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Outstanding Roman figures of Celtic Hounds at risk of export

Outstanding Roman figures of Celtic Hounds at risk of export

Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage has placed a temporary export bar on two marble figures of Celtic Hounds carved during the Roman period. 
Seeking ancestral commonalities with modern human body type

Seeking ancestral commonalities with modern human body type

An ancestor to modern humans had a stockier build than previously thought—one that is quite different from today's human body.
The Little Mermaid of Copenhagen with “Racist Fish” graffiti!

The Little Mermaid of Copenhagen with “Racist Fish” graffiti!

Denmark woke up a few days ago to see the words “racist fish” written on the base of the Little Mermaid that has been in Copenhagen port for 107 years.
How ancient cultures perceived mires and wetlands

How ancient cultures perceived mires and wetlands

Voluntary palynologist Pim de Klerk (Museum of Natural History, Karlsruhe) and Hans Joosten (Institute of Botany and Landscape Ecology, Greifswald University) have initiated this research project.
MYCENAE. A Journey in the World of Agamemnon

MYCENAE. A Journey in the World of Agamemnon

This new edition will accompany the visitor to the archaeological site and museum, providing at the same time an overview of the Mycenaean world as a whole.
Norman Conquest of 1066 did little to change people’s eating habits

Norman Conquest of 1066 did little to change people’s eating habits

Archaeologists from Cardiff University and the University of Sheffield have combined the latest scientific methods to offer new insights into life during the Norman Conquest of England.
Digital reconstruction of most important medieval shrine

Digital reconstruction of most important medieval shrine

Released on the 800th anniversary of the creation of Saint Thomas Becket's shrine, stunning CGI reconstruction uses new evidence to show how it would have likely appeared.
Campaign for the cemetery of the Minoan palace at Petras

Campaign for the cemetery of the Minoan palace at Petras

Signatures are being gathered for excavations to continue and the planned works to go ahead in the autumn.
Virtual tour in the Temple of Amada, Egypt

Virtual tour in the Temple of Amada, Egypt

Dedicated to the gods Amun and Ra-Horakhty, it is one of the earliest and most important temples in Nubia.
15,000 year old ear infections discovered in burials from the Levant

15,000 year old ear infections discovered in burials from the Levant

A study by Tel Aviv University has discovered evidence of ear infections in human remains, by studying the skulls from inhabitants of the Levant around 15,000 years ago.
Toruń structures dating back 7,000 years were enormous

Toruń structures dating back 7,000 years were enormous

Massive 7,000-year-old structures with a rounded or circular plan known as roundels discovered near Toruń, consisted of ditches up to 3m wide and 2m deep.
In-depth analysis of stone objects yields new evidence on Minoan stoneworking

In-depth analysis of stone objects yields new evidence on Minoan stoneworking

Mobile Raman microspectroscopy was performed on a group of 59 stone artifacts from Tholos Tomb P at Porti, Mesara.
Goulandris Museum: Greek visual artists of the Diaspora on Andros

Goulandris Museum: Greek visual artists of the Diaspora on Andros

Two respective exhibitions open at the museums of the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation on Andros and in Athens.
Brown researchers dig deeper into dinosaur movements

Brown researchers dig deeper into dinosaur movements

What if that dinosaur was running through mud, sinking several inches — or even up to their ankles — into the ground as it moved?
Ancient underwater Aboriginal sites discovered off Australian Coast

Ancient underwater Aboriginal sites discovered off Australian Coast

The first underwater Aboriginal archaeological sites have been discovered off northwest Australia dating back thousands of years ago when the current seabed was dry land.
De/Constructing the Body: Ancient and Modern Dynamics

De/Constructing the Body: Ancient and Modern Dynamics

University of Liverpool and University of Bristol are presenting the event “De/Constructing the Body: Ancient and Modern Dynamics”, which will take place on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st July, 2020.
Hellenic Society hardship grants

Hellenic Society hardship grants

The Hellenic Society is offering, on a temporary basis, small hardship grants to those who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
Only known drawing of extinct giant sloth lemur found in cave

Only known drawing of extinct giant sloth lemur found in cave

A painting daubed on the walls of a cave in western Madagascar is the only known drawing of the extinct giant lemurs that once roamed the island.
Upgrading of the Archaeological Museum of Thera is being speeded up

Upgrading of the Archaeological Museum of Thera is being speeded up

The Archaic Kore of Thera will be exhibited in public for the first time in the now covered atrium of the Archaeological Museum.
Institute of Classical Studies: Free online training sessions

Institute of Classical Studies: Free online training sessions

The Institute of Classical Studies is offering two free online training sessions for researchers who would like to learn more about engaging wider publics with their work.
Asteroid impact made the earth uninhabitable for dinosaurs

Asteroid impact made the earth uninhabitable for dinosaurs

Modelling of the Chicxulub asteroid impact 66 million years ago shows it created a world largely unsuitable for dinosaurs to live in.
Amber fossils unlock true color of 99-million-year-old insects

Amber fossils unlock true color of 99-million-year-old insects

The study offers a new perspective on the often overlooked, but by no means dull, lives of insects that co-existed alongside dinosaurs.
Construction work at Amphipolis in September

Construction work at Amphipolis in September

In an announcement by the Ministry of Culture, the studies are expected to be submitted to the Central Archaeological Council for approval on July 14, 2020.
New family of extinct giant wombat-like marsupial discovered

New family of extinct giant wombat-like marsupial discovered

The unique remains of a prehistoric, giant wombat-like marsupial – Mukupirna nambensis – that was unearthed in central Australia are so different from all other previously known extinct animals that it has been placed in a whole new family of marsupials.
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