Author: Carly Hilts


7 wonders – Editor’s choice

If I was given an open ticket and the time, these are the first 7 destinations – though in no particular order – that I would have circled on my map.

The newly-restored site. Image: Klearchos Kapoutsis

Akrotiri reopens to the public

One of Greece’s most famous archaeological sites, the Middle Bronze Age city of Akrotiri, reopened to the public today (April 11, 2012)  after being closed for 7 years. Built on the Greek island of Thera/Santorini, the prehistoric settlement was shut in 2005 after a protective roof collapsed, killing a tourist. A new steel and wood covering has now […]

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Hawass trial adjourned indefinitely

Prosecutors in Egypt have indefinitely adjourned hearing the testimony of the former Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass who is charged with smuggling Egyptian antiquities to the United States and Australia, and of squandering public funds.

Time Team America

Time Team America

As popular archaeology TV series Time Team begins filming its 20th series, the long-awaited second season of the American version is also getting ready to launch, with the first episode to be shot in June.


Happy 40th!

This year marks the 40th birthday of UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention, which to-date protects almost 1,000 sites of outstanding cultural and natural importance.

Main Plaza

Ciudad Perdida

The Tairona, a little-known but hugely sophisticated society, thrived in the Santa Marta mountains – until the devastating arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century. Forgotten for centuries, the city lay hidden in the rainforest until just 25 years ago. What has recent research uncovered about Colombia’s ‘Lost City’? Find out in the next issue of CWA.

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