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.

Bethany:

Archaeologists uncover oldest human cremation in Britain:

http://oxfordarchaeology.com/news/oaeast-news/369-archaeologists-uncover-oldest-human-cremation-in-britain

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

http://rt.com/news/252985-mexican-tomb-king-mercury/

Aaron:

NBC Lost Tomb of Jesus:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/jesus-tomb-tests-show-site-christs-tomb-scientist-says-n337206

Lost Tomb of Jesus Unmasked:

Part 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d78xdHLR3Y
Part 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oizMIscwp_M
Part 3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j48Asj50fAU

Links:

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

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/apr/26/cremated-human-bones-in-pot-found-in-crossrail-dig-suggest-gruesome-ritual

The Medieval version of Metallica:

http://www.medievalists.net/2014/11/15/medieval-version-metallica/?utm_content=buffer12ffe&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Figurine Resembling an African Elephant Found in India:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/3234-150424-india-african-elephant

By God’s Bones: Medieval Swear Words:

http://www.medievalists.net/2013/11/08/by-gods-bones-medieval-swear-words/?utm_content=bufferf4cb9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Rare Medieval Name Tags:

http://medievalbooks.nl/2015/04/24/rare-medieval-name-tags/

The Viking age began in Denmark:

http://sciencenordic.com/viking-age-began-denmark

Remembering Gallipoli: honouring the bravery amid the bloody slaughter :

http://www.theguardian.com/news/2015/apr/24/remembering-gallipoli-honouring-bravery-amid-bloody-slaughter

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

http://www.haaretz.com/life/archaeology/1.652863

DISPLAY SEKHEMKA UK SAY ACTION GROUP:

http://thepipeline.info/blog/2015/04/23/display-sekhemka-uk-say-action-group/

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

http://www.thecairopost.com/news/146654/culture/ruins-of-egypts-most-ancient-capital-of-memphis-unearthed

Battered Remains of Medieval Knight Discovered in UK Cathedral:

http://www.livescience.com/50459-medieval-knight-discovered-hereford.html?adbid=10152682960851761&adbpl=fb&adbpr=30478646760&cmpid=514627_20150413_43718396&short_code=2sgxw

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

http://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/local/enormous-concern-over-loss-of-west-sussex-archaeology-service-1-6698899?utm_campaign=snsdemo&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=snsanalytics

New Findings on Drought and the Ancient Maya Collapse:

http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/spring-2015/article/new-findings-on-drought-and-the-ancient-maya-collapse

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