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New digital interactive guide with all of the Greek archaeological museums

New digital interactive guide with all of the Greek archaeological museums

The website features national, regional and local museums of all sizes and types providing information in Greek and in English.
Milk Enabled Massive Steppe Migration

Milk Enabled Massive Steppe Migration

New study provides clues regarding a critical component of the herders’ lifestyle that was likely instrumental to their success: dairying.
Fossilized remains of a Pterosaur in the Atacama desert

Fossilized remains of a Pterosaur in the Atacama desert

The flying giant reptile belonged to a group of early pterosaurs that ruled the skies 160 million years ago.
Ancient gold mining in the Eastern Deserts

Ancient gold mining in the Eastern Deserts

At the first seminar this October Rosemarie Klemm will present a lecture on the work she conducted with the late Dietrich Klemm.
Life-sized camel carvings in Northern Arabia date to the Neolithic Period

Life-sized camel carvings in Northern Arabia date to the Neolithic Period

A new study lead by an international team of scientists uses a wide range of methods to date the heavily eroded reliefs, and connecting them to a period in which a green Arabia was home to monument-building pastoralists.
Macrocosms and Microcosms. From Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages

Macrocosms and Microcosms. From Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages

The symposium will explore the manifold depictions of the cosmos in literature and art from Late Antiquity through to the Middle Ages.
The Macklowe Collection on sale

The Macklowe Collection on sale

Οn 9 September, at a global livestream event, Sotheby’s revealed details of the forthcoming landmark sales of The Macklowe Collection
Researchers reconstruct major branches in the Tree of Language

Researchers reconstruct major branches in the Tree of Language

A team of researchers associated with the Evolution of Human Languages program is using a novel technique to comb through the data and to reconstruct major branches in the linguistic tree.
Lina Mendoni on restoring the antiquities to the Aghia Sophia Station

Lina Mendoni on restoring the antiquities to the Aghia Sophia Station

"The marble paved square, the stylobate and columns, found at the station during the excavation, are to be restored to their original place and handed over to the city".
Medical Knowledge and its ‘Sitz im Leben’

Medical Knowledge and its ‘Sitz im Leben’

This conference explores ancient and modern concepts of horror with reference to the human body.
Late Neanderthals used complex tool-making techniques

Late Neanderthals used complex tool-making techniques

University of Tübingen team proves Middle Paleolithic humans in the Swabian Jura used experience and planning as well as dexterity when manufacturing stone tools.
All of Titian’s “Poesie” series to be exhibited in Boston

All of Titian’s “Poesie” series to be exhibited in Boston

An exhibition with only seven paintings but "the artistic event of the year, probably of the decade" as written in the "Washington Post".
Ancient Greek ‘pop culture’

Ancient Greek ‘pop culture’

Why a new discovery about a little-known text rewrites the history of poetry and song.
Byzantium Bizarre: Storytelling through sacred spaces

Byzantium Bizarre: Storytelling through sacred spaces

panel will examine examples of this relationship between legend and monument and their influences on each other to create a holy place throughout the Byzantine empire.
“Girl with balloon” goes to auction once again

“Girl with balloon” goes to auction once again

The painting by British artist Banksy, whose self shredding while at auction in 2018 caused a sensation.
Discovery of the minesweeper HMS Mercury

Discovery of the minesweeper HMS Mercury

A shipwreck in the middle of the Southern Irish Sea, previously thought to be that of a submarine, has now been identified as the minesweeper, HMS Mercury.  
Archaeologists discover evidence of Anglo-Saxon church

Archaeologists discover evidence of Anglo-Saxon church

Beneath the Norman levels, the team discovered flint walls forming a square structure, enclosed by a circular boundary and burials.
Ancient teeth reveal surprising diversity of Cretaceous reptiles

Ancient teeth reveal surprising diversity of Cretaceous reptiles

Where skeletons are rare, isolated teeth can flesh out our understanding of ancient reptile-dominated ecosystems.
Αrchitectural studies for the Kasta Mound approved

Αrchitectural studies for the Kasta Mound approved

The studies regard the construction of an outer shell for Site 1, the enhancement of the monument’s surrounding area and the visitors’ routes.
METAL PLACES: Culture crossroads in eastern Mediterranean

METAL PLACES: Culture crossroads in eastern Mediterranean

“METAL PLACES” aims at protecting, enhancing, promoting as well as valorizing a common aspect of the cultural heritage of Greece and Cyprus
Greek ‘National Dress’

Greek ‘National Dress’

Conference by the Hellenic Costume Society organized on the occasion of the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution.
Nature’s archive reveals Atlantic tempests through time

Nature’s archive reveals Atlantic tempests through time

Paleo storm hunters at Rice need data to refine the record of history’s hurricanes.
N. Kaltsas is the new Scientific Director of the Museum of Cycladic Art

N. Kaltsas is the new Scientific Director of the Museum of Cycladic Art

The new Director, who in his long scientific career was also distinguished as Director of the National Archaeological Museum, takes office from October 1, 2021.
290-million-year-old fossil of petal-shaped shark teeth

290-million-year-old fossil of petal-shaped shark teeth

The Petalodus teeth were found in the Qianshi limestone in Yangquan City, north China's Shanxi Province.
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