Ancient History Blog

  • The stupid, it burns!

    While innocently browsing the internet, I ran across this news article on the Discovery Channel website that reported how archaeologists in Italy have found an... Read more
  • Reconstructing the past

    Yesterday, I went to the VU University in Amsterdam to attend a lecture by Alexandros Mazarakis Ainian, Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of... Read more
  • A wall in Avaris and other news

    Excavators at Tel al-Daba‘a have discovered a wall. The wall is 500m long and made from sandstone. It dates to the Middle Kingdom (before 1650... Read more
  • A Syrian lamassu

    Lamassus – you don’t see those anymore. Considering the large numbers of representations of these creatures in Assyrian and Persian palaces they must once have... Read more
  • Ancient Greeks in Ukraine and other news

    Using aerial photography and geophysical surveys, archaeologists from Poland have confirmed the location of a Greek settlement in Ukraine that was probably founded in the... Read more
  • Extra content for AHM issue 1

    Things have been a bit quiet here as I recover from writing a slew of posts as part of the ‘Autumn of Perseus’ (which will... Read more
  • A theatre on Cyprus and other news

    A theatre dating back to 300 BC, and of which only a small part had earlier been unearthed, has been the subject of further excavations... Read more
  • Shipwrecks in Greece and other news

    In a survey carried out last month, 22 shipwrecks have been found in the sea near a small archipelago in Greece (13 islands and islets... Read more
  • The past and the personal

    When I first started using Twitter, I was re-reading some of the works of archaeologist Michael Shanks, a leading figure in the postprocessual movement in... Read more
  • Official launch of AHM

    Last Friday we officially launched Ancient History Magazine, your new favourite history magazine (be sure to subscribe!). The launch party was held at the Allard... Read more

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