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Amarna Reports Digitised and Available

Originally published by the Egypt Exploration Society the 6 volumes that make up the  Amarna Reports were published between 1984 and 1995.

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New Ancient Greek City Discovered

Research and excavations by researchers from Gothenburg University are uncovering a previously unknown Greek city. The site has been discovered 5 hours north of Athens near the village of Vlochós.

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Roman Mithras Mosaic Discovered

A mosaic depicting the Roman zodiac has been discovered in the Hisar region of Turkey. Continue reading “Roman Mithras Mosaic Discovered”

Silver Denarii hoard discovered at Empuries Site

Recent excavations at the Empuries site on the Cost Brava, which has been the subject of excavations for 180 years has yielded another major find. Continue reading “Silver Denarii hoard discovered at Empuries Site”

Ancient Spells discovered in Serbia

Archaeologists in Northern Eastern Serbia excavating the Roman city of Viminacium have discovered two magical scrolls made of precious metal. Continue reading “Ancient Spells discovered in Serbia”

Roman bathhouse discovered in Italy

Workers building a new church in Casal Bernocchi, Italy have discovered a Roman bathhouse. Continue reading “Roman bathhouse discovered in Italy”

Mayan Tomb discovered in Belize, largest in a Century

Excavations at a Mayan ruins of Xunantunich in Western Belize have led to the discovery of the largest Mayan tomb in the region in a century. Continue reading “Mayan Tomb discovered in Belize, largest in a Century”

Weaponry of the Army of Phillip II of Macedon – the Sarissa

Phillip II of Macedon

The sarissa was a long pike used by the infantry of Phillip II (King of Macedonia 359 – 336BC).

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15 Year Old Discovers Lost Mayan City

Inquisitive teen William Gadoury, has a deep fascination with ancient Maya, analysed 22 Mayan constellations and realised that the Mayans aligned their 117 cities with the positions of the stars.

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1184 BC – Traditional date of the fall of Troy

24 April

In Greek mythology, the Trojan War was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans (Greeks) after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband Menelaus, king of Sparta. Continue reading “1184 BC – Traditional date of the fall of Troy”

1479 BC – Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt

24 April

Thutmose III (meaning “Thoth is born”) was the sixth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty. Continue reading “1479 BC – Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt”

Stolen Greek Artefacts discovered by Italian Police

Over 250 Greek artefacts dating from the 2nd to the 5th Centuries BC were discovered during a raid for illegal weapons near the Sicilian city of Enna. Continue reading “Stolen Greek Artefacts discovered by Italian Police”

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Scientists confirm Hannibal’s route over the Alps

One of the great mysteries of the ancient world that many have tried to solve is exactly which path Hannibal used when crossing the Alps to attack Italy in the second Punic war. Continue reading “Scientists confirm Hannibal’s route over the Alps”

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