May 2016

Archaeological Diggings

May 2016 Issue | Vol 23 No 3

Articles in This Issue:

The Pools of Bethesda and Siloam
The Pools of Bethesda and Siloam
If the pools exist, then what about the miracles alleged to have occurred there?
The Archaeologist: Michael Ventris
The Archaeologist: Michael Ventris
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.
Sunken Cities of the Mediterranean
Sunken Cities of the Mediterranean
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.
Hadrian: Saviour of the Empire
Hadrian: Saviour of the Empire
Using guile and guts, he brought reforms to the empire that ensured its survival.
A Handbook for the Recently Deceased
A Handbook for the Recently Deceased
Recorded on tomb and temple walls, papyrus and sarcophagi is a plethora of information for traversing the afterlife.
The Hittites - A Civilisation Lost and Found
The Hittites - A Civilisation Lost and Found
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.
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