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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Top Stories for the Week: July 29, 2012

Find out what archaeology news and articles visitors are sharing every week on Ancient Digger by visiting every Sunday morning. Grab a cup of espresso or tea and settle in.

In the next coming weeks I will periodically be adding more articles concerning history and linguistics. Since Ancient Digger teaches history to everyone, I thought it would be helpful to add more of a mix of topics, since my graduate work will focus on Linguistic Anthropology/Indian Cultures and Language

Best Graduate Schools, Universities, and Colleges for Archaeology and Anthropology
I have compiled several lists in order to help you determine the top graduate colleges and universities with the best programs for anthropology and archaeology, as well as the top undergraduate colleges, universities and school programs for anthropology and archaeology.

Pompeii: Erotic Art and Roman Sexuality
Pompeii is an archaeological site, which was destroyed around AD 79 by Mount Vesuvius. It was a town full of aristocrats and artisans. Artisans who were previously slaves, who gained freedom in Pompeii and became wealthy merchants. Pompeii was a place for the super-rich! The Palm Beach of the Roman world. It was a place known for sexual indiscretions.

Classical archaeology is a deeply interesting subject that has enchanted researchers and students for ages. Quite simply, it is the study of archaeological excavations from Ancient Greece and Rome. However, some only consider it to be the study of the Roman and Athenian civilizations, but it can include other subjects such as Minoan and Crete civilizations.

Typically nautical, maritime, and underwater archaeologists study artifacts in ocean or sea environments. However, specialization usually doesn't occur until graduate school after the student has received a BS in Anthropology.

The Contributions and Legacy of the Hebrews
The law would not exist without Moses, who leads the Jews out of Egypt and a 40 year tradition of slavery. Moses walks into the mountains of Sinai and then returns with the Ten Commandments, presenting them to the Israelites.

A stone masonry deck and old artifacts unearthed during excavation for the Subhash Park Metro station have led to speculation among locals that these could be the remains of Akbarabadi Masjid that was razed by the British after the 1857 uprising.

Planes and Weapons used during the Korean War
The Korean War lasted from June 25, 1950 until the signing of an armistice on July 27, 1953. Although the fighting only lasted three years, the events leading up to the war in Korea go back several decades earlier.

Mona Lisa's remains found in Florence? 
Scientists claim that they might have found the skeleton of the woman who posed for Leonardo Da Vinci’s most famous painting.

30 Reasons Why You Should Become An Archaeologist Sometimes it’s not about the school, money, or where you’ll move your family after you graduate. It takes a special individual to do what archaeologists do, and there are some perks and not so nice aspects of the field, but you have to be willing to sacrifice.

Snakes and Mythology: Some Interesting Facts 
The symbolism of snakes in past history and present is mixed with uncertainties. Many associate the snake as a messenger for the bringer of death and there are countless cultures that believe the serpent is a symbol of fertility, honor, knowledge, and truth.


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