Soup News: August 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.

0:57 Liv:

Danish ‘monster’ pulled out of Swedish waters:

Medieval ship’s ‘sea monster’ figurehead raised from Baltic:

A unique salvage operation in Ronneby – “The Monster” sees the light of day after 500 years under water:

5:22 Mr Soup:

Has Queen Nefertiti’s Tomb Been Found?:

Archeologist Believes He’s Found Egyptian Queen Nefertiti’s Tomb:

Researcher Shares Hypothesis About Location Of Queen Nefertiti’s Tomb :

Nefertiti archaeologist invited to Egypt over theory of hidden tomb :

09:45 Aaron:

Tennessee Men Get Prison Time for Looting Civil War Sites:

MU professor, researcher charged with illegally taking artifacts:


Destruction of Palmyra’s Baalshamin temple ‘a war crime’:

Archaeologists aim to unravel the mystery of the Rhynie Man:

Aztec skull trophy rack discovered at Mexico City’s Templo Mayor ruin site:

Dive team explores wreckage of Tuskegee Airman’s WWII plane:

Archaeologist Finds Gladiator Relief, Inscription Mentioning Roman Caesars in Ancient City Augusta Traiana in Bulgaria’s Stara Zagora:

First Scandinavian farmers were far more advanced than we thought:

Thousand years old elite grave discovered in Sandomierz:,406169,thousand-years-old-elite-grave-discovered-in-sandomierz.html

Archaeology: Ancient groups likely used fire as landscape tool :

Roman glass-making furnaces discovered in Egypt’s Delta:

Archaeologists Find Maimed Figurine of Roman God Mars in Ancient City Missionis near Bulgaria’s Targovishte:

Henry V’s Agincourt naval fleet much smaller than previously believed:

Underwater ‘Stonehenge’ Monolith Found Off Coast of Sicily:

Archeology students dig for 15th-century Iroquois artifacts;

Newcastle University student uncovers rare Roman jewellery at Maryport site :

Mystery Settlers Reached ‘Step to Americas’ Before Vikings:

Chimpanzees and Monkeys Have Entered the Stone Age:

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