Hutton Pulitzer Reports:  Sunken, 600-Year-Old Buddha Found In Water #HuttonPulitzer 

Beijing, China (CNN)A 600-year-old Buddha statue has been discovered in a reservoir in east China’s Jiangxi Province after water levels fell during renovation work.A local villager first spotted the head of the Buddha last month when the water level fell by more than 10 meters during work on a hydropower gate, official state news agency Xinhua reported.

The Buddha’s head sits against a cliff and gazes serenely over the body of water. It has attracted many tourists as well as locals, who see it as an auspicious sign.Archaeologists said the statue could date back to Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

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Hutton Pulitzer Reports: Were The Phoenicians Real? #HuttonPulitzer 

Everybody in the Mediterranean around 3000 years ago hated and envied these masters of seafaring, but who exactly were these Phoenicians?

The Phoenicians are famed for being master seamen who traded with the peoples around the Mediterranean, spreading their alphabet as they sailed. Yet although they established trade centers as far as Spain and North Africa and founded the city of Byblos, which gave its name to the most influential book ever published, surprisingly little is known about them. Even their name comes from Homer, who dubbed them “Phoenicians”, meaning “purple men”, a reference to the murex dye for which they were famed.

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Hutton Pulitzer Reports: Wreck of 16th-Century Spanish Ship Found #HuttonPulitzer 

The third of six sunken Spanish ships that were lost in a hurricane in 1559 has been discovered off the coast of Pensacola, Florida.In the summer of 2016, the wreck of the ship, dubbed the Emanuel Point III, was found resting under the sand 7 feet (2 meters) below the ocean surface in Pensacola Bay. Archaeologists have found the ship’s hull, ballast rocks and ceramic artifacts in the wreckage.

The ship was part of a failed colonization attempt by Spain that took place just 60 years after Christopher Columbus first sailed across the Atlantic.”The shipwrecks themselves are giving us insights into these amazing machines they were developing for these voyages that were never really happening before,” marine archaeologist Greg Cook, of the University of West Florida.

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Hutton Pulitzer Reports: 13 Amazing Pictures of Archaeology #HuttonPulitzer 

These photos share some of the great wonders of digging for History.

Digging for archaeology photos in National Geographic’s archive

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Hutton Pulitzer Reports: Anne Frank Link Uncovered at Nazi Camp

JERUSALEM (AP) — Researchers excavating the remains of one of the most notorious Nazi death camps have uncovered a pendant that appears identical to one belonging to Anne Frank, Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial said Sunday.

Yad Vashem says it has ascertained the pendant belonged to Karoline Cohn — a Jewish girl who perished at Sobibor and may have been connected to the famous diarist. Both were born in Frankfurt in 1929, and historians have found no other pendants like theirs.

The triangular piece found has the words “Mazal Tov” written in Hebrew on one side along with Cohn’s date of birth. The other side has the Hebrew letter “heh,” an initial for God, as well as three Stars of David.

Researchers are now trying to reach out to any remaining relatives of the two to confirm whether they were related.

Since 2007, the Israel Antiquities Authority, together with Yad Vashem, has been conducting excavations at the former camp in Poland in a novel approach to Holocaust research. The camp was destroyed after an October 1943 uprising, with the Nazis leveling it and planting over it to cover up their crimes. Yet, archeologists have managed to uncover the gas chamber foundations and the original train platform.

More than 250,000 Jews were killed in Sobibor, in eastern Poland, one of the most extreme examples of the Nazi “Final Solution” to eradicate European Jewry. Frank died at the Bergen-Belsen camp, in northern Germany, in 1945.

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Hutton Pulitzer Reports:  Sanctuary of Asklepios Unearthed on Greek Island #HuttonPulitzer 

Many impressive finds came to light in 2016 on Kythnos, at the site “Vryokastro”, where the ancient capital of the island is located. As the announcement made by the excavation team reports, the investigations focused on two public buildings (sanctuaries) of Classical-Hellenistic times at the Middle Plateau of the Upper City.

In fact, one of them (Building 1) was identified with Asklepieion. The excavations are headed by Professor Alexandros Mazarakis Ainian.

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Hutton Pulitzer Reports:  Meet The Welsh Indiana Jones, He Found A Lost City #HuttonPulitzer 

A Forest archaeology tutor has been dubbed the Welsh Indiana Jones after developing a hunch that a long lost city was buried underneath a field just over the border in Wales.

Stuart Wilson was just 25 when he gambled £40,000 on buying the field because he believed pottery pieces unearthed by moles pointed to it being the site of the lost city of Trellech.And after 12 years of digging he has now found evidence of large settlement which was home to 10,000 people, a quarter the size of medieval London.

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