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Beni Hassan VII. The Burial Apartment of Baqet II

Beni Hassan VII. The Burial Apartment of Baqet II

The present volume provides a detailed description of the tomb’s architectural features and wall scenes, as well as a translation of all of its inscriptions.
Charcoal and Cattle Correlate with Madagascar’s Megafaunal Extinctions

Charcoal and Cattle Correlate with Madagascar’s Megafaunal Extinctions

A new study suggests that changes in land use within the last millennia drove the extinction of Madagascar’s giant animals.
Discovery of interior wonders reveal Rutland villa owners’ lavish lifestyle

Discovery of interior wonders reveal Rutland villa owners’ lavish lifestyle

Archaeologists have returned to the Rutland Roman villa site unearthing further mosaics and fragments of décor that suggest the owners took inspiration from the wider Roman Empire for their interior lifestyles.
New social and educational actions of the Acropolis Museum

New social and educational actions of the Acropolis Museum

The Museum extends its activities to special groups of the public; to groups of refugees and immigrants, to begin with, and to second chance schools in prisons.
Emergency Red List of Cultural Objects at Risk – Ukraine

Emergency Red List of Cultural Objects at Risk – Ukraine

ICOM has launched the Emergency Red List of Cultural Objects at Risk – Ukraine in an effort to help protect endangered cultural heritage of Ukraine for future generations in light of the recent invasion by Russian forces.
Viking silver treasure uncovered in Täby in Stockholm

Viking silver treasure uncovered in Täby in Stockholm

A 1000-year-old silver hoard containing several beautiful torque-style neck rings, arm rings and coins has been discovered in Viggbyholm, Täby, outside Stockholm.
Fossil of giant ancient marine turtle found in Spain

Fossil of giant ancient marine turtle found in Spain

3.74 meters long, it is the largest sea turtle ever found in Europe and one of the largest ever to have lived on Earth.
Archaeologists find 1,800-year-old Roman winepress

Archaeologists find 1,800-year-old Roman winepress

The well-preserved remains of an ancient winepress have been found near the Roman fort Apsaros (today's Gonio near Batumi, Georgia).
Roman coin reveals long-lost Roman Emperor

Roman coin reveals long-lost Roman Emperor

New research on ancient gold coins from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow and the Brukenthal National Museum in Sibiu, Romania, has revealed a long-lost Roman Emperor named Sponsian.
Let them eat stew: Research sheds new light on foodways in the first cities

Let them eat stew: Research sheds new light on foodways in the first cities

The world’s first urban state societies developed in Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq, some 5500 years ago. No other artefact type is more symbolic of this development than the so-called Beveled Rim Bowl.
Archaeologist Ross Iain Thomas passed away

Archaeologist Ross Iain Thomas passed away

Colleagues will be saddened to learn that Ross Iain Thomas passed away unexpectedly on 14 November 2022 following surgery.
Hunting for Neanderthal spear tips under the sea

Hunting for Neanderthal spear tips under the sea

A UCL-led team of archaeologists found spear tips and other stone tools that have been submerged under the English Channel since the last ice age, providing new clues about our Neanderthal past.
Genes and tongues are not always tied together

Genes and tongues are not always tied together

Does the history of our languages match the history of our genes? Charles Darwin thought yes, others said no.
Palaeolithic carbonised plant food remains from Franchthi and Shanidar

Palaeolithic carbonised plant food remains from Franchthi and Shanidar

Ceren Kabukcu, Evan Hill, Emma Pomeroy, Tim Reynolds, Graeme Barker and Eleni Asouti have published a new article entitled "Cooking in caves: Palaeolithic carbonised plant food remains from Franchthi and Shanidar".
New York University Yeronisos Island Expedition continues work

New York University Yeronisos Island Expedition continues work

Archaeological surveys and excavation were conducted on land and underwater, together with coastal mapping and 3D modelling, and a comprehensive study of excavated materials in preparation for publication.
1,700-year-old spider monkey remains discovered in Teotihuacán

1,700-year-old spider monkey remains discovered in Teotihuacán

Researchers found complete remains of the monkey and through it the earliest evidence of primate captivity, translocation, and gift diplomacy between Teotihuacán and Mayan elite.
Ötzi the Iceman, 30 years on: A reappraisal of the find

Ötzi the Iceman, 30 years on: A reappraisal of the find

It proves the prevailing theory about Ötzi dying after a conflict, freezing to death and then covered with glacier ice untli 1991 wrong. 
Earliest human remains in the UK reveal connection of European hominins

Earliest human remains in the UK reveal connection of European hominins

New research has brought us closer to understanding how early humans in Britain may have been related to other European populations over 400,000 years ago.
Shifting Cities in the Iberian Peninsula

Shifting Cities in the Iberian Peninsula

The International Conference "Shifting Cities in the Iberian Peninsula, III BC-IX AD", organized by Prof. Dr. Sabine Panzram (RomanIslam Center, Universität Hamburg), Prof. Dr. Eduardo Manzano Moreno (CSIC Madrid) and Prof. Dr. Lauro Olmo Enciso (Universidad de Alcalá), will take place on 24-26 November 2022. 
MA program in Classics, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador

MA program in Classics, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Department of Classics at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador invites applications for its two-year MA programme in Classics.
Assistant Professor in Classics (Ancient Greek History and/or Archaeology)

Assistant Professor in Classics (Ancient Greek History and/or Archaeology)

The Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Classics (Ancient Greek History and/or Archaeology) from 1 September 2023.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ancient Greek Literature

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ancient Greek Literature

The Department of Classics and Ancient History at Durham University invites applications for a five-year Postdoctoral Research Assistant position in Ancient Greek Literature.
The guided tour of and accessibility to Knossos to be upgraded

The guided tour of and accessibility to Knossos to be upgraded

New routes for visitors in the Palace and the archaeological site of Knossos are planned to improve the touring experience.
Surprising relationship between the teeth and the evolution of pregnancy

Surprising relationship between the teeth and the evolution of pregnancy

The CENIEH has participated in work which analyzed fossilized molars and skull fragments from the period of the terminal Miocene to the Plio-Pleistocene.
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