Dimitris Tsipotas

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Archaeologists discover 80 shackled skeletons from mysterious ancient Greek execution

At least 80 skeletons have been discovered in shackles in an ancient Greek cemetery, the result of a mass execution dating back to around 632 BC. The …

Archaeology

Uncovering the mysteries of 'Britain's Pompeii'

In 2011, while I was filming the second series of Digging for Britain for the BBC, I heard about a newly discovered archaeological site near Peterborough, on the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens. It contained relics from the Bronze Age, an exciting yet mysterious period in our island’s prehistory …

Surviving the Neolithic in Egypt

GEBEL RAMLAH, EGYPT—Polish archaeologists excavating in Egypt's Western Desert around a now-dried lake have unearthed a number of Neolithic sites …

In Da Vinci's 'Irrelevant Scribbles' Engineers Discover Something Amazing • World News

Never assume that Leonardo Da Vinci’s doodles are meaningless. That, at least, is the takeaway of a new study out of the University of Cambridge, …

Ancient Roman treasure trove unearthed on Costa Brava

Denarii coins were found hidden inside an ceramic vase dating back 2,500 years<p>A trove of ancient Roman treasure has been discovered on Spain's Costa …

The Origins of the Universe Get Remixed in this Short Animation

Digital artist Philat Matveev shows us his version of the book of Genesis.<p>Genesis. from Philat Matveev on Vimeo.<p>Digital artist Philat Matveev reflects on the world’s origins through an animated short film that acts as a visual interpretation of the first 50 chapters of the Bible to recount the …

Bronze Age discovery: Is this Britain's Pompeii? - CNN Video

For the last ten months -- day by day, week by week -- the excavation of Must Farm has yielded up a wealth of astonishing finds, including pottery, textiles, metal work and ancient timbers. Offering a snapshot of a lost world -- a prehistoric settlement from the Bronze Age some 3000 years ago.

Archaeology

Surreal estate: a piece of medieval Italy – in pictures

This fully habitable stone property from the 1600s is in the popular hilltop village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio, north of Rome<p>This fully restored three-bedroom stone property, dating back to 1600, is in the tiny medieval hilltop village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio in the Italian province of …

Italy

To Rebrand Itself, Greece Digs Deep Into Its Cultural DNA

The news out of Greece in the past several years has been pretty bad. An ongoing economic crisis has resulted in an unemployment rate that's hovering around 25 percent — currently, there's a major exodus of young, educated Greeks. And more than a million refugees and migrants have poured into the …

Archaeology

14 Legends About Cats From Around the World

It’s not just the internet that’s obsessed with cats. Since time immemorial, civilizations across the world have been devising myths about these …

Christmas Eve

Demolishing Michelangelo's mountain

<b>When Roman emperors, Michelangelo and Mussolini needed the finest marble they all knew where to go - Carrara in Tuscany. But some are worried about the future of the quarries that have been used for thousands of years, writes Antonia Quirke.</b><p>I'm standing on a mountain watching a river of cream snake …

Italy

Our islands’ rich heritage brings mystery, wonder and hard cash

When I first qualified in archaeology I just wanted an interesting job where I would get paid to bum around a bit. But that was before I met Orkney with its 8,000 years of inhabitation and its 200-year history of archaeological discovery. That was before I settled in a house 100 yards away from the …

Archaeology

The Digital in the Humanities: An Interview with Jessica Marie Johnson

<i>FOR AT LEAST THE PAST DECADE, the term “digital humanities” (DH) has captured the imagination and the ire of scholars across American universities.</i> …

List of twenty spectacular new UNESCO World Heritage Sites revealed including rumoured site of 'Biblical Garden of Eden'

Historic and cultural sites in countries ravaged by war are among more than 20 new World Heritage Sites.<p>The United Nations Educational, Scientific …

Visit thousands of museums on your phone thanks to Google

Longing to travel the world and see great art is something many of us relate to. Thanks to Google we can get the next best experience without having …

Engineer discovers something fascinating in Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘irrelevant scribbles’

A new study has revealed that Leonardo da Vinci knew more about friction than what was previously though.<p>The study that was conducted by Ian …