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Metro extension brings Hellenistic past of Piraeus to light in large-scale salvage excavations

Metro extension brings Hellenistic past of Piraeus to light in large-scale salvage excavations

The works to extend the Athens metro Line 3 towards Piraeus has included large-scale salvage excavations by archaeologists to depths unusua...
Iron Age 'mystery' murder victim found during roadworks in England

Iron Age 'mystery' murder victim found during roadworks in England

An Iron Age skeleton with his hands bound has been discovered by HS2 project archaeologists, who believe he may be a murder victim. The...
Erdogan says Hagia Sophia to be reopened as Mosque

Erdogan says Hagia Sophia to be reopened as Mosque

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Friday that the Hagia Sophia, one of the architectural wonders of the world, would be reop...
Ionic capital found in a well in Gela

Ionic capital found in a well in Gela

A large Ionic sandstone capital and two rectangular blocks was found inside a large circular well in the urban area of Gela, in Via Sabello...
New method solves old mystery: Hafnium isotopes clinch origin of high-quality Roman glass

New method solves old mystery: Hafnium isotopes clinch origin of high-quality Roman glass

Glass is an immensely interesting archaeological material: While its fragility and beauty is fascinating in itself, geochemical studies of ...
Care for cats? So did people along the Silk Road more than 1,000 years ago

Care for cats? So did people along the Silk Road more than 1,000 years ago

Common domestic cats, as we know them today, might have accompanied Kazakh pastoralists as pets more than 1,000 years ago. This has been in...
Advanced technology sheds new light on evolution of teeth

Advanced technology sheds new light on evolution of teeth

The evolution of human teeth began among ancient armored fishes more than 400 million years ago. In the scientific journal Science , an int...
15-foot-long skeleton of extinct dolphin suggests parallel evolution among whales

15-foot-long skeleton of extinct dolphin suggests parallel evolution among whales

A report in the journal Current Biology offers a detailed description of the first nearly complete skeleton of an extinct large dolphin, d...
Researcher reconstructs skull of two million year-old giant dormouse

Researcher reconstructs skull of two million year-old giant dormouse

A PhD student has produced the first digital reconstruction of the skull of a gigantic dormouse, which roamed the island of Sicily around t...
Discovery opens up new path in study of marine evolution and biodiversity

Discovery opens up new path in study of marine evolution and biodiversity

New UCLA research indicates that an evolutionary phenomenon never before observed among marine life could help explain why there is such im...
Nearly all Madagascar's lemur species 'face extinction'

Nearly all Madagascar's lemur species 'face extinction'

Almost all species of lemur, the small saucer-eyed primates native to Madagascar, face extinction, an international conservation body warne...
A peek into Bronze-Age Tepe Gariran, a gateway to the “Old Routes of Western Iran”

A peek into Bronze-Age Tepe Gariran, a gateway to the “Old Routes of Western Iran”

In 1931, the renowned British archaeologist Sir Marc Aurel Stein (1862 – 1943) surveyed Tepe Gariran in western Iran along with several oth...

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