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Roman mines in Southeast Europe

Roman mines in Southeast Europe

This new project which aims to publish its first volume soon is looking for someone interested in being on the editorial board.
Two historical buildings of Chania are to become multipurpose cultural centres

Two historical buildings of Chania are to become multipurpose cultural centres

Villa Pologiorgi and Villa Schwartz have been declared historical monuments and are in a dangerous state of ruin.
Robert Ritner, 1953–2021

Robert Ritner, 1953–2021

Egyptologist Robert Ritner passed away on July 25.
Roman road discovered in the Venice lagoon

Roman road discovered in the Venice lagoon

Study reports of the discovery of a Roman road submerged in the Venice Lagoon.
Old Kingdom statue returned to Egypt

Old Kingdom statue returned to Egypt

Egypt restored an artifact smuggled to the Netherlands.
BA postdoctoral fellowships at Glasgow

BA postdoctoral fellowships at Glasgow

Classics at the University of Glasgow is inviting applications for the 2022 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship competition.
The missing section of Jerusalem’s walls

The missing section of Jerusalem’s walls

During the time of the kings of Judah, Jerusalem's fortifications protected the city from several attacks, until the arrival of the Babylonian forces who managed to break through and conquer the city.
The Underwater Μuseum at Alonnisos in an AFP press release

The Underwater Μuseum at Alonnisos in an AFP press release

Alonissos wants to make four more shipwrecks accessible to divers around the world.
New species of pseudo-horses living 37 million years ago

New species of pseudo-horses living 37 million years ago

The palaeotheriidae mammals inhabited the subtropical landscape of Zambrana (Álava) about 37 million years ago.
The ethics of remote sensing in archaeology

The ethics of remote sensing in archaeology

The principles of remote sensing are not codified the same way as in-person archaeology, and therefore, there are no ethical guidelines that pertain specifically to remote sensing.
The old Acropolis Museum will operate again in two years time

The old Acropolis Museum will operate again in two years time

According to the planning, it will host exhibitions as well as housing a conservation workshop open to public viewing.
Stone tool tells the story of Neanderthal hunting

Stone tool tells the story of Neanderthal hunting

Museum of Prehistory in Blaubeuren presents the “Find of the Year”, a leaf point from the University of Tübingen’s excavation at Hohle Fels Cave.
News about the Tollund man’s last meal

News about the Tollund man’s last meal

New studies show that the Tollund man's last meal was nutritious, contained fish and was slightly burnt.
23-month position in the Study of Coptic Magic

23-month position in the Study of Coptic Magic

The project The Coptic Magical Papyri: Vernacular Religion in Roman and Early Islamic Egypt at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg is pleased to announce a vacancy.
Research ‘final nail in the coffin’ of Paranthropus as hard object feeders

Research ‘final nail in the coffin’ of Paranthropus as hard object feeders

New research from the University of Otago debunks a long-held belief about our ancestors’ eating habits.
The 2020 Grand Archaeology Award to the Dikili Tash Team

The 2020 Grand Archaeology Award to the Dikili Tash Team

The Greek-French team of Dikili Tas returned to the excavation field this summer, after a break in 2020 due to the pandemic.
Observing the Scribe at Work

Observing the Scribe at Work

This volume collects contributions on scribal practice as it features on diverse media (including papyri, tablets, and inscriptions) in a range of ancient societies.
Unknown types of ancient Greek textiles identified

Unknown types of ancient Greek textiles identified

A Warsaw University archaeologist has uncovered the identity of dozens of previously unknown types of textiles found on Bronze Age seal imprints from Greece.
Widespread cultural diffusion of knowledge started 400,000 years ago

Widespread cultural diffusion of knowledge started 400,000 years ago

A study by archaeologists at Leiden University on the use of fire shows that 400,000 years ago knowledge and skills must already have been exchanged via social networks.
Restoration of the Aghioi Theodoroi Chapel at Fourka

Restoration of the Aghioi Theodoroi Chapel at Fourka

The chapel of Aghioi Theodoroi was built around the 15th century, on land of the Iviron Monastery, Mount Athos.
Why weren’t New World rabbits domesticated?

Why weren’t New World rabbits domesticated?

Why were rabbits domesticated in Europe and not the Americas? Recent work by archaeologists gives a simple answer.
Cretan Institutional Inscriptions collection now open access and online

Cretan Institutional Inscriptions collection now open access and online

A collection of inscritions from Crete describing public institutions from the 7th c. BC to the 1st c. BC.
Funerary tumulus and shipwreck revealed at the sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion

Funerary tumulus and shipwreck revealed at the sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion

The tombs reflects the funerary customs of the 4th c. BC Greeks who settled in the area before Alexander.
Opening of the Aigai Necropolis archaeological park

Opening of the Aigai Necropolis archaeological park

The park occupies an area of 133.4 acres and includes 530 surviving visible burial mounds.
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