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Richard Hodges: A New Year's Day Hike

Richard Hodges: A New Year’s Day Hike

Chania in the winter, as a baleful sea swells within the Venetian harbour. Archaeology indicates that there has been a settlement at Chania since at ...
Motion capture

Motion capture

As they walked across Engare Sero in northern Tanzania, a group of people left their mark in the soft surface of volcanic ash beneath their ...
Review: The House of Augustus

Review: The House of Augustus

The House of Augustus: a historical detective storyT P WisemanPrinceton University Press, £30ISBN 978-0691180076Review by: Andrew Selkirk What is the most terrible fate that can ...
Braving Armageddon

Braving Armageddon

Behind the scenes of a great excavation The digging at Megiddo was undertaken by local workers, supervised by Egyptians from Quft. It is an open ...
Plain of Jars

Plain of Jars

Clusters of massive stone jars in Laos have inspired considerable curiosity. Little is known about the people who fashioned them, while even the date they ...
Remains of two large storage vessels, or dolia

Travel: Barcino

The modern city of Barcelona, as seen from the forecourt of the National Art Museum of Catalonia. Barcelona occupies a fertile plain edged in by ...
replica of painted horse at Lascaux

Richard Hodges: Lascaux IV

It is a country of enchantment which poets have staked out and which they alone may lay claim to. It is nearest thing to Paradise ...
part of a leopard's face painted on wood

Rare painted leopard revealed

A virtual restoration of a painted leopard's head from a sarcophagus found at the Aswan necropolis. Archaeologists with the Egyptian-Italian Mission at West Aswan have ...
Kirsty Penkman identifies fossil shells for analysis in the lab

Expanding amino acid dating

Geologists take samples at a Russian site dating to the Plio-Pleistocene (5 million-12,000 years ago). How should we date material that is millions of years ...

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Secrets of Saqqara

Secrets of Saqqara

Discover how a chance detail on a 19th-century map set in train a longstanding archaeological expedition at this elite necropolis, which is providing a fresh appreciation of how ancient Egyptians interacted with their past.

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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