Offbeat in Corsica, discovery of an ancient necropolis where the bodies were buried in amphorates
Corsica, French Champion of Vaccination Against Covid-19
© Copyright 2021, Obs with about 20% of its population who has already received at least one first injection, Corsica is French champion of vaccination , Just in front of Burgundy-France-County and "far from the 13.9% of the national average", welcomes the local newspaper "Corsica morning" . concerning the elderly, it is even more edifying, since "61.7% of people over the age of 75 received at least one dose," Philippe Mortel said, director of firm within the regional agency of Health (ARS).
a necropolis with 40 tombs dating from the 3rd in the 6th century and whose bodies were buried in African amphora from, was discovered in Ile-Rousse, a city of high- , announced Wednesday the National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP). "This first excavation carried out in the heart of the city, founded in the middle of the 18th century by Pasquale Paoli" gave rise to the "discovery, unexpected, about forty graves" which "renew the ancient past of the island Rousse" And comes to "confirm the occupation of the places during antiquity," welcomes the INRAP.
Egypt unearths 3,000-year-old 'lost golden city'
The city near Luxor has been hailed as one of the most important finds since Tutankhamun's tomb.Famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass announced the discovery of the "lost golden city" near Luxor on Thursday.
research carried out since the end of February
"The historical texts" known so far did not "state only a modest village of fishermen and peasants until the 18th century" and "the archaeological indices of previous occupations until Then discovered were rare and fragmentary, "says the institute again in a statement. After a first archaeological diagnosis in the spring of 2019 which revealed "a dozen ancient burials", the archaeologists of the INRAP have been conducting research on two sectors of about 600 m2 in the heart of the city.
"Amphoras are the majority on the site" and "used as receptacles to the deceased", note the INRAP. "These amphoraes are mostly African productions, which constituted the preponderant imports in Corsica between the 4th and the 7th century of our era, in particular to contain wine, olive oil and brine from Carthage in Tunisia," says the Institute.
March of the Mummies: Egypt readies for Pharaohs' Parade
The mummified remains of 22 ancient Egyptian kings and queens will be paraded through the streets of Cairo Saturday, in an eye-catching royal procession to a new resting place. Dubbed the Pharaohs' Golden Parade, the 18 kings and four queens will travel in order, oldest first, each aboard a separate float decorated in Ancient Egyptian style. They are being moved from a decades-long residency at the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo to be put on display at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation, which first opened in 2017, in the south of the capital.
New discoveries possible in the vicinity
"The burial in these large cylindrical containers is usually reserved for children" but "adults benefit" also with in this case, "two amphorated on one in the other ", Indicates the INRAP specifying that" most often these are cladding fragments that serve as a lid ". "The examples known on the island of such burials are often associated with worship buildings", as is the case on Mariana sites, south of Bastia or Sant'Amanza, between Ajaccio and Propriano.
In the case of the redhead island, "no building has been updated for the moment" and "no deposit of offerings accompanying the deceased does not appear in the searched tombs," adds the institute which does not Do not exclude new discoveries "in the immediate environment of the funeral zone". The deceased, buried "on an east-west axis with head to the west" are in a "average state of conservation", "most burials" having "undergone surface deteriorations related to the successive arrangements of the places", Note again the institute which specifies that "age at death could be determined".
The anthropological laboratory study should provide new information on this population.
A Luxor, a city of artisans over 3,000 years old .
© Khaled Desouki / AFP The city of artisans linked to King Amenhotep III dating from more than 3,000 years, was presented Saturday to La Presse by the Egyptian authorities . workshops, ovens, brick walls, pottery and jewelry: the city of artisans linked to King Amenhotep III dating from more than 3,000 years, was presented on Saturday to the press by the Egyptian authorities wishing to promote cultural tourism.