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Archeology is second nature to many lovers of ancient coins. Here are my top 4 of the best archaeological discoveries of the year 2023, all for the pleasure of your eyes!

 

MARCH – Funding has been signed to restore more than 20 large ancient statues, unearthed in recent years under the ruins of ancient sacred Roman baths (San Casciano dei Bagni). Artifacts from the 1st century B.C. depict ancient gods and offerings.

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JULY – Four very well preserved swords (three of which are still in their wooden sheaths) are found in a cave near the Dead Sea. They date from the year 134 or 135 B.C., when the Jews rebelled against Roman rule.

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JULY – A fragment of what appears to be the world's oldest book, 2,300 years old, was discovered on a mummy. Papyrus had been used to wrap it. There are written, in Greek, the details of taxes on beer and oil. The discovery pushes back the origin of books by several centuries.

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JULY – The exact location of the theater of Emperor Nero (AD 54-68), known for his love of the performing arts, was until now a mystery. The ruins were discovered during renovation work on the Palazzo Della Rovere in Rome.

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Those are indeed magnificent discoveries!

I'm a subscriber to Archaeology magazine and just recently received their annual 'Top 10 Discoveries' of 2023 issue. All four of the above were included.

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13 hours ago, Ocatarinetabellatchitchix said:

Archeology is second nature to many lovers of ancient coins. Here are my top 4 of the best archaeological discoveries of the year 2023, all for the pleasure of your eyes!

 

MARCH – Funding has been signed to restore more than 20 large ancient statues, unearthed in recent years under the ruins of ancient sacred Roman baths (San Casciano dei Bagni). Artifacts from the 1st century B.C. depict ancient gods and offerings.

IMG_6444.jpeg.6de8d9da5895f94f5531049b64b8b60a.jpeg

 

IMG_6443.jpeg.c28b90f9d56687aac3b00b305f00b9ed.jpeg

 

IMG_6442.jpeg.5abb61819de357c9170121e434ebf9dc.jpeg

 

JULY – Four very well preserved swords (three of which are still in their wooden sheaths) are found in a cave near the Dead Sea. They date from the year 134 or 135 B.C., when the Jews rebelled against Roman rule.

IMG_6445.jpeg.d2afd7b2dfb5702381d6cdda87592858.jpeg

 

IMG_6446.jpeg.1a1d21686c23edc503efc0e2ae3d4386.jpeg

 

IMG_6447.jpeg.bbf528008dc56ab778151d357fe04994.jpeg

 

JULY – A fragment of what appears to be the world's oldest book, 2,300 years old, was discovered on a mummy. Papyrus had been used to wrap it. There are written, in Greek, the details of taxes on beer and oil. The discovery pushes back the origin of books by several centuries.

IMG_6450.jpeg.7232fe687fa0e7581a56f8484971311a.jpeg

 

IMG_6448.jpeg.b7f741fa00a1e7ca6dfcc7e773330aaf.jpeg

 

JULY – The exact location of the theater of Emperor Nero (AD 54-68), known for his love of the performing arts, was until now a mystery. The ruins were discovered during renovation work on the Palazzo Della Rovere in Rome.

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These are fascinating, thanks for sharing!

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