“Researchers have revealed a hidden manuscript on a recycled piece of parchment, believed to have been written by the Greek mathematician, astronomer and geographer from the ancient Roman Empire: Claudius Ptolemy.”
“Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered broken statues of ancient royalty at a sun temple in Heliopolis.”
“Gorgeous zodiac paintings decorating the roof and walls of the 2,200-year-old Temple of Esna in southern Egypt have been revealed during a restoration project that’s clearing away two millennia’s worth of grime, soot and bird poop.”
“The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) has launched the Valley of the Queens and the Western Wadis on the Theban Mapping Project website.”
Mattias Karlsson attempts to explain why a king of Moab was called “the Egyptian,” if indeed he was.
Jason Borges provides a first-person account of the destruction in Antakya (biblical Antioch on the Orontes).
Turkish authorities have begun to “strengthen” historic buildings in Istanbul with “Khorasan mortar,” an ancient method that provides buildings with elasticity during an earthquake.
The Vatican gave to Greece three marble statue heads that once adorned the Parthenon.
The Greek mafia is beating up archaeologists on the island of Mykonos.
“A growing number of researchers now want to reconstruct ancient aromas and use them to learn more about how we used to live.”
Archaeologists are using AI to protect ancient sites, improve dating methods, and analyze old rock art.
The Pergamon Museum in Berlin will be completely closed beginning in October for three and a half years, with the southern wing not reopening until 2037 (!).
Bryan Windle reports on the top three stories in biblical archaeology in the month of March.
HT: Agade, Arne Halbakken, Alexander Schick, Explorator