Mario Marin Araya

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Were the ancient Greeks and Romans colour blind?

<i>Homer left historians with the impression that the ancient Greeks and Romans had an underdeveloped appreciation of colour. The ancients, in fact,</i> …

Out of the rubble

"It all involves individual decisions; do you care or not, do you think preserving heritage is worthwhile or not," Brand says. "At a time when some …

Messengers to the Gods

<b>For decades, 30 boxes lay forgotten</b> in the storage vaults of the Brooklyn Museum’s Egyptology department. The contents had not been catalogued, or …

Ancient History

In pictures: Stolen Egyptian artefacts recovered from the US - Ancient Egypt - Heritage

Today, upon his arrival from the United States, Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim announced that US authorities agreed to return eight ancient …

Ancient Texts Of The Vaticans Go Online

As the world progresses and humanity slowly shifts from physical documents to digitised versions, so do businesses and government institutions switch …

Ancient faeces reveal origins of Puerto Rican natives

DNA isolated from 1,600-year-old fossilized stools suggests migration from the Andes.<p>The answer to a Caribbean mystery could lie in fossilized …

Tut's Tomb: A Replica Fit for a King

How high-tech copies of ancient archaeological sites can help preserve them.<p>The thing to understand about archaeology is that it's a science of destruction. The moment an ancient site is discovered, its physical condition immediately begins to deteriorate. Every dig removes a layer of the …