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Exhibition of Loverdos collection in its final stages

Exhibition of Loverdos collection in its final stages

The appearance of an old urban residence is reflected in the restored neoclassical house at 6 Mavromichali Street.
Results of the underwater excavations off Salamina in 2020

Results of the underwater excavations off Salamina in 2020

The course of the sea wall of the classical city was conclusively calibrated when a large stretch of it was uncovered.
First evidence for honey hunting in prehistoric West Africa

First evidence for honey hunting in prehistoric West Africa

First evidence for ancient honey hunting, locked inside pottery fragments from prehistoric West Africa, dating back some 3,500 years ago.
Sexual division of labor as farming arose in Europe

Sexual division of labor as farming arose in Europe

A new investigation of stone tools buried in graves provides evidence supporting the existence of a division of different types of labor between people of male and female biological sex at the start of the Neolithic.
Study cements age and location of skull from early human Homo Erectus

Study cements age and location of skull from early human Homo Erectus

A new study verifies the age and origin of one of the oldest specimens of Homo erectus.
Scientists uncover the last meal of a Cretaceous pollinator

Scientists uncover the last meal of a Cretaceous pollinator

While pollinators such as bees and butterflies provide crucial ecosystem services today, little is known about the origin of the intimate association between flowering plants and insects.  
The Spanish government blocked sale of painting attributed to Caravaggio

The Spanish government blocked sale of painting attributed to Caravaggio

The Ministry of Culture described the painting to be sold at auction in Madrid, as "non-exportable".
Ceramics by Sterling Ruby at the Museum of Cycladic Art

Ceramics by Sterling Ruby at the Museum of Cycladic Art

Sterling Ruby places selected art works among the rare exhibits of the Cycladic Art Collection.
Crowdsourcing heritage, museums and local communities

Crowdsourcing heritage, museums and local communities

1st Meeting of the on-line discussions “Current Challenges in Cultural Management and Heritage Tourism” organized by the NIA.
Arrest for theft of works by Van Gogh and Frans Hals

Arrest for theft of works by Van Gogh and Frans Hals

Dutch police have arrested a suspect in two separate cases of theft of Dutch paintings by the Dutch masters.
Shipwreck discovered by Saadana Island in the Red Sea

Shipwreck discovered by Saadana Island in the Red Sea

A partially surviving shipwreck has been discovered by Saadana Island in Egypt's Red Sea.
Modern Human Brain Originated in Africa Around 1.7 Million Years Ago

Modern Human Brain Originated in Africa Around 1.7 Million Years Ago

Researchers from the University of Zurich have used computed tomography analyses of fossilized skulls to shed light on typical human brain.
An ancient Egyptian city has been revealed in Luxor’s West Bank

An ancient Egyptian city has been revealed in Luxor’s West Bank

A large residential site founded by Amenhotep III and active during the early years of Akhenaten.
Early dispersal of neolithic domesticated sheep in central Asia

Early dispersal of neolithic domesticated sheep in central Asia

A new study, published in the journal Nature: Human Behavior, reveals that the roots of animal domestication in Central Asia stretch back at least 8,000 years.
Two new species of ancient, burrowing mammal ancestors

Two new species of ancient, burrowing mammal ancestors

Researchers have discovered two new species of mammal-like, burrowing animals that lived about 120 million years ago in what is now northeastern China.
800-year-old medieval pottery fragments reveal Jewish dietary practices

800-year-old medieval pottery fragments reveal Jewish dietary practices

A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, with archaeologists from Oxford Archaeology, have found the first evidence of a religious diet locked inside pottery fragments excavated from the early medieval Jewish community of Oxford.
Tribute to Hellenism of Asia Minor at the Benaki Museum

Tribute to Hellenism of Asia Minor at the Benaki Museum

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Asia Minor Catastrophe, a anniversary exhibition will be co-organized by the Benaki Museum and the Centre for Asia Minor Studies.
Heniokhos at the International airport of Doha

Heniokhos at the International airport of Doha

The exact replica of the Charioteer of Delphi now adorns the central metro station at the International Airport at Doha, Qatar.
Plutarch, De Iside et Osiride

Plutarch, De Iside et Osiride

A quick reminder that the deadline for the CfA for the 3rd Workshop of the Working Group "Philosophy and Religion in Antiquity" within the German Association for Ancient Philosophy (GANPH) is April 18.
The oldest 3D map in Europe

The oldest 3D map in Europe

Researchers are trying to shed light to the mystery of an engraved slab found in 1900 in Brittany, France.
Digital specialist at the Polish Academy of Sciences

Digital specialist at the Polish Academy of Sciences

Applicants should submit by 03/05/2021 (23:00 - Europe/Brussels) to the Secretary of the Institute via email.
How baked bat guano helped archaeologists understand our past

How baked bat guano helped archaeologists understand our past

Experiment reveals the chemical changes undergone by artefacts found in caves inhabited by bats.
Summer timetable at archaeological sites, monuments and museums

Summer timetable at archaeological sites, monuments and museums

With this year's ministerial decision, the opening hours of archaeological sites, monuments and museums are grouped into two main categories.
Rethinking the visual aesthetics of ancient Egyptian writing

Rethinking the visual aesthetics of ancient Egyptian writing

The conference will be hosted by the UCL Institute of Archaeology and the Department of Near Eastern Studies (UC Berkeley), in November 2021.
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