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The bear necessities

The bear necessities

Fragments of ivory found in a German cave on the eve of war have been reconstructed to create a magnificent ‘Lion Man’. This figure has ...
Investigating a pre-Roman oil press

Investigating a pre-Roman oil press

The oil press under excavation. Excavations near Ferrandina in southern Italy, an area rich in sites dating from the Iron Age to the Lucanian period ...
Sardinian splendours

Sardinian splendours

CWA explores standout ancient sites in the north-west of the Mediterranean island. Monte d’Accoddi served as a sanctuary for centuries between the Late Neolithic and ...
The Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls

Conserving one of the world’s greatest manuscript collections An early attempt at conservation. Here we see a scroll bearing the psalms unrolled on a work ...
The gods of Palermo: the Antonino Salinas Museum

The gods of Palermo: the Antonino Salinas Museum

Selinunte, a major Greek colony on Sicily’s south coast, is home to a number of temples whose metopes and pediments are on display in the ...
Object Lesson: Venus of Renancourt

Object Lesson: Venus of Renancourt

What is it? This statuette, dating from around 21,000 BC, has the familiar form of a Palaeolithic ‘Venus’ figurine. Carved out of chalk and standing ...
Trojan War: the archaeology of a story

Trojan War: the archaeology of a story

The archaeological legacy of the Trojan war is immense. Key scenes from the conflict and its aftermath play out across ancient sarcophagi, wall paintings, and ...
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 ...

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A 5,000-year-old mystery: recording rock art within the Dolmen de Soto

A 5,000-year-old mystery: recording rock art within the Dolmen de Soto

Investigating an isolated Neolithic tomb in Andalucía has revealed a new dimension to its rock art. What can this tell us about life as well as death in a remarkable megalithic monument?

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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