This is a collection of articles on various archaeological subjects, which may or may not have appeared in our magazines in the past.
Ancient Assyrian statues are just one of the targets for persecution under ISIS fundamentalists
|ISIS and the Prophet Jonah |
Madmen with hammers hope to earn favour with God but may be opening the way for archaeology.
|Abraham in Ur |
If there are two or more cities called Ur, which one was Abraham's home town?
|Great Bristol Box Mystery |
Objects from Sir Leonard Woolley's excavations at Ur are mysteriously found in Bristol!
|Where David slew Goliath |
If King David really existed, this is precisely the sort of administrative centre we would expect to find!
|Vestal Virgins Get Plaited |
When a Vestal Virgin did her hair it took seven plaits, three knots and a length of rope to hold it all in place!
|Cut Throats and Inflated Chests |
Did Rameses III's cravat hide a dreadful secret? Worse than the inflated chest of the mummy by his side?
|Sumerian Climate Change |
Did ancient climate change bring about the fall of the Sumerian civilisation - or was it just smart Akkadians?
|The Murdered Red-head |
The British Museum's most popular mummy turns out to be a murder victim!
|Destroy the Pyramids! |
Muslim fanatic Murgan Salem al-Gohari calls for the "idols" in Egypt to be destroyed.
|The Breakthrough that Isn't |
Over-hyped press releases are the source of endless frustration and not a little cynicism.
|Who robbed the Bent Pyramid? |
Others devise theories about how the pyramids were built; Cintec's MD has a theory about how they fell down.