Sadly, battle dominates our feature from Mali, too. The modern conflict, as ever, is endangering the country’s invaluable heritage. But, what is the solution?
The nautical theme continues with our Editor in Chief’s report on the extensive excavations at Yenikapi in Istanbul that not only have revealed the magnificent Grand Harbour of Constantinople, but have uncovered the astonishingly fresh-looking footprints of men, women, and children who walked across the soft mud along the shoreline during the Neolithic period.
We have just enjoyed two days wallowing in all matters archaeological during the CA Live! 2013 in London, which, as always, was a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, make new ones, listen to lectures, swap stories, and indulge in some good old fashioned eating and drinking! This year, for the first time, CWA joined in the Awards Ceremony with the announcement of the winner of our CWA Photo Competition.
At last year’s conference, Philip Kenrick gained much admiration from the audience for his lively and insightful lecture on the allure of Samian ware (terra sigillata), traded throughout the Roman world. Here, he revisits the subject for anyone who missed out first time – and for all those who approached me afterwards, asking for more.
March sees the opening of the biggest exhibition to be held at the British Museum for four decades: Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. The museum’s curator, Paul Roberts, gives CWA readers a peek behind the scenes, and explains how and why he brought this blockbuster to London.