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Architecture and Innovation in the Graeco-Roman world

Architecture and Innovation in the Graeco-Roman world

The University of Oxford’s AADG is pleased to announce its call for papers for its Michaelmas term 2022 seminar series.
Ancient Iran and the Classical World at the Getty Villa Museum

Ancient Iran and the Classical World at the Getty Villa Museum

The first major U.S. exhibition to highlight the relationship between the Classical World and Ancient Iran.
Research on the Byzantine church of St George in Kurbinovo

Research on the Byzantine church of St George in Kurbinovo

By a team of experts from the European Centre for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Monuments to prepare a study for the preservation of the church’s frescoes.
The 11th AGON International Αrchaeological Film Festival

The 11th AGON International Αrchaeological Film Festival

The screenings will take place at the Lais cinema of the Greek Film Archive Foundation from the 10 to 15 May 2022.
How the black rat colonised Europe in the Roman and Medieval periods

How the black rat colonised Europe in the Roman and Medieval periods

New ancient DNA analysis has shed light on how the black rat, blamed for spreading Black Death, dispersed across Europe.
Historic graffiti made by soldiers sheds light on Africa maritime heritage

Historic graffiti made by soldiers sheds light on Africa maritime heritage

Historic graffiti of ships carved in an African fort were drawn by soldiers on guard duty watching the sea, University of Exeter experts believe.
Pavlopetri in Laconia comes to life

Pavlopetri in Laconia comes to life

The sunken ruins are situated three to four meters under water and cover an area of 50,000 sq.m. in the bay of Vatika.
Nemea to be awarded the European Cultural Heritage Label

Nemea to be awarded the European Cultural Heritage Label

The archaeological site of Nemea where pan-Hellenic games were organized in antiquity is associated with the ideas and values of classical sports.
12th Congress AIECM3 On Medieval and Modern Period Mediterranean Ceramics

12th Congress AIECM3 On Medieval and Modern Period Mediterranean Ceramics

The two volumes, result of the fruitful collaboration between our two Institutions, present through 107 papers the latest research in the field of Medieval and Modern period Mediterranean Pottery.
85 Ancient Egyptian Tombs, Isis Temple and Tower House

85 Ancient Egyptian Tombs, Isis Temple and Tower House

Dr. Mostafa Waziry said that the Egyptian archaeological mission at Gebel El-Haridi in Sohag discovered a tower house that was used as a checkpoint, built in the reign of Ptolemy III.
Friendship ornaments from the Stone Age

Friendship ornaments from the Stone Age

Skilfully manufactured slate ring ornaments were fragmented on purpose, using pieces of rings as tokens. The fragments have most likely served as symbols of the social relations of Stone Age hunter-gatherers.
Giant marine reptiles at 2,800 meters above sea level

Giant marine reptiles at 2,800 meters above sea level

Study by the University of Bonn shows that fossil finds from the High Alps come from three giants of the seas.
The Acropolis Museum participates in the “This is Athens City Festival”

The Acropolis Museum participates in the “This is Athens City Festival”

With the objective to offer different experiences to visitors, the Acropolis Museum organizes two special gastronomy and music events.
Study sheds light on how humans did – or didn’t – find food

Study sheds light on how humans did – or didn’t – find food

A new analysis of the remains of ancient predators reveals new information about how prehistoric humans did – or didn’t – find their food.
Indigenous oyster fisheries were hugely productive

Indigenous oyster fisheries were hugely productive

Global study of indigenous oyster fisheries finds evidence of huge harvests spanning hundreds and even thousands of years.
Pharaoh of the two lands at the Louvre

Pharaoh of the two lands at the Louvre

The exhibition highlights the importance of this vast kingdom, located in what is now northern Sudan.
Study reveals Stonehenge landscape before the world-famous monument

Study reveals Stonehenge landscape before the world-famous monument

Four thousand years before Stonehenge there was open woodland, with meadow-like clearings, inhabited by grazing animals and hunter-gatherers.
Research finally answers what Bronze Age daggers were used for

Research finally answers what Bronze Age daggers were used for

Analysis of Bronze Age daggers shows they were used for processing animal carcasses and not as non-functional symbols of identity and status.
Researchers home in on Thera volcano eruption date

Researchers home in on Thera volcano eruption date

Experts identify one of the most climatically impactful volcanic eruptions and narrow down potential dates for the Thera volcano eruption.
Online Course: Beginners Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Online Course: Beginners Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs

This five-week course introduces ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, the language that they write, and the culture they represent.
MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship

Expressions of interest are welcomed from young foreign researchers for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme 2022.
Researching the domestic life in ancient Egypt and Sudan

Researching the domestic life in ancient Egypt and Sudan

The conference will tackle research in settlement archaeology in Egypt and Sudan focusing on the development of domestic architecture etc.
The D. Daskalopoulos Collection gift

The D. Daskalopoulos Collection gift

A major body of important contemporary artworks from the D.Daskalopoulos Collection will be donated to 4 museums, in 3 countries over 2 continents.
New palaeontology finds to feature in BBC One documentary Dinosaurs

New palaeontology finds to feature in BBC One documentary Dinosaurs

Alongside other extraordinary treasures, these finds will feature in a new 90 minute film– Dinosaurs: The Final Day with David Attenborough which airs on 15 April on BBC One and iPlayer.
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