March 2016 Issue | Vol 23 No 2
Articles in This Issue:
Archaeological Mystery of Ancient AiWhere is the site of this most ancient settlement?
The clash of cultures—Greece vs Persia—was inevitable. But the outcome was less predictable. A look at the why, the how and the wherefore of Xerxes’ march on Athens and Sparta.
His coming was prophesied 150 years before his birth. While sceptics have sought to rationalise this amazing occurrence, it is difficult to avoid its truth. An closer look at the evidence.
May Your "Ba" Be With YouAncient Egyptians had a focus on entering the after-life. So what, exactly, did they believe?
Trajan: Emperor of a Military MachineMilitary success was his road to emperorship, so there is no surprise that under Trajan's direction, the Roman empire reached its greatest extent.
The Archaeologist: Gertrude Caton-ThompsonArchaeologist Gertrude Caton–Thompson She was a student at Pembroke College, Cambridge University, graduating in archaeology in 1919.
The Real Value of the Ancient LawA word from Archaeological Diggings editor, Gary Webster.
A closer look at the claims of sensationalists