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Fox News: 2,500-year old slab unearthed, offers glimpse into the ancient Etruscan world

inscriptions.jpg__800x600_q85_cropThe Fox News segment “Digging History” covered SMU sponsored research at Italy’s Poggio Colla site where archaeologists have found what may be rare sacred text in the lost language of the Etruscans. The text is inscribed on a large 6th century BC sandstone slab and could reveal name of the god or goddess that was worshipped at the site.
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Smithsonian: 2,500-Year-Old Monument Could Help Crack the Mysterious Etruscan Language

inscriptions.jpg__800x600_q85_cropScience reporter Jason Daley with Smithsonian covered SMU sponsored research at Italy’s Poggio Colla site where archaeologists have found what may be rare sacred text in the lost language of the Etruscans. The text is inscribed on a large 6th century BC sandstone slab and could reveal name of the god or goddess that was worshipped at the site. Continue reading

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Il Tirreno: Trovata stele etrusca in Mugello: “scoperta straordinaria”

1459331426_Stele-in-situ-1-600x335Italian newspaper Il Tirreno in Italy covered SMU sponsored research at Italy’s Poggio Colla site where archaeologists have found what may be rare sacred text in the lost language of the Etruscans. The text is inscribed on a large 6th century BC sandstone slab and could reveal name of the god or goddess that was worshipped at the site. Continue reading

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Wired.it: Una stele per svelare il linguaggio degli Etruschi

1459331426_Stele-in-situ-1-600x335Italian science reporter Anna Lisa Bonfranceschi with Wired in Italy covered SMU sponsored research at Italy’s Poggio Colla site where archaeologists have found what may be rare sacred text in the lost language of the Etruscans. The text is inscribed on a large 6th century BC sandstone slab and could reveal name of the god or goddess that was worshipped at the site.
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Christian Science Monitor: 2,500-year-old slab offers window into ancient Etruscan faith

973133_1_0330-WETRUSCAN_standardScience reporter Story Hinckley with The Christian Science Monitor covered SMU sponsored research at Italy’s Poggio Colla site where archaeologists have found what may be rare sacred text in the lost language of the Etruscans.

The text is inscribed on a large 6th century BC sandstone slab and could reveal name of the god or goddess that was worshipped at the site. Continue reading

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Daily Mail: Sacred text found in Italy could unlock the secrets of the Etruscan religion

32A42CD800000578-0-image-a-43_1459264575143Science reporter Abigail Beall with The Daily Mail covered SMU sponsored research at Italy’s Poggio Colla site where archaeologists have found what may be rare sacred text in the lost language of the Etruscans.

The text is inscribed on a large 6th century BC sandstone slab and could reveal name of the god or goddess that was worshipped at the site. Continue reading

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Archaeology: Inscribed Etruscan Stele Unearthed in Italy

Stele, Etruscan, Poggio Colla, Mugello Valley, Warden, SMUArchaeology, the publication of the Archaeological Institute of America, covered the SMU sponsored research of the Mugello Valley Project in Italy, where a rare religious Etruscan artifact has been discovered.

The article, “Inscribed Etruscan Stele Unearthed in Italy,” published March 29, 2016. Continue reading

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Daily Mail: Earth’s moon threw a ‘wobbly’ after it formed: Lunar poles wandered 125 MILES as volcanic bubbles threw them off balance

327EC6E200000578-3506346-Scientists_say_they_have_discovered_evidence_that_the_Moon_s_axi-a-3_1458751653451Science reporter Richard Gray with The Daily Mail covered the research of SMU planetary scientist and research assistant professor Matthew Siegler and a team of scientists who discovered the moon wandered off its axis billions of years ago due to a shift in its mass most likely caused by volcanic activity.

The article, “Earth’s moon threw a ‘wobbly’ after it formed: Lunar poles wandered 125 MILES as volcanic bubbles threw them off balance,” published March 23. Continue reading

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Wired: The Moon used to spin on a different axis

1-nasadataleadWired reporter Emily Reynolds covered the research of SMU planetary scientist and research assistant professor Matthew Siegler and a team of scientists who discovered the moon wandered off its axis billions of years ago due to a shift in its mass most likely caused by volcanic activity.

The article, “The Moon used to spin on a different axis,” published March 24. A report on the discovery of the rare event was published today in Nature. Continue reading

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