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 […]

Okinawa, Japan

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

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

Strontium in bones

Researchers use stronium in bones to distinguish between population groups

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Peking Man’s Cave

Peking Man was one of the first ‘men’ to break out of Africa. He was discovered in the 1920s, but is only recently being properly dated

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