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Two ancient, unlooted tombs unearthed in southern Greece
08/12/2019
Two ancient, unlooted tombs unearthed in southern Greece | Kathimerini

Two ancient, unlooted tombs unearthed in southern Greece

Greece's culture ministry says two intact chamber tombs dating from 1400 to 1200 B.C. have been unearthed near the southern town of Nemea at a site already known for its cluster of tombs, most of which had been looted before their discovery.

An 80's cassette and a toy dino. It's not easy being an archaeologist.
08/11/2019
'80s tape, toy dino: Chinatown archaeological dig cut short

An 80's cassette and a toy dino. It's not easy being an archaeologist.

BOSTON (AP) — An archaeological dig in Boston's historic Chinatown has been cut short after it turned up a 1980s music cassette, a toy dinosaur and other bric-a-brac. The city's Archaeology...

Actually not that short.
08/11/2019
How tall was Napoleon Bonaparte?

Actually not that short.

If there's one thing Napoleon Bonaparte is known for, it's that he was short – and very unhappy about it. But how tall was he really? Historian Emily Brand explains

100 year old Hermit's cabin in Idaho wilderness restored.
08/11/2019
Hermit’s Cabin in Idaho Wilderness Restored - Archaeology Magazine

100 year old Hermit's cabin in Idaho wilderness restored.

SALMON, IDAHO—The Post Register reports that a 100-year-old cabin built by hermit Earl King Parrott in Idaho’s Salmon-Challis National Forest has been restored. Situated along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in the Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness, the remote cabin is the only su...

Crusaders. More diverse that previously thought.
08/11/2019
LEBANON - Archaeology Magazine

Crusaders. More diverse that previously thought.

LEBANON: Between the 11th and 13th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans ventured to the Near East in a campaign to reconquer the Holy Land. A new study suggests that the Crusader army may have been more diverse than originally thought. DNA sequencing of 9 soldiers who were buried together i...

One man's trash is another man's treasure.
08/10/2019
Medieval Trash Dump Unearthed at English Castle - Archaeology Magazine

One man's trash is another man's treasure.

BISHOP AUCKLAND, ENGLAND—According to a report in The Northern Echo, excavations at Auckland Castle in northeast England have unearthed details about the leisure activities of medieval England’s prince bishops of Durham, high-ranking clergymen who also ruled over the territory between the Tyne a...

5 facts about the Mayflower.
08/09/2019
5 facts about the Mayflower

5 facts about the Mayflower.

On 16 September 1620, a merchant ship called the Mayflower sailed from England and made its way to the New World. How much do you know about the journey and the lives of those on board? BBC History Revealed shares five facts you might not know…

The Roman senate in Egypt.
08/09/2019
Roman Senate Building Unearthed in Egypt - Archaeology Magazine

The Roman senate in Egypt.

CAIRO, EGYPT—Egypt Independent reports the discovery in North Sinai of a large rectangular building dating to the Roman period at the ancient city of Pelusium. According to Mostafa al-Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, the red-brick and limestone building’s location...

08/09/2019
El galeón Señor San José. Parte III "El Hallazgo"

(In Spanish) San Jose Galleon - Part 3 - "IT'S BEEN FOUND"

En esta tercera parte del video "Historia del Galeón Señor San José" hablo del "hallazgo" y planteo mis dudas sobre si el pecio encontrado por el gobierno co...

08/09/2019
El galeón Señor San José. Parte II

(In Spanish) San Jose Galleon - Part 2

Segunda parte de "La historia del galeón Señor San José", naufragado en cercanías de Cartagena de Indias el viernes 8 de junio de 1708, con más de 600 person...

08/09/2019
El galeón Señor San José. Parte I

(In Spanish) San Jose Galleon - Part 1

La historia del galeón Señor San José, dado su reciente "hallazgo" por parte del gobierno de Colombia, se ha difundido por todos los medios. Es intención del...

Upcming auction at ACMNGC grade CH AU 🏅--Lucania, Drachm, Herakleia, c. 281-278 BC; AR (g 3,61; mm 16; h 6); Facing head...
08/08/2019

Upcming auction at ACM
NGC grade CH AU 🏅

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Lucania, Drachm, Herakleia, c. 281-278 BC; AR (g 3,61; mm 16; h 6); Facing head of Athena, slightly r., wearing Phrigian helmet, decorated with Skylla; at l., H., Rv. |-HPAKΛEIΩN, owl standing r. on olive twig; at r., club; at r., club. Van Keuren 116; HN Italy 1413; SNG ANS 81.

Making sound in the Stone age.
08/08/2019
How our African ancestors made sound in the Stone Age

Making sound in the Stone age.

Working with bone artefacts from archaeological sites in South Africa's southern Cape region, we've been able to show that some implements might have been used for sound production in the past.

World's second oldest ax.
08/08/2019
World's 2nd-oldest ax found in Turkey's Antalya

World's second oldest ax.

Archaeologists in Turkey have discovered the world's second oldest ax, believed to be 350,000 years old, in Karain Cave in southern Antalya province. The...

King Sigismund III Vasa coins.
08/08/2019
17th-Century Silver Coins Found Under Polish Church - Archaeology Magazine

King Sigismund III Vasa coins.

BARCZEWO, POLAND—According to a report in The First News, nearly 1,000 silver coins were discovered in and around a glazed ceramic mug under the floor of the Church of St. Andrew the Apostle in Poland’s northern province of Warmia. A team led by Arkadiusz Koperkiewicz of the University of Gdańs...

Roman innovation. Adaptation or originality?
08/07/2019
Invention or adaptation: what did the Romans really do for us?

Roman innovation. Adaptation or originality?

The Romans get the credit for a lot of inventions, but things are more complicated than that. Historian Jem Duducu investigates how Roman innovation was often a case of adaptation, rather than originality…

Extremism. The true problem since ancient times.
08/07/2019
A brief history of extremism – from ancient Rome to al Qaeda

Extremism. The true problem since ancient times.

From wars in ancient Rome and medieval crusades to al Qaeda and ISIS, examples of extremist behaviour can be found almost as far back as our written histories extend. Here, expert JM Berger charts the history of extremism, and asks whether it’s right to think the problem is today worse than ever.....

The everpresent rose. From Caria to England.
08/07/2019
A brief history of the English rose

The everpresent rose. From Caria to England.

From Cleopatra's rose-petal-adorned boudoir to the famous Tudor Rose, this symbolic flower has for countless centuries dominated poetry, art, literature and religion. Here, Oxford academic Nicola Harrison explores its history and significance

GOT has its ancient background.
08/07/2019
Power plays and scheming queens: the ancient history behind Game of Thrones

GOT has its ancient background.

From the 'Wall' which separates the fictional continent of Westeros from the icy 'North' to the gladiatorial arenas of combat, there are many historical references to be found in George RR Martin's hit fantasy saga. Here, classical historian and author Ayelet Haimson Lushkov explores how the ancient...

Famous Vikings.
08/07/2019
8 Vikings you should know about

Famous Vikings.

From famed warriors to ruthless female settlers, Gareth Williams from the British Museum rounds up eight top Vikings…

Sometimes you win; then, sometimes you blunder.
08/07/2019
The top 10 military blunders in history

Sometimes you win; then, sometimes you blunder.

Throughout history, battles have been lost to bad weather, insufficient weaponry and bad luck. But what about those for which poor judgment and shoddy planning are to blame? From the French troops led to their death at Agincourt, to Hitler’s lost army of 330,000 men at Stalingrad, historian Rupert...

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