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Georadar detects a Viking ship in in Østfold County, Norway

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Republication from Niku

 

Archaeologists armed with a motorized high resolution georadar have found a Viking ship and a large number of burial mounds and longhouses in Østfold County in Norway.

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The discoveries were made by archaeologists from the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) with technology developed by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology (LBI ArchPro).

– We are certain that there is a ship there, but how much is preserved is hard to say before further investigation”, says Morten Hanisch, county conservator in Østfold.

– This find is incredibly exciting as we only know three well-preserved Viking ship finds in Norway excavated long time ago. This new ship will certainly be of great historical significance as it can be investigated with all modern means of archaeology”, says Dr. Knut Paasche, Head of the Department of Digital Archaeology at NIKU, and an expert on Viking ships.

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The Growth of the Swedish empire

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This is an interesting map on the Growth of the Swedish empire in 1560-1660. Acquisitions are noted in accordance with the reigns of the respective Swedish kings. Note that in 1560 the Kingdom of Sweden had already
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Ανάκτορο Αρχανών Κρήτης

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Αναδημοσίευση από odysseus.culture.gr/

Ένα από τα σημαντικά ανακτορικά συγκροτήματα της Μινωικής εποχής ήρθε στο φως τη δεκαετία του 1960 στις Αρχάνες της Κρήτης. Πρόκειται για το ανακτορικό συγκρότημα της πόλης των Αρχανών, η οποία βρίσκεται κάτω από τη σημερινή κωμόπολη με το ίδιο όνομα. Οι Αρχάνες ανήκουν διοικητικά στην επαρχία Τεμένους του Νομού Ηρακλείου, έχουν χτιστεί σε μια μικρή, κλειστή κοιλάδα και αποτελούν το νότιο όριο της εύφορης περιοχής του Ηρακλείου. Η κωμόπολη απέχει περίπου 15 χλμ. από το Ηράκλειο και πλαισιώνεται από λόφους (δυτικά των Αρχανών βρίσκεται ο Γιούχτας). Το κτηριακό συγκρότημα που ήρθε στο φως στην Τουρκογειτονιά Αρχανών έχει όλα τα χαρακτηριστικά των ανακτόρων της Κνωσού και της Φαιστού, στις διαστάσεις, τον προσανατολισμό, την αρχιτεκτονική και τα πλούσια υλικά κατασκευής και αποτελεί μνημείο διοίκησης και διαμονής.

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Role-playing game for international personnel deployed in conflict zones provides soft skills training

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Republication from phys.org/

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Image Credit: Panchenko Vladimir, Shutterstock

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Effective cooperation may be crucial for peacekeepers working in EU missions, but it isn’t always easy. The diverse cultures and genders of police, military and civilian personnel and the different organisations they come from often make effective communication and coordination a challenge. However, current training doesn’t devote enough resources to teaching critical soft skills.

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Sanctuary of Nereidai in Xanthos, Lycia: Architecture

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A modern representation of the Hellenistic Sanctuary of Nereidai in Xanthos, Lycia, Asia Minor.
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Walking Hadrian’s Wall

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Republication from Following hadrian

Image credit: Carole Raddato

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By Carole Raddato

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Hadrian’s Wall has long attracted hikers and history fans and is now the heart of an 84-mile-long (135 km) National Trail through some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside. Hadrian’s Wall stretches coast to coast across northern England, from Wallsend in the east to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast.

Three years ago, I set out to explore Hadrian’s Wall, following in Hadrian’s footsteps and of the Roman soldiers who once patrolled the empire’s frontier. Hadrian’s Wall consists not only of the visible remains of the Wall itself, but also of its associated forts, milecastles, turrets and earthworks. The sites of several Roman forts lie along the route including Segedunum at Wallsend, Chesters, Housesteads, Vindolanda and Birdoswald. Naturally, I visited all of them and I will certainly report on them in the future.

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