Europe

Dmanisi, Georgia

Palaeoanthropologists have uncovered hominid evidence in Georgia that pushes back the date our forebears left Africa

Alexander

Oliver Stone’s new epic Alexander has hit the headlines. The New York Post has labelled it ‘Alexander the Gay’, and US Christians thinking of going to see it have been advised to ‘speak to your pastors immediately because Satan is attempting to enter your mind’. Greek nationalists have been fuming. How could the greatest hero […]

Goddess & the Bull:Catalhoyuk

‘On a cold day in 1958’ writes Michael Balter ‘the history of archaeology, and of our understanding of our own origins, was changed forever’. It was on that day in 1958, that archaeologist James Mellaart discovered one of the world’s oldest towns, Turkey’s Çatalhöyük. And thus began an archaeological odyssey into the origins of civilisation […]

ZadarAndNin

Zadar & Nin: Croatia

Richard Hodges writes about the coastal towns of Zadar and Nin, introducing us to their diverse histories

Roman Remains of Northern & Eastern France

The Roman remains of Northern and Eastern France: A Guide Book by James Romwich published by Routledge (£75) is an admirable book apart from its rather ridiculous price. It covers an area hinging on Lyons, covering Lyons itself, and Paris to the west and Grenoble to the south. It is very much along the lines […]

Brochtorff Stone Circle

The Brochtorff Stone Circle at Xaghra on the island of Gozo reveals an amazing underground burial complex

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