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:

http://www.thelocal.se/20150812/danish-monster-pulled-out-of-swedish-waters

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33872473

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

http://www.sh.se/p3/ext/custom.nsf/news?openagent&key=a_unique_salvage_operation_in_ronneby_the_monster_sees_the_light_of_day_after_500_years_under_water_1439548804178

5:22 Mr Soup:

Has Queen Nefertiti’s Tomb Been Found?:

http://www.history.com/news/has-queen-nefertitis-tomb-been-found

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

http://www.npr.org/2015/08/12/431807513/archeologist-believes-hes-found-egyptian-queen-nefertitis-tomb

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

http://wunc.org/post/researcher-has-hypothesis-about-location-queen-nefertitis-tomb#stream/0

Nefertiti archaeologist invited to Egypt over theory of hidden tomb :

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/20/nefertiti-archaeologist-invited-to-egypt-over-theory-of-hidden-tomb

09:45 Aaron:

Tennessee Men Get Prison Time for Looting Civil War Sites:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/3542-150805-civil-war-looting

MU professor, researcher charged with illegally taking artifacts:

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/crime/mu-professor-researcher-charged-with-illegally-taking-artifacts/article_b1e9f490-68d2-52b1-886e-4d9ee79034d8.html

Links:

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34043676

Archaeologists aim to unravel the mystery of the Rhynie Man:

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/8083/

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

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/21/aztec-skull-trophy-rack-discovered-mexico-citys-templo-mayor-ruin-site

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

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Dive-team-explores-wreckage-of-Tuskegee-Airman-s-6457002.php

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

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2015/08/21/archaeologist-finds-gladiator-relief-inscription-mentioning-roman-caesars-in-ancient-city-augusta-traiana-in-bulgarias-stara-zagora/

First Scandinavian farmers were far more advanced than we thought:

http://sciencenordic.com/first-scandinavian-farmers-were-far-more-advanced-we-thought

Thousand years old elite grave discovered in Sandomierz:

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news,406169,thousand-years-old-elite-grave-discovered-in-sandomierz.html

Archaeology: Ancient groups likely used fire as landscape tool :

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science/2015/08/16/01-ancient-groups-likely-used-fire-as-landscape-tool.html

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

http://www.thecairopost.com/news/164014/culture/roman-glass-making-furnaces-discovered-in-egypts-delta

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

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2015/08/20/archaeologists-find-maimed-figurine-of-roman-god-mars-in-ancient-city-missionis-near-bulgarias-targovishte/

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

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150729102401.htm

Underwater ‘Stonehenge’ Monolith Found Off Coast of Sicily:

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/underwater-stonehenge-monolith-found-off-coast-of-sicily-150806.htm

Archeology students dig for 15th-century Iroquois artifacts;

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/archeology-students-dig-for-15th-century-iroquois-artifacts-1.3184836

Newcastle University student uncovers rare Roman jewellery at Maryport site :

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/newcastle-university-student-uncovers-rare-9911721

Mystery Settlers Reached ‘Step to Americas’ Before Vikings:

http://m.livescience.com/39059-mystery-settlers-reached-faroes-before-vikings.html?cmpid=514627_20150822_51226506&adbid=10152950739001761&adbpl=fb&adbpr=30478646760

Chimpanzees and Monkeys Have Entered the Stone Age:

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150818-chimps-living-in-the-stone-age

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