Category: Issue 15

Welcome to the first edition of CWA for 2006. We start the year in true style with Qatna, a Syrian site that defies imagination. There, archaeologists have made the once-in-a-lifetime find, uncovering untouched royal tombs concealed beneath a Bronze Age palace. The tombs boast splendid gold, precious jewellery, and other ancient treasures, which have lain hidden since the day of their abandonment following the destruction of the palace – probably by the Hittites in 1340 BC.
From royal tombs in Syria, we turn up the heat and move south to look at the civilisation most famed for its tombs: Ancient Egypt. Here, Egyptologist Nigel Strudwick draws on his excavation at the Theban tomb of a high official, Senneferi, to explore exactly how

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Digging a pottery kiln in the central Tuscan town of Castelfiorentino

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Peter Pfalzner, of the University of Tubingen writes of the extraordinary Brinze Age royal tombs…

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Excavations in the hilltop town reveal Roman defensive wall still standing to its full height…

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How did a high-class Egyptian tomb work? All is revealed at the tomb of Senneferi…

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Biological and artistic evidence suggests that dwarfs held a privilaged position in Ancient Egyptian society

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Researchers reveal Taung Child was killed by an eagle

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Nero's palace has been forced to close after rain in December 2005 threatened to bring…

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Scientific study reveals the invention of agriculture led to significant population increase

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Ancient Aboriginal rock carving destroyed in malicous attack

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Chief Archaeological Advisor to English Heritage, David Miles explores the city of Pecs

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Richard Hodges reports from the American mid-west

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To the east of the small town of Madaba in Jordan - famed for its…