• Tying the Threads of Eurasia Trans-regional Routes and Material Flows in Transcaucasia, eastern Anatolia and western Central Asia, c.3000-1500BC

Author(s)Wilkinson, Toby C.LanguageEnglishThe famous ‘Silk Roads’ have long evoked a romantic picture of travel through colourful civilizations that connected the western and eastern poles of Eurasia, facilitating the exchange of exotic luxury goods, peop

• Roman-era Bronze Diploma Found in Ancient Greek City of Perrhe

A Roman-era bronze diploma earned by a graduate of a military school was just discovered in Perrhe, in what is now Turkey. Credit: Screenshot from YouTubeA Roman-era bronze diploma earned by a graduate of a military school in theAncient Greekcity of Perrh

• Hellenistic-Era Grave Discovered in Chieti, Italy

A Hellenistic-era burial with spectacular grave goods was uncovered in Chieti, Italy this week. Credit: Facebook/Soprintendenza Archaeologia Belle ArtiA spectacular Hellenistic-era grave featuring elegant grave goods was just uncovered in Chieti, Italy la

• Copper Pendant, Workshops Found at Agios Sozomenos Site on Cyprus

Agios Sozomenos on Cyprus is the site of Bronze Age ruins that are still being excavated today. This is the most iconic church in the area, dedicated to St. Mamas. Credit:dimitrisvetsikas1969/CC0Cyprus’ Department of Antiquities recently announced the res

• Unique Byzantine Inscription Found on Gerasun Island off Black Sea Coast

A unique Byzantine inscription using some Greek letters was discovered recently on Gerasun Island, the only inhabited island in the Black Sea. Credit: Facebook/Ioannis GeorgopoulosA unique Byzantine inscription from the fourteenth century was recently dis

• Ancient Greek Figurines of Demeter Found in Black Sea Town

The figurines of Demeter and Persephone recently discovered in Anapa. Credit: Twitter/HistoryHellenicFigurines representing theancient Greekgoddess Demeter and her daughter, Persephone, were unearthed at a construction site in the Black Sea resort town of

• The Antikythera Mechanism Secret Solved

The Antikythera Mechanism, known worldwide as the world’s first computer, was created by ancient Greeks. Credit: National Archaeological Museum of AthensThe secret of the Antikythera Mechanism, theancient Greekdevice discovered in 1901 and regarded as the

• Statue of Woman Unearthed in Ancient Greek City of Perge

The statue of a female discovered on July 27 in Perge, Antalya, Turkey. Credit: Turkish Ministry of CultureAn ancient statue was unearthed on Monday in the Turkish province of Antalya, near theancient Greekcity of Perge.Believed to have been made around t

• Ancient Greek Heritage Uncovered at the Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria

Ancient ruins in Sozopol, Bulgaria. Credit: Mister No/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 3.0Ancient Greekheritage from six centuries before Christ has been uncovered by archaeologists exploring theancient Helleniccolony of Apollonia Pontica in modern-day Bulgaria.Ac

• Euboean Cup Found in New Excavation of Etruscan Tomb

Archaeologists in Italy are just now announcing the discovery of ten spectacular Etruscan tombs. Credit: Soprintendenza Archeologia BelleArti Paesaggio Etruria MeridionaleArchaeologists in Italy are just now announcing the discovery of ten spectacular Etr

• Ancient Greek Mosaic Celebrates the Joy of Life

Theancient Greekmosaic discovered in Hayat, Turkey. Credit: Archaeology and Art/TwitterA magnificent ancient Greek mosaic discovered in Hatay, Turkey continues to amaze archaeologists and historians who are attempting to ascertain the exact meaning of its

• Ancient “Notepads,” Many Written in Greek, Uncovered in Egypt

Archeologists have found 18,000 ostraca, or pottery fragments containing writing, in an excavation of the ancient Egyptian city of Athribis. Credit: University of Tubingen.Over 18,000 ancient “notepads” — many written in Greek — were uncovered by archaeol

• Gold 'lotus flower' pendant from Queen Nefertiti's time discovered in Cyprus

The jewelry had been buried alongside 155 entombed people.

• The most amazing coin treasures uncovered in 2021

Many of these hoards were found by amateur treasure-hunters

• Rare 'bionic' armor discovered in 2,500-year-old China burial

It's only the second known ancient armor of its kind.

• 2,000-year-old Celtic hoard of gold 'rainbow cups' discovered in Germany

The ancient hoard's "value must have been immense."

• Ancient Chinese tombs hold remains of warriors possibly buried alive

The tombs belong to a wealthy clan from 3,000 years ago.

• Last Roman gladiator arena ever built unearthed in Switzerland

The arena sat on the northern edge of the empire's frontier.

• Rare Byzantine swords found in medieval stronghold

Experts are calling them hybrid Byzantine ring pommeled swords.

• Ancient Troy: The city and the legend

Did the Trojan War really happen at Troy?

• Julius Caesar biography: Facts & history

Julius Caesar became the most powerful person in Rome. Money and war paved the way for him.A statue of Julius Caesar.(Image credit: EnricoAliberti ItalyPhoto via Shutterstock)Caius Julius Caesar was born around July 13, 100 B.C. and was stabbed to death i

• Ancient Rome: From city to empire in 600 years

Within six centuries, Rome transformed from an independent city to a sprawling empire that dominated the Mediterranean Sea.Here, the Roman Forum at sunrise, revealing (from left to right): the Temple of Vespasian and Titus, the church of Santi Luca e Mart

• Did the Great Wall of China work?

Yes, but perhaps not in the way you might imagine.The Great Wall of China was not impenetrable, although it did help defend against attacks.(Image credit: yangna via Getty Images)The Great Wall of China — built over the course of two millennia to bolster

• Roman Republic: The rise and fall of ancient Rome's government

In theory, the Roman Republic was designed to represent both wealthy and poor citizens, but the reality was quite different.A modern-day artist's depiction of the Roman senate, an institution that was vital to the Roman Republic.(Image credit: Shutterstoc

• Rare evidence of Roman crucifixion uncovered in the UK

A nail was found hammered into one of the heel bones of this crucified skeleton.A nail was found hammered into one of the man's heel bones, evidence that he was crucified.(Image credit: Albion Archaeology)A man in Roman England, possibly a slave, died bru

• Metal detectorist finds 2,000-year-old dagger wielded by Roman soldier in battle with Rhaetians

Roman dagger finding led to discovery of "lost" battlefield.An amateur archaeologist in Switzerland has discovered an ornate dagger wielded by a Roman soldier 2,000 years ago.That discovery, found using a metal detector, led a team ofarchaeologi

• Evidence of Hanukkah's Maccabee rebellion unearthed in Israel

Rebel Maccabees stormed and defeated a stronghold of the Seleucid Empire.The excavation in Lachish Forest, aerial view.(Image credit: Vladik Lifshits, Israel Antiquities Authority)Archaeologists have discovered the burned remains of an ancient Hellenistic

• Alexander the Great: Facts, biography and accomplishments

Alexander the Great's empire stretched from the Balkans to modern-day Pakistan.In 332 B.C. Persian rule in Egypt came to an end with the arrival of Alexander the Great (pictured here).After his death a dynasty of Greek kings would take control of Egypt an

• Archaeologists uncover tiny room belonging to family of slaves in Pompeii

The 'slave room' was likely home to three people, one possibly a child.Archaeologists inPompeiihave uncovered a tiny bedroom for slaves inside aRomanvilla. The cramped room, which also doubled as a storage room, was most likely shared by three people, who

• Burial that included a racy love goddess inscription held multiple people

The burned bone fragments belonged to at least three adults.The cup is on permanent display at the Archaeological Museum of Pithecusae on the island of Ischia in Italy.(Image credit: Photo courtesy of Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per

• A rare 2,700-year-old luxury toilet found in Jerusalem

Archaeologists discovered a rare, 2,700-year-old toilet among the remains of an ancient estate in Jerusalem.(Image credit: Yoli Schwartz, Israel Antiquities Authority)Archaeologists recently discovered a 2,700-year-old private toilet inside the remains of

• Did all roads lead to Rome?

Yes, no. Maybe so.At its height, the Roman Empire's roads traversed continents to connect important cities and towns to its capital city. This particular road is in Pompeii, Italy.(Image credit: Oliver Helbig via Getty Images)At the zenith of its control,

• Gold 'sun bowl' discovered near Bronze Age swamp

The bowl was discovered in a 3,000-year-old settlement in Austria.A photo of the sun bowl is seen here. The bottom has a sun disc with 11 rays coming out. There are also circular motifs decorating the bowl.(Image credit: Andreas Rausch, courtesy Novetus)A

• Rich medieval hipster was buried with his fancy beard comb

Two graves in an ancient impact crater held luxury goods that were unusual for burials in the Middle Ages.Ornate carvings on the ivory comb depict scenes with animals.(Image credit: BLfD)A wealthy medieval man who died over 1,500 years ago in what is now

• Oldest ghost drawing discovered on Babylonian exorcism tablet

"Do not look behind you."The ghost drawing on a clay tablet with and without a superimposed outline.(Image credit: Photo © British Museum, line drawing © James Fraser and Chris Cobb for The First Ghosts)A museum curator has dis

• Farming brought burst of extreme violence to Atacama Desert, ancient mummies reveal

One woman's facial skin was painfully stretched.These photos show the partially mummified remains of the woman whose face was mutilated. Notice how the skin around her mouth was pulled upward.(Image credit: Standen V.G. et al. Journal of Anthropological A

• When did Constantinople become Istanbul?

More recently than you might think.The Blue Mosque in Istanbul. The city was captured by the Ottomans in 1453, but when did its name change from Constantinople?(Image credit: Nikada via Getty Images)Istanbul is a rare place. It's the only city to straddle

• The Roman Empire: Rulers, expansion and fall

While many date the collapse of the Roman Empire to the fifth century, in reality it didn't fall until AD 1453.Statue of the first leader of the Roman Empire, Augustus(Image credit: Getty / Print Collector)The Roman Empire began in 27 B.C., when Octavian,

• 1,300-year-old murder victim found in China was not a grave robber

The man suffered cuts and slashes to his face during the murder.(Image credit: Photo courtesy Qian Wang)The remains of an ancient 25-year-old man who was discovered in China in a shaft leading to an ancient tomb was not trying to rob it — he was murdered,

• 1,500-year-old burial in China holds lovers locked in eternal embrace

The woman may have sacrificed herself for the burial.

• Rare Photos Show First Excavations at Sacred Greek Island of Delos

Courtyard of the House of the Diadoumenos, Courtesy of the French School of AthensRare photographs of the excavations at theGreek Island of Delosfrom the 19th Century have come to light in a book by French archaeologists.The book “Delos 1873-1913” sheds l

• Top Ten Most Spectacular Greek Archaeological Discoveries of 2020

Head of theAncient Greekgod Hermes, discovered under an Athens sidewalk recently. Credit: Greek Ministry of CultureDespite the many and varied challenges of the past year as the nation and the world struggled with the pandemic and all its ramifications, 2

• Some of the Weirdest Ancient Greek Customs

Model of the Temple of Artemis. Credit:Zee/ cs.wikipedia,CC BY-SA 3.0Undoubtedly,Ancient Greecewas a fascinating civilization in the history of mankind; in the modern world there are influences left by the Ancient Greeks everywhere in art, language, archi

• Everyday Life in Ancient Athens

Life ancient Athens. The Karyatides statues of the Erechtheion on its Acropolis. Credit:Harrieta171,CC BY-SA 3.0/WikipediaEveryday life in Ancient Athens of the Hellenistic era was more intellectually stimulating, and exciting, than in most ancient cities

• Would You Be Considered Beautiful in Ancient Greece?

The head of theAncient Greekgoddess of love, Aphrodite. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/ Public DomainBeauty was extremely important in ancientGreece, both for men and women. But who, exactly, was considered beautiful in ancient Greece? Were their beauty standa

• The Most Famous Creatures from Greek Mythology

Bellerophon and the Chimera By Unknown artist. Credit:Marsyas(2005),CC BY-SA 2.5Greek mythologyis famous for its many fantastical creatures, which feature widely at pivotal moments in Greek myths and epic poems. Creatures are supernatural beings with diff

• Unique 2,000-year-old statuette of dancing man, likely made in Northern India, dug up in Siberia

Mystery how the bronze dancer, his arms raised in an ecstatic trance, reached modern-day Novosibirsk region.

• Stunning hoard of Bronze Age jewelry discovered by local hiker in Sweden

The hoard likely belonged to an elite woman.A Bronze Age hoard brimming with fine jewelry was discovered in Sweden in early April, when a local man investigated what he thought was a piece of scrap metal sticking out from under a pile of rocks in a hilly,

• Gladiator arena from Roman era unearthed in Turkey

Spectators likely bet on the arena's wild animals fights and gladiator battles.Archaeologists in Turkey have discovered the remains of a "magnificent" Roman-era arena, where up to 20,000 spectators likely cheered and jeered as they watched gladi

• Iron Age warriors bent the swords of their defeated enemies, ancient hoard reveals

It's one of the biggest Iron Age weapons hoards in western Germany.A metal detectorist scouring an ancient hillfort has uncovered "one of the biggest Iron Age weapon hoards in western Germany," according to archaeologists at the Regional Associa

• Ancient helmet worn by soldier in the Greek-Persian wars found in Israel

A well-preserved ancient Greek helmet likely worn by a soldier during a war with the Persians has been found in Haifa Harbor in Israel.The 2,500-year-old helmet was found by a Dutch ship in 2007 and was turned over to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA

• When unfolded, these ancient gold foil figures reveal embracing couples

Archaeologists in Sweden have discovered nearly two dozengoldfoil figures that have engravings of couples embracing each other.The figures, which date back about 1,300 years, were found in the remains of a great hall on a platform mound, a human-made stru

• Scientists unlock the 'Cosmos' on the Antikythera Mechanism, the world's first computer

Scientists may have finally made a complete digital model for the Cosmos panel of a 2,000-year-old mechanical device called theAntikythera mechanismthat's believed to be the world's first computer.First discovered in a Roman-era shipwreck by Greek sponge

• 2,000-year-old chariot unearthed at Pompeii

It was the 'Lamborghini' of its day.

• Mummy with a gold tongue found in Egypt

Could they speak to the gods?

• Headless statues of a woman and her servant discovered at ancient Greek burial site

Two headless statues discovered at an ancient Greek burial site depict a dead woman in a seated position and possibly her servant.(Image credit: Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports)Headless statues of a dead woman and her servant have been found in an an

• The City of Panjikent and Sogdian Town-Planning

In the mountains of southwestern Tajikistan, just east of the border with modern Uzbekistan, the ruins of the town of Panjikent provide a window into the vibrant visual culture of Sogdian urban life

• Ancient girl Amazon warrior no older than 13 is confirmed by modern scientific techniques

ByAnna Liesowska16 June 2020Warrior’s grave found in 1988 was identified as male - yet now the 2,600-year-old teenager 'with wart on face’ is revealed to be female.‘It was so stunning when we just opened the lid and I saw the face there, with that wart, l

• 2,500-year-old temple to Greek love goddess unearthed in Turkey

The Greek goddess of love and fertility had a popular cult at the time.

• How do scientists figure out how old things are?

How does dating (scientifically speaking) work?

• Europe's earliest form of money found and it's a bunch of rings and axes

Objects from the early Bronze Age in Europe may represent one of the oldest forms of currency.

• 6,500 medieval coins and rare gold rings unearthed in Polish cornfield

The hoard may include a princess's gold ring.(Image: © Adam Kędzierski)A medieval hoard brimming with silver ingots, gold rings and thousands of silver coins was recently discovered in a Polish cornfield by an archaeologist, with the hel