2014.07.27【英译中】Scotland's Stone Age Ruins(6)

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究竟是我越翻越渣还是这篇文章越来越难……其实原本想全篇标红的……但是总觉得那样你们就一定不会点评了……


The first hint of big things underfoot at the Ness came to light in 2002, when a geophysical survey revealed the presence of large, man-made anomalies beneath the soil. Test trenches were dug and exploratory excavations begun, but it wasn’t until 2008 that archaeologists began to grasp the scale of what they had stumbled upon.
2002年,一个地球物理学勘测揭示了尼斯土下一个巨型人造异物的存在,这是尼斯遗址的第一个线索。此后,考古学家们开始挖测试沟渠并进行探究性挖掘工作。但直到2008年,他们才开始意识到足下之物规模之巨大。


Today only 10 percent of the Ness has been excavated, with many more stone structures known to be lurking under the turf nearby. But this small sample of the site has opened an invaluable window into the past and yielded thousands of priceless artifacts: ceremonial mace heads, polished stone axes, flint knives, a human figurine, miniature thumb pots, beautifully crafted stone spatulas, colored pottery far more refined and delicate than anyone had expected for its time, and more than 650 pieces of Neolithic art, by far the largest collection ever found in Britain.
迄今为止被挖掘出的尼斯遗迹仅有其实际规模的10%,无数已知存在的石制建筑仍暗藏于周围的草皮下。但这小小的遗迹样品,已然为人们打开了一扇通往过去的无价之门,已然给人们带来了无数无价的手工艺术品:庆典用权杖头;打磨过的石斧;燧石刀;一个人形雕像;微型器皿;制作精美的石制刮铲;颠覆人们对石器时代印象的精美彩色陶艺;以及超过650件新石器时代艺术品,这是迄今为止英国出土的最大型文物集。


Before visiting the Ness, I tended to view Stone Age sites with indifferent curiosity. The lives of the long-ago inhabitants seemed far removed and alien. But art offers a glimpse into the minds and imaginations of the people who create it. At the Ness I found myself looking into a world I could comprehend, even if its terms were radically different from my own.
在参观尼斯之前,我对石器时代遗址多有一种冷淡的好奇。那些远古居民的生活之于我是如此遥远,如此异类。但艺术让人得以窥视其创造者的思想与想象力。在尼斯,尽管目之所及的世界与我身处的世界如此不同,我却发现我能理解他们的世界。

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链接君:

苏格兰遗址1:2014.07.18【英译中】Scotland’s Ston

苏格兰遗址2:2014.07.18【英译中】Scotland's Sto

苏格兰遗址3:2014.07.18【英译中】Scotland's Stone

苏格兰遗址4:2014.07.18【英译中】Scotland's Ston

苏格兰遗址5:2014.07.23【英译中】Scotland's Ston


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