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27-05-2020, 21:07   #1
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A Roman mosaic floor has been discovered under a vineyard in northern Italy after decades of searching.

Surveyors in the commune of Negrar di Valpolicella north of Verona published images of the well-preserved tiles buried under metres of earth.

According to officials, scholars first found evidence of a Roman villa there more than a century ago.

Technicians are still gently excavating the site to see the full extent of the ancient building.
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"Mysterious woman in Royal Collection portrait identified as Mary Boleyn

Mary Boleyn was the elder sister of the monarch's second wife Anne, who was beheaded at the Tower of London
It has been in the Royal Collection for hundreds of years, catalogued anonymously as a “Portrait of a Woman”, possibly copied from a lost picture by Hans Holbein, court painter to Henry VIII. Now its sitter has been identified as Mary Boleyn, the king’s beguiling mistress and sister of his beheaded second wife Anne.

The new research firmly links the picture to a set of 14 “Beauties” that decorated Queen Anne’s Bathing Room at Windsor Castle 300 years ago - only to be separated in the 19th century because it looked so different from the others. "
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From the excellent magazine Ancient Warfare (vol XIII, Issue 6).

> Vindolanda Trust are making a public appeal for funds to support the site due to the pandemic.

> Roadworks in Scotland uncovered a picture of a Pictish warrior, dubbed the Tulloch stone.

> Three Roman era boats found buried in the Danube.

> Lost Iron-Age city found in Turkey.
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An update on some of the major issues in the Classic period this quarter:

> At an excavation in Chester, pieces from the Roman game "Game of Bandits" found - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludus_latrunculorum

> An Eygptian fortress dating from the 12thC BC has been found in Southern Israel.

> A Christian Chalice has been found at the famous Vindolanda site, dated from the period after the Roman withdrawl from Britain.
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I thought this would have been top of the list this week!

An 11th Century House discovered beneath Lidl supermarket in Aungier Street and now can be viewed through the glass floor of the store, also preserved beneath the working areas of the new building are the foundations of the medieval parish church of St. Peter which served Dublin parishioners from 1050 to 1650.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/1013/11...-dublins-past/
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From the Magazine Ancient History:
1 - 27 new sarcophagi found at a site south of Ciaro.
2 - New X-Ray techniques allow better imaging of animial mummies.
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BBC News Article on the 850th anniversary of the death of Thomas a Becket:
https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-55370722
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More anniversity marker for the Archbishop: https://www.whitehouse.gov/president...thomas-becket/
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HQ of the VII Claudia legion discovered in modern day Serbia. Excavations to begin this year : https://www.archaeology.org/news/924...n-headquarters
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https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/h...96069?mode=amp

Maybe I'm wrong but is the journalist confused in his thinking that ring forts and fairy forts are the same thing.

I always understood that fairy forts were tiny little stone rings a few metres wide
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Maybe I'm wrong but is the journalist confused in his thinking that ring forts and fairy forts are the same thing.

I always understood that fairy forts were tiny little stone rings a few metres wide
That guy was on Tommy Tiernan a few weeks ago and he's away with the fairies.

I saw a fairly comprehensive breakdown of his article on Twitter that my college lecturer liked. I'll see if I can dig it out.
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Yep. Here it is

https://twitter.com/jameseogan/statu...205151234?s=19
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Thanks. I was dubious from the start but was sure of my convictions as soon as he consulted someone who describes himself as a seanchai
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Two medieval-age logboats discovered in River Boyne

The National Monuments Service has confirmed that two new logboats, which could date from medieval times, have been found in the River Boyne in Co Louth
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