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Secrets of What Ancient Mummies Look Like Under Their Wrappings Are Finally Being Revealed

The public hasn't seen some of these in more than 100 years.<p>If you'd like to be mummified when you die, you can contact an organisation in Salt Lake …

Ancient History

Ancient Roman Food - Ancient Rome

Roman Food<p>A Roman drinking glass<p>August 2016 - Although the first people who came to the Mediterranean were probably following along the coast, and …

Ancient Rome

Second Monumental Arch of Titus Celebrating Victory over Jews Found in Rome

It wasn’t enough for the Romans to enslave the Jews, plunder Judea, conquer Jerusalem, destroy the Temple and then erect a massive triumphal arch to …

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Trench 3

Trench 3 gives us a glimpse into the industrial heart of the Anglo Saxon fortress. The stratigraphy is complex and deep with multiple phases of …

Archaeology

Must Farm: three thousand years in the making

Big premieres are a rarity in Peterborough, but this May sees an event whose significance surely knocks Hollywood glitz into a cocked hat: the first …

Archaeology

26 magical lost cities that you really can visit

Ancient History

Searching for the Lost City of Copper

Rich in copper, skilled in bronzework, Cyprus was courted as a trading partner all over the ancient world. So why did it take so long for archaeologists to discover one of its greatest cities?<p>This story appears in the March/April 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic History</i> magazine.<p><i>“To the King of</i> …

Ancient History

In search of a lost city… and a lost explorer

New film <i>The Lost City of Z</i> is pure Hollywood – a classic epic of beautiful cinematography, captivating storylines and handsome protagonists. It tells …

History

Abbey of Fontenelle at La Roche-sur-Yon

France overflows with medieval religious heritage, for which neither national nor local authorities seem to care. One of the victims is the Abbey of …

Paris

A Brief History of the Ankara Castle in Turkey

The Ankara Castle is one of the Turkish capital’s oldest sights, dating back to the Roman, Seljuk, and Ottoman Empires. Overlooking the city from its …

Ancient History

A Brief History of The Elephanta Caves in Mumbai, India

Located just 10 kilometers into the Mumbai Harbour from the Gateway of India, the 1200 resident strong Elephanta Island is home to one of the area’s …

Culture

One of the world's rarest flags is about to go on display for the first time in centuries

For the first time in 350 years, a symbol of armed resistance to the Crown is to be put on public display in a government funded institution – though …

History

Postumus

Marcus Cassianus Latinius Postumus (r. 260-269 CE) was a trusted military commander of Emperor Gallienus (253-268 CE) and governor or Germania …

Ancient Rome

Archaeologists Discover One Of Rome's Lost Jewish Cemeteries

This week, Italian archaeologists revealed that 38 graves were recently uncovered in the Trastevere district of the city of Rome. As Italian newspaper <i>Il Messaggero</i> initially reported, these skeletons were found within a Jewish necropolis. The discovery further reveals the oft-overlooked Jewish …

Rome

21st-Century Challenges for Archaeology

During 2017 the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, in partnership with and funded by Historic England, will be convening discussions and …

Europe's Biggest Construction Project Unearths 8,000 Years of London History

The biggest construction project in Europe is taking place beneath the British capital, London.<p>The largely subterranean Crossrail route linking …

Archaeology

Unique sapphire ring found by metal detector in Yorkshire field 'may have been owned by 5th century European royalty' - The Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine

Previous postLost Anglesey village buried under sand for centuries set to be uncovered<p>Metal Detectorists Help Archaeologists Dig Up a Secret …

Roman lead bar found in Wells field fetches £25,000

<b>A rare ingot of Roman lead that was unearthed on a farm has sold for £25,000.</b><p>The inscribed lead bar is the only one known of its type to be found the UK, auctioneers have said.<p>Found by Plymouth bricklayer Jason Baker, 31, it failed to fetch its guide price of £60,000 in November.<p>But, Hanson's …

Neolithic spread eight times faster in Mediterranean than rest of Europe

The Neolithic spread in Europe occurred mainly by land and progressively. However, a study by the UdG, UB and the Colgate University concludes that …

Nations pledge millions to protect cultural heritage

A donor conference in Paris committed millions to the protection of cultural heritage sites after meeting in the wake of the destruction of ancient Palmyra, Syria by IS.<p>A UNESCO-backed donor conference at the Louvre museum in Paris pledged 75 million dollars (around 70 million Euros) on Monday for …

Middle East

Amid a saffron wave, data show that Mughal monuments still rule India

Even in these days of rising Hindu nationalism, the remains of India’s Islamic past are of monumental significance.<p>There is no conjecture here: The Mughals are still the biggest money-spinners on India’s tourism circuit, according to data furnished by the Narendra Modi government (pdf) in …

Ancient History

17 Life Lessons From Edward Gibbon’s “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”

Just read (some) of Edward Gibbon’s “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” via passages. Here are some takeaway points, and life lessons I learned:<p>1. …

Roman Empire

The Church that Transformed Norway

<b>When King Olaf Haraldsson</b> gave up the old Viking gods to become Norway’s first Christian ruler, he fundamentally changed his society. Part of that …

Late Roman/Early Post-Roman Pottery Kiln Newark by Oxford Archaeology - 3D model

3D<p>0%<p>Loading 3D model<p>0<p>0 Likes<p>3<p>3 Views<p>Add to Embed Share<p>Like<p>Oxford Archaeology Pro<p>About this model<p>One of six, exceptionaly well preserved pottery …

Archaeology

Poole Swash Channel Wreck's rudder goes on show

<b>The rudder of a shipwrecked 17th Century merchant vessel which was raised from the seabed off Dorset has gone on public display.</b><p>The so-called Swash Channel Wreck was discovered in a sand and shingle bank outside Poole Harbour.<p>Its 8.4m (28ft) rudder, carved with the image of a man's face, has been …

Largest capstone unearthed in South India

<b>Hyderabad:</b> The largest capstone ever found in the country over a pre-historic Menhir Megalith burial site, has been excavated by archaeologists in …

Archaeology

Friends, Vassals or Foes: Relations and their representations between Frisians and Scandinavians in the Viking Age

<b>Friends, Vassals or Foes: Relations and their representations between Frisians and Scandinavians in the Viking Age, late 8th to 11th centuries</b><p>By …

Archaeology

Laser images used to reveal Snowdonia's ancient history

<b>Laser radar technology (LiDAR) is being used to carry out the biggest ever archaeological survey of Snowdonia.</b><p>The Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments is using the images to better understand prehistoric and Roman field boundaries and settlements.<p>They are surveying an area of 500 sq …

Ancient History