World

War at Troy

Recreating Homer’s Trojan War A Hollywood blockbuster starring Brad Pitt and a book by award-winning novelist Lindsay Clarke both attempt to bring Homer’s Trojan War to new popular audiences. How successful are they? The Movie The movie is visually spectacular. The computer-generated images – of the Greek fleet’s amphibious assault, of armies battling on the […]

Mo’alla, Egypt

Re-excavation of the tombof Ankhtyfy, an Egyptian warlord in the First Intermediate Period, 2100 BC

South East Asia

Visiting Angkor Wat, Ayutthayan, Bangkok and a spectacular Bronze Age cemetary at Ban Non Wat

Okinawa, Japan

Excavation of a Samurai castle in Okinawa, the island 400 miles to the south of Japan

Strontium in bones

Researchers use stronium in bones to distinguish between population groups

Granada

Granada, Spain

Richard Hodges looks at rescue archaeology in Spain, and is sceptical about UNESCO’s plans for Alhambra

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