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Archeo-news archive: January-February 2009

Is the Roman Pantheon a colossal sundial?
(Feb 4, 2009)

Has the grand Roman Pantheon been keeping a secret for nearly 2000 years? An expert in ancient timekeeping thinks so, arguing that it acts as a colossal sundial. The imposing temple in Rome, completed in AD 128, is one of the most impressive buildings that survives from antiquity.

Read more. Source: New Scientist

Excavators at the site of Queen Seshestet's sarcophagus
Mummy of female pharaoh uncovered
(Jan 9, 2009)

Egyptologists have discovered the remains of a mummy thought to belong to a queen who ruled 4,300 years ago, Egypt's antiquities chief has said. The body of Queen Seshestet was found in a recently-discovered pyramid in Saqqara, Zahi Hawass announced. She was mother of King Teti, founder of the Sixth Dynasty of pharaonic Egypt. Her name was not found but "all the signs indicate that she is Seshestet".

Read more. Source: BBC


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