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Ancient ceramic firing complex unearthed in Castiglione, Sicily

In Castiglione, a complex ceramic firing system has "resurfaced," consisting of a kiln and a large rectangular space functional for various processing phases. This...

Marble lion-head water spout found in ancient Greek city of Selinunte in Sicily

During excavations in Sicily, a research team led by the archaeologist from the Ruhr University Bochum Prof. Dr. Jon Albers made a spectacular find: They...

Mercenaries for hire: Ancient DNA study makes startling discovery

Between July and late September 480 BC, as the heavily outnumbered Greeks crashed headlong into the full might of the Persian empire at Thermopylae,...

Columns of Selinunte’s largest temple to be rebuilt

Three of the 16-meter-high columns of the G temple, the pride and joy of ancient Selinus, will be rebuild at the Selinunte Archaeological Park,...

The sacred pool of Ba’al: a reinterpretation of Motya’s Kothon

Archaeologists have found a 2,500-year-old artificial basin in Sicily, once identified as a military harbour, is actually one of the largest sacred pools in...

Identifying the portable toilets of the ancient Roman world

New research published today in the Journal of Archaeological Science Reports reveals how archaeologists can determine when a pot was used by Romans as...