vrijdag, 03 april 2020

DNA obtained from Stone Age woman

This is the face of a woman who lived in Scandinavia 6,000 years ago. Thanks to the tooth marks she left in...

From ancient track to long-distance path

The Ridgeway is Britain's oldest road, an ancient trackway that runs along the chalk ridge of the Berkshire Downs from Wiltshire in the west to the River Thames in the Goring...

Palace of Nestor, Greece

During the Late Helladic period (Late Bronze Age; 1650-1050 BC) the Mycenaeans prevailed over the southern part of the Greek mainland; the regions Messenia...

The Linear Pottery Culture in Limburg

The pretty village of Elsloo in Limburg stands on a steep ridge 70 metres above the River Maas and the Juliana...

Aksum, ancient empire in Ethiopia

The Aksumite Empire lay mainly in what is today Eritrea and Northern Ethiopia. Even today the remains of the enormous stone pillars and buildings...

Nemrut Dagi, the tomb of Antiochus

In 1880 a German engineer called Karl Sester, riding his horse in central Anatolia in Eastern Turkey, came face to face with...

Baalbek, architectural high point of the Romans

In the east of the Lebanon lies Baalbek, one of the most important religious centres of the Roman Empire. It is an...

Wassu stone circles in the Gambia

In the West African countries of Gambia and Senegal (sometimes combined as Senegambia) many stone circles can be found in places along...

Stone circles of Sine Ngayène in Senegal

In the West African countries of Gambia and Senegal (sometimes combined as Senegambia) many stone circles can be found in places along...

Ur, ancient city on the Euphrates

The ancient city of Ur lies now in a sandy, desert-like landscape on the edge of the River Euphrates. Looking at it now you...