The Brochtorff Stone Circle at Xaghra on the island of Gozo reveals an amazing underground burial complex
One of the first civilisations to be converted to Christanity: but what was there before Christanity?
Russia’s pre-eminent medieval site
Herod the Great built a magnificent new harbour on the coast of Israel to rival Alexandria. Now computer generated imagery brings the harbour to life
Vulkanpark, Rome, wins heritage award
Intestines contain evidence of Oetzi’s last meals
Reunited staute of Livia forms centre-piece of Ashmolean exhibition
How will climate change affect the historic built environment?
Divers discover one of the Americas’ oldest skeletons
Archaeologists provide an aerial view of some of Jordan’s most compelling sites
Richard Hodges investigates the village of Fiskado and finds one of the greatest surviving Norman abbeys in Greece
Sir Aurel Stein is one of the least known of the Great British Archaeological explorers of the earlier 20th century. He was, in fact, a Hungarian Jew, born in Budapest in 1862, though his parents prudently had him baptized into the Lutheran Church. After studying Sanskrit at Vienna, Old Persian at Tubingen, and Punjabi at [...]
Silk is one of the more complex luxuries. It is not just a matter of cultivating silk worms – it is also essential to cultivate the mulberry leaves on which they feed. You then set up a series of racks containing trays covered with mulberry leaves on which the silk worms feast. You then extract [...]
Atlas of World Art John Onions, Laurence King Publishing, £75 How far is it possible to talk of ‘world’ art? John Onions, Professor of Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia, clearly thinks that it is possible, and in the Atlas of World Art he has produced a work that is full of provocative [...]
Tales from Ancient Egypt Joyce Tyldesley, Rutherford Press, £8.50 In the beginning nothing existed but the terrible, swirling waters of chaos. There was no land and there was no sky. No gods, no people, no light, no warmth, no time and no death. Only the dangerous, endless waters. But deep within that dark sea there [...]
CWA’s editor discusses the Far East