Posted inClassical Archaeology

The Tumulus of the Tomb of Amphipolis, Erected as a Tribute to Hephaestion, Restored with 25 Recovered Original Architectural Elements

The restoration of part of the ancient precinct of the Tomb of Amphipolis (also known as the Kasta Mound, discovered in 2012 in central Macedonia, Greece), carried out by the Directorate of Restoration of Ancient Monuments of the Ministry of Culture, has concluded within the framework of the monument’s stabilization and restoration project. Based on […]

Posted inStone Age Archaeology

5,000-year-old Warrior Grave in Spain Shows Evidence of Large-scale Warfare 1,000 Years Before the First Known Conflict

A new analysis of over 300 sets of 5,000-year-old bone remains excavated in a Spanish site suggests that many individuals may have been victims of the earliest period of warfare in Europe, occurring over 1,000 years before the first known larger-scale conflict in the region. The study, published in Scientific Reports, indicates that both the […]

Posted inMiddle Ages

The Great Taboo, the 240 square kilometer area sealed for eight centuries where the tomb of Genghis Khan is believed to be

The national literary work par excellence of Mongolia is the Secret History of the Mongols, of which the author is unknown, but it is known to have been composed between 1227 and 1228, shortly after the death of Genghis Khan. The original document is not preserved, but a copy a century later and written in […]

Posted inAntiquity

How archaeologists found the origin of the legend of King Midas, who turned everything he touched into gold

One of the best-known legends of antiquity is that of the Phrygian king Midas, who turned everything he touched into gold. According to Aristotle, he died of starvation when it was impossible to touch any food without transforming it into the precious metal. The problem is that there are at least three kings with that […]