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August 31, 2017

During the summer months, archaeologists and other classical researchers studying the Mediterranean region leave their ivory towers and head into the field. Given the centuries-long interest in western society in the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome, it might b...

August 22, 2017

The Old City of Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful cities on earth, situated on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia hugging the Adriatic Sea. When the country of Yugoslavia broke apart in 1991, the city sustained heavy damage from the military conflict that followed. Bu...

January 2, 2017

The Catalan people of northern Spain (extending partially across the border with France) developed their cultural and ethnic identity largely during the fall of the Roman Empire. Despite the eventual domination of the region by Spain, the Catalan retained a very strong...

January 2, 2017

White truffles are considered a delicacy in cuisines across much of the Mediterranean. Essentially a fungus often found around the roots of trees, they are fairly rare, although numerous attempts to cultivate them finally succeeded in 19th-century France. White the mos...

September 25, 2016

This Roman-era shipwreck was discovered by divers off the Greek island of Antikythera in 1900. Since then, numerous expeditions have resulted in fascinating discoveries—with the world's oldest computer, the Antikythera mechanism, being perhaps the most famous. Recently...

September 7, 2016

Unlike ancient Greek and Roman literature, much of which has been extensively translated into various modern languages, the writings of ancient Egypt are not nearly as accessible to modern audiences. That is about to change.

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For the first time, you’ll be able to rea...

September 7, 2016

A massive dam project begun in the 1950s is now reaching completion, and the subsequent filling of the reservoir created by the dam threatens to drown this ancient Turkish town, and force its current residents to abandon it.

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Dam Project Threatens to Submerge Thousan...

September 7, 2016

Still standing after the most recent and devastating earthquake, the clock tower of Amatrice, Italy, is in stark contrast to the surrounding destruction. Researchers looking to see why some buildings fall while others survive look at the natural resonance of buildings,...

September 7, 2016

The Cinque Terre is a stunning World Heritage site stretched along the coast of the Italian Rivierra. Linked by train and by road, the areas is perhaps best experienced on foot, as hiking trails lead through vineyards lining the steep coast between the villages.

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August 29, 2016

Our modern day view of ancient Greece is somewhat colored (as it were) by the lack of color. But the austerity of the all-white marble buildings and statues that adorn many archaeological sites and ruins is not what the ancient Greeks saw. A researcher has been working...

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