A team excavating in Luxor has uncovered a mummy in a wooden sarcophagus that dates to 1600 BC.
“Archaeologists have discovered a shrine in a temple in Egypt that describes a ritual never seen before.”
Six thousand artifacts taken from the Kerak Castle will be displayed in the city museum.
Syria announced the uncovering of a large, remarkable 1,600-year-old mosaic depicting scenes of the Trojan War.
“New mosaics with various figures were unearthed during the ongoing excavations in the ancient city of Hadrianopolis, which is called the ‘Zeugma of Black Sea.’”
“Archaeologists may have found the sanctuary of the Samian Poseidon while they were conducting excavations at the Samicum Acropolis in Greece.”
The British Institute for the Study of Iraq is hosting an online international conference to mark the 100th anniversary of Sir Leonard Wooley’s first season of excavations at Ur.
Shai Gordin and Avital Romach explain the benefits of using computers to study ancient cuneiform texts.
New release: A Companion to the Hellenistic and Roman Near East, edited by Ted Kaizer (Wiley, £159; Amazon).
International Archaeology Day on October 22 will be celebrated at the Nashville Parthenon with a number of activities.
“An American tourist knocked over two ancient Roman busts in the Vatican Museums after he was told he couldn’t meet with Pope Francis.”
Our team has been working on a special little project, and we look forward to sharing that this week. By way of preview, I will say that it is a powerfully beautiful celebration of one of the most loved passages in all the Bible.
HT: Agade, Arne Halbakken, Ted Weis, Explorator