AS: May-an be Another Use for Chocolate?

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Today, the top three headlines are all luxurious… from Mayan chocolate to a Turkish archaeology hotel.

 

1) 2,500-year-old chocolate may have been used by Mayas as condiment, not just beverage:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/experts-2500-year-old-chocol…

2) Ancient ‘luxury villa’ found at Kourion:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/kourion/ancient-luxury-villa-found-kourion/20120802

3) A hotel? An archaeology site? Or both?:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/03/13103755-a-hotel-an-archaeology…

Ancient records shed light on Italian earthquakes (Aquila area):

http://phys.org/news/2012-08-ancient-italian-earthquakes-aquila-area.html

Video: Pictures of the Olympics through time

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-19108088

Kapoor’s Footprints: 230 Objects from Alleged Antiquities Trafficker Traced to Museums Around the Globe:

http://chasingaphrodite.com/2012/08/03/kapoors-footprints-230-objects-from-al…

SIB will fight to protect 4,000-year-old burial site:

http://www.coastreporter.net/article/20120803/SECHELT0101/308039977/-1/sechel…

 

History out of shifting sands: St. Augustine’s Lighthouse Archaeological program:

http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/2012-08-04/story/history-out-shifting-sands-st-augustines-lighthouse-archaeological#ixzz22Z98XeTshttp://jacksonville.com/entertainment/2012-08-04/story/history-out-shifting-sands-st-augustines-lighthouse-archaeological

 

Tiny seeds at Israeli archaeological dig could sprout a biblical treasure:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/tiny-seeds-at-israeli-archaeological-dig-could-sprout-a-biblical-treasure.premium-1.455652

 

First archaeological dig ‘scratches the surface’ of Fort Astoria’s history:

http://www.dailyastorian.com/free/first-archaeological-dig-scratches-the-surface-of-fort-astoria-s/article_bd81abfc-dd75-11e1-9bb9-001a4bcf887a.html

 

New Archaeological Evidence Found in Cuban Museum:

 

http://www.cadenagramonte.cu/english/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11786:new-archaeological-evidence-found-in-cuban-museum&catid=2:cuba&Itemid=14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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