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Oldest ever trace of Hekate cult found

Posted On January 22, 2018
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(ANSA) – Trapani, January 16 – Italian archaeologists have found the oldest ever evidence of the cult of ancient mythological figure Hekate at an ancient Greek city in Sicily.

“They have detected the oldest ever evidence in the Greek world of the cult of Hekate, a pre-IndoEuropean god taken up by the Greeks… more »

Mini-Pompeii may be hiding under modern-day Selinunte

Posted On January 22, 2018
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SELINUNTE (TRAPANI) – A miniature Pompeii may be hiding beneath the temples in the Selinunte Archaeological Park in Sicily, according to archaeologists, geologists and geomorphologists working at the site. Geologists from the University of Camerino, using a thermal imaging camera mounted on a drone, found thermal anomalies traceable to important structures that were… more »

ASCSA Advanced Fellowships – February 15 Deadline

Posted On January 21, 2018
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ADVANCED FELLOWSHIPS

Deadline: February 15, 2018

Several fellowships for the full academic year at the School are available to students who plan to stay on or return to the School to pursue independent research, usually for their Ph.D. dissertation. Please note that some fellowships are designated for specific areas of research. Regular Members and Student Associate Members who wish to stay another year… more »

Two Post Doctoral Fellowships at San Diego State University

Posted On January 15, 2018
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The Schuch-Friends of Classics Post-Doctoral Fellow in Classics and Digital Humanities

The Department of Classics and Humanities at San Diego State University invites applications for an anticipated one-year appointment (renewable for a second year) for the Schuch-Friends of Classics Post-Doctoral Fellow in Classics and Digital Humanities.

The Schuch-FOC fellowship offers the successful candidate a… more »

Ancient board game has no parallel in Europe

Posted On January 15, 2018
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Slovakia has another unique archaeological object, an ancient game found in 2006 when researching the tomb of a Germanic prince in Poprad. After its conservation and further research, experts found the game has no parallel in Europe.

The game, over 1,600 years old, consists of chess-like squares with green and white playing pieces… more »

UC Led Team Excavating Griffin Warrior Tomb

Posted On January 15, 2018
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Archaeologist Carl William Blegen was on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati from 1927 to 1957. His discoveries at Troy in Turkey and the Palace of Nestor at Pylos in Greece remain two of the 20th century’s most important archaeological discoveries in Greek prehistory.

Today, UC archeologists continue to make significant discoveries.… more »

Remains of Greco-Roman era unearthed in Alexandria

The Ministry of Antiquities announced discovering a collection of archaeological pieces and remains of tombs that date back to the Greco-Roman era in Al-Abd Theatre in Alexandria. The discovery came through an excavation work carried out in the Hellenistic cemetery.

The collected pieces, verified with lamps, depict scenes of deities and vessels that… more »

Remains of Greco-Roman era tombs uncovered

Posted On January 15, 2018
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CAIRO – 10 January 2018: An official statement released by the Ministry of Antiquities mentioned that a number of archaeological elements and remains of tombs, dating back to the Greco-Roman era, were uncovered during excavations carried out in the eastern section of the Hellenistic cemetery by an Egyptian archaeological mission working at Al-Abd… more »