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Secrets of sealed 17th century letters revealed by dental X-ray scanners

Secrets of sealed 17th century letters revealed by dental X-ray scanners

In a world first, an international team of researchers has read an unopened letter from Renaissance Europe – without breaking its seal or damaging it in any way.
Research highlights importance of social resilience in Bronze Age China

Research highlights importance of social resilience in Bronze Age China

The new study shows that aridification in the central plains of China during the early Bronze Age did not cause population collapse.
A novel theory explaining the evolution of the human species

A novel theory explaining the evolution of the human species

A new paper by Dr. Miki Ben-Dor and Prof. Ran Barkai from the Jacob M. Alkow Department of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University, proposes a novel theory for the physiological, behavioral and cultural evolution of the human species.
Fresh archaeological data from the Kato Kastro, Mytilene

Fresh archaeological data from the Kato Kastro, Mytilene

These included an Early Byzantine marble gate which is an especially significant find for the history of the town of Mytilene.
Four-wheeled processional chariot found in Pompeii

Four-wheeled processional chariot found in Pompeii

The intact chariot has emerged from the excavation of the suburban villa of Civita Giuliana.
Arrest for illegal excavations in Amphipolis

Arrest for illegal excavations in Amphipolis

A 68-year-old man has been accused of carrying out illegal excavations in the archaeological site of Amphipolis, Serres and was arrested on the spot.
Ancient Egyptian manual reveals new details about mummification

Ancient Egyptian manual reveals new details about mummification

Based on a manual discovered in a 3,500-year-old medical papyrus, an Egyptologist has been able to help reconstruct the embalming process.
Extinct goose revealed by ancient art study

Extinct goose revealed by ancient art study

The painting, Meidum Geese, has been admired since its discovery in the 1800s but no-one realised it depicted an unknown species.
Van Gogh’s Scène de rue à Montmartre heads to auction

Van Gogh’s Scène de rue à Montmartre heads to auction

The Paris Impressionist and Modern Art auction will present an exceptional painting by Vincent van Gogh, 'Scène de rue à Montmartre'.
Casts of an important monument in the Thasos Archaeological Museum

Casts of an important monument in the Thasos Archaeological Museum

Three relief marble plaques that adorned a very interesting monument with an exceptional interpretation; the so-called Passage of the Theoroi.
How did dogs get to the Americas?

How did dogs get to the Americas?

How far back does the history of dogs and humans go in the Americas, and which route did dogs use to enter this part of the world?
Assistant Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology

Assistant Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology

The Groningen Institute of Archaeology (GIA) is looking for an Assistant Professor in Mediterranean archaeology with a specialisation in  either osteoarchaeology or geoarchaeology.
Cultural Heritage: Before, During, and After Crisis

Cultural Heritage: Before, During, and After Crisis

This is an invitation to submit an abstract for the workshop, “Cultural Heritage: Before, During, and After Crisis,” at ASOR’s 2021 Annual Meeting.
Archaeologists return to the Demosion Sema in Athens

Archaeologists return to the Demosion Sema in Athens

Greece’s Ministry of Culture and Sports to proceed with the systematic excavation of ancient Athens' most important cemetery.
ARCE 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

ARCE 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

Registration is open for the Meeting which will takeplace April 22-25, 2021, 09:00 AM US Eastern Time to 5:00 PM US ET each day.
Evidence of predation by octopuses pushed back by 25 million years

Evidence of predation by octopuses pushed back by 25 million years

New research unveiled the earliest evidence of octopus predation in the fossil record.
Ioannis K. Mazarakis Ainian has passed away

Ioannis K. Mazarakis Ainian has passed away

The man whose name is inextricably linked to the National Historical Museum.
Australia’s oldest known intact Aboriginal rock painting is a kangaroo

Australia’s oldest known intact Aboriginal rock painting is a kangaroo

A two-metre-long painting of a kangaroo in Western Australia's Kimberley region has been identified as Australia's oldest rock painting.
Oldest non-permafrost genome and a new history for extinct cave bear

Oldest non-permafrost genome and a new history for extinct cave bear

Scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of an extinct cave bear using a 360,000-year-old bone – the oldest genome of any organism from a non-permafrost environment.
Conservation and Physicochemical study of Nisyros shipwreck pottery

Conservation and Physicochemical study of Nisyros shipwreck pottery

During 30 March-6 May 2021, online classes will be streamed (live) and during 15-27 June 2021 a practical workshop will take place at Athens in Greece.
Assistant Professor of Ancient History

Assistant Professor of Ancient History

The department of History, Art History and Classics at the Radboud University Nijmegen is looking for a new colleague to join their team.
Early Career Classics Research Conference

Early Career Classics Research Conference

The Malta Classics Association (registered NGO and member of Euroclassica) invites proposals for its annual online Classics Research conference.
Restoration of the Gymnasium of Ancient Olympia

Restoration of the Gymnasium of Ancient Olympia

The second phase of enhancing and restoring was included in the operational programme of the Region of Western Greece.
Trees allow more accurate analysis of last Earth’s magnetic field reversal

Trees allow more accurate analysis of last Earth’s magnetic field reversal

Radiocarbon analyses of the remains of kauri trees from New Zealand now make it possible for the first time to precisely time and analyse this event and its associated effects.
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