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Graves of monkeys and calves in ancient animal cemetery in Egypt

Graves of monkeys and calves in ancient animal cemetery in Egypt

Polish archaeologists have discovered over 200 graves of monkeys, dogs and cats in an animal cemetery from the 1st and 2nd centuries in Berenike.
Florida fossil porcupine solves a prickly dilemma

Florida fossil porcupine solves a prickly dilemma

DNA evidence suggests North America’s sole porcupine belongs to a group that originated 10 million years ago, but fossils seem to tell a different story.
A new exciting, inclusive approach to Pompeii

A new exciting, inclusive approach to Pompeii

Since 28 May 2024 it is possible to visit the excavation every day from 10.30 amto 6.00 pm by following a completely “accessible” route.
Largest known prehistoric rock art in South America

Largest known prehistoric rock art in South America

Rock engravings recorded along the Upper and Middle Orinoco River are thought to be the largest prehistoric rock art in the world.
Bronze Age cuisine of Mongolian nomads unveiled

Bronze Age cuisine of Mongolian nomads unveiled

Bronze cauldrons were used by the inhabitants of the Mongolian steppe around 2,700 years ago to process animal blood and milk.
2X Departmental Lecturers in Ancient History

2X Departmental Lecturers in Ancient History

The Faculty of Classics invites applications for two Departmental Lectureships in Ancient History. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 07 June 2024.
Italy repatriates looted antiquities from the US

Italy repatriates looted antiquities from the US

Around 600 objects of cultural heritage have been repatriated to Italy from the United States by the Carabinieri T.P.C.
Opheltes’ Untold Stories

Opheltes’ Untold Stories

"Opheltes' Untold Stories" is a free mobile game designed for the Archaeological Site of Nemea.
Medieval game collection unearthed

Medieval game collection unearthed

A team of archaeologists discovers an almost 1.000-year-old games collection including a well-preserved chessman, gaming pieces and dice.
U.S. Museum to transfer Ptolemaic statue to Libya

U.S. Museum to transfer Ptolemaic statue to Libya

Based on new information and research undertaken at the CMA, the museum voluntarily recognized the statue as the property of Libya.
Body of a woman among the remains of 25 warrior monks

Body of a woman among the remains of 25 warrior monks

Research led by the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and the Max Planck Institute determines the diet, lifestyle and causes of death of these medieval religious knights.
Kinship and ancestry of the Celts in Baden-Württemberg

Kinship and ancestry of the Celts in Baden-Württemberg

Genetic analyses of Celtic burial mounds from 500 BCE reveal close relationships and provide new insights into the power structures of early Celtic elites.
American School releases 142nd Annual Report

American School releases 142nd Annual Report

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens presents its Annual Report on the significant accomplishments of the School during its 2022–2023 academic year. 
Earth’s earliest sea creatures drove evolution by stirring the water

Earth’s earliest sea creatures drove evolution by stirring the water

3D reconstructions suggest that simple marine animals living over 560 million years ago drove the emergence of more complex life by mixing the seawater around them.
Wisconsin Historical Society announces cache of ancient canoes

Wisconsin Historical Society announces cache of ancient canoes

New details from the active archaeological site where two submerged dugout canoes, approximately 1,200 and 3,000 years old, were previously identified.
40,000-year-old mammoth bones discovered in wine cellar

40,000-year-old mammoth bones discovered in wine cellar

In Lower Austria, a local winegrower has discovered mammoth bones that are approximately 30,000 to 40,000 years old.
Comparing childhood in Neanderthals and modern humans

Comparing childhood in Neanderthals and modern humans

Research team at the University of Tübingen studies teeth for indications of difficult phases in the early years of life several tens of thousands of years ago.
Scientists Reveal 100,000 Years of Continuous Rice Evolution

Scientists Reveal 100,000 Years of Continuous Rice Evolution

Scientists have used phytolith analysis and other methods to reveal the continuous evolutionary history of rice.
Photography exhibition by Robert McCabe

Photography exhibition by Robert McCabe

From 28 May 2024 until 8 September 2024, in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery at the Acropolis Museum ground floor.
Sir John Boardman has passed away

Sir John Boardman has passed away

Sir John Boardman, OBE FBA, the great archaeologist and art historian, who has been described as "Britain's most distinguished historian of ancient Greek art", has died at the age of 97.
Excavation reveals ‘major’ ancient migration to Timor Island

Excavation reveals ‘major’ ancient migration to Timor Island

Cache of stone artefacts and animal bones in a cave has led archaeologists to reassess the route that early humans took to reach Australia.
Firth promontory may be a crannog

Firth promontory may be a crannog

Postgraduate students were back in Firth, Orkney, recently to carry out test-pitting on a promontory at the northern end of the Wasdale loch.
Ramesses II’s Sarcophagus Fragment Likely Identified

Ramesses II’s Sarcophagus Fragment Likely Identified

The name of the Pharaoh was identified, overridden by the second owner, a 21st Dynasty High Priest and acting ruler of Upper Egypt.
Victim of human sacrifice in Iron Age Dorset

Victim of human sacrifice in Iron Age Dorset

Archaeologists have uncovered new information about the life and death of a young Iron Age woman in Dorset.
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