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Trainee Curator in Ancient Egypt and Sudan

Trainee Curator in Ancient Egypt and Sudan

The British Museum and Glasgow Museums are looking for a trainee candidate to work in the British Museum Ancient Egypt and Sudan department, and then go on to work in Glasgow.
Fotis Ifantidis, “Archaeographies. Excavating Neolithic Dispilio”

Fotis Ifantidis, “Archaeographies. Excavating Neolithic Dispilio”

A book tackling archaeological practice on site, the microcosms of excavation, and the interaction between people and “things”.
Akrotiri, Thera: The first settlement

Akrotiri, Thera: The first settlement

The 3rd Cycladic Seminar will be given by Christos Doumas.
Les Journées nationales de l’Archéologie

Les Journées nationales de l’Archéologie

Rich variety of events organized by the French Ministry of Culture and INRAP.
Earliest Case of Child Abuse Discovered

Earliest Case of Child Abuse Discovered

A 2- to 3-year-old child from a Romano-Christian-period cemetery in Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt, shows evidence of physical child abuse, archaeologists have found.
The “Treasure” of Kythnos

The “Treasure” of Kythnos

Alexander Mazarakis Ainian will give a lecture on "The 'Treasure' of Kythnos and its contribution to the understanding of the Archaic Greek sanctuary".
Scholarships in Greek Archaeology for 2013/14

Scholarships in Greek Archaeology for 2013/14

Scholarships for Greek students who wish specialize in Greek Archaeology in a British university. Closing date: 1st of June 2013.
Recording and Promotion of 19th and 20th century’s buildings in Athens

Recording and Promotion of 19th and 20th century’s buildings in Athens

MONUMENTA, recognizing the importance of recording, began in 2013 the two-year project “Recording and Promotion of the 19th and 20th century’s buildings in Athens” with the exclusive donation of the foundation “Stavros Niarchos”.
Medieval aristocrats’ underground refuge found

Medieval aristocrats’ underground refuge found

A well preserved underground refuge chamber which was likely connected with a dynastic clash involving local medieval aristocrats was brought to light in Bléré-Val-de-Cher, in central France.
Industrial heritage: Regeneration and Sustainability

Industrial heritage: Regeneration and Sustainability

An exhibition of architectural work relating to the industrial heritage of Greece and Cyprus during the period 1980-2012 is organized at the Benaki Museum.
SOS for the Agios Panteleimon Monastery in Myrtou

SOS for the Agios Panteleimon Monastery in Myrtou

The monastery of Saint Panteleimon in Myrtou (Northern Cyprus) is on the verge of collapse. After the Turkish invasion the monastery was turned into a Turkish military camp.
Dead Sea Scroll For Sale

Dead Sea Scroll For Sale

Parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls are up for sale – in tiny pieces.
Summer Seminar 2013

Summer Seminar 2013

A three-day seminar of the European Master in Classical Cultures will take place in Athens, on June 4-7, 2013.
Chinese Tourist damages Egyptian Relief

Chinese Tourist damages Egyptian Relief

A Chinese tourist named Ding Jinhao decided to "secure his place to eternity" by carving "Ding Jinhao was here" on an ancient Egyptian relief.
What questions did visitors of ancient oracles ask?

What questions did visitors of ancient oracles ask?

This interesting subject was addressed by professor of the Elsinki University Mika Kajava, during the 28th Annual Meeting of the Finnish Institute at Athens, which was held last week.
Lawrence of Crete

Lawrence of Crete

A close-up to the life of John D. S. Pendlebury, who dug at Amarna and Knossos and died fighting against the Nazis in Crete.
Nearly 5,000 cave paintings found in Tamaulipas

Nearly 5,000 cave paintings found in Tamaulipas

Nearly 5,000 well-preserved cave paintings scattered across 11 different sites were found by Mexican researchers, as reported by the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).
PhD Scholarship in Classics

PhD Scholarship in Classics

Doctoral scholarship for entry 2013 covering full tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and a maintenance award of £5,000, for a maximum of three years. Closing date for applications Monday July 1st 2013.
Caravaggio’s famous painting goes to Croatia

Caravaggio’s famous painting goes to Croatia

Croatia is to be given Caravaggio’s “Supper at Emmaus” (1606) by Italy as a welcome present into the EU. The baroque masterpiece will be presented at Zagreb’s Museum for Arts and Crafts in June.
Man’s best and earliest friend

Man’s best and earliest friend

Dog burials from Simeria indicate that dogs were faced nearly as humans while the affection of humans to dogs was not essentially related to hunting.
The Plagues of the Cairo Museum

The Plagues of the Cairo Museum

Ancient Egyptian artefacts deteriorate in Cairo’s central museum due to poor conditions, lack of resources; experts advise Egyptians to protect antiquities before damage is irreparable.
Greco-Egyptian Magical Hymns: prayers of the Hellenistic Syncretism

Greco-Egyptian Magical Hymns: prayers of the Hellenistic Syncretism

A paper aiming to give them a position in the history of Greek (Mediterranean) religion, as a late manifestation of the liturgical-poetic genre of Hymnography, the most sublime of the offerings to the gods in every Mediterranean religion.
Art of Medieval Serbia

Art of Medieval Serbia

The exhibition "Art of Medieval Serbia", organized by the Byzantine and Christian Museum in collaboration with National Museum in Belgrade, opens on May 27th, 2013.
Discovering Dilmun

Discovering Dilmun

Excavations at an archaeological site in Bahrain are shedding light on one of the oldest trading civilisations.
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