Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 12-14-12

Posted in: Archaeology in the News, ASOR
(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Johan Huibers has finished his 20-year quest to build a full-scale, functioning model of Noah’s Ark. Huibers, used books 6-9 of Genesis as his inspiration, following the instructions God gives Noah down to the last cubit.

British archaeologists Dr Nicholas Saunders of the University of Bristol and Prof Clive Ruggles of the University of Leicester combined the experience and knowledge gained by studying the Nasca lines into the most detailed study to date and uncovered a unique labyrinth in the Peruvian desert.

French archaeologists have some trouble reconstructing an ancient instrument, a carnyx to be exact-a long, trumpet-like instrument with an animal’s head at the top end, used by the Celts in the last three centuries BC. (more…)