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Pompeii: The Last Day

What is the best book to read for a basic introduction to Pompeii? Paul Wilkinson has just produced Pompeii: the last day (BBC Books, £16.99), written to accompany the recent TV reconstruction of the destruction of the city. The link with the TV programme is loose, and this is really just another summary of the […]

Lost World of Pompeii

The crisis in Vesuvian archaeology runs deep. Pompeii is fast degrading, with walls crumbling, frescoes erased by the sun, plaster dropping off walls, and mosaics being churned up by weeds. Many of the finds from early excavations have not been catalogued, and there are great gaps in the published record. The Lost World of Pompeii […]

Chitral, Pakistan

A royal fort in the Hindu Kush, and its seige in 1895: Bill Woodburn and Neil Faulkner report

Bam, Persia

Exclusive report on the effects of the devestating 26.12.2003 earthquake on the historical remains of Bam, Iran

Merv, Turkmenistan

Excavations in the Unbelievers City at Merv have revealed a workers’ quarter and evidence for steel making in the 9th century AD

Jordan

A look at recent archaeology in Jordan with a special focus on the reconstruction of the Neolithic village of Beidha

Roman Artillery

The archaeology of a Roman technological revolution: the cheiroballistra

Fieldwork Bursaries

A note for budding archaeologists! The Schools Committee of the Roman Society and the Roman Research Trust have teamed up to offer fieldwork bursaries for those sixteen to eighteen year olds who want to experience Roman archaeology. Bursaries are designed to cover costs of up to £150 per week on an archaeological project. For details […]

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