“For the first time, scientists and archaeologists believe that they have decrypted symbols denoting numerical fractions in the Linear A writing system.”
“An elegant summer palace once belonging to the Minoan aristocracy at Zominthos on Crete, first discovered in 1982, has yielded many more of its priceless secrets in a recent dig.”
The number of sealed wooden coffins discovered in Saqqara is now up to 59.
Excavations at Patara in Turkey have uncovered a kitchen from the time of Alexander the Great.
In Rome, an ancient villa with outstanding mosaics will soon be open to visitors.
The acropolis of Athens has all-new lighting.
Allison Thomason explores the archaeology of clothing in the ancient Near East.
A new Center for Epigraphical Studies has been established at Persepolis.
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In a Getty Villa podcast, the museum director discusses Assyrian culture in view of the reliefs currently on loan from the British Museum.
HT: Ted Weis, Agade, Explorator