dinsdag, 26 maart 2019

The Lion-man of Hohlenstein-Stadel, Germany

The Lion-man (German: Löwenmensch) figurine is a prehistoric ivory sculpture discovered in 1939 in a German cave called the Hohlenstein-Stadel. It was carved out of mammoth ivory using a...

Come and see the exciting new exhibition in the Hunebed Centre!

The new exhibition in the Hunebed Centre is now open After more than a year of hard work, the...
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Pula in Croatia, a Roman heritage

In Croatia, in the south of the Istrian peninsula, lies Pula with its ancient Roman heritage. Pula was a very important city in the...

Butrint, an archaeological pearl in Albania

On the Mediterranean coast in the southern part of Albania there is an impressive complex of ruins. It’s an easy place to reach and...

Girsu in Iraq, birthplace of urban society?

Four millennia ago, the ancient Sumerian city of Girsu was home to 15,000 people, making it one of the earliest known cities. Sebastien Rey,...

Female archaeologists in Iraq

Since 2015 the British Museum, working with Iraq’s State Board of Antiquities and Heritage, has trained 50 Iraqi archaeologists to...

India’s stonehenge

In Wilong Khullen, in the state of Manipur in Northwest India, stands a megalithic complex of standing stones. Although unknown to most people, it...

Why did the builders of Stonehenge disappear?

Recent pioneering archaeological research in Great Britain has revealed that around 300 to 500 years after Stonehenge was built, only 10% of the original...

Did the hunebed builders drink beer?

It has always been a mystery why agriculture began so suddenly in the Stone Age. After all, the hunter-gatherer lifestyle was much simpler. But...

Stonehenge in England, the most famous megalithic monument in the world

Stonehenge lies close to Salisbury in the south of England. It is the most iconic prehistoric monument on earth. Everybody is familiar with it,...