“A Ptolemaic workshop for boat construction and repair has been uncovered in the Sinai Peninsula.”
“Six Old Kingdom mastaba tombs, two Old Kingdom shaft tombs and one rock-cut tomb with multiple burials that were previously unknown were discovered last month by the Qubbet El-Hawa Research Project (QHRP) in Aswan.”
Archaeologists working in Pompeii on Valentine’s Day found a fresco of Narcissus.
Construction work on the new subway in Rome has led to discoveries of military barracks and an ancient home.
An Israeli tour guide discovered a rare Bar Kochba coin while hiking near Lachish.
Haaretz premium: “A recent article by Dr. Milka Levy-Rubin . . . says the Dome of the Rock was built in order to restore Jerusalem’s place on the regional map of holy sites, not vis a vis Mecca, but rather as a rival to Constantinople, the Byzantine capital.”
The January 2019 issue of the Newsletter of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities is now online.
Federica Spagnoli provides a history of the pomegranate in the ancient Near East.
“The Schloss Karlsruhe Museum [in Karlsruhe, Germany] is hosting the largest exhibition ever held on Mycenaean Greece’s cultural history.”
Shmuel Browns shares some photos he took at the Dead Sea at sunrise.
HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer, Charles Savelle