Arizona rock core sheds light on Triassic Dark Ages

Arizona rock core sheds light on Triassic Dark Ages

A rock core from Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, has given scientists a powerful new tool to understand how catastrophic events shaped Earth’s ecosystems before the rise of the dinosaurs.
New Mygatt-Moore Quarry research leads to prehistoric climate finds

New Mygatt-Moore Quarry research leads to prehistoric climate finds

A new study published in PeerJ looks at the insect species who feasted on decaying dinosaurs back in the Jurassic period.
Announcement by the Athens University Senate concerning Hagia Sophia

Announcement by the Athens University Senate concerning Hagia Sophia

The University of Athens has a long history in protecting cultural heritage and recently established the Center for Excellence in the Enhancement of Orthodox Heritage and Interreligious Dialogue.
Erdogan: “We are making Hagia Sophia a mosque again”

Erdogan: “We are making Hagia Sophia a mosque again”

The first collective Muslim prayers will take place on July 24.
Homo Neanderthaliensis did not become extinct because of climate

Homo Neanderthaliensis did not become extinct because of climate

Neanderthal groups that lived in the western Mediterranean 42,000 years ago did not become extinct because of changes in climate.
Doggerland: Breakthrough in studying ancient DNA

Doggerland: Breakthrough in studying ancient DNA

Thousands of years ago the UK was physically joined to the rest of Europe through an area known as Doggerland...
The underwater museum off Alonissos is opening its aquatic gates this year

The underwater museum off Alonissos is opening its aquatic gates this year

From Monday, August 3 to Friday, October 2, 2020, amateur scuba divers and free divers will be able to visit the famous 5th century BC amphorae shipwreck.
Ancient Egypt’s Hyksos might have been immigrants, not invaders, new study claims

Ancient Egypt’s Hyksos might have been immigrants, not invaders, new study claims

An influx of non-locals can be observed in the pre-Hyksos period (12th and 13th Dynasties, c. 1991–1649 BCE), while the number of individuals already born in the Delta is larger during the Hyksos period.
David Hockney painting fetches record price

David Hockney painting fetches record price

"30 Sunflowers" is the second most expensive work by a Western artist sold in Asia.
UNESCO to reexamine the status of Hagia Sophia

UNESCO to reexamine the status of Hagia Sophia

"It is unfortunate that Turkey's decision was not the subject of dialogue, nor was there any earlier notification", said the statement.
Colossal Atlas statue to be raised upright in Sicily’s Valley of the Temples

Colossal Atlas statue to be raised upright in Sicily’s Valley of the Temples

Still, there is a controversy as to how this is going to materialize.
Remains of Aztec palace & house built by Hernán Cortés discovered

Remains of Aztec palace & house built by Hernán Cortés discovered

Archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have discovered basalt slab floors from the Palace of Axayácatl, and remains of a house built by the conquistador Hernán Cortés.
Archaeologists uncover 29,000 years of Aboriginal history

Archaeologists uncover 29,000 years of Aboriginal history

Radiocarbon dating of shell middens captures a record of Aboriginal occupation in South Australia’s Riverland region to around 29,000 years.
The plight of the Kalahari San

The plight of the Kalahari San

In “The Plight of the Kalahari San: Hunter-Gatherers in a Globalized World,” author Robert K. Hitchcock describes how challenges faced by San communities are connected to national-level and international-level legal and developmental frameworks.
5,000 years of history of domestic cats in Central Europe

5,000 years of history of domestic cats in Central Europe

Although the common history of cats and people began 10,000 years ago, the origins of the relation still remain unknown.
Gigantic trunk of fossilized tree found on Lemnos

Gigantic trunk of fossilized tree found on Lemnos

"This is an impressive find of the fossilized trunk of a coniferous tree" said Mr. Zouros to the Athens and Macedonia News Agency.
Ancient shells were hung on strings and painted with ochre

Ancient shells were hung on strings and painted with ochre

Ancient humans deliberately collected perforated shells in order to string them together as beads, according to a study.
Iron Age murder victim found in Buckinghamshire

Iron Age murder victim found in Buckinghamshire

A wealth of archaeology finds have been revealed by HS2 archaeological work at Wellwick Farm, near Wendover on the HS2 line of route.
Hafnium isotopes clinch origin of high-quality Roman glass

Hafnium isotopes clinch origin of high-quality Roman glass

In a new international collaboration study researchers have found a way to determine the origin of colourless glass from the Roman period.
Study suggests cats accompanied Kazakh pastoralists as pets

Study suggests cats accompanied Kazakh pastoralists as pets

A new study by an international team has suggested that the common domestic cat accompanied Kazakh pastoralists as pets more than 1,000 years ago.
The jardinieres on Panepistemiou street have been vandalized

The jardinieres on Panepistemiou street have been vandalized

Late on Monday night, unknown persons vandalized the jardinieres along Panepistemiou Street, placed there as part of recent works of the city’s municipality to make Athens more pedestrian friendly.
Fossil jawbone from Alaska belongs to dromaeosaurid dinosaur

Fossil jawbone from Alaska belongs to dromaeosaurid dinosaur

This fossil is a clue to the history of how dinosaurs dispersed between continents, showing some dinosaurs likely nested in the far north.
Art dealer claims to have found a lost work by Frida Kahlo

Art dealer claims to have found a lost work by Frida Kahlo

“La Mesa Herida” was first exhibited in 1940, disappeared in 1955 and has since become the subject of an international quest.
Outstanding Roman figures of Celtic Hounds at risk of export

Outstanding Roman figures of Celtic Hounds at risk of export

Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage has placed a temporary export bar on two marble figures of Celtic Hounds carved during the Roman period. 
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