In an extensive Q&A that also covers the history of the ancient Syrian city, its destruction by ISIS, the lack of an international or UN intervention to save it, and the trade in looted antiquities, Andreas Schmidt-Colinet, an archaeologist who worked at Palmyra for three decades, makes his case for what the West should and […]Read more
(Nigeria; Ghana; Germany)
Modern Ghana, 22nd Dec 2017.Read more
ABC Australia, 21st Dec 2017.Read more
“For archaeologists, Afghanistan is virtually off-limits for fieldwork, as Taliban forces battle the Kabul government in far-flung provinces and security remains tenuous even in the capital. Yet U.S. and Afghan researchers are now finding thousands of never-before-cataloged ancient sites in the country, which for more than a millennium served as a crucial crossroads linking East […]Read more
Two tombs, dated to the 18th Dynasty (1550-1292 B.C.) and containing mummies and funeral goods as well as a large mural, were excavated and uncovered in Luxor.Read more
The items once belonged to the extinct Calusa tribe, which lived on the island between 700 and 1200 AD. Archaeologists have long suspected that the area was rife with historical artifacts, but the excavation of public land is illegal and wouldn’t have …Read more
“The sarcophagus of the pharaoh Seti I, carved from a single vast block of translucent alabaster, cost [Sir John] Soane £2,000 after the British Museum turned it down … Almost 900 people trooped through his rooms and into the basement renamed ‘the Sepulchral Chamber’, where the sarcophagus glowed eerily, lit by candles placed inside. [His] […]Read more
Al Monitor, 26th Oct 2017.
Urging a halt to construction at Tall es-SakanRead more
The Pioneer, 27th Oct 2017.
"The Bill reflects misplaced priorities and reinforces negative stereotypes of Indian mercantilism even with respect to issues that have a deep bearing on our heritage&quo…Read more
(United States of America)
Atlas Obscura, 25th Oct 2017.
"The Luneborch manuscript vanished, and was lost for decades only to reappear again in a mysterious package."Read more