Video: Cave Artists of Sulawesi — Aramco World com | Some images in the caves dated back toward the arrival of modern humans 40,000 to 50,000 years ago

For years, Indonesian archeologists harbored strong hunches that some images in the caves dated back toward the arrival of modern humans 40,000 to 50,000 years ago. Archeologists and guides explore Leang Jarie (“Hand Cave”), one of several recently discovered homes to some of the world’s oldest hand stencil-paintings. Video: (Click Image to watch at source)…

Hyderabad: Site exhibition of archaeological finds inaugurated — India com|US funded project was carried out by Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) at Quli Qutb Shahi Tombs (QST) complex

The archaeological finds are the result of extensive excavation works that were carried out by Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) and funded by the US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation. Hyderabad, July 15: US Consul General in Hyderabad Michael Mullins today inaugurated a site exhibition of the archaeological finds at the historic Quli Qutb Shahi…

Preservation of Threatened Islamic Architecture on the Island of Mozambique – A paper by Jigar Bhatt

From the on-line publication by the  Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (AKPIA@MIT) *****     Jigar Bhatt has a background in political economy and urban development. He received is Bachelors in Economics from Northeastern University and Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His professional work…

Balancing history with modernity in India – Radio Australia

Between the Taj Mahal, Mughal history and the relics of the British Raj, India is not short of ancient monuments and treasures. However, Indian authorities are finding it increasingly difficult to balance modernity with the preservation of history. Nowhere is this more true than in the capital New Delhi, where rapid development has swallowed up…

Iran: Alamut yields ancient water reservoirs – Press TV news, 24 Jun 2010

Alamut fortress, Iran Recent archeological excavations at Iran’s Alamut fortress have yielded food storage rooms and water reservoirs in the northwestern historical site. Archeologists found a number of storage rooms on the west side of the fortress, which show that residents of the site made good use of their rocky habitation. According to Head of…

Egypt: New find shows slaves didn’t build pyramids – Worldnews.com

(AP) – CAIRO – Egypt displayed on Monday newly discovered tombs more than 4,000 years old and said they belonged to people who worked on the Great Pyramids of Giza, putting the discovery forth as more evidence that slaves did not build the ancient monuments. The series of modest nine-foot-deep shafts held a dozen skeletons…

Afghan ‘Indiana Jones’ hunts lost Bamiyan statue

Lyse Doucet BBC Newsnight, Bamiyan Dr Zemaryalai Tarzi is an Afghan with a big dream. To be exact, this archaeologist dreams of a giant – a 1,000ft (300 metre) sleeping Buddha. Try to imagine a stone statue reclining across the length of three football fields. “At first, people told me I must be mad,” he…