The aim of Time Manager plugin for QGIS is to provide comfortable browsing through temporal geodata. A dock widget provides a time slider and a configuration dialog for your layers to manage. Time …
Heavy Geek alert, with this timeslider Plugin for QGIS
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There is no synthetic or comprehensive treatment of any late Roman frontier in the English language to date, despite the political and economic significance of the frontiers in the late antique period. Examining Hadrian’s Wall and the Roman frontier of northern England from the fourth century into the Early Medieval period, this book investigates a late frontier in transition from an imperial border zone to incorporation into Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, using both archaeological and documentary evidence. With an emphasis on the late Roman occupation and Roman military, it places the frontier in the broader imperial context.
In contrast to other works, Hadrian’s Wall and the End of Empire challenges existing ideas of decline, collapse, and transformation in the Roman period, as well as its impact on local frontier communities. Author Rob Collins analyzes in detail the limitanei, the frontier soldiers of the late empire essential for the successful maintenance of the frontiers, and the relationship between imperial authorities and local frontier dynamics. Finally, the impact of the end of the Roman period in Britain is assessed, as well as the influence that the frontier had on the development of the Anglian kingdom of Northumbria.By Rob Collins
Published 18th June 2012
“…a thought provoking and scholarly study…” - Current Archaeology
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Create an interactive, visually engaging timeline in minutes. Use dynamic visualization tools to display photos, videos, news and blogs in chronological order.
Now this has real potential - I remember working with things like this when it was very very complicated and you had to have coding experience. give this a go and see what you think?
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At the end of February visitors to Karnak Temples will be able to admire the second chapel of the 18th dynasty Queen Hatshepsut after four years of restoration and reconstruction.
The chapel was constructed in limestone to worship Thebes ancient Egyptian god Amun-Re. It includes an open court and two inner halls embellished with blocks engraved with very distinguished religious scenes depicting Hatshepsut before Amun-Re, with her husband king Thutmose II, as well as their cartouches. Some of the blocks bear the name of Hatshepsut’s predecessor king Thutmose III.
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The İzmir Metropolitan Municipality is preparing to surround the historical Smyrna Agora with specially designed walls. The walls will provide for the safety of the Agora and be 3 meters high and 810 meters long.
The Smyrna Agora Ancient Site Safety Wall project has been approved by the İzmir Committee for the Protection of Cultural and Natural Properties. The project will protect the historic Agora, which was integrated with the crowded İkiçeşmelik Street after confiscation and destruction works were completed.
The project was designed to reveal the historical richness of the agora and will provide sitting places for people visiting the area.
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Museums have long battled a big problem: losing important artifacts
Each archive sites can house a combined 80,000 boxes of artifacts, each catalogued in a central database and labelled with radio-frequency tags so they can be searched and tracked digitally.
now that is something we could learn from
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At least 18 ancient mosaics depicting scenes from Homer’s “The Odyssey” have been stolen in northern Syria, the culture minister was quoted as saying on Sunday.
“These mosaics were stolen during illegal excavations” on archaeological sites in the war-torn country’s northeast, Lubana Mushaweh said in an interview published on Sunday by the government daily Tishreen.
“We have been informed that these mosaics are now on the Syrian-Lebanese border,” she said without elaborating
one more disaster that can’t be reversed. but does sound like the know where they are. Even if returned, they have been ripped out of context.
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