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Archaeology is fundamentally the study of humanity and its past. Archaeologists study things that were created, used or changed by humans. They do this by studying the material remains — the stuff we leave behind, such as lithic tools, a simple hut dwelling, a skeleton covered with gold jewelry or a pyramid that majestically rises from a desert floor. Sometimes, archaeologists study contemporary societies in order to shed light on those that flourished in the past.  Source

Archaeology in the News

Articles on an 1800- year old ancient Greek “homework lesson” from Egypt:

Ancient necropolis in Turkey’s Antalya to be turned into museum by March, January 6, 2019

Sex, consent, and the ancient city: A closer look at Pompeii’s erotic mural of ‘Leda and the Swan’, January 4, 2019

New discoveries at Pompeii come amid renaissance at site, December 31, 2018

Missing Ancient Artifact ‘Stone of Nikouria’ Rediscovered on Amorgos, December 30, 2018

Was 2018 The ‘Year Of Pompeii’?, December 27, 2018

Ancient lead sarcophagus unveiled to public in Jerash, December 27, 2018

The Face of the Baptized Jesus at Shivta, December 2018

Archaeologist’s work in Israeli caves draws attention of National Geographic, December 26, 2018

British archaeologists explore hidden world of Roman ruins beneath the world’s first cathedral, December 22, 2018

The clay tablet with some Homeric verses on it found at Olympia and the Black Sea shipwreck have both made Archaeology Magazine’s ‘top ten finds’ list for 2018:

Articles on Mazotos shipwreck:

Oldest ever traces of the plague found in Falköping, December 7, 2018

Decision made to bury ruins of ancient temple in Thessaloniki, December 6, 2018

Analysis of 6000-year-old earthenware bowl shows Mesolithic people were better at cooking than though, December 3, 2018

How ancient Romans also polluted the land, December 1, 2018

London Mithraeum: Reimagining the famous Roman temple, December 2018

Exploring the watery remains of France’s sunken Roman port of Olbia, November 30, 2018

An Introduction to the Drunken Satyr, A Rare Roman Bronze Being Studied and Conserved at the Getty Villa, November 28, 2018

Articles on recent archaeological finds beneath the Cathedral of St John Lateran in Rome:

A New Chapter in the Effort to Preserve Ancient Mosaics in the Mediterranean, November 27, 2018

Articles on the discovery of stunning new fresco at Pompeii depicting Leda and Swan:

An exploding meteor may have wiped out ancient Dead Sea communities, November 20, 2018

Articles on ancient Greek Shipwrecks looted off Albanian Coast:

Russian Archaeologists Discover Ancient Greek Settlement in Crimea, November 10, 2018

“Reviving” of Mycenaean acropolis of Gla in Viotia area of Central Greece, November 8, 2018

Articles on ancient statues in Atalanti region:

Ancient Karpas mosaics restored, October 30, 2018

2,000-year-old athletes’ tools unearthed in NW Turkey, October 30, 2018

Articles on a new underwater archaeological survey of the “Mentor,” the ship used by Lord Elgin which sank off of Kythera in 1802:

Excavations of The University of Cyprus at the Laona tumulus, October 23, 2018

Articles on surveying underwater Bronze Age sites off the coast of Croatia:

World’s oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea, October 2018

Prehistoric Wine Reveals Missing Pieces of Ancient Sicilian Culture, October 20, 2018

Articles about 3600 year old ‘ritual objects’  discovered in new excavations at Akrotiri on Santorini:

Ancient Greek shipwreck treasure trove found, October 11, 2018

City Under a City: Metro Reveals Thessaloniki’s Ancient Past, October 5, 2018

Intact tomb unearthed in Nemea, October 4, 2018

Archaeologists Return to the Ancient Sanctuary of the Great Gods in Samothrace after 22-Year Hiatus, September 29, 2018

Marine Archaeologists Uncovering RAF Akrotiri’s Ancient Secrets, September 24, 2018

Was Council of Nicaea Church Just Found Under a Lake?, September 15, 2018

Altar of Destiny Goddess Tyche with Demosthenes Epigram Inscription Found in Ancient Roman City Nicopolis ad Istrum in Bulgaria, September 15, 2018

Her 3,000-Year-Old Bones Showed Unusual Signs of Wear. It Turns Out, She Was a Master Ceramicis, September 14, 2018

Protocycladic archaeological discovery on Kythnos island sheds light on era, September 11, 2018

Unique ancient Greek altar discovered on Russia’s southern Taman Peninsula, September 10, 2018

More Details of Minoan Palace Found in Crete Come to Light, September 7, 2018

Articles on a pair of Minoan burials found in Siteia (Crete):

Articles on a pair of Minoan burials found in Crete:

Ancient Greeks were Gourmands with a Preference for Fish, August 28, 2018

Excavations at Odysseus’ Palace in Greek island of Ithaca to resume, August 24, 2018

Researchers Find Fifth Century BC Complex in Cyprus, August 17, 2018

New and assorted finds from the sanctuary of Artemis at Amarynthos:

Ancient Egypt: Cheese discovered in 3,200-year-old tomb, August 18, 2018

Pebble mosaic dating to 4th century BC discovered in Greek city of Arta, August 9, 2018

Farmer Discovers Rare Tombstone from Late Minoan III Period on Crete, August 8, 2018

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Greek Ship in Black Sea, August 7, 2018

Articles on find of a Greek inscription in a ‘bag of rocks’:

Pompeii unveiled: Jaw-dropping drone footage shows extent of city’s excavation, August 4, 2018

Untouched grave of ancient noblewoman comes to light in island of Sikinos, July 22, 2018

Byzantine church found in Muğla’s ‘city of gladiators’, July 17, 2018

Ancient find may be earliest extract of epic Homer poem Odyssey, July 10, 2018

Russian archaeologists discover ancient Greek musical instruments near Crimea, July 9, 2018

Aristotle University study: Ancient Greeks drank beer 4,000 years ago, June 26, 2018

Polar Ice Is Live-Blogging Human History, June 13, 2018

Byzantine-Era Wine Presses Discovered in Israel with Depictions of Greek Gods Dionysus and Heracles, June 12, 2018

New Findings in Italy’s Pompeii Paint a Vivid Picture of Ancient Roman Life, June 2018

In search of the oldest Christian temple in Russia, June 7, 2018

Interactive Dig Pompeii, June 6, 2018

Wehrmacht excavations on occupied Crete, June 6, 2018

Naxos Underwater Excavations Offer New Insight into Ancient Ports, June 4, 2018

Ashes from Santorini’s Minoan eruption found in Smyrna excavation, June 3, 2018

Ancient Corinthian Helmet Found in Southwest Russia, May 25, 2018

Articles on New neolithic finds from Troodos in Cyprus:

Articles on finds from Pompeii:

Drought ended Mycenean era, research shows, May 13, 2018

WWI Troops Found Ancient Greek Treasures While Digging Trenches, May 13, 2018

Articles on the recreation of a Bronze Age saw which might have been used by the Myceneans:

Thessaloniki subway dig unearths secrets of ‘city under the city’, April 28, 2018

Articles on the remains of an ancient defensive wall discovered at Mytilene:

Neandertals, Stone Age people may have voyaged the Mediterranean, April 24, 2018

Georgia Archaeology Month May 2018

Antiquities department sorry for mosaic cleaning blunder, April 19, 2018

Ancient Artefacts Unearthed At RAF Akrotiri, April 18, 2018

Excavations start on Palestine’s oldest monastery, April 15, 2018

Articles on a Greco-Roman temple uncovered near the Siwa Oasis in Egypt:

Articles on a hoard of 1500-year-old coins recovered from a collapsed building near the harbor of Corinth:

Inside Crete’s Minoan Palace of Knossos, March 22, 2018

Mycenaean findings: Gigantic 1250 BC building project in northern Copais, March 21, 2018

2,000-Year-Old Mosaics Unearthed Under Florida Art Museum, March 20, 2018

1,800-Year-Old Roman Mosaic Revealed at Caesarea National Park, March 9, 2018

Articles on “Latest finds from the Thessaloniki metro construction“:

Articles on “Connections between cave art and the development of language”:

Articles on “Homo erectus may have had sailing skills and may have been able to speak“:

A Crusader-Era High Altar Resurfaces in Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulcher, February 16, 2018

Intriguing discoveries at Vryokastro ancient sanctuary on Kythnos island, February 16, 2018

Articles on “Impressive Roman-era Mosaic Excavated at  Caesarea in Israe”l:

Articles on the “Turkish Air Strikes in Syria”:

Look what the rain swept in: Families find 1,500-year-old jug during hike, January 30, 2018

Traces of Bronze Age Beer Found in Greece, January 19, 2018

Articles on “Cycladic Bronze Age finds from the island of Keros”:

Mini-Pompeii may be hiding under modern-day Selinunte, January 17, 2018

Oldest ever trace of Hekate cult found, January 16, 2018

Ancient board game has no parallel in Europe, January 2018

UC Led Team Excavating Griffin Warrior Tomb, January 10, 2018

Articles on “Discovery of new Greco-Roman burials from Alexandria”:

Etruscan settlement found in Sardinia for first time, January 8, 2018

Articles on  “Greece Shuts Down Ancient Nemea Site”:

How Ancient Greek Mathematician Eratosthenes Calculated the Earth’s Circumference, January 3, 2018

Why Did Early Christians And Pagans Fight Over New Year’s Day?, January 1, 2018

The Grave of the Griffin Warrior at Pylos, January 2018

Norwegian Divers Discover Roman-era Shipwrecks off Naxos Island, December 19, 2017

Under the Sea: Exploring the Historic secrets of Ancient Rome, December 7, 2017


Articles about: “First Evidence for Julius Caesar’s Invasion of Britain Discovered”:

Ancient Macedonian Kasta Tomb in Greece’s Amphipolis set to open to public after excavation, November 23, 2017

Archaeologists Search for Ancient Theater of Amphipolis, Northern Macedonia, Greece, November 20, 2017

1,600-year-old church mosaic puzzles out key role of women in early Christianity, November 16, 2017

The Ancient Roman Cult That Continues to Vex Scholars, November 13, 2017

Votive figurines discovered at Anavlochos massif excavation on Crete, November 10, 2017

Archaeological Institute of America and Society for Classical Studies Joint Annual Meeting 2018: Discounted Registration Ends Today November 10, 2017

Israel’s Ancient Underwater Treasure, November 9, 2017

Tombs of Vergina: 40 Years Since Andronikos Unearthed the Macedonian Gems, November 8, 2017

Knossos: Palace of the Minoans, November 6, 2017

Swiss Archaelogists Discover Ancient Temple of Artemis on Euboea, September 20, 2017

3000-year-old Minoan graves uncovered, September 20, 2017

Rare artifacts and complex features in architecture found in Minoan palace on Cretan mountain, September 18, 2017

3 Ancient Statues of Senior Civil Servants Discovered in Turkey’s Antalya, September 17, 2017

A Rare Discovery Will Shed New Light on Mycenaean Funerary Practices, September 15, 2017

The Real Ark of the Covenant May Have Housed Pagan Gods, Sept 13, 2017

Ancient Greeks Built an Eclipse ‘Computer’ 2,000 Years Ago Aug 15, 2017

The Trove of Erotic Roman Art That Scandalized Europe’s Royals July 2017

Museums Show Limited Interest In Borrowing Parthenon Marbles May 2017

Kouroi Found on Chios Displayed at Chios Archeological Museum April 18, 2017

Ancient Greek Treasure: Archaeologists Discovered 1500 Years Old Burial In Inner Mongolia April 18, 2017

Earliest Structures at Nea Paphos Unearthed April 2017

New Archaeological Find in Thessaloniki Subway Rekindles Old Tensions March 14, 2017

Priceless Archaeological Treasure Surfaces After Storm In Crete, Greece January 2017