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Record increase in online sales of art works in 2020

Record increase in online sales of art works in 2020

Total online sales managed to reach the impressive record amount of $12.4 billion, doubling their value since 2019.
Analysis of ancient bones reveals Stone Age diet details

Analysis of ancient bones reveals Stone Age diet details

Surprisingly, people on the Iberian Peninsula in the Late Gravettian period mostly ate plants and land animals such as rabbits, deer and horses.
Niki de Saint Phalle: Structures for Life

Niki de Saint Phalle: Structures for Life

The exhibition features over 200 works created from the mid-1960s until the artist’s death, including sculptures, prints, drawings, jewelry, films, and archival materials.
Picasso – Rodin: two artists, two museums, in a joint exhibition

Picasso – Rodin: two artists, two museums, in a joint exhibition

The Musée Rodin and the Musée national Picasso have teamed up to present the “Picasso - Rodin, une exposition, deux lieux”.
Early Homo sapiens in the Kalahari Desert

Early Homo sapiens in the Kalahari Desert

Archaeological evidence in a rockshelter at the edge of the Kalahari Desert, South Africa, is challenging the idea that the origins of our species were linked to coastal environments.
When rock art meets machine learning

When rock art meets machine learning

The study – just published in Australian Archaeology – has tested different styles labelled ‘Northern Running figures’, ‘Dynamic figures’, ‘Post Dynamic figures’ and ‘Simple figures with Boomerangs’ to understand how these styles relate to one another.
The refurbished National Gallery

The refurbished National Gallery

It will open with the temporary exhibition "1821 in Painting. Greece demands its historical Art Gallery".
Palaeolithic Lesbos

Palaeolithic Lesbos

The new bilingual (Greek, English) website of the research programme "Palaeolithic Lesbos" has recently been launched.
New meat-eating predator discovered, and it ruled in the Late Cretaceous

New meat-eating predator discovered, and it ruled in the Late Cretaceous

Research published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology describes a newly discovered species of dinosaur.
Increased Precipitation and the Watery Miracles of Italian Saints

Increased Precipitation and the Watery Miracles of Italian Saints

A new study published in the journal Climatic Change examines the cultural impacts of climate change in Italy during the first millennium AD.
Mummified parrots point to trade in the ancient Atacama desert

Mummified parrots point to trade in the ancient Atacama desert

Parrot mummies reveal that between 1100 and 1450 CE, trade from other areas brought parrots and macaws to oasis communities.
Excavations at Kato Paphos

Excavations at Kato Paphos

The first MA-P research campaign was successfully implemented between October 1st and November 1st 2020.
Lina Mendoni’s answer to statement by British Culture Secretary

Lina Mendoni’s answer to statement by British Culture Secretary

"The quiver containing the arguments supposed to justify the stay of the Parthenon Sculptures in London has emptied."
Ancient genomes trace the origin and decline of the Scythians

Ancient genomes trace the origin and decline of the Scythians

A new study helps illuminate the history of the Scythians with 111 ancient genomes from key Scythian and non-Scythian archaeological cultures of the Central Asian steppe.
Jobs with the Egypt Exploration Society

Jobs with the Egypt Exploration Society

The Egypt Exploration Society is looking for enthusiastic people to join its staff team.
The face of Akhenaten?

The face of Akhenaten?

This facial reconstruction might bring us face to face with one of the most controversial figures in the history of the world.
‘Antiquarianism and Philhellenism. The Thanassis and Marina Martinos Collection’

‘Antiquarianism and Philhellenism. The Thanassis and Marina Martinos Collection’

The selected philhellenic works capture the presence of ancient Hellas through antique motifs.
Statue of the 5th c. BC handed over to the Ministry of Culture

Statue of the 5th c. BC handed over to the Ministry of Culture

A statue of the 5th century BC, of exceptional art and great archaeological value, was handed over by the Security Directorate of Attica to the Ministry of Culture and Sports. The statue was handed over in a special event by
Museum & Heritage Summer Placements in Britain

Museum & Heritage Summer Placements in Britain

The placements may be held at: Corbridge Roman Site, Corinium Museum, English Heritage, Great North Museum, Newcastle, the Institute of Classical Studies, and the Ure Museum, Reading.
Ancient Fish DNA Provides A Window Back In Time

Ancient Fish DNA Provides A Window Back In Time

The accidental discovery of fossilized three-spine stickleback bones dating back 12 thousand years, has enabled scientist to confirm parallel evolution.
Bronze bull statuette came to light in Olympia

Bronze bull statuette came to light in Olympia

The small, intact statuette was found thanks to the observant archaeologist Zacharoula Leventouri.
A tomb with a view: Egyptologist recreates an after-death experience

A tomb with a view: Egyptologist recreates an after-death experience

Egyptologist Rita Lucarelli presents a fully documented virtual reality reconstruction of the Egyptian underworld.
Scientists examine more than 60 teeth of stegosaurs from Yakutia

Scientists examine more than 60 teeth of stegosaurs from Yakutia

An international team of palaeontologists has examined 63 teeth of polar stegosaurs that inhabited the territory of present-day Yakutia.
The Girl of Gran Dolina

The Girl of Gran Dolina

The Journal of Anthropological Sciences has published a study by the Dental Anthropology Group at the Centro Nacional de Investigación de la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), which reveals the first sex estimation of two of the most emblematic fossils from the Sierra de Atapuerca (Burgos).
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