Archaeologists have excavated two Late Bronze tombs belonging to rich households close to Hala Sultan Tekke on Cyprus.
“New excavations of the historical advanced of Girsu in Iraq, led by the British Museum, have the potential to rewrite accepted histories of the event in Mesopotamia.”
“The pyramids in Egypt are extra well-known, however those in Sudan cover royal burial websites that archaeologists can discover—so long as they don’t thoughts swimming.” (Nationwide Geographic; requires e-mail registration)
“The Misplaced Heritage Atlas initiative is devoted to accumulating the historical past and reminiscence of these archaeological websites, monuments, sacred locations or cultural gadgets which were utterly destroyed.
A speedy change of local weather didn’t trigger the autumn of the Akkadian empire.
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thetruesize.com lets you simply evaluate the sizes of nations. Israel, for instance, is smaller than any of its neighbors.
“Jordan’s Tourism and Antiquities Ministry plans to encourage visits to Madaba after the Arab League designated the town because the Arab Capital of Tourism” for 2022.
The Greek Reporter lists six lesser-known archaeological websites to go to close to Athens.
Carl Rasmussen shares about a humorous factor that occurred on his strategy to the temple of Apollo at Didyma.
Mark Hoffman stories on the creation of three new Pauline pilgrimage paths in Greece to open within the subsequent couple of years. Anybody need to go climbing?
HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer, Arne Halbakken, Explorator