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20 May 2010
On April 23, 1983, 120 personalities of the Contemporary Art World took part in a banquet orchestrated by the artist Daniel Spoerri in the park of the domain of Montcel, at Jouy-en-Josas (Yvelines), where, a year later, the Cartier Foundation was to be installed.
07 May 2010
The excavation of the site of the former Clinique Saint-Louis at Angers, curated by the State (Regional Archaeological Service, Pays d-de-la-Loire), is being carried out by a team of Inrap archaeologists. This site covers an area of 9,000 square metres. At present, the vestiges of a sanctuary dedicated to the worship of Mithra, a god of Indo-Iranian origin is being brought to light.
15 January 2010
The excavation of the Early Neolithic site of Buthiers-Boulancourt (Seine-et-Marne) revealed to the Inrap archaeologists the most ancient case, in France, of an amputation.This successful surgical intervention was practised, 6,900 years ago, on an elderly man. These results have just been published in the international review, Antiquity.
15 December 2009
During the construction of a housing project at Propriano (Southern Corsica) by the Limat Promotion property group, Inrap archaeologists have unearthed, by order of the State (DRAC Corsica), a classical construction, a collection of churches and an Antique necropolis.
06 November 2009
Prior to the construction of a social housing project including a square bordered by a pedestrian street, Inrap archaeologists are excavating, curated by the State (Regional Archaeological Service, DRAC Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur) the parish graveyard of La Ciotat situated in the historical centre of the town, a zone archaeologically relevant for the modern epoch (1492-1789).
05 October 2009
Until the end of October 2009, a team of Inrap archaeologists will study a Neolithic site at Pont-sur-Seine. This site covers a surface of 4 hectares.
24 September 2009
Before the construction of the Seine-North of Europe waterway under the technical direction of the Voies navigables de France, and curated by the State (Drac), the French National Institute of Archaeological Research (Inrap) is carrying out a programme of archaeological evaluations, the most extensive at present in Europe.
18 September 2009
The French archaeological mission to the United Arab Emirates, including CNRS and INRAP searchers, and the museum of the Umm al-Quwain Emirate (UAE) have recently discovered the oldest sanctuary in Arabia (3500-3200 BC), as well as the oldest known ceremonial site dedicated to a very particular marine mammal, the dugong (Dugong dugon).
These results have just been published in the international review Antiquity.