Richard Hodges visits the monastery of San Sebastiano with Lisa Fentress to investigate its date
City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish Peter Parsons Weidenfeld and Nicholson, £20.00 While wandering through the gloomy, overstuffed galleries of Cairo’s Egyptian Museum in a bit of a daze, like so many before me, I was startled to come upon a single cabinet of mummy portraits of ancient Egyptians who lived in the four centuries of […]
God’s Gold Sean Kingsley, John Murray, £25.00 (HB), £9.99 (PB) In AD 70, the Roman Emperor Titus finally conquered the Jews and carted off a huge treasure from the Temple at Jerusalem back to Rome. There he celebrated a magnificent triumph, melting down much of the treasure and using it as bullion. From the proceeds […]
The tiny ‘mouse-goat’ evolved in relative isolation on the Balearic islands over some five million years but died out around 5000 years ago. Why?
Herod the Great built a magnificent new harbour on the coast of Israel to rival Alexandria. Now computer generated imagery brings the harbour to life
The Brochtorff Stone Circle at Xaghra on the island of Gozo reveals an amazing underground burial complex
One of the first civilisations to be converted to Christanity: but what was there before Christanity?
Russia’s pre-eminent medieval site
Vulkanpark, Rome, wins heritage award
Intestines contain evidence of Oetzi’s last meals
Reunited staute of Livia forms centre-piece of Ashmolean exhibition
How will climate change affect the historic built environment?