Yauel Karmazyn

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Mont Blanc climber finds £205,000 worth of Indian jewels on glacier

It was an unexpected find for the young French alpinist as he approached the summit of Mont Blanc. Poking out of the ice and snow on the shoulder of western Europe's highest mountain was a metal box containing precious gems – including emeralds, rubies and sapphires – worth hundreds of thousands of …

Research Report Series: A Wealth of Research Available Online

<b>At the end of each month Kirsty Stonell Walker, our Reports Administrator, will update Heritage Calling readers on new research published by the</b> …

One of the UK's biggest community archaeology programmes celebrates its fifth birthday

One of the biggest and certainly most prolific community archaeology and outreach programmes in the UK celebrates its fifth birthday during October …

No Changeups on the Savannah

<b>During the several-million-year journey</b> our ancestors made from climbing trees to living their lives primarily on the ground, they evolved two traits …

Skeleton of Ancient Prince Reveals Etruscan Life

The skeletonized body of an Etruscan prince, possibly a relative to Tarquinius Priscus, the legendary fifth king of Rome from 616 to 579 B.C., has been brought to light in an extraordinary finding that promises to reveal new insights on one of the ancient world’s most fascinating cultures.<p>Found in Tarquinia, a hill town about 50 miles northwest of Rome, famous for its Etruscan art treasures, the 2,600 year old intact burial site came complete with a full array of precious grave goods.<p>“It’s a …

1492

• <b>Author:</b> Felipe Fernández-Armesto<p>1492: The Year the World Began is a look at one of the most fascinating years in world history, the year when many believe the modern world was born. Historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, author of Millennium, covers such iconic figures as Christopher Columbus and …

A History of Ancient Egypt

• <b>Author:</b> John Romer<p>The ancient world comes to life in the first volume in a two book series on the history of Egypt, spanning the first farmers to the construction of the pyramids. Famed archaeologist John Romer draws on a lifetime of research to tell one history's greatest stories; how, over more …

Washington Map Society

<b>ANNOUNCEMENTS</b><p>•<p>Click HERE for announcement that 2017 Ristow Award winner Lauren Killingsworth earns Gates Scholarship to University of Cambridge. …

The Plantagenets

• <b>Author:</b> Dan Jones<p><b>The New York Times bestseller that tells the story of Britain’s greatest and worst dynasty—“a real-life Game of Thrones” (The Wall Street Journal)—by the author of The Templars</b><p>The first Plantagenet kings inherited a blood-soaked realm from the Normans and transformed it into an …

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

• <b>Author:</b> Anonymous<p><b>Sir Gawain and the Green Knight</b> is a late 14th-century Middle English alliterative romance outlining an adventure of Sir Gawain, a knight of King Arthur's Round Table. In the poem, Sir Gawain accepts a challenge from a mysterious warrior who is completely green, from his clothes …