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Ancient History TV programs, films and articles
« on: March 28, 2013, 09:13:33 AM »
On the H2 Channel 127 - at 5:00 PM EDT

Ancient Discoveries: 11 - Siege of Troy

"For 3000 years the Siege of Troy has remained steeped in mystery. Journey with us to the site in Turkey believed to be the location of the real Troy, as we analyze
one of the world's greatest historical battlegrounds for new clues. This program takes us behind the Troy celebrated by Hollywood to uncover fascinating evidence in
regard to Achilles' duel against Hector, the sailing of the vast Mycenaean fleet and the wooden horse of Troy. Watch as we apply modern technology, archaeology and
engineering to uncover the real story behind the legend of Troy.

http://www.history.com/schedule/h2

Ancient Discoveries: 11 - Siege of Troy
For 3000 years the Siege of Troy has remained steeped in mystery. Journey with us to the site in Turkey believed to be the location of the real Troy, as we analyze one of the world's greatest historical battlegrounds for new clues. This program takes us behind the Troy celebrated by Hollywood to uncover fascinating evidence in regard to Achilles' duel against Hector, the sailing of the vast Mycenaean fleet and the wooden horse of Troy. Watch as we apply modern technology, archaeology and engineering to uncover the real story behind the legend of Troy.



http://www.history.com/schedule/h2

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Re: Ancient History TV programs, films and articles
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2013, 12:11:22 PM »
Another "new" discovery (from the Discovery Channel website.

Archaeology

66 Ancient Skeletons Found in Indonesian Cave

 Apr 22, 2013 01:56 PM ET // by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience

Talk about your archaeological jackpots: Researchers in Indonesia have reportedly discovered the 3,000-year-old remains of 66 people in a cave in Sumatra.

"Sixty-six is very strange," Truman Simanjuntak of Jakarta's National Research and Development Center for Archaeology said in a statement. He and his colleagues have never before found that many remains in a single cave, Simanjuntak added.

The cave is known as Harimaru or Tiger Cave, and also contains chicken, dog and pig remains. Thousands of years ago, the Tiger Cave and other limestone caverns nearby were occupied by Indonesia's first farmers. They used the caves to bury their dead, explaining the 3,000-year-old cemetery unearthed by Simanjuntak's team. The ancient farmers also manufactured tools in the caves.

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And they apparently made art. Tiger Cave contains the first evidence of rock art from Sumatra, Simanjuntak said. And the cave is only partially excavated.

"There are still occupation traces deeper and deeper in the cave, where we have not excavated yet," he said. "So it means the cave is very promising."

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The dates of the discoveries so far peg the cave's occupation to a time when the Earth's entire population was only about 50 million. The Zhou dynasty ruled China, and ancient Egypt's prosperous New Kingdom era, during which Tutankamun riegned, was nearing its end.

Though a first for Sumatra, the newly discovered rock art is brand-new by archaeological standards: The oldest rock art known is found in France and dates back 37,000 years.
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http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/skeletons-found-in-cave-130422.htm

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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2013, 12:25:35 PM »


Oldest Temple in Mexican Valley Hints at Human Sacrifice

 Apr 23, 2013 07:00 AM ET // by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
 

A newly discovered temple complex in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico, reveals hints of a specialized hierarchy of priests -- who may have committed human sacrifice.

The evidence of such sacrifice is far from conclusive, but researchers did uncover a human tooth and part of what may be a human limb bone from a temple room scattered with animal sacrifice remains and obsidian blades. The temple dates back to 300 B.C. or so, when it was in use by the Zapotec civilization of what is now Oaxaca.

Archaeologists have been excavating a site in the valley called El Palenque for years. The site is the center of what was once an independent mini-state. Between 1997 and 2000, the researchers found and studied the remains of a 9,150-square-foot (850 square meters) palace complex complete with a plaza on the north side of the site. Radiocarbon dating and copious ash reveal that the palace burned down sometime around 60 B.C. or so. (See Images of the Ancient Temple Site)

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Now, the archaeologists have unearthed an even larger complex of buildings on the east side of El Palenque. The walled-off area appears to be a temple complex, consisting of a main temple flanked by two smaller temple buildings. There are also at least two residences, probably for priests, as well as a number of fireboxes where offerings may have been made.

Sacrificial site

The whole complex measures almost 54,000 square feet (5,000 square meters), and the main temple alone has a 4,090-square-foot (380 square meters) footprint.

The main room of the main temple was scattered with artifacts, including shell, mica and alabaster ornaments, researchers report Monday (April 22) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The archaeologists also found ceramic vessels and whistles, as well as incense braziers. Obsidian blades and lances suggest that the priests engaged in ritual bloodletting and animal sacrifice, as did the remains of turkeys, doves and other animals in the temple hearth.

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It was in this room that the human tooth and possible human limb bone were discovered, though researchers can't say for certain whether those bones were a sign of human sacrifice at the temple.

The main temple also contained a kitchen much larger than those found in households in El Palenque, suggesting that cooks whipped up meals for large groups in this spot. Behind the temple were several cell-like rooms, perhaps places for priests-in-training or low-ranking priests to sleep.

Hierarchy of priests

Also behind the temple, archaeologists turned up two buildings that appear to be priestly residences. These buildings were earthen-floored and thick-walled, with firepits inside that are characteristic of El Palenque homes. Unlike other homes in the city, though, these probably priestly digs revealed few utilitarian jars, griddles and grinding stones — but there were many serving plates. The artifacts suggest that priests didn't cook their own food, but were served meals in their quarters by temple servants or staff.

Like the palace, the temple complex has been burned and appears to have fallen out of use by the end of the first century B.C or the first century A.D., making it the oldest temple discovered yet in the Valley of Oaxaca. Among the remaining mysteries of the site is a hastily buried body found in one of the temple's fireboxes.

According to the researchers, the skeleton was found "in a cramped position that resulted in the skull resting at the firebox's southeast corner and a knee poking about its northwest corner."

More from LiveScience.com:
•Image Gallery: Human Sacrifices Unearthed in Mexico
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•In Photos: Amazing Ruins of the Ancient World

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Re: Ancient History TV programs, films and articles
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2014, 07:33:29 PM »
On TV right now on Destination America Channel "Unsealed: Alien Files".  They are discussing the catastrophic magnetic field reversal/pole shift and how it may have reduced the earth's population to approximately 2000 people,  many years ago.  (I forget how many thousand years ago the stated.  Very interesting and informative show! This show will re-air at 1 am.  I'm sure it will replay in the future as well, for those who might want to watch it. 

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Re: Ancient History TV programs, films and articles
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2014, 05:40:23 AM »
On TV right now on Destination America Channel "Unsealed: Alien Files".  They are discussing the catastrophic magnetic field reversal/pole shift and how it may have reduced the earth's population to approximately 2000 people,  many years ago.  (I forget how many thousand years ago the stated.  Very interesting and informative show! This show will re-air at 1 am.  I'm sure it will replay in the future as well, for those who might want to watch it. 

http://www.destinationamerica.com/tv-shows

Wow, that was one to (not miss.)  :o Missed it!
Maybe those previously aired shows can be viewed...will post some info.