
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Perga / Perge

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published on 01 August 2012
Perge was an ancient Greek city in Anatolia and the capital of Pamphylia, the Archaeological site of Perge has been excavated systemically by Istanbul University since 1946. Archaeological finds in Perge date back to different periods beginning from the Late Chalcolitic Ages. It's revealed through the even rarely found remains that Perge had been settled permanently... [continue reading]
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Abu Simbel - Plastic

by Zureks
published on 31 July 2012
Final plastic, which shows the original position of the temples of Abu Simbel (1300 BC) and the final position after the grand relocation.
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Cuicul Cardo Maximus

by Yelles
published on 31 July 2012
Djemila / Cuicul, the cardo seen from the civil basilica
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Crypta Balbi

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published on 31 July 2012
View of one of the areas of Crypta Balbi , the site, which is one of the most complex among the sites of underground Rome, presents different phases ranging from Roman times until 1700.
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Abu Simbel - Work in Progess

by Per-Olow Andersen
published on 31 July 2012
View of work in progress, during the repositioning of the temples of Abu Simbel, relocated 60 meters high and 200 meters back from its original position
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Abu Simbel

by Man77
published on 31 July 2012
Inside the Great Temple The architects of ancient Egypt in the 13th century BC aligned the temple so that , on October 21 and February 21 (61 days before and 61 days after the winter solstice), the sunā€™s rays enter into the sanctuary to illuminate the sculptures on the wall, except for the statue of Ptah, the god associated with the underworld, which remains in shadow.
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Crypta Balbi

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published on 31 July 2012
View of one of the areas of Crypta Balbi , the site, which is one of the most complex among the sites of underground Rome, presents different phases ranging from Roman times until 1700.
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Colosseum Floor (Hypogea)

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published on 31 July 2012
View of the underground rooms of the Colosseum. The Flavian amphitheater, built between 72 and 80 AD, has two floors built below the cavea, using what was perhaps the pond of Nero.
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Cuicul Thermae

by Fanizza
published on 31 July 2012
Built in 183 AD in Djemila (Roman Cuicul) during the reign of the Emperor Commodus, these thermae known as the Baths of Caracalla cover an area of ā€‹ā€‹2600 m2. Different rooms: lockers (apodyterium); gym; dry oven (laconicum); humid chamber (sudatorium) hot bath (caldarium), warm bath (tepidarium); cold bath (frigidarium) are distributed on a symmetrical... [continue reading]
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Djemila Museum

by Fanizza
published on 31 July 2012
Museum of Djemila (Roman Cuicul in modern-day Algeria): The Museum is to the left on entering the site and, as ever, is best visited before the ruins. At quiet times, it is kept locked, but will be opened if you ask at the entrance to the site. Outside the museum building there are some of the many tombstones and other funerary sculptures, the outer walls... [continue reading]
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