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The Palpa figures

The Palpa figures

Survey near the town of Palpa, Peru, has revealed a wealth of geoglyphs. Are they older than their celebrated neighbours at Nasca? And were they aimed at a very different audience?

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Art at the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis

Art at the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis

Statues from ancient Delos in the site museum are joined by Antony Gormley's iron 'bodyform' Shift II until the end of October. The small size ...
Object Lesson: Serabit Sphinx

Object Lesson: Serabit Sphinx

What is it? This small Egyptian figure, carved out of red sandstone around 1800 BC, depicts a familiar mythical creature: the sphinx. It was perhaps ...
The Palpa figures

The Palpa figures

Survey near the town of Palpa, Peru, has revealed a wealth of geoglyphs. Are they older than their celebrated neighbours at Nasca? And were they ...
Travel: Discovering Spain

Travel: Discovering Spain

Launching the Palarq Award Such a beautiful horizon! This panorama greets visitors on the terrace in front of the National Art Museum of Catalonia. From ...
View of the great Benedictine hilltop monastery at Monte Cassino

Richard Hodges: The Battle of Monte Cassino

The great Benedictine monastery at Monte Cassino, as seen today Driving past Monte Cassino many years ago with the late Mark Pluciennik, professor at Leicester ...
Tanya Brosnnan studies a coastal freshwater seep behind moai

Easter Island: where to build a monument

Could the locations of Easter Island’s ahu be associated with freshwater sources? A recent research project investigates the possibility of a connection. Here, Tanya Brosnan ...
Art meets archaeology

Art meets archaeology

A fresh perspective on Pompeii and Herculaneum What can modern fine-art practice teach us about Roman wall painting? Although the Roman painting in the House ...
Simon Butler, Hidden History banner, the four selected photos, Adam Stanford in hall

CWA Photo of the Year Competition 2019 – Winners Announced

Our judge, Adam Stanford of Aerial-Cam, and Simon Butler from Hidden History Travel & Archaeology, who sponsored the competition, with the photos at CA Live! ...
View over the Valley of the Kings in mountains near Thebes

The Valley of the Kings revisited

It may be the royal tombs that spring to mind when we think of the Valley of the Kings, but you did not have to ...
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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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