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Tutankhamun: a teenager's journey to the afterlife

Tutankhamun: a teenager’s journey to the afterlife

As the centenary of Howard Carter’s discovery looms, the largest collection of Tutankhamun’s grave goods ever to leave Egypt has embarked on a world tour. The objects, ranging from glittering treasures to everyday essentials, were assembled to ease the youthful pharaoh’s passage into the next world. For all their beauty, these artefacts also tell tales of belief, the burden of royal duties, and young love.

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Return to Huaca El Pueblo

Return to Huaca El Pueblo

Discovering Peruvian pyramid tombs Recent excavations at Huaca El Pueblo have revealed three elite Moche tombs. This one contained a male who appears to have ...
Bringing a pharaoh’s tomb to Bolton

Bringing a pharaoh’s tomb to Bolton

The refurbished Bolton Museum is now home to an exact 3D copy of the burial chamber of Thutmose III and its remarkable papyrus-like walls. In ...
Object Lesson: Selden Map of China

Object Lesson: Selden Map of China

The Selden Map of China. (Image: Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford) What is it? This late Ming dynasty map depicts China, the South China Sea, ...
Tutankhamun: a teenager's journey to the afterlife

Tutankhamun: a teenager’s journey to the afterlife

As the centenary of Howard Carter’s discovery looms, the largest collection of Tutankhamun’s grave goods ever to leave Egypt has embarked on a world tour ...
Richard Hodges: Homage to Dhaskalio

Richard Hodges: Homage to Dhaskalio

Sailing to a remote maritime sanctuary brings Richard Hodges to Europe’s earliest central place Colin Renfrew (left) and Michael Boyd (right), on the summit of ...
Review: Last Supper in Pompeii

Review: Last Supper in Pompeii

The enjoyment of food and drink, the essence of life, was deeply ingrained in Roman society. Beyond mere nutrition, food and wine played vital roles ...
Ulpiana: The Romans in Kosovo

Ulpiana: The Romans in Kosovo

Ruins of the Roman city of Ulpiana, with the plains and hills of Kosovo beyond. The site was only discovered in the early 20th century, ...
Archaeology and the analyst

Archaeology and the analyst

Sigmund Freud’s study at 20 Maresfield Gardens, north London. As well as the famous analytic couch, Freud brought with him a large number of books ...
Tomb of Cyrus the Great at Pasargadae

Pasargadae

On the plain of Pasargadae, Cyrus the Great founded a spectacular garden palace. Nothing like it had ever been seen in the region before, raising ...
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7 Wonders

7 discoveries that changed the archaeological world

7 discoveries that changed the archaeological world

One of the most exciting things about archaeology is that it is an ever-changing landscape, constantly causing us to reconsider our most firmly-held beliefs about ...
7 skeletal sites

7 skeletal sites

What happens to us after we die? Prepare to get shivers down your spine as we look more closely at seven sites that dance closely ...
7 wonders - Editor's choice

7 wonders – Editor’s choice

It is hard to narrow down your favourite archaeological sites to just 7 place names when you have the whole world from which to choose, ...
7 Fashionable Finds

7 Fashionable Finds

Throughout history people have been keen to keep up with the latest trends and fashions. Whether used to display wealth or indicate membership of a ...
7 facts about the 7 Wonders of the World

7 facts about the 7 Wonders of the World

Herodotus was the first to create a list of the seven most spectacular monuments in the world - or at least, in the world known ...
7 spectacular temples
Dominating the forum of Ostia Antica, the main harbour town supplying ancient Rome, the brick-built Capitolium can be seen from almost every part of the 2,500-year-old ...
7 facts you might not know about Howard Carter
Today (May 9) is Howard Carter's birthday, so we thought we would share some of our favourite facts about the discoverer of Tutankhamun's tomb. 1. Family ...
7 ship-shape sites
We're in a maritime mood today. Read on for seven of our favourite ship-related archaeological sites. Bon Voyage! 1. The Oseberg ship, Norway In 1904, ...
7 revolutionary writings
We often think of archaeology as being all about objects, but written sources are just as fundamental to our understanding of the past. Official inscriptions, ...

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