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Rams statues behind first pylon in Temple of Amun-Ra in Karnak

Rams statues behind first pylon in Temple of Amun-Ra in Karnak

The first phase of the restoration project of some of Rams statues located behind the first pylon in the Temple of Amun Ra in the temples of Karnak in Luxor has been completed.
Medieval treasure trove found in Polish field

Medieval treasure trove found in Polish field

Archaeologists conducting excavations in a field near the village of Słuszków in Poland, have discovered thousands of silver artefacts dating back nearly 900 years.
New findings about Prehistoric Easter Island

New findings about Prehistoric Easter Island

Finds of pigment pits after the deforestation of Easter Island reject the earlier presumed societal collapse.
Archaeologists Uncover ‘Fast Food’ Counter at Pompeii

Archaeologists Uncover ‘Fast Food’ Counter at Pompeii

Archaeologists conducting excavations at the Thermopolium of Regio V in the Roman city of Pompeii have revealed an ancient ‘fast food’ counter.
‘Man Creates Man’ won double award

‘Man Creates Man’ won double award

“Man creates Man” won two awards in the international contest “Museums in Short”.
Arrest for antiquity smuggling in Thessaloniki

Arrest for antiquity smuggling in Thessaloniki

A 57-year-old man attempted to sell religious icons online after posting a relevant ad.
Digital Acropolis Museum: a new world

Digital Acropolis Museum: a new world

The Acropolis Museum enters dynamically into the world of digital technology and opens new channels of communication with the public.
66 New Roman Army Sites Gives Clues About Empire’s Infamous Conflicts

66 New Roman Army Sites Gives Clues About Empire’s Infamous Conflicts

Discovery of 66 new Roman Army sites shows more clues about one of the empire's most infamous conflicts.
Massive prehistoric croc emerges from South East Queensland

Massive prehistoric croc emerges from South East Queensland

A prehistoric croc measuring more than five metres long ruled south eastern Queensland waterways only a few million years ago.
Researchers track and analyze smallpox epidemics over three centuries

Researchers track and analyze smallpox epidemics over three centuries

Researchers from McMaster University have studied and analyzed thousands of weekly records documenting the deaths of smallpox victims in London, England over the span of nearly 300 years.
Scientists solve ‘flea mystery’

Scientists solve ‘flea mystery’

With almost every aspect of their biology and anatomy adapted to their specialized parasitic lifestyle, fleas have long troubled evolutionary biologists.
The Foreign Relations of the “Hyksos”

The Foreign Relations of the “Hyksos”

The now classic 2000 study with a 2020 preface by Tine Bagh, with links tp additional, updated material.
Landscapes and the Augustan Revolution

Landscapes and the Augustan Revolution

This session will focus on the contributions that both landscape studies and landscape archaeology have on the understanding of wider processes developing in the western provinces of the Roman Empire.
Immediate rescue measures for the Agrippa monument

Immediate rescue measures for the Agrippa monument

An inspection on the Acropolis was carried out yesterday morning by Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni.
Work at National Art Gallery almost complete

Work at National Art Gallery almost complete

The project’s timetable as set in July 2019, has been kept to despite any sudden problems that have occurred, said Lina Mendoni.
Anniversary exhibition: 1821 before and after

Anniversary exhibition: 1821 before and after

One thousand and two hundred objects will unfold more than 100 years of history (1770-1870) over 2,500 square metres for 8 months (March to November 2021).
Mass extinctions of land-dwelling animals occur in 27-million-year cycle

Mass extinctions of land-dwelling animals occur in 27-million-year cycle

Researchers find that timing of mass extinctions lines up with asteroid impacts and massive volcanic eruptions.
A violent death in the Cova Foradada about 5,000 Years Ago

A violent death in the Cova Foradada about 5,000 Years Ago

An individual of about 50 years of age, who died violently from the impact of a stone adze, a type of hoe, about 5000 years ago.
Missing 5,000-year-old piece of Great Pyramid puzzle discovered

Missing 5,000-year-old piece of Great Pyramid puzzle discovered

A 'chance discovery' at the University of Aberdeen could shed new light on the Great Pyramid with museum staff uncovering a 'lost' artefact — one of only three objects ever recovered from inside the Wonder of the Ancient World.
Study tracks elephant tusks from 16th century shipwreck

Study tracks elephant tusks from 16th century shipwreck

The Portuguese trading vessel sank off the coast of Africa, and scientists say they now have determined the source of much of the ivory recovered from the ship.
Evidence of oldest gynaecological treatment on record

Evidence of oldest gynaecological treatment on record

Scientists are studying the physical evidence found in the mummified remains of a woman who suffered severe trauma to the pelvis in 1878–1797 BC.
Two permanent Assistant Professor posts

Two permanent Assistant Professor posts

The Department of Classics and Ancient History at Durham University is advertising two permanent Assistant Professor posts in Greek History and Roman History, starting on 1 September 2021.
Non-destructive method for  Ancient Egyptian embalming materials analysis

Non-destructive method for Ancient Egyptian embalming materials analysis

Researchers reporting in ACS' Analytical Chemistry have found a non-destructive way to analyze bitumen — the compound that gives mummies their dark color.
First prize for the Underwater Museum of Peristera

First prize for the Underwater Museum of Peristera

In the category “Innovation and Digitalisation in Sustainable Cultural Tourism, towards Smart Destinations” of the European Cultural Tourism Network ECTN.
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