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Innovative tools for the protection of exhibits from the Petrified Forest

Innovative tools for the protection of exhibits from the Petrified Forest

The cooperation of the University and the museum ensures the implementation of innovative tools for the protection of the museum’s exhibits.
Study about how the largest dinosaurs moved and evolved

Study about how the largest dinosaurs moved and evolved

New research led by the University of Bristol has revealed how giant 50-tonne sauropod dinosaurs, like Diplodocus, evolved from much smaller ancestors, like the wolf-sized Thecodontosaurus.
What was asphalt doing on a 9,000-year-old skull?

What was asphalt doing on a 9,000-year-old skull?

Unusual remnants of asphalt were found smeared on six skulls, and the excellent state of preservation of three of them allows us to study the phenomenon.
Procedures going ahead for the Museum of Underwater Antiquities

Procedures going ahead for the Museum of Underwater Antiquities

It will highlight the treasures of the Greek seas and becoming an emblematic cultural landmark in the country’s largest port.
Underwater archaeological research in the Fourni Archipelago

Underwater archaeological research in the Fourni Archipelago

The Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology (IAKA) of the University of Thessaly is organizing an online lecture by George Koutsouflakis.
Results of 2021 Kition-Pampoula excavations

Results of 2021 Kition-Pampoula excavations

The first objective was to complete the excavation of the neoria, which had been exposed during previous fieldwork (1984-1999).
Transforming the Egyptian Museum in Cairo: An Egyptian European Partnership

Transforming the Egyptian Museum in Cairo: An Egyptian European Partnership

Archaeologists Heba Abd el Gawad, Corinna Rossi and Irene Morfini will present the masterplan organizing "what's next" for the iconic museum.
No bids for 16th century mansion in Rome, Villa Aurora

No bids for 16th century mansion in Rome, Villa Aurora

The mansion, dubbed “Caravaggio villa” because of its ceiling painted by the Italian master, failed to attract any bids on Tuesday.
PostDoc position 100% from 1 April/1 May 2022 for 3 years

PostDoc position 100% from 1 April/1 May 2022 for 3 years

The ERC project invites applications for the following position: 1 Postdoctoral Position, Salary grade 13 TV-L / 100%.
Aswan, Egypt: new finds from a Greco-Roman tomb in the Aga Khan area

Aswan, Egypt: new finds from a Greco-Roman tomb in the Aga Khan area

The tomb consists of two parts, the first section of which is built above ground and the second is carved into the rock.
Alekos Fassianos has passed away

Alekos Fassianos has passed away

"He is one of the leading contemporary creators of Greekness in painting", said Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni.
Tracing the origins of plants in West African cuisine

Tracing the origins of plants in West African cuisine

First insights into the origins of West African plant-based cuisine, locked inside pottery fragments dating back 3,500 years ago, uncovered.
The London “Times” are in favour of the return of the Parthenon Sculptures

The London “Times” are in favour of the return of the Parthenon Sculptures

"The return of the Elgin Marbles to Athens has become imperative," writes Τhe Times of London in its leading article.
Sphinx and Sekhmet statues found at Pharaoh Amenhotep III’s mortuary temple

Sphinx and Sekhmet statues found at Pharaoh Amenhotep III’s mortuary temple

During the last season of the Colossi of Memnon and the Temple of King Amenhotep III restoration project.
Acropolis of Gla: “Yes” to the plan for protection and management of site

Acropolis of Gla: “Yes” to the plan for protection and management of site

The aim is to enhance the archaeological site’s topography and correlate iGla with Orchomenos and the Mycenaean Acropoleis of Agios Ioannis and Agia Marina.
Celtic gold hoard uncovered in Brandenburg

Celtic gold hoard uncovered in Brandenburg

The hoard was uncovered by volunteer archaeologist Wolfgang Herkt near the village of Baitz in Potsdam-Mittelmark, Brandenburg.
“Hippos: The Horse in Ancient Athens” opens on January 20

“Hippos: The Horse in Ancient Athens” opens on January 20

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is thrilled to announce that its new art and science exhibition, Hippos: The Horse in Ancient Athens, will be on view from January 20–April 30, 2022, in the Makriyannis Wing of the Gennadius Library.
Risky food-finding strategy could be the key to human success

Risky food-finding strategy could be the key to human success

A new study shows that early human foragers and farmers adopted an inefficient high-risk, high-reward strategy to find food.
Rare African script offers clues to the evolution of writing

Rare African script offers clues to the evolution of writing

Writing evolves to become simpler and more efficient, according to a new study based on the analysis of an isolated West African writing system.
Archaeologists uncover rare Roman wooden figure

Archaeologists uncover rare Roman wooden figure

An early rare Roman wooden carved figure has been discovered during work on the HS2 project in Buckinghamshire.
Myths as theoretical models for religious identity in ancient Greece

Myths as theoretical models for religious identity in ancient Greece

This is the final CfP for the session for Nordic TAG 2022 “What’s the use of theory?”, Oslo, Norway, April 21-23, 2022.
New finds at Ancient Tenea

New finds at Ancient Tenea

The works of this year's systematic archaeological research at Chiliomodi, Corinth, were focused on the site of the baths.
Exceptional faunal assemblage discovered on the N2 Kilshane excavation

Exceptional faunal assemblage discovered on the N2 Kilshane excavation

A large faunal assemblage could potentially change the understanding of beef and cattle herding in Middle Neolithic Ireland and Europe.
Parthenon’s “Fagan fragment” at the Acropolis Museum

Parthenon’s “Fagan fragment” at the Acropolis Museum

This piece belongs to block VI of the east frieze of the Parthenon that portrays the seated gods of Olympus.
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