Soup News: August 2015

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Welcome to Soup News. Once a month we bring you a selection of news stories with comment and discussion from the folks at Archaeosoup Towers along with links to a selection of news from the rest of the month.

0:57 Liv:

Danish ‘monster’ pulled out of Swedish waters:

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Medieval ship’s ‘sea monster’ figurehead raised from Baltic:

A unique salvage operation in Ronneby – “The Monster” sees the light of day after 500 years under water:

5:22 Mr Soup:

Has Queen Nefertiti’s Tomb Been Found?:

Archeologist Believes He’s Found Egyptian Queen Nefertiti’s Tomb:

Researcher Shares Hypothesis About Location Of Queen Nefertiti’s Tomb :

Nefertiti archaeologist invited to Egypt over theory of hidden tomb :

09:45 Aaron:

Tennessee Men Get Prison Time for Looting Civil War Sites:

MU professor, researcher charged with illegally taking artifacts:


Destruction of Palmyra’s Baalshamin temple ‘a war crime’:

Archaeologists aim to unravel the mystery of the Rhynie Man:

Aztec skull trophy rack discovered at Mexico City’s Templo Mayor ruin site:

Dive team explores wreckage of Tuskegee Airman’s WWII plane:

Archaeologist Finds Gladiator Relief, Inscription Mentioning Roman Caesars in Ancient City Augusta Traiana in Bulgaria’s Stara Zagora:

Archaeologist Finds Gladiator Relief, Inscription Mentioning Roman Caesars in Ancient City Augusta Traiana in Bulgaria’s Stara Zagora

First Scandinavian farmers were far more advanced than we thought:

Thousand years old elite grave discovered in Sandomierz:,406169,thousand-years-old-elite-grave-discovered-in-sandomierz.html

Archaeology: Ancient groups likely used fire as landscape tool :

Roman glass-making furnaces discovered in Egypt’s Delta:

Archaeologists Find Maimed Figurine of Roman God Mars in Ancient City Missionis near Bulgaria’s Targovishte:

Henry V’s Agincourt naval fleet much smaller than previously believed:

Underwater ‘Stonehenge’ Monolith Found Off Coast of Sicily:

Archeology students dig for 15th-century Iroquois artifacts;

Newcastle University student uncovers rare Roman jewellery at Maryport site :

Mystery Settlers Reached ‘Step to Americas’ Before Vikings:

Chimpanzees and Monkeys Have Entered the Stone Age:

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Mark Milligan
Mark Milligan
Mark Milligan is multi-award-winning journalist and the Managing Editor at HeritageDaily. His background is in archaeology and computer science, having written over 8,000 articles across several online publications. Mark is a member of the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW), the World Federation of Science Journalists, and in 2023 was the recipient of the British Citizen Award for Education, the BCA Medal of Honour, and the UK Prime Minister's Points of Light Award.

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