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Asia Minor exhibition at the Benaki Museum

Asia Minor exhibition at the Benaki Museum

The Benaki Museum and the Centre for Asia Minor Studies are co-organisingthe large commemorative exhibition “Asia Minor Hellenism: Heyday - Catastrophe - Displacement - Rebirth” to mark the centennial anniversary of the Asia Minor Catastrophe.
Archaeologists reconstruct a bow from the Times of Arkaim

Archaeologists reconstruct a bow from the Times of Arkaim

A unique compound bow from the Bronze Age nearly two meters tall was reconstructed from authentic materials.
Climate change reveals unique artefacts in melting ice patches

Climate change reveals unique artefacts in melting ice patches

Norwegian mountains are full of time capsules. Thousands of years of human and ecological history are preserved in remnant patches of ice.
Beyond Macedonia: the multifaceted Hellenistic Oikoumene reconsidered

Beyond Macedonia: the multifaceted Hellenistic Oikoumene reconsidered

Sixty renowned researchers will present fifty-six papers at the New Museum of Aigai.
Early urbanism found in the Amazon

Early urbanism found in the Amazon

Several hundred settlements from the time between 500 and 1400 AD lie in the Bolivian Llanos de Mojos savannah and have fascinated archaeologists for years.
First Australians ate giant eggs of huge flightless birds

First Australians ate giant eggs of huge flightless birds

Scientists settle debate surrounding 'Thunder bird' species, and whether its eggs were exploited by early Australian people around 50,000 years ago. 
The prestigious Francqui Prize 2022 awarded to Veerle Rots

The prestigious Francqui Prize 2022 awarded to Veerle Rots

The 2022 Francqui Prize in Human Science is awarded to Veerle Rots for her pioneering research on prehistoric stone tools.
Rare silver coin discovered in Israel

Rare silver coin discovered in Israel

Coin among first remnants from the Bar Kokhba revolt discovered in the caves of Wadi Chariton.
Leicester archaeologists expand excavations at Leicester Cathedral site

Leicester archaeologists expand excavations at Leicester Cathedral site

The team behind the discovery of Richard III have resumed major archaeological excavations at Leicester Cathedral, close to where the King was found.
The beaver, its prehistoric bone and its reintroduction

The beaver, its prehistoric bone and its reintroduction

Scientists are focusing on the beaver, which has been extinct for years and to whom the town of Kastoria may owe its name.
Funded MA in Classics at Texas Tech University

Funded MA in Classics at Texas Tech University

The MA program in Classics at Texas Tech University has a very few funded positions open for students interested in beginning the program in the Fall of 2022.
Summer School in Classical Languages 2022

Summer School in Classical Languages 2022

Applications are open for the Summer School in Classical Languages (formerly Greek and Latin Summer School) of the University of Bologna.
The National Museum of Scotland presents the silver casket

The National Museum of Scotland presents the silver casket

The silver casket believed to have been owned by Mary, Queen of Scots, is now on display in the National Museums Scotland’s Hawthornden Court.
Eastern Wyoming Paleoindian site as Americas’ oldest mine

Eastern Wyoming Paleoindian site as Americas’ oldest mine

Excavations have confirmed that an ancient mine in eastern Wyoming was used by humans to produce red ocher starting nearly 13,000 years ago.
Gold Mycenaean ring returned to Greece

Gold Mycenaean ring returned to Greece

The ring had been found in 1927, during excavations by the Italian Archaeological School at the Mycenaean necropolis of Ialyssos, Rhodes, among the offerings of Tomb 61.
Considerations concerning a recent article on a signed base on Delos

Considerations concerning a recent article on a signed base on Delos

Considerations on F. Queyrel's article “D’une statue disparue de Praxitèle à une divinité mystérieuse dans la maison del’Hermès à Délos”.
Opening of the exhibition Stone Paths – Stories Set in Stone

Opening of the exhibition Stone Paths – Stories Set in Stone

The exhibition is based on the scientific publication Corpus Inscriptionum Judaicarum Graeciae (CIJG) - Corpus of Jewish and Hebrew Inscriptions from Mainland and Island Greece.
Previously unknown crocodile species lived in Asia 39 million years ago

Previously unknown crocodile species lived in Asia 39 million years ago

Researchers from the Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment at the University of Tübingen have identified fossils of a previously unknown crocodile species in Vietnam.
Prehistoric faeces reveal parasites from feasting at Stonehenge

Prehistoric faeces reveal parasites from feasting at Stonehenge

A new analysis of ancient faeces found at the site of a prehistoric village near Stonehenge has uncovered evidence of the eggs of parasitic worms.
Two post-doc positions in Warsaw

Two post-doc positions in Warsaw

Two post-doc positions (full time, up to 60 months each) in Warsaw have been announced.
Where were Herod’s bathtubs quarried?

Where were Herod’s bathtubs quarried?

New research for the first time allows the distinction between calcite-alabaster originating in Israel from that originating in Egypt.
AGON Film Festival Awards

AGON Film Festival Awards

On Monday, the 16th of May at 20:00, the Jury of the 11th International Archaeological Film Festival- AGON, granted the following Special Mentions and Awards.
The Schliemann Furniture from the G.I. Katsigras Collection is in Berlin

The Schliemann Furniture from the G.I. Katsigras Collection is in Berlin

The walnut wood furniture was made in Vienna in 1880, and in 1955 the doctor George Katsigras bought it from antique dealer Stathis Kyrloglou.
“Copper and Lignite” at the Aiani Archaeological Museum

“Copper and Lignite” at the Aiani Archaeological Museum

For the first time the exhibition will be presenting a set of five copper vessels found during excavations in the lignite mine of the Community of Mavropigi.
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