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Notre Dame will open once more

Notre Dame will open once more

Four years after the catastrophic fire of 2019 in the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, the restoration works are being completed and are enhancing the image of the church.
Social resistance of Bronze Age communities

Social resistance of Bronze Age communities

Communities of the central-eastern Iberian Peninsula existing 4,000 years ago deployed «escape economies», using enrockment and segmentation tactics.
Rijksmuseum reveals major discoveries on The Milkmaid

Rijksmuseum reveals major discoveries on The Milkmaid

General Director Taco Dibbits revealed some of the most important new discoveries on one of Vermeer’s most famous paintings since it was completed more than 350 years ago.
Phalēróthen: Between two worlds

Phalēróthen: Between two worlds

The exhibition presents some of the most important findings from the rescue excavation in the Faliron Delta at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.
Three paintings by Willem de Kooning at auction

Three paintings by Willem de Kooning at auction

Three large-scale works, which the Dutch expressionist painter created between 1960 and 1980.
Finding the ship that sent out a warning to The Titanic

Finding the ship that sent out a warning to The Titanic

The ship which sent an iceberg warning to the RMS Titanic, before the ocean-liner sank, has been identified lying in the Irish Sea.
Not Just for the Gods: Cacao and the ancient Maya

Not Just for the Gods: Cacao and the ancient Maya

Among ancient Mayas, cacao was not a food exclusive to the elite, but was important — and common — to all.
Archaeologists uncover ancient mosaics on the shore of the Sea of Galilee

Archaeologists uncover ancient mosaics on the shore of the Sea of Galilee

Geomagnetic surface survey provides accurate information for productive future excavations. Discovery of an ancient settlement close to Khirbat al-Minya. 
The Petralona Cave opens in the spring of 2023

The Petralona Cave opens in the spring of 2023

Now providing documented evidence on the "Archanthropus", the oldest European, as argued decades ago.
Prado published list of works confiscated during the Civil War

Prado published list of works confiscated during the Civil War

The Museo del Prado has compiled and published the list of works in its collection confiscated during the Civil War.
The bicentenary of the decipherment of the hieroglyphs

The bicentenary of the decipherment of the hieroglyphs

On Tuesday 27th September 2022, for the 200th anniversary of the deciphering of the hieroglyphs by the father of Egyptology Jean-François Champollion, the Museo Egizio is offering a special free opening from 7 pm to 10 pm.
Archaeologists uncover unique find in Białystok’s Branicki Palace courtyard

Archaeologists uncover unique find in Białystok’s Branicki Palace courtyard

A fragment of the floor of a large 15th-16th c. building was discovered in the parade courtyard of the historic Branicki Palace in Białystok.
Evidence for food insecurity driving international conflict two thousand years ago

Evidence for food insecurity driving international conflict two thousand years ago

Scientists have identified climate-driven changes to food availability as a factor behind dramatic historical events that led the oasis city of Palmyra in Syria to its ultimate demise.
Tales of Tools. The Untold Narrative of Wooden Handiwork Implements from Greece

Tales of Tools. The Untold Narrative of Wooden Handiwork Implements from Greece

This book pays tribute to the artisanal craft of woodcarving plied in the production of various richly decorated textile tools of the XIX and XX centuries traditionally associated with women’s domestic chores. 
Instruments of War: Roman cornu mouthpiece uncovered

Instruments of War: Roman cornu mouthpiece uncovered

Buried deeply below the remains of a schola (officers’ club house) and left with the debris over a Hadrianic workshop floor, a remarkable musical discovery was made in the silty mud on the Vindolanda excavations this year.
Second historic canoe recovered in Winsconsin Lake

Second historic canoe recovered in Winsconsin Lake

Wisconsin Historical Society maritime archaeologists, alongside partners from Wisconsin’s Native Nations, recovered a 3,000-year-old dugout canoe from Lake Mendota in Madison.
Roman mosaic uncovered at Folkestone, Kent

Roman mosaic uncovered at Folkestone, Kent

The remains of a Roman mosaic floor covered-over some 65 years ago has been re-exposed on Folkestone’s East Cliff.
Statistical analysis aims to solve Greek volcano mystery

Statistical analysis aims to solve Greek volcano mystery

Sturt Manning, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Classical Archaeology in the College of Arts and Sciences, is hoping to settle one of modern archaeology’s longstanding disputes.
From Continental Europe to England

From Continental Europe to England

Archaeogenetic study reveals large-scale continental migration into the East of England during the early Medieval Period.
Chimpanzee stone tool diversity

Chimpanzee stone tool diversity

Research has shown that stone tool using chimpanzees in West Africa have distinct and recognizable material cultures.
World’s earliest evidence of opium use found in Israel

World’s earliest evidence of opium use found in Israel

Opium residue was found in pottery vessels excavated at Tel Yehud, dating back to the 14th century BC.
Impressive statue of Hercules came to light at Philippi

Impressive statue of Hercules came to light at Philippi

The statue which is larger than life depicts a clean shaven Hercules with a young body.
New Curtin-led research discovers the heart of our evolution

New Curtin-led research discovers the heart of our evolution

Researchers have discovered a 380-million-year-old heart – the oldest ever found – alongside a separate fossilised stomach, intestine and liver in an ancient jawed fish.
New finds in the sanctuary of Artemis Amarysia

New finds in the sanctuary of Artemis Amarysia

Several new buildings of the Geometric and the Archaic period as well as impressive finds were discovered during the excavations.
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