The eponymous movie (Pompeii) is fun, and I like this stuff, thus I figured I'd go the extra mile and speak with a real-life archaeologist -- the intrepid kind! -- in the form of Professor Sarah Yeomans, a faculty member at West Virginia University.
Written by Dr. Sandra Lorena Lopez Varela Last week, I watched the The Square, nominated to this year's 86th Academy Award for Best Documentary. Back...
Inspired by the verse "Voices, loved and idealized" from the poem "Voices," the exhibit uses archaeological artefacts to illustrate a selection of Cavafy's poems with mythological and, especially, historical subjects, which experts believe account for approximately one third of his work.
The writing exercise taught me what I can do when I feel stuck in the metaphorical tar pits. When the quicksand threatens, I need to embrace those writing dreams -- to mold my experience into words that can rise above the muck.
Even after visiting Israel many times, I still forget how astonishing the establishment of Israel really is. Occasionally, however, a simple intrusion in my life can abruptly focus my amazement on that little state.
Arlette Mellaart -- the beloved wife of the late British archaeologist James Mellaart, who gave us the fabulous story of the Dorak treasure -- has died. So what happens now to Jimmie Mellaart's archives, particularly the Dorak monograph?
"One must understand that we were a colonial state until 1981 and that effect, while it persists today, back when I was dreaming it, was not a dream a young man could have. It would keep me in poverty was the thought. I went to the university and I studied business administration."
Anyone making their way to Machu Picchu must first traverse The Sacred Valley of the Incas (Valle Sagrado de los Incas), and we were no exception. But this was no tedious trek, it was a fascinating adventure in its own right.
The current state of the McCoy Fort. A significant chimney foundation is visible on the west side (bottom), while a lesser defined chimney foundation...
On April 1, 2008, Tate Kapaandu Shitaka, an excavator operator, inadvertently uncovered two metal tubes, later identified as bronze breech-loading can...
If you haven't seen a real mummy (a.k.a. a body whose skeleton and skin have been preserved) since you were on a school trip, this is a good time to get reacquainted. So come with us on a crash course of the world's most "magnificent" corpses.
As a sign of a thaw in U.S.-Iranian relations, a supposed 2,700-year-old silver object, thought to have been looted from a cave in Iran, was repatriat...
Many of us are familiar with crimes committed by organized gangs, from drug running, the weapons trade, to the sex trade. However, there is one kind of crime, the looting and trade of antiquities that is on par with these abhorrent black market businesses, yet seldom discussed.
This is one of the issues we find in modern, "biblical" archaeology: the need to locate everything mentioned in Holy Writ. Scripture is the only place Dalmanutha is mentioned. It is not found in other sources of the time.
While we love being off the beaten path, the road could be so much more interesting in Africa if its global heritage sites came alive through well-documented history, writings and images, and integrating living heritage to make it more relevant today.
It's a drag to read the news about Honduras in the international press. So much bad press. Mind you, not that it is undeserved. The situation is what it is. But it isn't all that there is.