Thursday, October 10, 2013

Roman Villa Discovered, Egyptian Arifacts Survive, Mespotamian Clay Balls reveal lost code!

1.Remains of 2,000-year-old Roman Villa Found
Possible Villa near Devizes, England.
The remains of a 2,000-year-old Roman villa were found near Devizes. A team of archaeologist are debating whether to uncover and studied the remains, as well as possibly local schools and the community.  Read the entire story here.

2. Egyptian Artifact Survive Uprising and Get Their Own Exhibit
One recovered fishing statue from the era of King Tut
Nearly 30 artifact make up the exhibition: "Destruction and Restoration. This title is fitting for the pieces the museum has had to restore due to the 2011 uprisings. While this exhibition is a celebration of the return and restoration of many pieces; there are still plenty that are unaccounted for. Read the entire story here.

3. Clues to Prehistoric Data Storage Discovered
Archaeologists are using CT scanning and 3D modeling to crack a prehistoric code hidden inside clay balls, dating to some 5,500 years ago.
Move over USB drive! Researchers studying clay balls from Mesopotamia have discovered clues to a lost code; that reveals they may be the world's "very first data storage system." Researchers have long believed these clay balls were used to record economic transactions. However their use and purpose in everyday life appears to be slowly unraveling. Read the entire story here.

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