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  • The Greek Gods: How Well Do You Know Apollo and Artemis?

    Test your knowledge with our quiz! (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);;js.src='';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk'));   Want to learn more about the Greek Gods? Subscribe and get the latest issue of Ancient... Read more
  • I am Ashurbanipal: British Museum Opens Spectacular New Assyrian Exhibition

    Interior showing The British Museum's latest exhibition: I am Ashurbanipal. ©Sandra Alvarez The British Museum has opened its most ambitious exhibition to date with the... Read more
  • Oldest shipwreck in the world discovered in Black Sea!

    The Siren Vase. A red-figured jar depicting Odysseus and the Sirens. ©The Trustees of the British Museum. The exciting ancient discoveries just keep on coming... Read more
  • Exciting new discoveries at the Sanctuary of Great Gods

    Excavations at the theatre at the Sanctuary of Great Gods, Samothrace, Greece. ©Ministry of Culture and Sports. Ephorate of Antiquities of Evros. While we're busy... Read more
  • Ancients Behaving Badly!

    How well do you know the legal ins and outs of ancient history? Our latest issue on crime and punishment is out! Can you can... Read more
  • Egypt Lures Visitors with 4,000 Year Old Tomb

    Scenes from the Tomb of Mehu. ©Public Domain Since the 2011 political uprising, tourism in Egypt has suffered as visitors remain wary about visitng the... Read more
  • World’s Oldest Cheese Discovered!

    Cheese lovers rejoice! The ancient Egyptians have it done once again. After the discovery in July of a mysterious sarcophagus, another important, curse-free discovery was... Read more
  • Ancient library discovered in Cologne

    Cologne, known for its vibrant Roman history - is at the centre of a spectacular discovery made below its city streets. One of Germany’s oldest... Read more
  • 3 Facts about the Ptolemaic Dynasty

    Ptolemy VIII - one of the more sinister members of this dynasty, married his sister, his niece, and murdered his son! This is a tetradrachm... Read more
  • Ancient History News: Ancient Mesopotamia’s Craft Beer Connoisseurs?!

    Depicted above are faience buckets, and a cup found at Khani Masi, Iraq. Photo: ©UniversityofGlasgow What’s new in the Ancient World? Our favourite news piece... Read more

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