Week 4 – NUIG Archaeology Society Photo Quiz – Win A Prize!

The Image for week number 4 of our Photo Quiz is now posted. Simply identify the site correctly and submit your answer here to win a prize. Enter competition here. Thanks to all who entered last week. The answer to last week’s quiz was “Mada’in Saleh, Saudi Arabia”. Congratulations to all who identified the site – Remember this is an ongoing weekly quiz and it’s never too late to enter, even if you miss a week or two you’ll still be in with a chance of winning. Every week we will be adding a new Image of an archaeological site chosen randomly from around the world – This is an […]

Urgent News. Help say NO to the Ilisu dam! There is still time!

The Ilisu dam is a large-scale hydro-electric dam project that will, if constructed, submerge over 300 square kilometers of land in SE Turkey. If built, it will be the first and largest of a series of several huge dams the Turkish government seeks to construct along the River Tigris as part of the GAP development project. They claim that this development will greatly benefit all through facilitating economic growth and providing work opportunities which will eventually lead to prosperity and ultimately create peace in the region. However, in reality the dam will displace at least 78, 000 local people from over 200 villages and the town of Hasankeyf. Local women, already in an impoverished and war-torn situation, […]

Week 3 – NUIG Archaeology Society Photo Quiz – Win A Prize!

  The Image for week number 3 of our Photo Quiz is now posted. Simply identify the site correctly and submit your answer here to win a prize. Enter competition here. Thanks to all who entered last week. The answer to last week’s quiz was “Church of the Holy Sepulchre,  Jerusalem”. Congratulations to all who identified the site – Remember this is an ongoing weekly quiz and it’s never too late to enter, even if you miss a week or two you’ll still be in with a chance of winning. Every week we will be adding a new Image of an archaeological site chosen randomly from around the world – […]

Video: Placenames of the Táin Bó Cúailnge – Guest Lecture by Paul Gosling

NUIG Archaeology Society – This guest lecture from Tuesday 13th of October was video recorded by kind permission of Paul Gosling – There was a tremendous turnout for the event and we would like to extend our gratitude to everybody involved with organising and promoting this very special presentation. The video and sound quality is not perfect – But the recording will undoubtedly be invaluable to students, researchers and others with an interest in the archaeology, mythology and literature from this period in Ireland. Paul Gosling lectures full-time on built heritage in the Department of Heritage and Tourism at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. He is a professional archaeologist and […]