Cracking the code

Cracking the code

A conference in Cambridge, southeast England, will mark the 60th anniversary of the decipherment by Michael Ventris of Linear B.
Zeugma After the Flood

Zeugma After the Flood

New excavations continue to tell the story of an ancient city at the crossroads between east and west.
Archaeologists explore ancient market

Archaeologists explore ancient market

Archaeologists exploring the Agora (market) of ancient Paphos have found a small tablet with the name of an official in Greek and a plethora of other artefacts including a golden pendant, it was announced this week.
Mysterious Elk-Shaped Structure Discovered

Mysterious Elk-Shaped Structure Discovered

A huge geoglyph in the shape of an elk or deer discovered in Russia may predate Peru's famous Nazca Lines by thousands of years.
Ancient Mosaic Helps Biologists Piece Together Human Eating History

Ancient Mosaic Helps Biologists Piece Together Human Eating History

The Mediterranean mosaic fish that caught the interest of University of Salento biologist Paolo Guidetti and Stanford University biologist Fiorenza Micheli was the dusky grouper.
How The Greeks Can Get Their Marbles Back

How The Greeks Can Get Their Marbles Back

Australian lawyer Kathryn-Magnolia Feeley puts forward her own proposal for the return of the Parthenon marbles in a new book to be presented in Canberra this Sunday.
The Assyrian city of Tushhan

The Assyrian city of Tushhan

The ancient mound at Ziyaret Tepe in Diyarbakir province of southeastern Turkey, comprises two distinct areas: a high citadel and an extensive lower town. Since 1997 an international team of archaeologists have been excavating a site that was occupied nearly continuously for 2400 years from the Early Bronze Age (c. 3000 BCE).
Rare obsidian mirrors found in Çatalhöyük

Rare obsidian mirrors found in Çatalhöyük

Excavations at Çatalhöyük unearth funerary gift mirrors, a very rare finding in the ancient settlement. A technique called georadar is being used in the excavations and suggests the city was an egalitarian society.
Important finds at the ancient harbours of Zea and Mounichia

Important finds at the ancient harbours of Zea and Mounichia

Important finds came to light during 2010-2012 in the ancient harbours of Zea and Mounichia (modern Mikrolimano)
Louvre snubs Italian Request to Return Mona Lisa to Florence

Louvre snubs Italian Request to Return Mona Lisa to Florence

Paris’ Louvre museum has rebuffed a request to allow the Mona Lisa to be displayed in Italy next year.
Τhe exact spot where Caesar was stabbed to death

Τhe exact spot where Caesar was stabbed to death

A team from the National Research Council (CSIC) of Spain have located the exact spot where Caesar was stabbed to death.
The Kastro Kallithea Archaeological Project 2012

The Kastro Kallithea Archaeological Project 2012

The Kastro Kallithea Archaeological Project ran from May 28 to July 7, and continued the excavation of Building 10, a large Late Hellenistic mansion.
Work of the 7th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities for 2010-2011

Work of the 7th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities for 2010-2011

The work of the 7th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities in 2010-2011 was presented last Saturday.
National History Museum gets huge addition to its collections

National History Museum gets huge addition to its collections

Bulgaria’s National History Museum received a huge boost to its classical era and medieval collections on October 9, when it was handed 5000 items seized at the border with Serbia.
Rome bars tourists from eating at historical sites

Rome bars tourists from eating at historical sites

As of this week, anyone caught snacking around the Eternal City’s centuries-old monuments and archeological sites could find themselves landed with a fine of up to 500 euros ($650).
Papal Latin Academy to Breath Life into Dead Language

Papal Latin Academy to Breath Life into Dead Language

Pope Benedict XVI is planning to set up a Papal Latin Academy to promote the use of Latin within the Catholic Church and the secular world.
Two Roman shipwrecks off Turkey

Two Roman shipwrecks off Turkey

Two ancient Roman shipwrecks, complete with their cargo, have been discovered by Italian archaeologists off the coast of Turkey near the the ancient Roman city of Elaiussa Sebaste.
Excavations at Kissonerga-Skalia 2012

Excavations at Kissonerga-Skalia 2012

The 2012 season of excavation at the Bronze Age settlement of Kissonerga-Skalia near Paphos has been completed.
Mazotos shipwreck provides information on Classical shipbuilding

Mazotos shipwreck provides information on Classical shipbuilding

Mazotos shipwreck is among the very few in the Mediterranean that can provide information on shipbuilding during the Classical period.
Riace Bronzes languish in limbo

Riace Bronzes languish in limbo

The Greek statues have not been seen in public since 2008 while museum renovation is mired in controversy.
The secret of the two Kouroi

The secret of the two Kouroi

Surveys have shown that the two Kouroi of Corinth have been erected in honor of two 35- year-old men which died at the same time and were buried simultaneously. Soon the two statues will be exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth.
Archeologists map WWI shelters at Gelibolu

Archeologists map WWI shelters at Gelibolu

A joint archaeological research project initiated by Turkey, Australia and New Zealand in 2010 is working to map the locations of shelters constructed during the Battle of the Dardanelles. Turkish and Anzac archives have been used in the project, as well as GPS technology.
Tomb of Maya ‘snake’ Queen discovered

Tomb of Maya ‘snake’ Queen discovered

The tomb of a great Mayan warrior Queen may have been unearthed by archaeologists in northern Guatemala, redefining the understanding of women's political roles during the Classic Maya period.
Einstein’s ‘God Letter’ to Be Auctioned on EBay

Einstein’s ‘God Letter’ to Be Auctioned on EBay

A letter handwritten by physicist Albert Einstein a year before his death, expressing his views on religion, will be sold on eBay this month with an opening bid of $3 million (£1.9m), an auction agency said.
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