Category: Issue 33

In the 8th century BC, the Spartans subjugated their Peloponnesian neighbours, the Messenians. When eventually Sparta was conquered, the Messenians founded a new city at Messene, which flourished in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Now, a major restoration project has made it one of Greece’s best preserved ancient cities, far triumphing over Sparta’s paltry remains. Revenge is sweet! But what exactly remains to be seen at this gem of a city? The current issue opens with a feature uncovering the wonders of Messene.
Thereafter, we go beneath the seas. In 1694, HMS Sussex was lost in the Straits of Gibraltar. Various reports have estimated that

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In the 8th century BC, the Spartans subjugated their Peloponnesian neighbours, the Messenians. When eventually…

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An extended feature on Messene, the best preserved city in the southern Peloponnese

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In 1694, HMS Sussex was lost in the Straits of Gibraltar, buried deep beneath the…

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The city of Zabid was a cultural and political centre of Medieval Yemen. The archaeologists…

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Fictional accounts may coincide with historical copper mines at Khirbat en-Nahas

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An Iron Age slab found in south-east Turkey conatains first known written mention of the…

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The adoption of green beads used for jewllery coincides with the adoption of agriculture

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News Extra from Brian Fagan

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Five lines of faded characters written in ink and divided by black lines on a…

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Excavators at Herodium have reiterated their claim that have found king Herod's sarcophagus

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George Nash explores the rock-art of Malaysia and invites readers to join in

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Richard Hodges gets gourmand in Spello, Italy