Journal of Eurasian Studies - EPA

Journal of Eurasian Studies - EPA

April‐June 2010 JOURNAL OF EURASIAN STUDIES Volume II., Issue 2.



Archaeology Archaeological finds in the

northern Jordan Valley are forcing experts to

rethink the patterns of the earliest civilisations. In

Tabqat Fahel, 90 kilometres north of Amman,

recent finds indicate that the ancient site of Pella,

which spans across the earliest pre‐historic times

to the Mameluke era, may have been a part of

the cradle of civilisations.

The Jordan Times (May 28, 2010)


Archaeology Kenyan and Chinese divers will

embark on an undersea mission to find the

wreckage of a Chinese vessel that sank off the

East African countryʹs coast 600 years ago, an

official said on Thursday. The ship is believed to

have been part of a trading expedition that

arrived in east African coastal waters in 1418

under admiral Zheng Heʹs command.

IOL (Mar. 26, 2010)



Archaeology A mummy estimated to be about

500 years old was recently unearthed at a

construction site on the outskirts of Seoul, a

research institute said yesterday. The 154‐

centimeter (5‐foot) tall female mummy was

discovered early last month at an industrial

complex being built in Osan, some 55 kilometers

south of Seoul, by a group of scholars and

researchers from the Seokyeong Cultural

Properties Research Institute.

JoongAng Daily (May 14, 2010)



Archaeology The Sungai Batu archeological site

in the Bujang Valley proves that civilisation in

this country had started much earlier and was

the oldest in South‐east Asia. Information

Communication and Culture Minister Dr Rais

Yatim said the site, which was believed to have

existed in the year 110, showed the existence of

religion, commerce and the economy.

Brunei fm (Mar. 07, 2010)‐site‐proves‐



Archaeology The ongoing excavation of ruins of

a 14th century power‐broker´s palace in Panauti,

Kavre, has once again made researchers look

afresh at the history of Nepali politics, which is

profusely marked by conspiracy theories. The

Department of Archaeology (DOA) started the

excavation in Panauti Municipality‐7 at a point

from where historians say the Bardhan family

controlled for more than 100 years the central

rule in medieval Nepal based in Kathmandu


Republica (Mar. 14, 2010)



Archaeology A new study by a British

archaeologist says that the first human

settlement in Oman began about 125,000 years

ago. Dr Jeffrey I Rose, Institute of Archaeology

and Antiquity, University of Birmingham, UK,

said this during a lecture here yesterday on

“Oman at the Dawn of Time: The Archaeology of

Human Origin in Southern Arabia.”

Global Arab Network (Apr. 09, 2010)


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