Soup News: April 2015

Welcome to Soup News. Once a month we bring you a selection of news stories with comment and discussion from the folks at Archaeosoup Towers along with links to a selection of news from the rest of the month.


Archaeologists uncover oldest human cremation in Britain:

Quicksilver trail: Liquid mercury could lead to king’s tomb in mysterious pre-Aztec city:


NBC Lost Tomb of Jesus:

Lost Tomb of Jesus Unmasked:

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Cremated human bones in pot found in Crossrail dig suggest gruesome ritual:

The Medieval version of Metallica:

Figurine Resembling an African Elephant Found in India:

By God’s Bones: Medieval Swear Words:

Rare Medieval Name Tags:

The Viking age began in Denmark:

Remembering Gallipoli: honouring the bravery amid the bloody slaughter :

Replacing carpet at Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock sparks holy war over archaeology:


Ruins of Egypt’s most ancient capital of Memphis unearthed:

Battered Remains of Medieval Knight Discovered in UK Cathedral:

‘Enormous concern’ over loss of West Sussex archaeology service:

New Findings on Drought and the Ancient Maya Collapse:

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