World

Singapore

Singapore

Gary Brown takes a look at the oft-ignored pre-colonial archaeology of Singapore

Kerala

Kerala, India

Richard Hodges reports on Kerala. Otherwise known as God’s own country, it is fast becoming an eco-tourist destination

Ancient Olympics

The Ancient Olympics Nigel Spivey, OUP £16.99 In the Greek hoplite army, every citizen was expected to be a soldier; your national service lasted for life and thus it became your civic duty to keep fit. From this sprang the Greek obsession with the body beautiful. There was no point in having a beautiful mind […]

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

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