Photographed on assignment by @simonnorfolkstudio for the current issue of National Geographic Magazine.
Samaritan Passover. Kiryat Luza is a Samaritan village on Mount Gerizim near Nablus, West Bank. It is the last wholly Samaritan village, half of their population of 802 living there. Until the 1980s, most of the Samaritans resided in Nablus below Mount Gerizim. The Samaritans relocated to Kiryat Luza as a result of violence during the First Intifada. Consequently, all that remains of the Samaritan community in Nablus itself is an abandoned synagogue.
Archaeological excavations at Mount Gerizim indicate that a Samaritan temple was built there in the first half of the 5th century BCE.
On the 7th day of Passover is the Festival of Unleavened Bread. Prayers begin after midnight at the synagogue and at 4am all the men of the community walk up Mt Gerizim to the site they believe of the original Temple (which they believe was NOT in Jerusalem). The Torah is carried and singing and chanting carries on continually through the sunrise as they process around the site
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Rock art in Venezuela dating back as much as 2,000 years and exposed due to low water levels has been mapped using drones.
#Archaeology#Venezuela#Rock#Art#Drones (University College London)
Dig into the daily lives of ancient Romans with Gianfranco and his team of archaeologists. They’ll walk you through Villa delle Colonacce, an important archaeological site just outside of Rome. After learning proper technique, you’ll work alongside them to continue excavating the site. All proceeds benefit the volunteer work of Gruppo Archeologico Romano.
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Another well-preserved #brain found inside an #ArchStreetProject#skeleton . The #brains are all desiccated, many of them crumbled, but this one retains its original shape. In the first photo, you can see the two cerebral hemispheres, and in the second you can see the gyri and sulci.
Kimberlee Moran wrote about the brains here: http://archstbones.org/news/brains
Besides some preserved skin, the brain is the only organ found among the skeletons that was recognizable.
If you have any ideas on what we can learn from these specimens, let us know! (Extraction of DNA and bisection have been some ideas!) #bioarchaeology#biologicalanthropology#archaeology#forensics#forensicscience#forensicarchaeology
🇮🇹Tempio di Atena Nike, Atene.
Il Tempio di Atena Nike sorge su un bastione edificato su uno sperone roccioso, nell'angolo sud-ovest dell’Acropoli di Atene, vicino ai Propilei. L' edificio è un tempietto ionico anfiprostilo tetrastilo (con 4 colonne libere sulla fronte e sul retro) costruito tra il 430 ed il 420 a.C. dall’architetto Callicrate. La struttura è realizzata in pietra calcarea rivestita di marmo e nella sua cella ospitava la statua della Apteros Nike (Vittoria senza ali); la dea che, secondo gli antichi, non avrebbe mai più lasciato la città, in quanto priva delle sue ali. Sopra l' architrave si trova un fregio scultoreo continuo sui 4 lati che raffigura le scene di battaglia tra greci e persiani. Il tempio fu trasformato in chiesa nel V secolo d.C. e nel periodo ottomano fu destinato prima a deposito di munizioni e poi smontato per costruire un bastione vicino ai Propilei. Nel 1834 il bastione fu a sua volta smantellato ed il tempio fu ricostruito nell' arco di 4 anni.
🇬🇧Temple of Athena Nike, Athens.
The temple of Athena Nike stands on a bastion built on a rocky spur, in the southwest corner of the Acropolis of Athens, near the Propylaia. The building is a tetrastyle amphiprostyle ionic temple (with 4 free columns on the front and the back) built between 430 and 420 BC. by the architect Callicrate. The structure is made of limestone covered with marble and in its cell was the statue of the Apteros Nike (Victory without wings); the goddess who, according to the ancients, would never leave the city, since she was deprived of his wings. Above the architrave, along the 4 side of the structure, there is a sculptural frieze representing the scenes of battle between Greeks and Persians. The temple was converted into a church in the 5th century AD and in the Ottoman period was first destined to ammunition storage and then dismantled to build a bastion near the Propylaia. In 1834 the bastion was later dismantled and the temple was rebuilt in 4 years.
#greece 🇬🇷 #athens#acropoliofathens#tempiodiatenanike#templeofathenanike#callicrate#antiqua_archeologia 👍 #antiquaarcheologia#archaeology#classicalarchaeology
Эпоха Великого переселения народов. Середина первого тысячелетия нашей эры. Находки с территории Липецкой области. Экспозиция Липецкого областного краеведческого музея.
The Migration Period. Middle of the first millennium AD. Finds from the Lipetsk region, Russia.
One of the questions most frequently asked of archaeologists is “is there anything left out there to find?” The short answer is yes. In South Africa at least, there is a wealth of data spanning 2 million years of human ancestry. The whole of Limpopo, littered with stone tools, has been compared to one large site in and of itself. The interesting thing is that while sites can be found using predictability models and well-planned survey, many sites - and many of the most famous, at least in South Africa - have been found by accident. The dolomitic limestone cave, Sterkfontein Cave (shown above), a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for preserving Mrs Ples and the recently revealed Little Foot, was originally used as a limestone mine, for example. Still other sites had in the past been known for decades, but were hidden from the public, such as the famous UNESCO World Heritage site of Mapungubwe.
Whether tragedy or, in this case, perhaps irony, the situation in South Africa in recent times has been such that many Museums have refused to curate new material due to a lack of storage space resulting from the wealth of existing material.
With all of the activities available around Ann Arbor, one might not immediately think of the museums on Central Campus as a valuable use of time. But, packed full of history as they are, the museums offer a great place to take a break, go on a date, or learn something new. Check out these photos from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan Museum of Art, and Museum of Natural History.
Statue of Amenhotep II or Amenophis II, his Hellenized name.
He was the seventh pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt, he reigned from 1427 to 1401 BC.
It is currently in the Egyptian Museum of Cairo, Egypt.
Preferential flake on andesite. Levallois-like in Cali. #archaeology
This photo expresses my elation over this perfect separation of organic and non organic material in sediments from an archaeological site. The background of this photo also highlights some interesting aspects of doing science in a liberal arts department. We get absolutely no funding from the University with the exception of water and electricity. Our stained fume hoods and centrifuges are all salvaged from other labs, which upgraded their equipment long ago. For example, our fume hoods were salvaged in the 1980's, when the Chemistry Department was upgrading. I'm proud of our resourcefulness and our dedication to interdisciplinary research! One of the many reasons to love TAMU Anthropology! #science#gradschoolproblems#recycle#archaeology 📷 by @4242dontpanic4242
Oud Batavia also known as "Jewel of Asia" or "Queen from the East". Was once build by the Dutch after taken from Demak Kingdom, this once was a big international port city full with the european structures et all. The first general governor is Jan Pieterszoon Coen. Batavia was built as the canal water city. The international port known as Sunda Kelapa Marina, where ships from Gujarat (India), China Kingdom, and Europe (mostly Dutch, Spain and Portuguese) comes and having their international trade here.
From this city, Europe got their supplies of spices, from nutmeg, chilies, cinnamon, white and brown sugar, and other commodities which as precious as golds at that time.
In the picture is the Oud Batavia Governor Office and House. From this building the city was being led and expanded. Now it becomes Jakarta History Museum.