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CWA 123 – out now

In ancient Japan, royal burial mounds could be magnificent monuments. The distinctive keyhole-shaped earthwork associated with the semi-legendary Emperor Nintoku, for example,…

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CWA 121

It started with the soil. The thick yellow loess that blankets much of northern China proved perfect for building city walls and…

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CWA 116

On Thursday 19 September 1991, two hikers made an alarming discovery high in the Alps. Travelling off the beaten track, they saw…

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CWA 115

The stone circles of Japan are enigmatic monuments. These structures were created by Jomon hunter-gatherers, mostly from roughly 2500-300 BC, and can…

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CWA 114

Below the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico lies a submerged world of extraordinary beauty. Caves once created a subterranean labyrinth that the earliest…

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CWA 113

Caesar’s Forum was a bold concept. Constructed next to the Roman Forum – the beating heart of public life – Julius Caesar’s…

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CWA 112

There are many theories about how the Egyptians built the pyramids. Now a new authority on the subject has emerged. His name…

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CWA 110

The fame of the Incas often eclipses other ancient societies that flourished in Peru. These dazzling groups rose and fell at various…

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CWA 109

The statues of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) are among the most celebrated archaeological monuments – and enigmas – in the world. But…

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CWA 107

In AD 749, the Middle East was struck by a devastating earthquake. Numerous cities suffered serious damage, including Jerash, which is now…

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