US News Clay slab unearthed in Greece ‘could be oldest Odyssey excerpt’

07:00  12 july  2018
07:00  12 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

'The find of a lifetime': Megalithic passage tomb dating back 5,500 years found in Co Meath

  'The find of a lifetime': Megalithic passage tomb dating back 5,500 years found in Co Meath To date, two burial chambers have been discovered within the western part of the main passage.A MEGALITHIC PASSAGE tomb cemetery dating back some 5,500 years has been unearthed beside Dowth Hall in Co Meath.

Clay slab believed to date from 3rd century AD discovered near ancient city of Olympia. Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient tablet engraved with 13 verses of the Odyssey in the ancient city of Olympia, southern Greece , in what could be the earliest record of the epic poem, the

Archaeologists may have discovered the oldest known extract of Homer's epic poem 'The Odyssey '. Engraved with 13 verses, the ancient tablet has been unearthed in southern Greece in what is possibly the earliest-recorded trace of the poem, the culture ministry said. The clay slab is believed to

(Video provided by Fox News)

An inscription on a clay slab unearthed at the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in Greece could be the oldest written excerpt from Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey ever discovered, officials said.

The Greek culture ministry said an initial estimate dates the slab, inscribed with 13 verses from the Odyssey’s Book 14, to the Roman period, possibly before the third century.

  Clay slab unearthed in Greece ‘could be oldest Odyssey excerpt’ If this estimate is confirmed, the slab could be a “magnificent archaeological, epigraphical, literary and historic item”, the ministry said.

Pink is the world's oldest color

  Pink is the world's oldest color Earth may be known as the Blue Planet now, but evidence suggests that back in the day, it was probably pink. Scientists have discovered the earliest evidence for a color appearing in nature: "bright pink pigments" that exist in an ancient kind of chlorophyll, said Dr. Nur Gueneli, a researcher with the Australian National University. Discovered inside rocks found under the Sahara Desert in West Africa, these pigments are believed to be over 1.1 billion years old, Interesting Engineeringreported. © iStock. Pink rock salt.

An ancient tablet engraved with 13 verses of the Odyssey has been unearthed in southern Greece in what is possibly the earliest-recorded trace of the epic The clay slab is believed to date back to the third century, during the Roman era. "If this date is confirmed, the tablet could be the oldest written

An ancient tablet engraved with 13 verses of the Odyssey has been unearthed in southern Greece in what is possibly the earliest-recorded trace of the epic The clay slab is believed to date back to the third century, during the Roman era. “If this date is confirmed, the tablet could be the oldest written

The artefact was found near the Olympia sanctuary during digs carried out under the direction of Ilia Antiquities Ephorate director Kolia Erofili-Irida in co-operation with a team of archaeologists from German universities.

The slab could date from the third century, experts said © AP The slab could date from the third century, experts said

The Games were held at Olympia in southern Greece from 776 BC to 393 AD.

Homer’s Odyssey is one of the fundamentals of the western literary canon, first thought to have appeared in the eighth century BC.

Slideshow: Around the world in 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Photos) 

It tells the story of the Greek hero Odysseus’ 10-year journey home from the Trojan wars, and his battles against monsters, witches and other foes as he seeks to reunite with his wife Penelope and son Telemachus on Ithaca.

Earthquake reveals 1,000-year-old Aztec temple .
A devastating earthquake that rocked central Mexico in September last year has revealed the remnants of a temple inside an Aztec pyramid. The temple, dedicated to the rain god Tlaloc, was unearthed by archaeologists using radar technology.It is located deep within the Teopanzolco pyramid in the city of Cuernavaca in Morelos state.Experts from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in Mexico say the structure probably dates back to around 1150. © Getty The Aztec temple was found within a pyramid in south-central Mexico The site was used by the Tlahuica people who lived in Morelos.

Source: http://uk.pressfrom.com/news/world/us-news/-268946-clay-slab-unearthed-in-greece-could-be-oldest-odyssey-excerpt/

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
This is interesting!