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Europeans in the Americas 1000 years ago

Europeans in the Americas 1000 years ago

Scientists of the University of Groningen and an international team of collegues, show that Europeans were already active in the Americas in 1021 AD.
What drove the invention of military technologies?

What drove the invention of military technologies?

New research applied to a rich historical dataset shed light on the evolution of weapons, armour and fortifications in human history.
€21.8m for The Balloon Girl

€21.8m for The Balloon Girl

The “Balloon Girl” graffiti stenciled on a wall on the South Bank of London in 2002 was considered Britain’s favourite work of art.
Klimt paintings reconstructed by artificial intelligence

Klimt paintings reconstructed by artificial intelligence

Google used artificial intelligence to add colour to the black-and-white photographs of these lost works by the painter.
Ancient driftwood tracks 500 years of Arctic warming and sea ice

Ancient driftwood tracks 500 years of Arctic warming and sea ice

A new study reconstructs the path of frozen trees as they made their way across the Arctic Ocean over 500 years, giving scientists a unique look into changes in sea ice and currents over the last half millennium.
900-year-old crusader sword found on seabed off Israel’s coast

900-year-old crusader sword found on seabed off Israel’s coast

Atlit resident Shlomi Katzin was scuba diving last Saturday (16 October 2021) off the Carmel coast, when he was amazed to discover ancient artifacts on the seabed..
Ramesside Inscriptions. Translated & Annotated

Ramesside Inscriptions. Translated & Annotated

This book presents full translations of the texts of the later Nineteenth Dynasty that were published in hieroglyphic in Ramesside Inscriptions (KRI), Volume IV.
Prehistoric habitation layer unearthed at Ioannina

Prehistoric habitation layer unearthed at Ioannina

This is an excavation assemblage which offers valuable data regarding habitation in the lakeside areas of the Ioannina basin.
Early modern human adapted to a rainforest environment

Early modern human adapted to a rainforest environment

New insights into the diet of our species' earliest member in the tropical rainforest of Southeast Asia.
Giant sloth that once roamed South America scavenged for meat

Giant sloth that once roamed South America scavenged for meat

A giant ground sloth that once roamed South America occasionally broke its plant-based diet to eat meat, researchers have found.
Archaeologists discover unique 3,000-year-old golden bowl with sun motif

Archaeologists discover unique 3,000-year-old golden bowl with sun motif

A Polish archaeologist has made ‘the discovery of his life’ after finding a unique 3,000-year-old gold bowl decorated with a sun motif.
Head from Roman period pulled up from the sea off Preveza

Head from Roman period pulled up from the sea off Preveza

It is a portrait bust probably from the period of Antoninus or Severus (2nd-3rd century AD).
Poussin and the Dance

Poussin and the Dance

In this exhibition, Poussin’s paintings and drawings of dance will be shown alongside the antique sculpture he studied, inviting you to trace the evolution of his ideas from marble to paper to paint.
Tucked-away marble quarries discovered as source for Archaic Apollo

Tucked-away marble quarries discovered as source for Archaic Apollo

A geoarchaeologist believes he found the source of marble for a statue of Apollo on the Greek island of Delos.
Evi Touloupa has passed away

Evi Touloupa has passed away

"Evi Touloupa’s name is linked with the history of Greek archaeology in the last decades of the 20th century," said Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni.
“Farewell” to Thanasis Kalpaxis

“Farewell” to Thanasis Kalpaxis

Thanasis Kalpaxis contributed significantly to the consolidation and growth of the Institute of Mediterranean Studies of the Institute of Technology and Research.
Onassis Classics Fellowship

Onassis Classics Fellowship

The Onassis Foundation is endowing a fellowship for the creation of a permanent new Classics Studies teaching position.
Massive and Impressive Wine Factory is Exposed in Israel

Massive and Impressive Wine Factory is Exposed in Israel

The huge 1,500-year-old industrial estate has been uncovered in archeological excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Easter Island glyphs on boomerang-shaped wood

Easter Island glyphs on boomerang-shaped wood

A 3D model of a unique tablet covered with mysterious Easter Island glyphs has revealed symbols previously invisible to the human eye.
Oldest footprints of pre-humans identified in Crete

Oldest footprints of pre-humans identified in Crete

Six million year old fossilized footprints on the island show the human foot had begun to develop.
Conference: Twilight of the Gods

Conference: Twilight of the Gods

Digital conference on 15-16 October 2021.
A Fabergé egg, lost for decades, to be exhibited

A Fabergé egg, lost for decades, to be exhibited

In view of the V&A‘s opening of the next big exhibition of "Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution", the Museum announced that it has acquired the long-lost Third Imperial Egg.
Kythnos 2021: the new finds

Kythnos 2021: the new finds

This season’s work focused on the excavation of buildings on the acropolis of the ancient city.
The climate-driven mass extinction no one had seen

The climate-driven mass extinction no one had seen

A new study reports on an extinction event that followed the transition between the geological periods called the Eocene and Oligocene.
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