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Closing parts of the ocean to fishing not enough to protect marine ecosystems

A University of Washington fisheries professor argues this week that saving biodiversity in the world's oceans requires more than banning fishing with marine protected areas, or oceanic wilderness areas. In a three-page editorial published this week...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 16, 2016

Researchers develop novel microscope to study the underwater world

A new microscopic imaging system is revealing a never-before-seen view of the underwater world. Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have designed and built a diver-operated underwater microsc...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 15, 2016

Ice algae: The engine of life in the central Arctic Ocean

Algae that live in and under the sea ice play a much greater role for the Arctic food web than previously assumed. In a new study, biologists of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) showed that not only a...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 15, 2016

There are so many Amazonian tree species, we won't discover the last one for 300 years

There are more different kinds of trees in the Amazon rainforest than anywhere else on earth, but the exact number has long been a mystery. In 2013, scientists estimated that the number of species was around 16,000—no one had ever counted them all...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 15, 2016

Villa Giulia's nymphaeum restored by mysterious benefactors

A group of mysterious benefactors from the Far East have restored to its previous splendor a part of the 16th-century Villa Giulia that formerly attracted the likes of Giorgio Vasari, Michelangelo and other intellectuals of the period. The "small m...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 15, 2016

Mali World Heritage site in danger: UNESCO

A World Heritage site in central Mali that features elaborate pre-Islamic mud houses is in danger of deteriorating because it cannot be protected adequately in the face of insecurity, UNESCO said on Wednesday. The Great Mosque in Djenne, Mali [Credi...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 15, 2016

Police seize priceless 2,000 year old Aphrodite statue in Istanbul

A priceless 2,000-year-old Aphrodite statue was seized by the police along with 13 other historical artifacts on July 12 in Istanbul. The Roman period statue of Aphrodite recovered by Turkish authorities  [Credit: DHA]Istanbul anti-smuggling po...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 15, 2016

Ajnara Klock Tower-A Gorgeous Modish Place

Everyone looks out for a dwell that has comfortability, lush and affordability on one lane. Well “Ajnara Grand Heritage” has launched such masterpiece that is named as ‘Ajnara Klock Tower’ that has all of these combined together. It is locate...
by Residential Hub Noida on Jul 15, 2016

Cultural Heritage’s Nautical Future

UNESCO estimates that there are some three million shipwrecks scattered across the ocean floor. This means there is a vast trove of archaeological material awaiting discovery, all of it, fortunately, safe from destruction or theft by the criminal fac...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 15, 2016

Scientists find evidence for climate change in satellite cloud record

Scientists have found that changes in cloud patterns during the last three decades match those predicted by climate model simulations. These cloud changes are likely to have had a warming effect on the planet. Global cloud patterns are shown [Credit...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 13, 2016

Buildings in ancient Roman capital of Dacia to be restored

Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa, the former capital of Roman Dacia and one of the most spectacular archaeological sites in Romania, is to be restored and preserved, under a EUR 4.5 million project, reports local Libertatea. The Amphitheatre at Ulpia Tra...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 13, 2016

Vatican Library digitises 1,600 year-old manuscript containing works of Virgil

The Vatican Apostolic Library, Digita Vaticana, NTT DATA Corporation and Canon Inc. today announced their agreement to present special faithful reproductions of a rare 1,600-year-old manuscript to the first 200 people/organizations who donate 500 eur...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 13, 2016

British MPs introduce Bill to return Parthenon Sculptures to Greece

A cross-party group of MPs has launched a fresh bid to return the so-called Elgin Marbles to Greece on the 200th anniversary of the British Government’s decision to buy them — a move that campaigners said could help the UK secure a better deal du...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 13, 2016

Kythnos: Priceless archaeological treasures remain in storage

Scores of rare ancient artefacts, such as gold and silver jewellery and pottery have been found in the Vryokastro area on the Aegean island of Kythnos, however everything remains stored in boxes, since there is no archaeological museum on the island.
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 12, 2016

Restorers find Church of Nativity's 7th angel

Italian restoration workers have uncovered a seventh mosaic angel in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem which was previously hidden under plaster. Byzantine angel mosaic on a wall in the upper part of the Church of the Nativity, which was ...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 12, 2016

Ganesha Temple, Kurudumale

Ganesha Temple at Kurudumale is one of the 15th century temple built during the time of Vijayanagara Kings. This temple is built of a single rock without any foundation. On the exterior the temple... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by My Indian Travel on Jul 12, 2016

A Seattle dad’s dying gift: that little daughter know her African-American heritage

SEATTLE — When Wilson McLaurin learned earlier this year that he had terminal pancreatic cancer, he started settling his affairs. As an adventurer who’d accumulated few possessions in his... That's not all, read on!

Cave No. 16, Ajanta

The excavation of Cave No. 16 at Ajanta was ordered by Varahadeva, the minister of King Harishena in the late 6th century A.D. The entrance gate to this cave is carved with an elephant on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by My Indian Travel on Jul 10, 2016

The silk paper factory at Konigil

When I first came across the term ‘Silk Paper” in one of the many museums at Khiva, I was intrigued as to what it was. Was silk paper a special kind of silk that looked and felt like paper? Or … Continue reading →...
by My Favourite Things on Jul 10, 2016

Visit Yaima Village in Okinawa and Learn about Japanese Culture and Traditions

Step back in time at Yaima Village on Ishigaki Island in Okinawa, Japan and discover what life was like in Japan back in the days! You just finished reading Visit Yaima Village in Okinawa and Learn about Japanese Culture and Traditions! Consider l...
by The Travel Tester on Jul 7, 2016

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