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Ancient mosaic criticises Christianity

Ancient mosaic criticises Christianity

An ancient mosaic from a 4th-century house in the centre of the ancient city of Paphos in Cyprus, was a ‘pictorial’ criticism of Christianity according to experts.
The Ultimate Renaissance Portrait: Young Man Holding a Roundel

The Ultimate Renaissance Portrait: Young Man Holding a Roundel

In January 2021, Sotheby’s will auction Sandro Botticelli’s Young Man Holding a Roundel, one of the most significant portraits, of any period, ever to appear at auction
Τemporary removal and relocation of antiquities at the Venizelos station

Τemporary removal and relocation of antiquities at the Venizelos station

The decision by the Council of State is pending regarding the request submitted to it for the cancellation of the removal and relocation of the antiquities.
Hellenic Society Undergraduate Essay Competition 2020

Hellenic Society Undergraduate Essay Competition 2020

Just a quick reminder that the 2020 iteration of the Undergraduate Essay Competition run by the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies remains open until 13th November.
Poetics, politics and the ruin in cinema and theatre since 1945

Poetics, politics and the ruin in cinema and theatre since 1945

International Conference to be held on 2 April 2021 at the University of Oxford and on 22 November 2021 at the University of Paris Nanterre.
Naked prehistoric monsters!

Naked prehistoric monsters!

The debate about when dinosaurs developed feathers has taken a new turn with a paper refuting earlier claims that feathers were also found on dinosaurs' relatives, the flying reptiles called pterosaurs.
Modern humans reached westernmost Europe 5,000 years earlier

Modern humans reached westernmost Europe 5,000 years earlier

Discovery may indicate modern humans and Neanderthals lived in the area concurrently.
Society for Classical Studies Erich Gruen Prize

Society for Classical Studies Erich Gruen Prize

The Erich S. Gruen Prize Committee invites all graduate students based in North America to enter the first annual competition for the best graduate research paper on multiculturalism in the ancient Mediterranean.
New funerary behaviors of the Neolithic Iberian populations discovered

New funerary behaviors of the Neolithic Iberian populations discovered

The finding opens new lines of research and anthropological scenarios, where human and animal sacrifice may have been related to ancestral cults.
Banksy’s version of Claude Monet’s masterpiece is on sale

Banksy’s version of Claude Monet’s masterpiece is on sale

It is estimated that Banksy’s oilpainting will fetch between 3,9 and 6,5 million dollars.
Arrest of two individuals for possession of ancient coins

Arrest of two individuals for possession of ancient coins

10 ancient coins (ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman) were found and confiscated in a village of the Volvi municipality.
Researcher finds the first Shakespeare play to reach Spain

Researcher finds the first Shakespeare play to reach Spain

A 1634 edition of the tragicomedy The Two Noble Kinsmen, written together with John Fletcher, which is thought to be the Shakespeare’s last work.
Y chromosomes of Neandertals and Denisovans now sequenced

Y chromosomes of Neandertals and Denisovans now sequenced

By comparing the archaic human Y chromosomes to each other and to the Y chromosomes of people living today, the team found that Neandertal and modern human Y chromosomes are more similar to one another than they are to Denisovan Y chromosomes.
Ancient Egyptian mummified infant’s reconstructed face

Ancient Egyptian mummified infant’s reconstructed face

Researchers in Germany and Austria managed to provide the first scientific report of a facial reconstruction of a mummified Roman-era Egyptian infant that has been compared with its mummy portrait.
Palaeontologists establish Spinosaurus was real life ‘River Monster’

Palaeontologists establish Spinosaurus was real life ‘River Monster’

The giant predator made famous by the movie Jurassic Park III as well as the BBC documentary Planet Dinosaur was an enormous river-monster.
The ancient Greeks took advantage of the weather conditions in the naval battle of Salamis

The ancient Greeks took advantage of the weather conditions in the naval battle of Salamis

This is shown in a new study by the Research Centre for Atmospheric Physics and Climatology of the Academy of Athens headed by professor Christos Zerefos.
Jaws of Death

Jaws of Death

Some 92 to 66 million years ago, as the Age of Dinosaurs waned, giant marine lizards called mosasaurs roamed an ocean that covered North America from Utah to Missouri and Texas to the Yukon.
New clues to the Ancient History of the UAE and Oman uncovered

New clues to the Ancient History of the UAE and Oman uncovered

Exciting new details about the prehistory of the UAE and Oman at Bat have come to light at the archaeological site of Bat.
Museums in the time of COVID-19

Museums in the time of COVID-19

Papers related to the conference theme: Museums in the time of COVID-19 are now invited. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the CIPEG Annual Meeting “Egypt, Sudan and abroad”, that would have been held 7-11 December 2020 in Paris, has been
New tours for visitors in the Museum of Cycladic Art

New tours for visitors in the Museum of Cycladic Art

Digital tours of the permanent collections and two new thematic tours: "The Riddle of Keros: Myth or Reality" and "Wine: A gift of the god Dionysus".
Opening of the renovated Historical Museum of Symi

Opening of the renovated Historical Museum of Symi

The Historical Museum of Symi, located in the Chorio district of the town of Symi, is a complex of eight buildings with their courtyards and gardens.
Chromium steel was first made in ancient Persia

Chromium steel was first made in ancient Persia

Chromium steel — similar to what we know today as tool steel — was first made in Persia, nearly a millennium earlier than experts previously thought, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.
Wild birds as offerings to the Egyptian gods

Wild birds as offerings to the Egyptian gods

Millions of ibis and birds of prey mummies, sacrificed to the Egyptian gods Horus, Ra or Thoth, have been discovered in the necropolises of the Nile Valley.
One Post-Doctoral position in the ERC-project FRRAnt

One Post-Doctoral position in the ERC-project FRRAnt

The successful candidate will work with the PI and the other team members to develop the critical edition of the Fragments of the Roman Republican Antiquarians.
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