Remains of a bridge over the Tiber built by Emperor Nero have been exposed by historically low levels of the river.
“Archaeologists have unearthed the ruins of what they believe was one of the greatest fire temples in Iran during the Sassanid age.”
A recent study of three Roman amphorae taken from a shipwreck revealed how Romans made wine.
Turkish Archaeological News posts a roundup of stories from the month of June.
“The mania for touring sites and treasures along the Nile is nearly as old as the pyramids of Giza. A recent wave of archaeological discoveries and museum openings has made the experience feel novel.” (subscription)
The new Archaeological Museum of Alexandroupolis has opened. The city is located near Greece’s border with Turkey.
The Met is now one of the most expensive museums in the world. The article lists other contenders.
“Two exhibitions at the Getty Villa explore the links between the Assyrian and the Persian Empires, which both revolved around powerful monarchs.” (subscription)
Zoom lecture on July 13: “Riddle of the Rosetta,” by Diane Josefowicz ($7)
New release: Moving on from Ebla, I Crossed the Euphrates: An Assyrian Day in Honour of Paolo Matthiae, edited by Davide Nadali, Lorenzo Nigro, Frances Pinnock (Archaeopress, 2022)
Carl Rasmussen shares photos of four emperor statues that were discovered in the cult room of the Augustales chapel at Herculaneum.
HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer, Explorator