Egyptian archaeologists do not often find a complete sarcophagus in its original tomb, but they did recently while National Geographic cameras were rolling. The tomb of Ramses II’s treasurer was discovered at Saqqara at the bottom of a 25-foot shaft that was filled with sand.
“Hieroglyphics: Unlocking Ancient Egypt” is a new exhibition at the British Museum.
“The mode of writing used in Ancient South Arabia, the legendary realm of the Queen of Sheba, was especially unique. The Sabaeans and their neighbours did not write on common materials such as leather or papyrus but rather on something surprisingly simple: branches of fresh wood just cut off the tree.”
Zoom lecture on Oct 11: “The Jordan Museum: More Than 10,000 Years of Human Resilience and Innovation,” by Ihab Amarin.
Excavation work on the Sardis synagogue is complete after 60 years, and all major finds will be displayed in the Manisa Museum.
Archaeologists discovered a Roman-era gymnasium north of Konya (biblical Iconium). The Laodicea mentioned in the article is not the same one mentioned in the New Testament.
Turkish Archaeological News has a roundup of stories for September.
A statue of Hercules from the 2nd century AD has been discovered in excavations at Philippi.
Mercenaries were an important part of Greek armies in the 5th century BC, a fact ancient Greek historians fail to mention.
“Archaeologists are using Apple’s iPad Pro to gather data, analyze objects, create a database and come to conclusions about the ancient site of Pompeii.”
“Entertainment among the Romans” is a new exhibition at the Lugdunum Museum in Lyon, France.
HT: Agade, Arne Halbakken, Alexander Schick, Ted Weis, Explorator, Paleojudaica