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Late Roman antiquities discovered in Plateia Theatrou, Athens

Late Roman antiquities discovered in Plateia Theatrou, Athens

The data so far has established that these are the architectural remains of a fairly extensive building complex.
Previously unknown monumental temple discovered

Previously unknown monumental temple discovered

Archeologists from the universities of Freiburg and Mainz identify one of the largest known sacred buildings of the Etruscans.
Thirsty wheat needed new water management strategy in ancient China

Thirsty wheat needed new water management strategy in ancient China

Research from Washington University in St. Louis shows that a practice of purposeful water management, or irrigation, was adopted in northern China about 4,000 years ago.
Re-tracing the Archive: Affects and Ethics

Re-tracing the Archive: Affects and Ethics

Affects and ethics in the encounters with the classical archive’s silences, violences, affordances, and failures.
PhD Program in NYC- Applications open

PhD Program in NYC- Applications open

The Classics Program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York welcomes PhD applications for the Fall 2023 semester. 
Large group of bronze statues found in Italy

Large group of bronze statues found in Italy

Twenty four bronze statues in an exceptional preservation state have been found during excavations at the ancient baths of San Casciano dei Bagni, in Tuscany.
Why are sustainable practices often elusive?

Why are sustainable practices often elusive?

The goal was to measure how spatial, temporal, cognitive, and cultural limitations affect humans’ understanding of their environments.
Old bone links lost American parrot to ancient Indigenous bird trade

Old bone links lost American parrot to ancient Indigenous bird trade

The research challenges the assumption that all parrot remains found in American Southwest archaeological sites have their origins in Mexico.
Climate activists glued their hands on paintings by Goya

Climate activists glued their hands on paintings by Goya

A man and woman glued their hand on Goya's "The clothed Maja" and "The Nude Maja" and wrote "+1.5°C" on the wall between the two paintings in black marker.
Nomad’s Lands, économies, sociétés et matérialités des nomades

Nomad’s Lands, économies, sociétés et matérialités des nomades

The project Nomad’s Lands, économies, sociétés et matérialités des nomades invites all interested to its final conference.
Registration open for UWICAH annual conference, Swansea

Registration open for UWICAH annual conference, Swansea

All interested are invited to participate, either in-person at Swansea or online via Zoom.
Ancient rock-cut tunnel discovered beneath Taposiris Magna in Egypt

Ancient rock-cut tunnel discovered beneath Taposiris Magna in Egypt

A tunnel carved into the rock at a depth of about 13 m below the surface was found in the area of ​​the Temple of Taposiris Magna.
The starting point for the National Gallery

The starting point for the National Gallery

New life is being given to the National Gallery by the two-year programme announced last Monday by the its director Syrago Tsiara.
Getty: Códice Maya de México comes to Los Angeles

Getty: Códice Maya de México comes to Los Angeles

The oldest surviving book in the Americas will be on view at Getty this fall.
Polish archaeologists co-discover ‘unique’ Roman military tower

Polish archaeologists co-discover ‘unique’ Roman military tower

A Polish-Maroconian team of archaeologists have discovered a Roman military observation tower in Volubilis, Morocco.
Metallurgical heritage at Asgatas – Kalavasos

Metallurgical heritage at Asgatas – Kalavasos

The research is conducted within the framework of the project “METAL PLACES: Culture crossroads in eastern Mediterranean”, which was approved and implemented under the Cooperation Program INTERREG V-A Greece – Cyprus 2014-2020 and is co-funded by the European Union and by National Funds of Greece and Cyprus.
Priceless archaeological artefacts found in Norfolk Island National Park

Priceless archaeological artefacts found in Norfolk Island National Park

An archaeological dig on Norfolk Island has uncovered two Polynesian adzes (stone axes) and hundreds of flakes dating back to pre-European settlement.
Ancient DNA analysis unravels the early peopling of South America

Ancient DNA analysis unravels the early peopling of South America

The Americas were the last continent to be inhabited by humans. An increasing body of archaeological and genomic evidence has hinted to a complex settlement process.
Cycladic treasures on their return journey

Cycladic treasures on their return journey

15 Cycladic antiquities of unique archaeological value are being displayed for the first time globally, at the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens.
A Stone Age child buried with bird feathers, plant fibers and fur

A Stone Age child buried with bird feathers, plant fibers and fur

On the basis of archaeological research, it was possible to identify human remains as a child who may have been laid on a bed of down in a Stone Age burial site discovered under a gravel road in eastern Finland. There may also have been a canid at the child’s feet.
History of rhino images illustrates changing human-rhino relations

History of rhino images illustrates changing human-rhino relations

An international team of scientists, led by the University of Helsinki, has demonstrated that image databases can be used as an alternative to museum collections when studying long-term changes in human-nature interaction and as material in ecological and evolutionary research.
M. Tsipopoulou talks about a bull’s sacrifice in the Petras cemetery

M. Tsipopoulou talks about a bull’s sacrifice in the Petras cemetery

The 2019 find impressed both the excavators and the scientific community when it was recently presented at 13th International Congress of Cretan Studies.
Public building discovered at Lissos, in Chania

Public building discovered at Lissos, in Chania

View of the ancient Odeon from the south of the Lissos archaeological site (the Byzantine church of Agios Kyrkos is in the background). Omage: MOCAS
Viking silver treasure uncovered in Täby in Stockholm

Viking silver treasure uncovered in Täby in Stockholm

A 1000-year-old silver hoard containing several beautiful torque-style neck rings, arm rings and coins has been discovered in Viggbyholm, Täby, outside Stockholm.
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