Archaeology

  • Nerva: Rome's "Good" Emperor
    Nerva: Rome's "Good" Emperor

    Daryn Graham

    His reign was short lived, yet pivotal, for the future of the Roman empire. This article explores the rise to fame of the ruler hailed as the first of the “Five Good Emperors.”

  • Darius I and the Genesis of a War
    Darius I and the Genesis of a War

    Richard Stone

    A look at the personalities an d politics behind a clash of ancient cultures

  • Looted in Syria, Sold in London
    Looted in Syria, Sold in London

    Mark Altaweel

    On the hunt for "blood antiquities" in London – so far no-one has worked out how to stop it.

  • Hadrian: Saviour of the Empire
    Hadrian: Saviour of the Empire

    Daryn Graham

    Using guile and guts, he brought reforms to the empire that ensured its survival.

  • The Pools of Bethesda and Siloam
    The Pools of Bethesda and Siloam

    Titus Kennedy

    If the pools exist, then what about the miracles alleged to have occurred there?

  • The Archaeologist: Michael Ventris
    The Archaeologist: Michael Ventris

    Patricia Pierce

    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.

  • The Hittites - A Civilisation Lost and Found
    The Hittites - A Civilisation Lost and Found

    David Down

    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.

  • Khaled al-asaad: The Howard Carter of Palmyra
    Khaled al-asaad: The Howard Carter of Palmyra

    Jonathan Tubb

    Jonathan Tubb, keeper of the Middle East department at the British Museum, recounts memories of his friend, a Syrian scholar murdered by Islamic State militants.

  • Sunken Cities of the Mediterranean
    Sunken Cities of the Mediterranean

    Richard Stone

    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.

  • A Handbook for the Recently Deceased
    A Handbook for the Recently Deceased

    Suzette Hartwell

    Recorded on tomb and temple walls, papyrus and sarcophagi is a plethora of information for traversing the afterlife.

  • Aliens or Egyptians - Who Really Built the Pyramids?
    Aliens or Egyptians - Who Really Built the Pyramids?

    Gary Webster

    A closer look at the claims of sensationalists

  • Cyrus and the Ancient Psychics
    Cyrus and the Ancient Psychics

    Gary Webster

    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.

  • Xerxes' Greek Campaign
    Xerxes' Greek Campaign

    Richard Stone

    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.

  • Terrorists of the Ancient World
    Terrorists of the Ancient World

    Gary Webster

    What do ISIS—or IS and DAISH, as they are variously referred to—and the ancient Assyrians have in common? And what warnings do they herald for our contemporary world?

  • ISIS and the Terrorists of the Ancient World
    ISIS and the Terrorists of the Ancient World

    Gary Webster

    A word from Archaeological Diggings editor, Gary Webster

  • Underground Jerusalem
    Underground Jerusalem

    Titus Kennedy

    Jerusalem is an inexhaustible mine of archaeological wealth. Now some of the recovered treasure is revealed

  • Archaeology with an Open Mind
    Archaeology with an Open Mind

    Gary Webster

    To many archaeologists and historians, the Bible is not considered a valid nor accurate source, rather, the product of tradition. But is it?

  •  Doorway to the Past
    Doorway to the Past

    Caroline Shapiro

    A timeline of Jerusalem of almost 3000 year, from the British Mandate to the First Temple.

  • Hero of Archaeology
    Hero of Archaeology

    Gary Webster

    Editors comments with Gary Webster

  • The Nile, Ageless River of Time
    The Nile, Ageless River of Time

    Suzette Hartwell

    A link to future from the past, its many facets—real and spiritual—were essential to life along its banks for millennia.

  • Hippocrates: A Modern Mind in the Ancient World
    Hippocrates: A Modern Mind in the Ancient World

    Michael J. Caba

    A look at the ancient origins of modern medical practice, established in ancient Greece.

  • Hummaurabi's Book of the law
    Hummaurabi's Book of the law

    Matthew Williams

    Hammurabi's kingdom started out small but grew in power and influence. Lets look at his celebrated code of law.

  • Unearthing Alexander
    Unearthing Alexander

    Richard Stone

    For centuries it was the most renowned and respected shrine in the Roman Empire. Yet by the end of the fourth century A.D., it disappeared without trace. Is a tomb recently discovered in Greece the elusive tomb of Alexander the Great?

  • Qumran's "Righteous Teacher"
    Qumran's "Righteous Teacher"

    Daryn Graham

    We know very little of the youthful years of Jesus, the founder of Christianity. Some suggest He spent time at Qumran as =the incarnation of the “Righteous Teacher” of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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