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Two Hundred Year Old Mystery Of Roman Statue Solved By Archaeology Experts
2013-10-08 13:38:05

AlphaGalileo Foundation Archaeologists from Bournemouth University have been able to identify a stone head that was found in a flowerbed in Chichester over 200 years ago, and remained a mystery ever since. Using the latest laser scanning technology, they have revealed that The Bosham Head, as it is known, is from a Roman statue of Emperor Trajan, dating back to AD 122, and one of the most significant Roman finds in Britain The identity of a huge stone object that has remained a mystery...

2009-10-02 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the latest exhibition of antiquities to be returned to Italy. An exhibition celebrating 40 years of the Comando Carabinieri per la Tutela del Patrimonio Culturale opened in Rome at the end of September 2009. The Carabinieri unit has played a key role in the fight against the destruction of archaeological sites in Italy to provide items for the worldwide antiquities market. The exhibition is housed in the...

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2008-11-25 13:10:00

British archaeologists used thousands of aerial photos to reveal more than 2,700 unrecorded historic features of Hadrian's Wall in northern England. Among the new features identified by experts from the English Heritage were medieval sheep farms, ancient burial mounds and 19th Century lead mines. The scientists used more than 30,500 pictures taken during the past 60 years as part of an English Heritage initiative to map and interpret England's archaeological sites. The project began in 2002,...

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2008-08-26 12:55:00

Pieces of a large statue depicting Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius were uncovered at an archaeological site at the ancient city of Sagalassos in Turkey.Researchers at the site have unearthed the statue's head, right arm and lower legs. Aurelius was known as one of the so-called "Five Good Emperors." He reigned from 161AD until his death in 180AD.Pieces of the marble statue were found in a cross-shaped room at Sagalassos's Roman baths. The large 13,500 sq ft room was probably used as a...

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2008-08-14 14:15:00

Archaeologists at the ancient site of Sagalassos in Turkey, came across a marble head of what they believe is sculpted in the image of Faustina the Elder. Excavators first believed they had discovered a statue belonging to Hadrian's wife, because the head of Faustina was lying face down in the rubble that filled the ruins of a bath house just 6m from the spot where the Hadrian statue was uncovered. The marble head of Faustina, wife of Roman emperor Antonius Pius, was discovered in...

2008-07-29 21:00:31

British filmmaker John Boorman reportedly is co-writing the script for and plans to direct a movie about the Roman Emperor Hadrian. One of Hadrian's claims to fame was that he built a wall to separate England and Scotland. The emperor, who ruled the Roman Empire from 117 to 138 A.D., was the subject of a recent popular exhibit at the British Museum, as well as Marguerite Yourcenar's novel, Memoirs of Hadrian. Variety.com said the British production company Handmade Films has signed on to...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.