Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Palaces. Vol. II

Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Palaces. Vol. II

Besides introducing other palaces in Egypt and Nubia, this volume is dedicated to Near Eastern palaces which are presented and studied by prominent experts in this field.
Catastrophes to the Great Wall of China caused by antiquity smugglers

Catastrophes to the Great Wall of China caused by antiquity smugglers

Illegal excavations have caused dozens of holes to be punched through a section of the Great Wall of China in the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia in northern China.
The church of Elijah the Prophet in Thessaloniki

The church of Elijah the Prophet in Thessaloniki

When talking about the space and ambience of a Byzantine church, it is essential that we take into consideration the lighting.
Rapid Reaction Mechanism for the protection of cultural heritage in crisis situations

Rapid Reaction Mechanism for the protection of cultural heritage in crisis situations

The purpose of the article is to highlight specific political, legal and organizational aspects of the consultation, reflecting both UNESCO’s objectives as well as the national aspirations of its members, for a subject whose nature is not only “for culture” but also for "international security”.
Chopin’s heart examined to identify cause of death

Chopin’s heart examined to identify cause of death

Researchers examining the pickled heart of Frederic Chopin think the famous composer died from complications of tuberculosis.
The Spinalonga blues

The Spinalonga blues

Spinalonga is much more than the leper colony; its historic palimpsest now being one of the major advantages on the road to inscription on the World Heritage List.
Meet the hominin species that gave us genital herpes

Meet the hominin species that gave us genital herpes

In a study published in the journal Virus Evolution, researchers suggest that P. boisei most likely contracted HSV2 through scavenging ancestral chimp meat where savannah met forest – the infection seeping in via bites or open sores.
Digital Archaeology? Greece on Focus

Digital Archaeology? Greece on Focus

Α survey of digital tools and methods used so far in order to catalogue and to open up Hellenic artefacts for researchers and citizens alike.
The New Archaeological Museum of Thebes

The New Archaeological Museum of Thebes

The Thebes museum now constitutes the main cultural hub of the town and a significant tourist attraction, playing an important role in the growth both of Thebes and the whole of Boeotia.
Interpreting cultural heritage through the use of smart phones

Interpreting cultural heritage through the use of smart phones

The applications presented in this article demonstrate the potential as well as the possibilities of digitally interpretating a culture to which we will be constantly "connected".
The feast of Saint Andrew and customs of his popular cult

The feast of Saint Andrew and customs of his popular cult

The popular cult of St. Andrew includes beliefs, fears, hopes and perceptions, customs and habits of a magical, superstitious character.
The destruction of cultural heritage by ISIS as a threat to security

The destruction of cultural heritage by ISIS as a threat to security

ISIS systematically destroys monuments in Syria and Iraq, continuing the practice of the Taliban who, in 2001, blew up the Buddha statues in the Bamiyan valley, Afghanistan.
A historic monument waits to be rescued and restored

A historic monument waits to be rescued and restored

The ruined historic building of the Primary School of the Kato Ambelokipi settlement, in the Municipality of Pylos-Nestoras, which was the headquarters of the Greek resistance in Southern Messenia, between 1941 and 1944.
“The artist’s family or an Allegory of the Fine and Liberal Arts” by Nikolaos Kounelakis

“The artist’s family or an Allegory of the Fine and Liberal Arts” by Nikolaos Kounelakis

An interpretive approach to the painting by Nikolaos Kounelakis “The artist’s family or an Allegory of the Fine and Liberal Arts”.
The “Kouloura” in “Maison Epsilon” at Malia

The “Kouloura” in “Maison Epsilon” at Malia

In an effort to interpret these enigmatic constructions while researching them, archaeologists have, for over a century, consumed themselves in recycling the function of “Kouloures”, both as a daily practice and a religious ritual.
Getting acquainted with the antiquities of Peparethos through a treasure hunt

Getting acquainted with the antiquities of Peparethos through a treasure hunt

A treasure hunt realized in a Lyceum of Skopelos, aiming to acquaint the students with the island’s antiquities, proved to be both an effective and amusing tool for experiential learning.
The architectural imprint left by the Franciscans on Tinos

The architectural imprint left by the Franciscans on Tinos

The present article attempts to explore and interpret the distinctive features of two Franciscan monasteries in Tinos, which form two more unknown precious stones in the island’s extremely rich and largely unexplored cultural mosaic.
Public sculpture that illustrates a colonial regime

Public sculpture that illustrates a colonial regime

Reflexions on the relationship between art and its political context, the history of a piece of sculpture in a public space.
Remains of olive presses in ancient Thouria of Messenia

Remains of olive presses in ancient Thouria of Messenia

Olive presses are the first reliable evidence of olive cultivation and olive processing in Messenia during antiquity.
The cemetery at the site of Triantafyllia in Livanates (6th-2nd c. BC)

The cemetery at the site of Triantafyllia in Livanates (6th-2nd c. BC)

This paper focuses mainly on the burial practices of the cemetery at the site of Triantafyllia Livanates in Opuntian Locris by presenting the particular practice of burying the dead exclusively in jars.
The “tokens” (tesserae) of Palmyra

The “tokens” (tesserae) of Palmyra

The “tokens” of Palmyra are an unusual category of ancient artifacts. They are different shaped tiles, almost exclusively ceramic, bearing embossed images, usually on both sides.
The thermal baths of Methana

The thermal baths of Methana

One of the most interesting facts about the district’s bathing facilities is the traditional main building of the Methana thermal baths, designed by the well known architect E. Ziller.
Conflict between the Rhodians  and Lycians in the light of Homer’s Iliad

Conflict between the Rhodians and Lycians in the light of Homer’s Iliad

Homer’s Iliad and specifically the episode of the duel between Sarpedon and Tlepolemus uses mythology and the epic to reflect the conflict between Rhodians and Lycians which had already begun in the Mycenaean era.
Man’s perception of time

Man’s perception of time

The views expressed by Aristotle the philosopher regarding the nature of time, a natural quantity that mankind has tried to define since time immemorial.
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