When good governments go bad

When good governments go bad

History shows that societies collapse when leaders undermine social contracts.
Influences from Gandhara & Interior of Africa in ancient temple

Influences from Gandhara & Interior of Africa in ancient temple

In a temple in the port of Berenice Troglodytica stone heads imitating sculptures from Gandhara and the depths of Africa were found.
Modern humans took detours on their way to Europe

Modern humans took detours on their way to Europe

Favourable climatic conditions influenced the sequence of settlement movements of Homo sapiens in the Levant on their way from Africa to Europe.
A ‘patriotic sword’ used during the January Uprising of 1863-1864

A ‘patriotic sword’ used during the January Uprising of 1863-1864

The sword, engraved with the words “Vivat Szlachcic Pan i fundator wojska” (Long live the Noble Lord and founder of the army), was discovered near Veliko Tarnovo.
The palace where Alexander the Great was born comes to light

The palace where Alexander the Great was born comes to light

By next summer, it is expected that the palace where Alexander the Great was born in then coastal city of Pella will be able to receive visitors.
Ice Age footprints found in White Sands National Park

Ice Age footprints found in White Sands National Park

Footprints show a female walking for almost a mile, with a toddler’s footprints occasionally showing up beside hers.
First mammals lived more like reptiles

First mammals lived more like reptiles

Pioneering analysis of 200 million-year-old teeth belonging to the earliest mammals suggests they functioned like their cold-blooded counterparts—reptiles, leading less active but much longer lives.
Storage jars in Israel: If the glove fits

Storage jars in Israel: If the glove fits

Modern tools and US Army-edition gloves may have uncovered the original dimensions of the tefach, a biblical unit of measurement used by ancient Israelites.
Who lived in the Theopetra Cave?

Who lived in the Theopetra Cave?

The 43 people who lived in the Theopetra Cave during the Neolithic period, had a diet of wheat, barley, olives, pulses and a little meat.
Central Asian horse riders played ball games 3,000 years ago

Central Asian horse riders played ball games 3,000 years ago

Researchers examined balls about five centuries older than the previously known ancient balls and depictions of ball games in Eurasia.
The Royal Opera House, London is auctioning a David Hockney painting

The Royal Opera House, London is auctioning a David Hockney painting

According to the Observer, the painting will be auctioned by Christie’s this month and its price is estimated to be between 11 to 18 million pounds sterling.
Past tropical forest changes drove megafauna and hominin extinctions

Past tropical forest changes drove megafauna and hominin extinctions

Scientists found that the loss of these grasslands was instrumental in the extinction of many of the region's megafauna, and probably of ancient humans too.
Metal detectorist discovers treasure trove of bronze artefacts

Metal detectorist discovers treasure trove of bronze artefacts

A metal detectorist from the Weles Grupa historyczno eksploracyjna has discovered more than 150 decorated bronze artefacts, dating from over 2500 years ago.
Excellent reviews on public museums and archaeological sites

Excellent reviews on public museums and archaeological sites

"The dynamics of Greek public museums and the quality of exhibitions are judged as positive by those primarily on the receiving end of our work: the visitors themselves", says the AGA.
Newborn Neanderthals had a robust and broad thoracic cage

Newborn Neanderthals had a robust and broad thoracic cage

They possessed a broad thoracic cage similar to adults, capable of sustaining the demanding energy expenditure of a large and broad body.
Preserved brain material found in Vesuvius victim

Preserved brain material found in Vesuvius victim

Brain cells in exceptional preserved condition were found by Italian researchers in the remains of a 20-year-old man killed in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
The Schwartz Mansion at Ambelakia

The Schwartz Mansion at Ambelakia

Even today it remains an example of 18th century traditional architecture of great aesthetic value.
Ancient diet of the wool dog

Ancient diet of the wool dog

Isotopic analysis of domestic dog remains dating back 3,000 years including an ancient breed of ‘woolly dog’ on Keith Island.
Archaeologists discover traces of a Neolithic site in Krasnoyarsk

Archaeologists discover traces of a Neolithic site in Krasnoyarsk

Unique site of ancient hunters and fishermen who lived on the banks of the Yenisei 6–8 thousand years ago discovered.
Repatriation of ancient Greek coins

Repatriation of ancient Greek coins

Five rare silver coins, which were to be auctioned at houses in Munich and Zurich, were repatriated.
The first human settlers on islands caused extinctions

The first human settlers on islands caused extinctions

Fossil records depict devastating effect of humans on birds in the Bahamas.
Ancient hominins used fire to make stone tools

Ancient hominins used fire to make stone tools

Human ancestors not only knew how to use fire, they also developed sophisticated technologies for making tools.
Diet of Pre-Columbian societies in the Brazilian Amazon reconstructed

Diet of Pre-Columbian societies in the Brazilian Amazon reconstructed

International study has reconstructed the diets of pre-Columbian groups on the Amazon coast of Brazil, showing that tropical agroforestry was regionally variable.
Discovery of an important sanctuary at Zominthos, Crete

Discovery of an important sanctuary at Zominthos, Crete

The "tallest" palace of Crete, Zominthos continues to be excavated by the Archaeological Society under Honorary Director of Antiquities, Dr. Efi Sapouna-Sakellaraki.
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