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Tambo Viejo

Excavating remarkable Inca rituals After incorporating the Acari Valley within their empire, the Incas established a new administrative complex. Excavations at the site have revealed ...
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 ...
Prehistoric amber figurine of a bear

Review: National Museum of Denmark

Some of the small gold boats from Bronze Age Nors, which represent the ship that carried the sun through the darkness of the underworld at ...
A mosaic featuring bearded Oceanus and his wife Tethys – an aquatic scene with sea creatures including different types of fish and dolphins ridden by cupids.

Richard Hodges: Zeugma’s last secret

A mosaic featuring Oceanus and his wife Tethys – an aquatic scene, which was to prove ominously prophetic in the summer of 2000, when a ...
Adam Stanford presents Gavin McGuire with his certificate on stage

CWA Photo of the Year Competition 2020 – Winners Announced

Our judge, Adam Stanford, presents the winner, Gavin McGuire, with his certificate at CA Live! 2020 in London. The CWA Photo Competition 2020 is sponsored ...
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 ...

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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 were created has not been conclusively resolved. What does new research reveal about these mysterious megaliths?

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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