May 2016 Issue | Vol 23 No 3
Articles in This Issue:
Michael Ventris trained and worked as a successful architect, but the work for which he is remembered, he did in his spare time—deciphering and translating Linear B, an ancient and more abstract linear style of writing of the Minoan civilisation.
Using guile and guts, he brought reforms to the empire that ensured its survival.
The Hittites were a lost nation whose presence was long denied. Archaeological Diggings founder and first editor David Down reveals the story of their rediscovery and recognition in history.
If the pools exist, then what about the miracles alleged to have occurred there?
Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and their resultant tsunamis have spelled the doom of many coastal cities and towns. Richard Stone samples some of the most amazing and best preserved sunken cities.
Recorded on tomb and temple walls, papyrus and sarcophagi is a plethora of information for traversing the afterlife.