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Analysis of Thutmose III’s Tomb Paintings Reveals Unprecedented Colors and Minoan Techniques

An international team of researchers has uncovered significant findings in the tomb of Thutmose III in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt. The study, which began in 2018, represents an unprecedented effort to analyze the ancient wall paintings with modern technology, leading to revelations about the techniques and materials used by ancient Egyptian artists. The […]

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“Triclinia” for Family Banquets and Libation Conduits Found in the Great Roman Necropolis of Narbo Martius with 1,430 Tombs

The archaeological excavation in the La Robine necropolis, near the ancient city of Narbo Martius (now Narbonne, France), has shed light on funerary and ritual practices of the early Roman Empire. The necropolis, located about 700 meters east of the ancient city, was discovered in a remarkable state of preservation, hidden under almost three meters […]

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One of the Herculaneum Papyri Indicates the Exact Location of Plato’s Grave: in a Garden Next to the Museion, in the Academy

More than 1,000 words, accounting for 30% of the text, have emerged from the carbonized papyrus of Herculaneum, containing the History of the Academy by Philodemus of Gadara (110-40 BCE), thanks to the technological approach of innovative research methodologies used in the GreekSchools project. This project is coordinated by Graziano Ranocchia from the University of […]

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A 6th Dynasty Mastaba Belonging to a High Official and his Wife, a Priestess of Hathor, Discovered in Dahshur

The Egyptian-German archaeological mission of the German Archaeological Institute, led by Dr. Stephan Seidlmayer, has discovered a mastaba dating back to the Old Kingdom during their work in the archaeological area of Dahshur in Egypt. Dr. Hisham El-Leithy, Chief of the Conservation and Documentation Sector of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, emphasized the importance of […]

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Tomb of Famous Ming Dynasty Official Discovered in China

In the second half of 2023, the Shanxi Provincial Archaeological Research Institute, in collaboration with the Xinzhou City Cultural Relics and Archaeology Research Institute, conducted archaeological excavations in Xinfu District as part of the realignment project for National Highway 108 between Shahe and Shilingguan. During the excavations, two Longshan culture sites and sites from the […]

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Monumental Etruscan Tomb Discovered in the Necropolis of San Giuliano North of Rome

A monumental Etruscan tomb has been discovered in the necropolis of San Giuliano, north of Rome. After years of work, a team of archaeologists unearthed an impressive Etruscan tomb that had remained partially hidden underground in the rock-cut necropolis of San Giuliano in the town of Barbarano, north of Rome. The discovery occurred while researchers […]

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Medallion of Emperor Caracalla Minted in Pergamon and Other Objects Found in Roman Tombs in Bulgaria

The Regional Museum of History in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, recently showcased valuable discoveries from Roman tombs excavated last December near the village of Nová Vrbóvka in the Strázhishe region to the media. The funerary objects – jewelry, coins, and vessels – found date back to the first half of the 3rd century AD. They originate […]