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Research Fellowship 2022/23: Racism, Racialisation and Gender

Research Fellowship 2022/23: Racism, Racialisation and Gender

UCL's Sarah Parker Remond Centre invites applications for a Research Fellowship 2022/23: Racism, Racialisation and Gender.
Syrago Tsiara is the new Head of the National Gallery, Athens

Syrago Tsiara is the new Head of the National Gallery, Athens

Syrago Tsiara is an art historian, curator and Director of MOMus - Museum of Contemporary Art ,Thessaloniki.
Portrait of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon is up for auction

Portrait of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon is up for auction

The painting was the central panel in a triptych exhibited in 1965 in a travelling exhibition to Hamburg, Stockholm and Dublin.
Indigenous communities used the Caribbean Sea as an aquatic highway

Indigenous communities used the Caribbean Sea as an aquatic highway

The study, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, is the broadest of its kind yet conducted in the Greater Antilles and marks the first time that pottery artifacts from the Lucayan Islands.
Underwater survey off the Agios Petros islet

Underwater survey off the Agios Petros islet

The main aim of the archaeological underwater survey was to map the current appearance of the submerged part of the Neolithic settlement.
Canterbury suburbs were home to some of Britain’s earliest humans

Canterbury suburbs were home to some of Britain’s earliest humans

Archaeological discoveries made on the outskirts of Canterbury, Kent (England) confirm the presence of early humans in southern Britain between 560,000 and 620,000 years ago.
Research Assistant, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Research Assistant, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art seeks to hire an Egyptologist for the position of a Research Assistant focusing on research related to The Department of Egyptian Art’s excavations at Malqata, Western Thebes, Egypt.
The Acropolis Museum celebrated its 13th birthday

The Acropolis Museum celebrated its 13th birthday

The year that passed (June 2021 - June 2022) was extremely important for the Acropolis Museum, as the Museum continued its operation uninterruptedly throughout the year.
Impressive new finds from the Antikythera shipwreck

Impressive new finds from the Antikythera shipwreck

A larger than life marble head of a bearded male figure was found that may belong to the headless statue no. 5742 in the National Archaeological Museum.
Statements by Chairman of the British Museum on the Parthenon sculptures

Statements by Chairman of the British Museum on the Parthenon sculptures

The British Museum is open to a deal with Athens so as to allow both sides to share the Parthenon Sculptures .
Lila Acheson Wallace Assistant Curator

Lila Acheson Wallace Assistant Curator

The Assistant Curator must be an Egyptologist with a demonstrated background and strong interest in curating a major collection of Egyptian art.
Polish researcher solves mystery of Anonymous God of Palmyra

Polish researcher solves mystery of Anonymous God of Palmyra

A Polish archaeologist has unlocked a 100-year-old mystery after identifying over 200 inscriptions addressed to an anonymous god.
Scientists uncover traces of fire dating back at least 800,000 years

Scientists uncover traces of fire dating back at least 800,000 years

Using advanced AI techniques, the researchers discover one of the earliest pieces of evidence for the use of fire.
E. coli sample extracted from an Italian mummy

E. coli sample extracted from an Italian mummy

An international team led by researchers at McMaster University, working in collaboration with the University of Paris Cité, has identified and reconstructed the first ancient genome of E. coli, using fragments extracted from the gallstone of a 16th century mummy.
Old Norse settlers traded walrus ivory with Kyiv

Old Norse settlers traded walrus ivory with Kyiv

Norse settlers in Greenland exported walrus tusk ivory to Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages.
Unveiling of Thracian burial mound at Sveshtari

Unveiling of Thracian burial mound at Sveshtari

"The restoration gives visitors the opportunity to see this masterpiece of Thracian burial architecture in a new light", said Emilia Germanova.
Guided by a forgotten photograph, a damaged monastery is being restored

Guided by a forgotten photograph, a damaged monastery is being restored

The restoration works of the destroyed Old Monastery of Agios Dionysios in Olympus, inside the Enipeas gorge at an altitude of 850 meters,are continuing at a steady pace.
Archaeological discoveries illuminate the Anglo-Saxon ‘Dark Ages’

Archaeological discoveries illuminate the Anglo-Saxon ‘Dark Ages’

Archaeologists working on HS2 have made discoveries of national significance, uncovering an Anglo-Saxon burial site in Wendover, Buckinghamshire.
Olive trees were first domesticated 7,000 years ago

Olive trees were first domesticated 7,000 years ago

A joint study by researchers from Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University unraveled the earliest evidence for domestication of a fruit tree.
11 shipwreck monuments are accessible for recreational diving

11 shipwreck monuments are accessible for recreational diving

Diving is allowed only outside and around shipwrecks, according to the announcement by the Ministry of Culture.
Origins of the Black Death identified

Origins of the Black Death identified

A multidisciplinary team of scientists have obtained and studied ancient Y. pestis genomes that trace the pandemic’s origins to Central Asia.
Did democracy have a separate origin in the Americas?

Did democracy have a separate origin in the Americas?

Inhabitants of the Americas may have been practicing democratic-style collective governance at least a millennium before European contact.
Unique Viking Age shipyard discovered at Birka

Unique Viking Age shipyard discovered at Birka

Archaeologists from Stockholm University's Archaeological Research Laboratory have located a unique Viking Age shipyard site at Birka on Björkö in Lake Mälaren.
Panathenaic amphorae from Toronto, Canada back to their birthplace

Panathenaic amphorae from Toronto, Canada back to their birthplace

On the occasion of its birthday on Monday 20 June 2022, the Acropolis Museum invites visitors to its exhibition areas with reduced tickets.
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