Issue 38

We think of chemical weapons as one of the horrifying features of modern warfare. We might assume that it all started with the First World War. But did it?
Our cover feature investigates the gruesome evidence of a stack of bodies discovered inside a siege tunnel at the ancient Syrian frontier city of Dura-Europos. How did they come to be here? Using ‘CSI’ techniques, Simon James’ stunning conclusion is that around 20 Roman soldiers were gassed to death by their Persian enemies. Turn to page 20 for the full and unexpected story of Romans versus Persians.
From the terrifying we then move to the sublime with an article on the archaeology of the beatific Caribbean island of Carriacou. The excavators describe it as an

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We think of chemical weapons as one of the horrifying features of modern warfare.  We…

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Crete lies in an earthquake zone. This has affected the island over the centuries, but…

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Romans versus Persians - a gruesome story of gas warfare at the ancient siege site…

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Digging pre-European lives on the balmy 'desert island' of Carriacou

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2,000 year old equestrian staute discovered at Waldgrimes, central Germany

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CWA catches up with excavations at the temple site of Tell Tayinat which is throwing…

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archaeologists conducting excavations at the site in Xian are hoping to ascertain the success of…

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Grave of 5th century AD warrior discovered with surviving armour

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Project aims to study development of mud-brick enclosures dating to the Early Islamic Period

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An Anglo-Saxon hoard containg over 1,346 gold and silver items has been discovered by a…

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In Brian Fagan's latest instalment he fights to the death with the Maya, goes underground…

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To say Kate Whiteford, the Scottish artist, is fascinated by archaeology is an understatement. Land…