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On the Trail of Hammurabi

After two months of intensive research activities, the second excavation campaign at Tell Muhammad in Baghdad, part of the University of Catania's archaeological mission...

Cold War spy satellite imagery reveals 396 Roman forts spanning from Syria to Iraq

Two-thousand years ago, forts were constructed by the Roman Empire across the northern Fertile Crescent, spanning from what is now western Syria to northwestern...

Superdeep diamonds provide a window on supercontinent growth

Diamonds contain evidence of the mantle rocks that helped buoy and grow the ancient supercontinent Gondwana from below, according to new research from a...

The Greek Papyrus ‘Muziris’ reveals ancient trade routes

Valuable insights into the trade routes that connected the Mediterranean to the lost ancient port of Muziris in India, described by the Roman author...

Is violence a ‘natural part’ of human nature?

An international team including Dr. Arkadiusz Sołtysiak from the Faculty of Archaeology at the University of Warsaw and economic historians - Dr. Giacomo Benati...

A non-exploitative economy favoured the splendour of the Iberian Peninsula’s Copper Age communities

A study by UAB researchers describes the productive forces of the Chalcolithic communities of the southern half of the Iberian Peninsula as being very...