Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bones under your feet

 
Archaeologists are working right in the middle of a busy street at Cascais a few meters from the 16th century Mother Church, which is now supposed to have been built over a Visigothic necropolis.
 

36 comments:

Jim said...

I would like to take part in one of those digs. Maybe not one that looks as important as that one though.

cieldequimper said...

Hmmm fascinating. Archeology always is. And great that you got to photograph them!

willow said...

Archaeology fascinates me. I could have easily been an archaeologist. Amazing this is right in the city! Nice shots, JM!

brattcat said...

What an amazing photograph.

Olivier said...

belle découverte de l'archéologue. On se rend bien compte sur la photo du squelette.
nice discovery of the archaeologist. They also realize on the photograph of the skeleton.

Ken said...

Amazing. You never know what we my be buried under our feet.

Sharon said...

Now, this is something you don't see very often. How interesting. It makes me wonder how old those bones are.

Tanya said...

Wow, cool pics JM! I always kind of wanted to be an archeologist, wonder why I never followed through with it?

Lois said...

These pictures are so interesting! It's amazing you were able to get so close. Great shots!

nanak said...

interesting photograph, JM.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is fascinating indeed.

By the way, it looks like you may have done a skillful job of composition, cropping the photo to avoid the archeologist on the right from possibly looking like a plumber.

JM said...

David! LOL!!! Yes, I guess the lady should thank me! :-)))

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

It would be so exciting to be part of an architectural dig of the past and pull forth items from so long ago. They are the treasure hunters of today.

Tricia said...

OMG! Those are actual human bones?!!
They just let you walk up & photograph what they were doing? I'm sorry to be so dramatic, but I'm in awe!

Virginia said...

I am intrigued that they would allow spectators so close. Well photographed JM. Keep watching them and get us some more photos of their progress!
V

Mountainboy said...

No way!

Not the sort of photo you could get just anyday!

Small City Scenes said...

Wow! How neat. I love bones and such. I would like to go on a dig someday. thanks for sharing . MB

m_m said...

Really interesting photos!

namaki said...

very interesting ! I always wanted to be an archeologist when I was small :-)

JM said...

Tricia and Virginia,
They haven't closed the street, there is a fence around the digging spot and people can watch them working. Pretty cool!

Marc said...

This is definitely a different type of shot than we're used to from you JM, but quite interesting.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Unlike many of your other commenters I never want to be an archeologist -- too much bending and dirt. But I do like the history they piece together.

Marie-Noyale said...

Amazing...
And you just see this on the street,by bending over ?? WoW

Dina said...

Wow, great find! Will they excavate the whole necropolis now?

My lastest dig in Jerusalem was at some Canaanite cemeteries. If you'd like to see our 4,000 year old skulls and bones please click on Archaeology in the left margin of my blog.

Hope you will bring us more photos from this street!

roentarre said...

This is one of the best documentary images I am seeing here. Very good photographs in deed!

Hilda said...

Oh wow, that is so fascinating! And in the middle of the city, to boot! I hope to read about it in National Geographic one of these days :)

nobu said...

Interesting photo.
It shows your city has rich history.

magiceye said...

tough but exciting work

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

That's so much fascinating! Thank you so much JM for sharing this :)

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Carraol said...

Great pictures, archaeology is always an adventure! Here in MC when digs in the Historic Centre usually find something new (old) from Prehispanic or colonial times.

Pam said...

What an amazing capture. You were in the right place at the right time for this one.

Babzy said...

how interesting ! i wish i was there !

humanobserver said...

And you were there to capture them. great.

White Oleander said...

Wow...very fascinating.

Petrea said...

Fascinating. I'm glad to see Dina here, I thought of her immediately.

valeria said...

That is so very interesting!!!