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Archaeologists search for lost Viking cemetery

Archaeologists search for lost Viking cemetery

Archaeologists are searching for a lost Viking cemetery at the Truso Viking settlement near Janów in Poland.
The Greek Revolution of 1821 and its Scottish and Classical Connections

The Greek Revolution of 1821 and its Scottish and Classical Connections

University of Edinburgh calls for applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship on Scottish Philhellenism.
Arizona rock core sheds light on Triassic Dark Ages

Arizona rock core sheds light on Triassic Dark Ages

A rock core from Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, has given scientists a powerful new tool to understand how catastrophic events shaped Earth’s ecosystems before the rise of the dinosaurs.
New Mygatt-Moore Quarry research leads to prehistoric climate finds

New Mygatt-Moore Quarry research leads to prehistoric climate finds

A new study published in PeerJ looks at the insect species who feasted on decaying dinosaurs back in the Jurassic period.
Announcement by the Athens University Senate concerning Hagia Sophia

Announcement by the Athens University Senate concerning Hagia Sophia

The University of Athens has a long history in protecting cultural heritage and recently established the Center for Excellence in the Enhancement of Orthodox Heritage and Interreligious Dialogue.
Cult Practices in Ancient Literatures: Egyptian, Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman Narratives in a Cross-Cultural Perspective.

Cult Practices in Ancient Literatures: Egyptian, Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman Narratives in a Cross-Cultural Perspective.

Proceedings of a Workshop at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York, May 16-17, 2016.
Erdogan: “We are making Hagia Sophia a mosque again”

Erdogan: “We are making Hagia Sophia a mosque again”

The first collective Muslim prayers will take place on July 24.
Homo Neanderthaliensis did not become extinct because of climate

Homo Neanderthaliensis did not become extinct because of climate

Neanderthal groups that lived in the western Mediterranean 42,000 years ago did not become extinct because of changes in climate.
Doggerland: Breakthrough in studying ancient DNA

Doggerland: Breakthrough in studying ancient DNA

Thousands of years ago the UK was physically joined to the rest of Europe through an area known as Doggerland...
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Edinburgh

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Edinburgh

Prior to their application, applicants should contact a potential mentor in the department to discuss the application.
The underwater museum off Alonissos is opening its aquatic gates this year

The underwater museum off Alonissos is opening its aquatic gates this year

From Monday, August 3 to Friday, October 2, 2020, amateur scuba divers and free divers will be able to visit the famous 5th century BC amphorae shipwreck.
Ancient Egypt’s Hyksos might have been immigrants, not invaders, new study claims

Ancient Egypt’s Hyksos might have been immigrants, not invaders, new study claims

An influx of non-locals can be observed in the pre-Hyksos period (12th and 13th Dynasties, c. 1991–1649 BCE), while the number of individuals already born in the Delta is larger during the Hyksos period.
David Hockney painting fetches record price

David Hockney painting fetches record price

"30 Sunflowers" is the second most expensive work by a Western artist sold in Asia.
UNESCO to reexamine the status of Hagia Sophia

UNESCO to reexamine the status of Hagia Sophia

"It is unfortunate that Turkey's decision was not the subject of dialogue, nor was there any earlier notification", said the statement.
Colossal Atlas statue to be raised upright in Sicily’s Valley of the Temples

Colossal Atlas statue to be raised upright in Sicily’s Valley of the Temples

Still, there is a controversy as to how this is going to materialize.
Eight funded Ph.D. Positions at the University of Urbino

Eight funded Ph.D. Positions at the University of Urbino

The positions advertised include themes in classics, history, and cultural studies. 
Remains of Aztec palace & house built by Hernán Cortés discovered

Remains of Aztec palace & house built by Hernán Cortés discovered

Archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have discovered basalt slab floors from the Palace of Axayácatl, and remains of a house built by the conquistador Hernán Cortés.
The Verona International Summer School in Medieval Palaeography goes online

The Verona International Summer School in Medieval Palaeography goes online

Intensive online course in writing culture from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages (415-1500).
Archaeologists uncover 29,000 years of Aboriginal history

Archaeologists uncover 29,000 years of Aboriginal history

Radiocarbon dating of shell middens captures a record of Aboriginal occupation in South Australia’s Riverland region to around 29,000 years.
The plight of the Kalahari San

The plight of the Kalahari San

In “The Plight of the Kalahari San: Hunter-Gatherers in a Globalized World,” author Robert K. Hitchcock describes how challenges faced by San communities are connected to national-level and international-level legal and developmental frameworks.
SSEA Scholars’ Colloquium 2020

SSEA Scholars’ Colloquium 2020

The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities extends a call for papers for this year' s Scholars’ Colloquium, to be held virtually 6-8/11/2020.
5,000 years of history of domestic cats in Central Europe

5,000 years of history of domestic cats in Central Europe

Although the common history of cats and people began 10,000 years ago, the origins of the relation still remain unknown.
On the Origins of the Cartouche and Encircling Symbolism in Old Kingdom Pyramids

On the Origins of the Cartouche and Encircling Symbolism in Old Kingdom Pyramids

This work demonstrates how the development of the cartouche relates to the monumental encircling symbolism incorporated into the architectural designs of the Old Kingdom pyramids
Gigantic trunk of fossilized tree found on Lemnos

Gigantic trunk of fossilized tree found on Lemnos

"This is an impressive find of the fossilized trunk of a coniferous tree" said Mr. Zouros to the Athens and Macedonia News Agency.
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