Roman Bioarchaeology Carnival LXXV
Links this month are few but really interesting...
- 29 September - New scans reveal how victims of ancient Pompeii eruption lived (Washington Post). If I manage to get proper access to the photos, I'll write up a thing for my Forbes blog because some of the Italian news coverage oddly talks about a vegetarian diet being the reason for the few dental caries.
|Lead sarcophagus from Lucca, Imperial-era. (via GoNews.it)|
- 18 September - Rinvenuto un sarcofago in piombo d’età romana: trovato grazie ai lavori per l’accesso al San Luca (GoNews.it). So this is hella cool... a lead burial, like the ones at Gabii! Alas, I don't see any mention of opening it and/or studying any bones that might remain.
- 10 September - Found a new park of catacombs in the Caffarella Park in Rome (RomeandItaly.com). I'm not sure what's going on here, since I can't find any other news site that talks about this. So take with a grain of salt. (Cool if it's true, though!)
- 11 September - Ancient elephant skeleton found in Arcadia, Greece (Greek Reporter). This is a super suuuuuuper ancient skeleton, around 300-600,000 years old.
- 25 September - 1st century AD inscription found in ancient Thracian tomb in Bulgaria's Tatarevo turns out to be verse from Solon's 'Prayer to the Muses'. (Archaeology in Bulgaria)
|Roman-style sarcophagus from Israel (via Discovery News)|
- 3 September - Rare 1,800-year-old sarcophagus recovered in Israel (Discovery News). Seems to be pagan and not Jewish. Also no mention of any bones.
- 16 September - 16 pyramids discovered in ancient cemetery (LiveScience). The Kingdom of Kush was just south of Egypt and known to the classical Greeks and Romans (although it seems the Kushites governed themselves). These new tombs are from around the 1st century AD.
Roman Bio/archaeology in the 21st century
- 24 September - FSU archaeology brings ancient artifacts to life (FSU News). A bunch of 3D printed Etruscan ceramics from Cetamura del Chianti are on display at FSU for the next 6 weeks or so. Might need to make a pilgrimage down to Tallahassee for this.