Gulf States discuss development of underwater archaeology

Gulf States discuss development of underwater archaeology

The representatives of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi-Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen met from 16 to 17 October 2012 in Manama, Bahrain in the UNESCO Sub-Regional Meeting on the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.
Live Mummy Conservation

Live Mummy Conservation

Visitors of the Penn Museum get the chance to watch conservators of the Penn Museum work on a wide array of Egyptian objects
1912-2012: A Century of Research in Prehistoric Macedonia

1912-2012: A Century of Research in Prehistoric Macedonia

Conference for the Century of Research in Prehistoric Macedonia, organized by the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki in cooperation with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
The “Out of Africa” Expansion

The “Out of Africa” Expansion

The story of the “Out of Africa” expansion that occured 45,000 to 60,000 years ago about has been updated by three Stanford University geneticists.
The Cycladic Art Museum welcomes the Princesses

The Cycladic Art Museum welcomes the Princesses

Exhibition in the Cycladic Museum of Athens opening December 2012.
Fire and Coin – Archaeology and Fire

Fire and Coin – Archaeology and Fire

The exhibition “Fire and Coin - Archaelogy and Fire” was inaugurated on October, 12 and will run until January, 10 2013. It is organized by the Numismatic Museum of Athens in collaboration with the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities and examines the dual nature of fire, as a creative, inspiring force but also as one that causes awe and destruction.
The Zeugma of the West in İzmir

The Zeugma of the West in İzmir

The new ancient city unearthed in İzmir Kemalpaşa neighborhood is 1,700 years old. Turkish authorities believe the discovery will attract tourist’s attention.
Turkish cultural policy as a model

Turkish cultural policy as a model

Turkish cultural policy could be read as a success story. In fact, Turkish Cultural Artifacts and Museum General Director Murat Süslü says it is “a model country due to its efforts for the return of stolen artifacts”
The religious calendar from Thorikos in Athens

The religious calendar from Thorikos in Athens

Today, the Epigraphical Museum of Athens and the Directorate for Documentation and Protection of Cultural Goods will present the stele of the “Sacrificial Calendar of Thorikos”, which was returned to Greece from the Getty
Stories of prosperity living buried in ashes

Stories of prosperity living buried in ashes

Tradesmen and seamen, lovers of luxury and good food were lost in the most violent volcanic eruption of the last 10.000 years. A brief history of Thera on the occasion of the reopening of Akrotiri.
Academic blogging

Academic blogging

How can academics best use blogging to research and rehearse their ideas, network with peers and boost their careers?
Siena’s Renaissance Mosaics Open To Public

Siena’s Renaissance Mosaics Open To Public

Last chance to visit Siena Cathedral's magnificent mosaic floor on show to the public until the 24th of October.
Scientists Advance New Method of Radiocarbon Dating

Scientists Advance New Method of Radiocarbon Dating

A new series of radiocarbon measurements from Japan's Lake Suigetsu will give scientists a more accurate benchmark for dating materials, especially for older objects, according to a research team that included Oxford University's Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit.
The Romans used Greek myths in their mosaics

The Romans used Greek myths in their mosaics

Research that was coordinated at Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) analyzes the mythological images in Roman mosaics and shows that members of the most powerful elite selected Greek gods and heroes as symbols of universal values that reinforced what Rome stood for.
Cat discovers 2,000-year-old Roman catacomb

Cat discovers 2,000-year-old Roman catacomb

Rome resident Mirko Curti stumbles upon tomb piled with bones while chasing wayward feline near his apartment.
Diros excavation and research project

Diros excavation and research project

The 2012 studies began with a geoscopic study in the area of Xagounaki (Neolithic acropolis of Diros) at the northern entrance of the Alepotrypa Cave.
“Fox hole” opens passage to Neolithic past

“Fox hole” opens passage to Neolithic past

A Field Museum curator is digging around a cave in Southern Greece that’s been compared to the mythical underworld, Hades. That cave might help explain why people choose to migrate to big cities or high tail it to the suburbs.
Syria’s future lies in ruins

Syria’s future lies in ruins

To mourn Syria's devastated archaeological and architectural heritage may seem trivial. Yet with it die precious traditions.
Cyprus on the crossroads of travellers and map-makers

Cyprus on the crossroads of travellers and map-makers

The Sylvia Ioannou Foundation 1st international Conference on The Greek World in Travel Accounts and Maps, “Cyprus on the crossroads of travellers and map-makers from the 15th to 20th century” began today at the Museum of Cycladic Art. The aim of
The Glasgow Project

The Glasgow Project

Head of new research programme says art dealers and collectors must be part of future policy decisions
War, art and political authority

War, art and political authority

Minoan Seminar series begins Friday 19 October, with a lecture given by Dr. Angelos Papadopoulos, entitled “War, art and political authority: a view on Neopalatial Crete”.
Robbery at Kunsthal Rotterdam

Robbery at Kunsthal Rotterdam

Paintings by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet and other famous modern artists have been stolen from a museum in Rotterdam.
Ancient City Aligned With Sun on King’s Birthday

Ancient City Aligned With Sun on King’s Birthday

The Egyptian city of Alexandria, home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, may have been built to align with the rising sun on the day of Alexander the Great's birth, a new study finds.
UW-Madison archaeologists to mount new expedition to Troy

UW-Madison archaeologists to mount new expedition to Troy

Troy, the palatial city of prehistory, will be excavated anew beginning in 2013 by a cross-disciplinary team of archaeologists and other scientists
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