Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 1-31-14

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If you missed anything from the ASOR Facebook or Twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of this week’s archaeology news into one convenient post. If we missed any major archaeological stories from this week, feel free to let us know in the comment section!

An ancient Mesopotamia clay tablet, on display at the British Museum, is said to contain specifications for an Ark, which was said to have saved two of each animal - and a handful of humans - from a catastrophic flood.

For the first time in 500 years, a walled up Mingary Castle window is open.

The Lost Link: The Alphabet in the Hands of the Early Israelites

Heaving flooding south of Naples exposes Roman ruins near Pompeii.

Punjab officials say teaching archaeology is the key to preserving historical heritage sites of the Potohar region.

Civil War artifacts uncovered in pits used to shelter Union POWs from South Carolina winter.

A new study says climate change, not Paleoindians, killed off the massive mammals that roamed North America thousands of years ago.

Archaeologists in Rome believe they’ve uncovered the oldest known Roman Temple.

Ancient Teeth Help Scientists Decode Plague

Achaemenid Inscription Found in Iran’s Perspolis

Old manuscripts get face-lift at Jerusalem mosque

Examination of Olmec offering from La Venta


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