Monday, October 23, 2017

Patrimoines partagés - Shared heritage

Memphis: Egypt's Ancient Capital

Memphis: Egypt's Ancient Capital
Welcome to Memphis, Egypt’s first capital city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Memphis was once a vast settlement, with magnificent temples, palaces and ports.
Rulers of Egypt were buried in pyramids near to the city. Without Memphis, the world famous Pyramids of Giza may never have existed!
The temples of Memphis were some of the most important in Ancient Egypt. The only other ancient Egyptian city that you could compare it to would be Thebes (Luxor). Yet today we know far less about Memphis.
Soon, for the first time, you will be able to explore seven newly opened sites of this once bustling ancient city. Until then, you can visit a large collection of impressive statues, sphinxes and sarcophagi in the Memphis Open-Air Museum.
Unlike many sites in Egypt, much of Memphis has not been rebuilt. Its temples, chapels and tombs can be seen as they would have looked when first uncovered by archaeologists.

Monnaies romaines de Crimée

Monnaies romaines de Crimée
Isaenko O.V. et S. K. Sukhoruchenko (2017) : Три новых клада римских монет из Крыма. К вопросу об обращении римской монеты в Таврике в I -II вв. н.э. / Tri novykh klada rimskikh monet iz Kryma. K voprosu ob obrashhenii rimskoj monety v Tavrike v I -II vv. n. è., Simferopol [Trois nouveaux trésors de pièces romaines de la Crimée. Au sujet de la circulation de la monnaie romaine en Tauride aux Ier-IIe s. p.C.]. 
Isaenko O.V. et S. K. Sukhoruchenko (2017) : Находки римских монет в Крыму. К вопросу об обращении римской монеты в Таврике в III в. н.э. / Nakhodki rimskih monet v Krymu. K voprosu ob obrashhenii rimskoj monety v Tavrike v III v. n. é., Simferopol  [Trouvailles de pièces romaines en Crimée. Concernant la circulation de la monnaie romaine à Taurica au IIIe s. p.C.] 
Ces deux petits livret à très faible tirage (moins de 40 exemplaires !)  concernent des trésors de monnaies romaines découverts en Crimée. Les illustrations sont en couleur. On peut s’interroger sur l’utilité de telles brochures au tirage ultra confidentiel, alors qu’il existe des revues avec un tirage important qui auraient pu publier  de tels articles.–ii-vv-ne/

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Open Access Journal: Dissertationes Archaeologicae ex Instituto Archaeologico Universitatis de Rolando Eötvös Nominatae

Dissertationes Archaeologicae ex Instituto Archaeologico Universitatis de Rolando Eötvös Nominatae

Table of Contents


Öcsöd-Kováshalom. A retrospective look at the interpretations of a Late Neolithic site READ | DOWNLOAD
Pál Raczky, András Füzesi 9-42
Frührömische keramische Beigaben im Gräberfeld von Budaörs READ | DOWNLOAD
Gabriella Delbó 43-116
Animal and human footprints on Roman tiles from Brigetio READ | DOWNLOAD
Linda Dobosi 117-134
Secondary use of base rings as drinking vessels in Aquincum READ | DOWNLOAD
Kata Dévai 135-144
Britannia on Roman coins READ | DOWNLOAD
Lajos Juhász 145-160
6th century ivory game pieces from Mosonszentjános READ | DOWNLOAD
István Koncz, Zsuzsanna Tóth 161-178
Cattle types in the Carpathian Basin in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Ages READ | DOWNLOAD
Péter Csippán 179-212


Implication of non-invasive archaeological methods in Brigetio in 2016 READ | DOWNLOAD
Dávid Bartus, Zoltán Czajlik, László Rupnik 213-232

Field reports

Grd-i Tle 2016. Preliminary Report of the Hungarian Archaeological Mission of the Eötvös Loránd University to Grd-i Tle (Saruchawa) in Iraqi Kurdistan READ | DOWNLOAD
Tamás Dezső, Gábor Kalla, Maxim Mordovin, Zsófia Masek, Nóra Szabó, Barzan Baiz Ismail, Kamal Rasheed, Attila Weisz, Lajos Sándor, Ardalan Khwsnaw, Aram Ali Hama Amin 233-240
The first season of the excavation of Grd-i Tle. The Fortifications of Grd-i Tle (Field 1) READ | DOWNLOAD
Tamás Dezső, Maxim Mordovin 241-262
The first season of the excavation of Grd-i Tle. The cemetery of the eastern plateau (Field 2) READ | DOWNLOAD
Gábor Kalla, Nóra Szabó 263-276
The first season of the excavation of Grd-i Tle. The Post-Medieval Settlement at Grd-i Tle (Field 1) READ | DOWNLOAD
Zsófia Masek, Maxim Mordovin 277-290
Short report on the archaeological research of the burial mounds no. 64. and no. 49 of Érd- Százhalombatta READ | DOWNLOAD
Gabriella T. Németh, Zoltán Czajlik, Katalin Novinszki-Groma, András Jáky 291-306
Short report on the archaeological research of the Late Iron Age cemetery at Gyöngyös READ | DOWNLOAD READ | DOWNLOAD
Károly Tankó, Zoltán Tóth, László Rupnik, Zoltán Czajlik, Sándor Puszta 307-324
How the floor-plan of a Roman domus unfolds. Complementary observations on the Pâture du Couvent (Bibracte) in 2016 READ | DOWNLOAD
Lőrinc Timár 325-336
Short report on the excavations in Brigetio in 2016 READ | DOWNLOAD
Dávid Bartus, László Borhy, Nikoletta Sey, Emese Számadó 337-350
Short report on the excavations in the Castle of Sátoraljaújhely in 2016 READ | DOWNLOAD
Dóra Hegyi, Zsófia Nádai 351-360
Excavations inside the 16th-century gate tower at the Castle Čabraď in 2016 READ | DOWNLOAD
Maxim Mordovin 361-368

Thesis abstracts

The settling of the Alföld Linear Pottery Culture in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county. Microregional researches in the area of Mezőség in Nyírség READ | DOWNLOAD
András Füzesi 369-394
Early Copper Age settlement patterns in the Middle Tisza Region READ | DOWNLOAD
Márton Szilágyi 395-402
Hoarding practices in Central Transylvania in the Late Bronze Age READ | DOWNLOAD
Botond Rezi 403-416
The settlement structure of the North-Western part of the Carpathian Basin during the middle and late Early Iron Age. The Early Iron Age settlement at Győr-Ménfőcsanak (Hungary, Győr-Moson- Sopron county) READ | DOWNLOAD
Éva Ďurkovič 417-426
The trade of Pannonia in the light of amphorae (1st – 4th century AD) READ | DOWNLOAD
Piroska Magyar-Hárshegyi 427-438
Pottery industry of the Aquincum military town READ | DOWNLOAD
Péter Vámos 439-448
Settlement history of the Hernád Valley in the 1st to 4/5th centuries AD READ | DOWNLOAD
Eszter Soós 449-466
Archaeological research of the Hussite castles in the Sajó Valley READ | DOWNLOAD
Gábor András Szörényi 467-476


Marder, T. A. – Wilson Jones, M.: The Pantheon: From Antiquity to the Present. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge 2015. Pp. xix + 471, 24 coloured plates and 165 figures. ISBN 978-0-521-80932-0 READ | DOWNLOAD
Linda Dobosi 477-479


“cdli tablet” joins the Android family

“cdli tablet” joins the Android family
cdli tablet is now available for Android mobile devices! Focusing on the cultural heritage of ancient Mesopotamia, the app combines text and images documenting three millennia of human activity that includes the earliest recorded development of trade, mathematics, and astronomy. Users will follow the application of the law of an eye for an eye by the Old Babylonian king Hammurapi, and will relive the exploits of Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Striking images of selected cuneiform texts and related artifacts are placed in their historical setting with short narratives prepared by experts in the languages and archaeology of the ancient Near East, but also by college students approaching a distant world with fresh eyes.
Sponsored by the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) based at UCLA's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, cdli tablet, inspired by the elegantly simple “guardian eyewitness” (sadly disbanded in 2014 and merged in the general Guardian app), was originally created in 2013 as an iPad app by then UCLA Computer Science graduate student Sai Deep Tetali and Assyriology Professor Robert K. Englund. In 2017, Prashant Rajput, UCLA CS graduate student, and Altaf Shaikh, mobile developer, built an improved version for tablets and smartphones running with Android (laptop and PC users can still scroll through the entries here). With its daily update of entries written to follow particular themes in Babylonian history—topics ranging from the origins of writing 3500 years before the time of Christ to current efforts to digitally preserve and globally disseminate Mesopotamia’s cultural heritage—the app will appeal to diverse learning communities of all ages and levels of interest.
Cuneiformists, archaeologists, art historians, curators and related specialists who have an intimate acquaintance with ancient Near Eastern artifacts and digitally preserved collections are invited to contribute future entries to our cdli tablet calendar; we offer easy-to-follow steps and  to prepare files that will introduce a general and interested public to the fascinating sources they work with.

Open Access Journal: The Old Potter's Almanack

[First posted in AWOL 27 December 2013, updated 21 October 2017]

The Old Potter's Almanack
ISSN-Print: 0965-7479
ISSN- Internet:  2055-6543
THE OLD POTTER‟S ALMANACK is the joint letter of the Ceramic Petrology Group and the Prehistoric Ceramics Research Group.

Vol 21, No 1 (2016)

Table of Contents

Michela Spataro


Marianna Kulkova, Alexander Kulkov
Nasim Qanbari-Taheri, Parviz Holakooei
Michela Spataro


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Vol 21, No 1 (2016)