Situated at the remote tip of a sparsely inhabited Cycladic island, Dhaskalio seemingly had little to draw visitors. Yet they came in sufficient numbers to create a type of settlement previously unseen in Europe. Why?
What is it? This ancient Chinese bronze bell is one of a set of four. It is decorated with birds forming a suspension loop, coiled serpents as bosses, and dragons on the bottom panel. Each bell in the group is of a different size (this one measures 66.4cm in height and 47cm in width) and […]
Hello, everyone! It is wonderful to be here, and I am looking forward to exploring sites and discoveries around the world with you. First, we travel down the spectacular long and winding Siq that leads to Petra. There, the Nabataeans founded one of the most beautiful, and perhaps also unlikely, cities in the ancient world. What persuaded these […]
Excavation at a Bronze Age hilltop settlement in south-east Spain has uncovered the burial of an elite couple dating to about 1650 BC. The archaeological record shows that just a century later the world as they had known it was gone. Civil unrest had overturned the old order, and all traces of this little-known Argaric culture disappeared almost overnight. […]
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CWA catches up with excavations at the temple site of Tell Tayinat which is throwing light on the ‘Dark Age’ in the Near East
Inside report on the newly – uncovered Bronze Age elite burials of Ban Non Wat
How did the city of Sweyhat thrive in the Mesopotamian outback?
Until recently, the Middle Mekong Basin has been terra incognita, archaeologically speaking. Now, a team is revealing its past.
In the way in which the National Museum Wales portrays Welsh identity, it stands out on the international scene as a beacon for others to emulate. This book on Welsh Megalithic tombs follows on from Steve Burrow’s excellent catalogue of early prehistoric remains held by the Museum which it published in 2003. The photography and […]
Ole Grøn and Jørgen Skaarup report on their excavations at a 5000 BC underwater site, Denmark
Two remarkably well preserved Iron Age bog bodies discovered in the Republic of Ireland