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Ancient civilization uncovered in Bulgaria

Ancient civilization uncovered in Bulgaria

Excavators have unearthed artifacts such as weapons, spondylus jewels, decorated fine ware pottery, shards marked by characters/pictograms, and evidence of structures dated to 4900 BCE.
The largest sarcophagus belongs to pharaoh Merneptah

The largest sarcophagus belongs to pharaoh Merneptah

The decorations on Merneptah's different sarcophagi describing the sun god's journey at night offer a clue as to why he built four of them.
Forming the Medical Concepts of Byzantium in the 9th Century

Forming the Medical Concepts of Byzantium in the 9th Century

The Byzantine medicine is an important bridge for the passage from the ancient Greek medicine in folk medicine until the 18th century.
Caracalla baths

Caracalla baths

It's the dimension and the organisation that amazes – there is no spa as big as this anywhere in the world today
A. Jacquemin, D. Mulliez, G. Rougemont, Choix d’inscriptions de Delphes

A. Jacquemin, D. Mulliez, G. Rougemont, Choix d’inscriptions de Delphes

The volume strives to reflect the reality of Delphic epigraphy, excluding neither trivial texts nor repetitive series.
Thessaloniki’s Architectural Trajectory

Thessaloniki’s Architectural Trajectory

At the 100th anniversary of Thessaloniki’s liberation, an exhibition illustrates the city's architectural trajectory
Philip P. Betancourt, The Dams and Water Management Systems of Minoan Pseira

Philip P. Betancourt, The Dams and Water Management Systems of Minoan Pseira

Study on the little known subject of Minoan water conservation and control.
Ancient city of Troy rebranded itself after war

Ancient city of Troy rebranded itself after war

If pottery made before the war has a distinct Trojan style but after the war its style is typical of the Balkans, it is because the Trojans were keen to align themselves with the new political elite in the region.
Inauguration of the Iera Odos revealed part

Inauguration of the Iera Odos revealed part

Archaeologists claim the most Athenians had walked the Iera Odos in antiquity. Now, thanks to the metro, modern Athenians will have the chance to follow the same route, only this time underground.
At the helm of the “world’s best archaeological museum”

At the helm of the “world’s best archaeological museum”

Dr. Georgios Kakavas and his promising bold steps to open a new era in the museum's history.
Study of environmental consequences for the gold mines at Evros approved

Study of environmental consequences for the gold mines at Evros approved

Green light to the study of Environmental Consequences for the project “Mining facilities and Facilities for the production of gold at Perama, Evros” of the gold mining company “Gold Mines Thrace” was given by the majority of the Central Archaeological Council’s members.
The new issue of AJA

The new issue of AJA

The January 2013 issue of the American Journal of Archaeology is available for viewing on AJA's website.
Save the Italian Archaeological School at Athens

Save the Italian Archaeological School at Athens

The Italian Archaeological School at Athens is once again threatened to close down, due to drastic budget cuts.
The first carpenters in Europe

The first carpenters in Europe

A research published in the December 19, 2012 issue of the open access journal Plos One by Willy Tegel and colleagues from the University of Freiburg (Germany) offers a detailed insight into the oldest wood architecture.
Maps and landscapes by 12 Painters

Maps and landscapes by 12 Painters

The exhibition “12 Painters: Maps and landscapes from the Heracles Cement Company Collection” is the first of a series of exhibition that will reveal the less known aspects of the Heracles Cement Company Collection.
Work in progress at Klematia settlement, Ioannina

Work in progress at Klematia settlement, Ioannina

The project “Archaeological Park of Post-Byzantine Monuments at Klematia” aims at the enhancement of the historical, aesthetic and artistic value of the churches and the development of a network of visitable monuments in the area.
The Temple of Zeus without Scaffolding

The Temple of Zeus without Scaffolding

A few days ago, the scaffoldings used for the reconstruction of the Temple of Zeus were removed, revealing the temple in different dimensions.
The Kallisperi Residence

The Kallisperi Residence

Good news for the architecture and the history of Athens: last Thursday, the Central Council of Modern Monuments has declared the Kallisperi Residence in the Acropolis district a historically preservable monument.
The Top Ten Archaeological Discoveries of 2012

The Top Ten Archaeological Discoveries of 2012

In the Top ten list one sees discoveries that range from the revelation that Neanderthals selectively picked and ate medicinal plants to the unexpected discovery of a 20-foot Egyptian ceremonial boat dating to 2950 B.B.
Basilica from the Time of Constantine the Great

Basilica from the Time of Constantine the Great

Bulgarian archaeologists located a basilica they believe dates from the era of emperor Constantine the Great. The basilica was found in the area of the West Gate of Ulpia Serdica.
Scrooge at the thematic museums of PIOP

Scrooge at the thematic museums of PIOP

This Christmas, the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP) and the British Council in Greece are joining forces on the occasion of the international celebration for the 200th anniversary since the birth of the great British author, Charles Dickens (1812-1870).
The old Acropolis Museum

The old Acropolis Museum

Lying in the shadow of the Acropolis’ Sacred Rock and of Bernar Tschumi’s and Michalis Fotiades’s new building, the empty since 2007 old museum of Acropolis is the focal point of a broad conversation about the necessity of its existence.
“Green light” for the restoration of three buildings at Tatoi

“Green light” for the restoration of three buildings at Tatoi

The Central Council for Modern Monuments (CCMM) has unanimously given the “green light” for the restoration and reuse of three buildings at the former royal estate, the Tatoi palace.
First Evidence of Ice Age Wolves

First Evidence of Ice Age Wolves

Researchers of the University of Nevada (Las Vegas) recently revealed fossil remains from an extinct wolf species in a wash northwest of Las Vegas. This is the first evidence that the Ice Age mammal once lived in Nevada.
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