Issue 27

The ‘Red Snake’, or Gorgan Wall, of northern Iran is one of the world’s greatest frontiers. This mighty wall is longer than the combined length of Hadrian’s Wall and the Antonine Wall. But who built it? And when? Alexander the Great? The Romans? The Sasanians? An international team of archaeologists has been at work and here they finally unravel the secrets

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The ‘Red Snake’, or Gorgan Wall, of northern Iran is one of the world’s greatest frontiers.   But who built it? And when?   An international team of archaeologists has been at work and here they finally unravel the secrets — and the date — of the Red Snake. In the Euphrates valley, towns and […]

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Jerablus and the Land of Carchemish

The site of Jerablus Tahtani, which rises up in the Uruk period, becomes strongly fortified in the Early Bronze Age, but is abandoned around 2,300 BC

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Nemrut Dag

The 1st century BC site of the local dynast, Antiochus I, who ruled a small but wealthy kingdom in south-east Turkey called Commagene

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Alaska’s Rock Art

The intriguing rock art from the Alaskan rock shelters of Tuxedni and Clam Cove

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Great Arab Revolt Project

The Great Arab Revolt Project, the CWA-backed excavation, is in its second season. Here the team tells of the latest results

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Mughal Emperors and the Islamic Dynasties of India, Iran and Central Asia, The

Ever since the 17th century, Mughal emperors have had a stronger hold on the world’s imagination than any other eastern rulers – hence our modern word for a powerful, wealthy and probably dynastic person, ‘mogul’. Anyone who has seen the Taj Mahal or the Red Fort – not to speak of the tomb of Itimad-ud-Daula […]

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