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Rethymnon will acquire its Museum of Fossils

Rethymnon will acquire its Museum of Fossils

The municipal authorities of Rethymnon are organizing an exhibition of the full collection of fossils donated to the Municipality by the collector Paschalis Zisiou.
Fifty-three gold coins found on the seabed of Portitxol in Xàbia

Fifty-three gold coins found on the seabed of Portitxol in Xàbia

The University of Alicante, the Town Council of Xàbia and the Valencian government will carry out an underwater excavation campaign to investigate the area.
Clio Muse Tours offers its audio tours for free for one day

Clio Muse Tours offers its audio tours for free for one day

Clio Muse Tours celebrates the European Heritage Days and offers all of its audio tours for free on Sunday, September 26, 2021.
Early Homo sapiens groups in Europe faced subarctic climates

Early Homo sapiens groups in Europe faced subarctic climates

New insights into the climatic backdrop for an early wave of dispersal of our species into Europe during the last glacial period.
Those Earrings Are So Last Year…

Those Earrings Are So Last Year…

Shell beads found in a cave in Morocco are at least 142,000 years old. The archaeologists who found them say they're the earliest known evidence of a widespread form of human communication.
South American musical instruments reflect population relationships

South American musical instruments reflect population relationships

A new study provides the first systematic review of musical instrument diversity in the archaeological and ethnographic history of the continent.
Roman-era mixers and millstones made with geology in mind

Roman-era mixers and millstones made with geology in mind

A study on stone tools from an outpost of the Roman Empire has found that for ancient bakers and millers, having the right tools was a matter of geology.  
Safety works on Notre Dame have been completed

Safety works on Notre Dame have been completed

The cathedral will be restored according to its previous design.
Underwater research completed in Palaikastro Bay

Underwater research completed in Palaikastro Bay

The research, part of a three-year programme launched this year, aims to explore the coast and greater area of the bay.
The earliest clothing in the archaeological record

The earliest clothing in the archaeological record

Dating from 120,000 – 90,000 years ago, the bone tools were found in association with carnivore remains that showed signs of skinning for furs and pelts.
Oldest example of immobile art found in Tibet

Oldest example of immobile art found in Tibet

Carefully placed hand and footprints, thought to be the oldest known examples of immobile art, have been found immortalised in rock in Tibet.
Ritualistic tools discovered at Tel al-Fara in Egypt

Ritualistic tools discovered at Tel al-Fara in Egypt

Archaeologists conducting excavations at the ancient site of Tel al-Fara in the Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate have discovered tools used in religious rituals in dedication to Hathor.
Biotechnology Company wants to recreate woolly mammoths

Biotechnology Company wants to recreate woolly mammoths

The company plans to insert the DNA of a woolly mammoth (from samples found in Siberia) into the genome of Asian elephants.
New works from the Louvre for the exhibition 1821 Before and After

New works from the Louvre for the exhibition 1821 Before and After

The works of Delacroix took their place among other works of 19th century Philhellene Romantic painters.
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.
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