Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 2-22-13

Posted in: Archaeology in the News, ASOR
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news_bentpyramidFrom a distance, it looks as though an animal has burrowed around the 4,000-year-old Black Pyramid of Amenemhat III. But thieves dug these holes. And Egyptian archaeologist Monica Hanna calls that “a catastrophe.”

Chemi Shiff’s analysis of the significance of the Nabataean site of Avdat in Israel and how different approaches to the site over time have alienated local Bedouin groups.

The ruins of a Buddhist temple dating back 1,500 years ago have been discovered in China’s largest desert-the Taklimakan in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The temple features murals executed in a Greco-Buddhist art style, which was seldom seen after the 6th century. (more…)

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