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 »

Justice and Sorrow

Writing history, and especially the history of the ancient world, is an uncertain business, in which the truth is as elusive as in metaphysics. Modern historians of the classical world necessarily rely heavily on the works of the ancients. And the supreme historians among the ancient Greeks had to rely on their own… 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 »

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‘Distinguished’ Greco-Roman tombstone unearthed at Alexandria cemetery

Posted On January 15, 2018
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An Egyptian archaeological mission has unearthed the remains of several Greco-Roman tombs, including a “distinguished” tombstone, in the eastern cemetery of the ancient city of Alexandria.

The archaeologists made the finds at the Al-Abd site, which falls within the Hellenistic cemetery, located on Alexandria’s sea shore.

Mostafa Waziri Secretary-General of the Supreme Council… more »

ASCSA PROGRAM FOR STUDY IN GREECE, Deadline: January 15, 2018

Posted On January 13, 2018
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The American School of Classical Studies at Athens offers incomparable opportunities and programs for graduate students enrolled in US and Canadian institutions to research, travel, and excavate in Greece. Facilities include two major libraries, a scientific laboratory, extensive archives, two excavation study centers at the Athenian Agora and Corinth, and a residence hall… more »

ASCSA SUMMER SESSION, DEADLINE: January 15

Posted On January 13, 2018
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The Summer Session program of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens is a sixweek session designed for those who wish to become acquainted with Greece and its major monuments, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, history, literature, and culture from antiquity to the present. The Director for the… more »

City Lights: Literature On Stage And Lyrical Innovations In Hip Hop

Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

1:05: Georgia State University Kenneth M. England Professor of Southern Literature Pearl McHaney speaks with Lois Reitzes about this year’s Southern Writers On Stage, which pairs literature and theater. This year’s theme is “Beyond Black and White.” 18:27: Reitzes speaks with Flying Carpet Theatre’s Adam Koplan… more »