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#Archaeology

# archaeology - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Heritage Department has ‘no intention’ of investigating mysterious Loughcrew ‘find’ Discovery

Heritage Department has ‘no intention’ of investigating mysterious Loughcrew ‘find’

A group of workers posted a video on Facebook purporting to have found something at the ancient site.

# archaeology - Thursday 21 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of people tuned in to watch winter solstice from Newgrange BEAM OF LIGHT This post contains videos

Thousands of people tuned in to watch winter solstice from Newgrange

Unfortunately, weather conditions weren’t great this morning.

# archaeology - Sunday 19 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Column: How has a major medieval abbey in the centre of Dublin been forgotten? Archaeology

Column: How has a major medieval abbey in the centre of Dublin been forgotten?

The Abbey of St Thomas the Martyr was founded in 1177, under the orders of King Henry II, writes Dr Ruth Johnson.

# archaeology - Saturday 28 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Ancient stone structures discovered in Saudi Arabian desert using Google Maps Archaeology

Ancient stone structures discovered in Saudi Arabian desert using Google Maps

The purpose and function of these “Gates” remains and mystery.

# archaeology - Saturday 26 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'We have members from 18 to 90': Locals dig in to help uncover three burials at Swords Castle Quite A Surprise

'We have members from 18 to 90': Locals dig in to help uncover three burials at Swords Castle

Over 300 volunteers have helped out on community digs at the castle since 2015.

# archaeology - Sunday 20 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Fancy yourself as a bit of an Indiana Jones? Now you can experience what he did on his day job

Fancy yourself as a bit of an Indiana Jones? Now you can experience what he did on his day job

The public is being asked to help at archaeological dig at Glendalough.

# archaeology - Saturday 5 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Centuries-old statue that guarded a hospital unearthed in ancient Cambodian temple Angkor What?

Centuries-old statue that guarded a hospital unearthed in ancient Cambodian temple

The statue was found 40 centimetres underground during an excavation in the Angkor complex.

# archaeology - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Main Lusitania telegraph finally recovered from Cork seabed Sunken Ship

Main Lusitania telegraph finally recovered from Cork seabed

The ship sank off the Cork coast in 1915 after it was hit by a German U-boat torpedo.

# archaeology - Sunday 21 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie New sonar searches for Spanish Armada wreckage to take place in Co Sligo Discoveries In The Deep

New sonar searches for Spanish Armada wreckage to take place in Co Sligo

We talked to an archaeologist who’s been working on uncovering some of the shipwrecks.

# archaeology - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Mummies and 1,000 statues found in search of 3,500-year-old tomb Luxor

Mummies and 1,000 statues found in search of 3,500-year-old tomb

“This is an important discovery.”

# archaeology - Saturday 25 March, 2017

This man has your childhood dream job: Neil the archaeologist

DailyEdge.ie speaks to the people who have the jobs you wanted as a kid.

# archaeology - Thursday 9 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Cave where priceless Dead Sea Scrolls were kept discovered in Judean desert Ten Commandments

Cave where priceless Dead Sea Scrolls were kept discovered in Judean desert

It’s thought the cave, one of 12 above the Dead Sea, was looted in the 1950s.

# archaeology - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie These bird's-eye views of Newgrange from above are jaw-dropping Winter Solstice

These bird's-eye views of Newgrange from above are jaw-dropping

You can also catch a glimpse of its neighbours Knowth and Dowth.

# archaeology - Thursday 3 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Major megalithic art find at Hellfire Club passage tomb Well Stone Me

Major megalithic art find at Hellfire Club passage tomb Exclusive

The motifs are similar to those found at the major passage tombs in the country, such as Newgrange.

# archaeology - Monday 31 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Archaeologists explore an ancient tomb beside the Hellfire Club Passage Grave

Watch: Archaeologists explore an ancient tomb beside the Hellfire Club

A team led by Neil Jackman are attempting to uncover the site’s secrets.

# archaeology - Saturday 1 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Volunteers are reclaiming this motte and bailey after decades of neglect and bonfires Improving Ireland

Volunteers are reclaiming this motte and bailey after decades of neglect and bonfires

Several sites around Ireland are being ‘adopted’ by their local communities.

# archaeology - Saturday 20 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Someone has just worked out what the Irish ate for breakfast over 2,000 years ago Historic Eatin

Someone has just worked out what the Irish ate for breakfast over 2,000 years ago

A new UCC-based project has been looking into the mysteries of what our forefathers ate each day.

# archaeology - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Four medieval skeletons have been found in Kilkenny Bone Idols

Four medieval skeletons have been found in Kilkenny

They were all found at a new museum in the city.

# archaeology - Saturday 11 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Bones of victims of 6,000 year old massacre discovered in France Human Remains

Bones of victims of 6,000 year old massacre discovered in France

Experts believe the attack was likely carried out by “furious ritualised warriors”.

# archaeology - Sunday 20 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie This bear bone discovery in Sligo could re-write Irish history Big Find

This bear bone discovery in Sligo could re-write Irish history

The examination of a bear patella shows that humans were in Ireland 2,500 years earlier than thought.

# archaeology - Sunday 13 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Here's what it takes to remake a mysterious Iron Age vessel by hand in 2015 Pallasboy Vessel

Here's what it takes to remake a mysterious Iron Age vessel by hand in 2015

A team from Ireland and England are trying their hand – with impressive results.

# archaeology - Thursday 10 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie New species of human discovered in South African cave Family Tree

New species of human discovered in South African cave

“Today will be written into the history books as one of those moments in which the world learnt something new and remarkable.”

# archaeology - Monday 7 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Stonehenge researchers discover 'one of the largest stone monuments in Europe' Superhenge

Stonehenge researchers discover 'one of the largest stone monuments in Europe'

The stones are thought to have been erected about 4,000 years ago.

# archaeology - Friday 28 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A Nazi train filled with gold has almost certainly been found buried in Poland Treasure Trove

A Nazi train filled with gold has almost certainly been found buried in Poland

And everyone’s getting awfully excited.

# archaeology - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The oldest 'modern' hand in the world has been discovered Hands Off

The oldest 'modern' hand in the world has been discovered

A 1.85 million-year-old bone from the little finger of a human ancestor has been discovered.

# archaeology - Friday 5 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why we should support the Heritage Council for another 20 years Column

Why we should support the Heritage Council for another 20 years

Its funding has been decimated but it preserves our historical gems and pulls in tourists – what’s not to love?

# archaeology - Friday 15 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie "A place of sacrifice": Tour the stone circle that freaked out a 1930s psychic Heritage Ireland

"A place of sacrifice": Tour the stone circle that freaked out a 1930s psychic

Archaeologist Neil Jackman explores one of the country’s finest stone circles and the quiet final resting place of a remarkable penal times priest.

# archaeology - Saturday 4 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Step from Ireland's pre-Famine past to life in the New World in the Sperrins Heritage Ireland

Step from Ireland's pre-Famine past to life in the New World in the Sperrins

Fancy stretching the legs over the Easter weekend? Archaeologist Neil Jackman has more suggestions for great historical sites to visit around the island of Ireland.

# archaeology - Friday 3 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A digger driver has stumbled across a thousand-year-old tunnel in Kerry Holey Cow

# archaeology - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A Spanish Armada cannonball just showed up on an Irish beach

A Spanish Armada cannonball just showed up on an Irish beach

Bit more interesting than crushed up cans of Dutch Gold anyway.

From TheJournal.ie Archaeologists are leaving the field because of poor pay Digging For Gold

Archaeologists are leaving the field because of poor pay

They want the living wage.

# archaeology - Sunday 22 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Archaeology has had an amazing month: Here are 7 of the most exciting discoveries Wonders Of The World

Archaeology has had an amazing month: Here are 7 of the most exciting discoveries

The corner of a lost civilisation, a secret fortress and a 250-year-old pretzel.

# archaeology - Saturday 21 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie See the house built by Clonmel schoolmasters to show off their love of history Heritage Ireland

See the house built by Clonmel schoolmasters to show off their love of history

The Careys had a round tower, a medieval Norman-style hall and Gothic and Romanesque arches in their palatial 19th century pad.

# archaeology - Monday 16 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie (Saint) Patrick - The Bits They Left Out Super Saint

(Saint) Patrick - The Bits They Left Out

Documents and archaeological evidence paint a picture of the man behind the legend.

# archaeology - Saturday 7 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Did you ever climb 121 steps up through Irish history? You should Hidden Heritage

Did you ever climb 121 steps up through Irish history? You should

St Canice’s Cathedral – and its fantastically-preserved round tower – is a jewel in the centre of medieval Kilkenny.

# archaeology - Saturday 21 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This dramatic Derry clifftop estate was a magnet for high society Heritage Ireland

This dramatic Derry clifftop estate was a magnet for high society

Archaeologist Neil Jackman finds medieval magic in Limerick and a splendid demesne in Derry.

# archaeology - Saturday 7 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ever heard of Darby's Bed? Diarmuid and Gráinne 'slept' here... Heritage Ireland

Ever heard of Darby's Bed? Diarmuid and Gráinne 'slept' here...

Discover this magical ancient site in Co Limerick, and a monastic complex that saved locals from slaughter in Kilkenny as Neil Jackman’s Heritage Ireland returns.

# archaeology - Thursday 29 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The cave where western humans got it on for the first time... Gettin' Jiggy With It

The cave where western humans got it on for the first time...

Scientists seems to think they’ve found the place.

# archaeology - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie It seems that the Celtic Tiger was good for something... Climate Change

It seems that the Celtic Tiger was good for something...

Archaeology. It was good for archaeology.

# archaeology - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ancient Waterford site reveals Vikings moved from raiding to trading Lay Down Your Arms

Ancient Waterford site reveals Vikings moved from raiding to trading

New publication and guide uncover the 9th century power of a settlement at Woodstown on the River Suir.

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