The Archaeological Mystery of Tel Kedesh
Was a well-preserved set of game pieces and other childhood items buried by a young woman before she got married?
Slave Collars in Ancient Rome
The objects purported to speak for the wearer: "Hold me! I have run away."
The Cemetery Symbol of Eternal Love
Why did Victorian-era gravestones include so many images of clasped hands?
High Cuisine in Ancient France
An archaeologist explores how the division of upper- and lower-class cuisine may have developed in France more than 2,000 years ago.
This Week in Sustainability: From Ice Age to Internet Age, Scientists Look for Clues to Species’ Extinctions
Scientists explore the causes--climate change, habitat destruction, and more--that decimated animals and humans alike, from Ice Age to Internet Age.
A Black Sea Shipwreck Trove
A remarkable discovery has been made in the Black Sea: 42 extremely well-preserved ships spanning a millennia from the ninth to the nineteenth century CE.
The Temple of Apollo on the Ocean Floor
In 1993, divers discovered a shipwreck from the Hellenistic period off the coast of Turkey. It held marble columns from the Temple of Apollo.
The Health Risks of Living in Ancient Rome
From parasites to malaria, the health risks facing ancient Rome were numerous.