Researchers “have successfully sequenced the genome of previously extinct date palm varieties that lived more than 2,000 years ago.”
The Roman Colosseum will have its event floor rebuilt in a $18 million remodeling project.
Many academics are criticizing planned renovations to the Athens acropolis.
The Mosul Museum is being rebuilt after its destruction by ISIS.
The ancient site of Assos will be closed for more than a year while work is done to stabilize the slope.
“Turkish Archaeological News collects the most important, interesting and inspiring news from Turkish excavation sites. Here’s the review for April 2021.”
Zoom lecture on May 4: “Clues in Cuneiform: Lives Revealed in Ancient Records of Mesopotamia,” by Amanda Podany
“Thousands of monumental structures built from walls of rock in Saudi Arabia are older than Egypt’s pyramids and the ancient stone circles of Britain, researchers say – making them perhaps the earliest ritual landscape ever identified.”
Andrew Shortland investigates the earliest use and production of glass in the ancient Near East.
The British Museum blog takes a look at the gods and goddesses of the Greek and Roman pantheon.
HT: Agade, Ted Weis, Joseph Lauer, Arne Halbakken, Explorator