“Two statues believed to be dating back to 2,000 years were unearthed during excavation works in the ancient Roman city of Blaundus in western Turkey.”
Five marble statue heads from the Hellenistic and Roman periods were discovered in excavations at Cnidus (Knidos).
“A 4,000-year-old mound and an architectural structure inside it have been unearthed after the water level of Atatürk Dam receded 15 meters in the southeastern province of Adıyaman.”
“The Temple of Venus and Roma, located in the Roman Forum opposite the Colosseum, has undergone a €2.5 million restoration sponsored by the luxury fashion house Fendi.”
The first-ever Spring Bible and Archaeology Fest will be held on April 2 and 3.
“Left in ruins by jihadists, Iraq’s once-celebrated Mosul museum and its 2,500-year-old treasures are being given a second life.”
Austen Henry Layard, renowned as the excavator of Nimrud, used his archaeological fame to catapult him into a career of politics and diplomacy.
The National Library of Israel has a new section on its website to share manuscripts from St. Catherine’s Monastery and related materials.
New exhibition at New York University: Pompeii in Color: The Life of Roman Painting (Jan 26 to May 29).
BBC Radio episode on the Hittites: “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the empire based in the Land of Hatti during the Late Bronze Age, in modern Turkey, and the discoveries there over the last century.”
Carl Rasmussen begins a series on anchor stocks discovered at Malta and their possible relationship to Paul’s shipwreck.
Lectures from La Sierra University’s recent Archaeology Discovery Weekend are now online, including these two by Mark Wilson:
HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer, Arne Halbakken, Alexander Schick, Charles Savelle, Explorator