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University Lecturer in Classics (Classical Archaeology)

University Lecturer in Classics (Classical Archaeology)

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint to a University Lectureship in Classics (Classical Archaeology) from 01 September 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Joseph L. Rife, Isthmia: The Roman and Byzantine Graves and Human Remains

Joseph L. Rife, Isthmia: The Roman and Byzantine Graves and Human Remains

Description and interpretation of the graves and human remains of Roman and Byzantine date around the Isthmian Sanctuary.
Daniel J. Geagan, Inscriptions: The Dedicatory Monuments

Daniel J. Geagan, Inscriptions: The Dedicatory Monuments

This is the last of five volumes presenting inscriptions discovered in the Athenian Agora between 1931 and 1967.
Leslie Preston Day, The Pottery from Karphi: A Re-Examination

Leslie Preston Day, The Pottery from Karphi: A Re-Examination

A thorough study of the Karphi pottery, much hitherto unpublished, accompanied by copious new drawings and photographs.
John Bintliff, The Complete Archaeology of Greece: from Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century A.D.

John Bintliff, The Complete Archaeology of Greece: from Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century A.D.

A comprehensive overview of the story of Greece from the first hunter-gatherers up to the Modern era.
Christiana Strintzi, Stories carved in rock. Getting to know the sculptures of the Benaki Museum

Christiana Strintzi, Stories carved in rock. Getting to know the sculptures of the Benaki Museum

This leaflet presents the adventurous yet painstaking path taken by precious marble from the quarry to the sculptor’s workshop.
Crochet: History of a centuries-old habit

Crochet: History of a centuries-old habit

Crocheting was first developed in Arabia, Latin America, and China. It became popular in Europe during the 19th century.
Newton’s manuscripts were written in Greek!

Newton’s manuscripts were written in Greek!

Isaac Newton was taking notes in Greek as well.
Is dunking cookies a Greek habit?

Is dunking cookies a Greek habit?

In Greece it is allowed to dip one’s biscuit in one’s tea while abroad it is considered to be bad manners.
The infantile cemetery of Astypalaia

The infantile cemetery of Astypalaia

The excavation of the Kylindra site has brought to light the largest ancient children’s cemetery in the world.
The serpent of eternal life

The serpent of eternal life

The contrast between the Christian and the ancient Greek religion becomes most evident in the different symbolic meaning attached to various things, such as the snake.
The prickly pear

The prickly pear

The prickly pear, a Mexican plant brought to Europe by 16th century voyagers.
Golden medallions from Roman era found near Bourgas

Golden medallions from Roman era found near Bourgas

Golden medallions featuring inscriptions and images found in a gravesite dating to the Roman era in Debelt, a village in the region of Bourgas
Flint tools found in Acheulean level

Flint tools found in Acheulean level

Early European settlements ranging between 300,000 and 80,000 years old found in the region of Picardie.
Hoard of gold coins found at Israel Crusades site

Hoard of gold coins found at Israel Crusades site

A 1,000-year-old hoard of gold coins has been unearthed at a famous Crusader battleground where Christian and Muslim forces once fought for control of the Holy Land.
Unesco looks outside Europe and the US

Unesco looks outside Europe and the US

Its World Heritage List has 26 new sites, with entries from Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Archaeologists unearth temple to Demeter in Sicily

Archaeologists unearth temple to Demeter in Sicily

Archaeologists have discovered what may be among the oldest remains at the ancient site of Selinunte in Sicily, an ancient temple.
Sea surrenders pristine Roman sarcophagus

Sea surrenders pristine Roman sarcophagus

Diver comes across Roman sarcophagus during a recent trip to the bottom of the ocean near Antalya.
Egypt’s Sphinx, Pyramids threatened by groundwater

Egypt’s Sphinx, Pyramids threatened by groundwater

New water pumping system at Giza Plateau has ecologists worried about possible damage to Egypt's best-known historical monuments.
US instructors work on Anatolia’s Phrygian capital

US instructors work on Anatolia’s Phrygian capital

U.S. Pennsylvania Museum specialists who are conducting excavation work at the ancient city of Gordion in Central Anatolia made a presentation on July 4 at the Polatlı Municipality City Hall.
Victorian domestic treasure trove found

Victorian domestic treasure trove found

Champagne bottles, bowler hats and clay pipes among priceless hoard bricked up under Old Royal Naval College steps
Major project to document all Egypt’s sites

Major project to document all Egypt’s sites

Eight years after giving the go-ahead for the National Project to Document Egypt’s Heritage, Beni Hassan necropolis in the Upper Egyptian town of Minya has become the first site on the list to be documented.
1.5m historic artefacts ‘not in museums’

1.5m historic artefacts ‘not in museums’

Nearly 1.5m archaeological objects uncovered by commercial companies in Northern Ireland have not been passed on to local museums, the BBC has learned.
Excavation hopes to reveal more about Roman Maryport

Excavation hopes to reveal more about Roman Maryport

A team led by Newcastle University’s Professor Ian Haynes and Current Archaeology magazine’s Archaeologist of the Year Tony Wilmott, has started work in Maryport .
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