Crews uncover massive Roman mosaic in Turkey

Crews uncover massive Roman mosaic in Turkey

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln archeological team has uncovered a massive Roman mosaic in southern Turkey -- a meticulously crafted, 1,600-square-foot work of decorative handiwork built during the region's imperial zenith.
The Royal Academy’s new autumn exhibition “Bronze”

The Royal Academy’s new autumn exhibition “Bronze”

The Royal Academy’s new autumn exhibition, 'Bronze', is one of its most audacious to date - and for its curators was a lesson in logistics and diplomacy.
Ancient papyrus reveals early Christian belief that Jesus was married

Ancient papyrus reveals early Christian belief that Jesus was married

A newly-uncovered ancient papyrus shows that some early Christians believed that Jesus was married, a Harvard professor told the 10th International Congress of Coptic Studies.
Headless Roman Statues Found in Aphrodisias

Headless Roman Statues Found in Aphrodisias

Two headless Roman statues have been discovered holding up a medieval-era platform in Turkey — an example of antiquities being reused by later generations as humble building material.
“Misunderstanding”

“Misunderstanding”

Despina Koutsoumba, attributes the expression “in risk of falling down” quoted in “USA Today” to a “misunderstanding”.
Museum reform in Milan sparks fears of “privatisation”

Museum reform in Milan sparks fears of “privatisation”

Politicians, art historians and museums officials are rowing over the future of the state-run Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, which holds one of the finest art collections in Italy.
Bulgarian ‘Vampire’ Featured on National Geographic

Bulgarian ‘Vampire’ Featured on National Geographic

The National Geographic Channel is airing Sunday evening a film dedicated to archaeology excavations in the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Sozopol, focusing on the "vampire" skeleton.
Ancient ruins on the shore

Ancient ruins on the shore

The last thing you expect after driving through the popular coastal resort of Loutraki, just northwest of the Corinth Canal, is an area where you can achieve spiritual elation among ancient ruins.
Ceramic Fragments Point to Artistry in the Ice Age

Ceramic Fragments Point to Artistry in the Ice Age

European trove: Archaeologists at Vela Spila, an island cave in Croatia, found dozens of ceramic shards that are 15,000 to 17,500 years old.
Excavations in Thessaloniki will go on for years

Excavations in Thessaloniki will go on for years

News about the excavations conducted in the framework of the great transportation project in Thessaloniki.
What’s the point of disturbing the Mona Lisa?

What’s the point of disturbing the Mona Lisa?

Archaeologists excavate underneath a former convent in central Florence, searching for the body of Lisa Gherardini, the woman thought to be the model for Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa". Some outside researchers have voiced scepticism about the goals of the excavations.
Are the Greek monuments really in danger?

Are the Greek monuments really in danger?

An article published in USA Today last Friday, claiming that Greek monuments face the danger of collapsing, is commented by the Greek press as it contains inaccuracies and false information.
Greek archaeological treasures take a hit

Greek archaeological treasures take a hit

They survived wars, plunderers, earthquakes, millions of tourists and nearly 2,000 years of time. But they may not survive Greece's debt crisis.
Will Ancient Akrotiri Face Another Massive Eruption?

Will Ancient Akrotiri Face Another Massive Eruption?

The ancient Minoan city of Akrotiri was destroyed by a massive eruption over 3,000 years ago. Will it happen again soon to the excavated remains and the modern town? Scientists uncover some possible signs.
Roman era bath found in Hellenistic city

Roman era bath found in Hellenistic city

An ancient bath from the Roman period has been found during excavations at the Hellenistic city of Elaiussa Sebaste in the southern province of Mersin’s Erdemli town.
Race to save Alaskan Arctic archaeology

Race to save Alaskan Arctic archaeology

A recently discovered 500-year-old Alaskan settlement is rapidly disappearing into the Bering Sea. The exquisitely preserved frozen site provides a spectacular insight into the Yup'ik Eskimo culture.
Presence of Egyptian settlement in Jaffa

Presence of Egyptian settlement in Jaffa

The recent excavations have not only shed new light on the destruction of elements of the fortification, but also unearthed evidence pointing towards the presence of an Egyptian population on the site.
Excavations revealing centuries-old designs

Excavations revealing centuries-old designs

Excavations at the Körtiktepe settlement in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır’s Bismil district (Turkey) have revealed various types of weaving designs.
Tutankhamun’s mysterious death

Tutankhamun’s mysterious death

Tutankhamun’s mysterious death as a teenager may finally have been explained. And the condition that cut short his life may also have triggered the earliest monotheistic religion, suggests a new review of his family history.
Flea market Renoir?

Flea market Renoir?

Lady hits the jackpot by finding a Renoir painting at a Virginia flea market
A global team is revolutionizing the preservation of ancient manuscripts

A global team is revolutionizing the preservation of ancient manuscripts

Michael Toth points at a computer screen filled with what seems to be a jumble of Arabic and Greek letters.
Found: the lost church where Richard III was buried

Found: the lost church where Richard III was buried

University of Leicester archaeologists have found the lost church where Richard III was buried over 500 years ago – under a City Council carpark.
New stone inscription shows list of offerings to ancient gods

New stone inscription shows list of offerings to ancient gods

A section of a New Kingdom stele listing offerings made to ancient Egyptian gods was discovered by chance at Matariya in northern Cairo.
Buried Italian town Interamna Lirenas is mapped by researchers

Buried Italian town Interamna Lirenas is mapped by researchers

An ancient Italian town which disappeared after its abandonment 1,500 years ago and now lies buried underground has been mapped for the first time.
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