Egyptologists identify tomb of royal children

Basel Egyptologists of the University of Basel Kings’ Valley Project have been working on tomb KV 40 in the Valley of the Kings close to the city of Luxor for three years. From the outside, only a depression in the ground indicated the presence of a subterranean tomb. Nothing was known about the layout of [...]

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Prehistoric caribou hunting structure discovered beneath Lake Huron

Underwater archaeologists have discovered evidence of prehistoric caribou hunts that provide unprecedented insight into the social and seasonal organization of early peoples in the Great Lakes region. An article detailing the discovery of a 9,000-year-old caribou hunting drive lane under Lake Huron appears in today’s issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “This [...]

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Dinosaur Fossil Bone Stolen!

During the week of 13th – 17th May, a team of palaeontologists from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and the Albany Museum/Rhodes University, Grahamstown, began to excavate a large dinosaur that had been discovered in a road cutting on the R393 between the Mountain Shadows Hotel and Moshesh’s Ford. The dinosaur fossil was first [...]

March 25th, 2014|Categories: News|Comments Off on Dinosaur Fossil Bone Stolen!

Protection for underwater heritage

  “Reclaiming, restoring and celebrating our heritage” is the theme for this year’s Heritage Month. As part of the mandate of the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA), Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage (MUCH) unit is committed to working towards the protection and promotion of our underwater culture. “Because of the oxygen depleted environment, material [...]

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Maritime Heritage of the Eastern Cape

For centuries, ships have come to grief on the unforgiving South African shores and the aftermath has influenced local culture in ways great and small. The Eastern Cape Oral Histories Project aims to record the lost, forgotten and hidden maritime heritage of the Wild Coast. While some shipwreck sites and survivor stories are famous (the [...]

March 21st, 2014|Categories: News|1 Comment

Union Buildings Declared as a National Heritage Site

SAHRA declares the Union Buildings as a National Heritage Site, from left to right, Honourable Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile(MP), Acting CEO of SAHRA, Mmabatho Ramagoshi, President of the Republic of South Africa, his Excellency, Mr JG Zuma, and the Chairperson of SAHRA, Mr Fanie Makhanya.

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