The Ciutat de la Justícia by David Chipperfield Architects, in Barcelona, Spain.
Chipperfield is not interested in creating something iconic or instantly recognisable as his. Instead, he sees architecture as a service, a vehicle for civic and public good.
Sennacherib – his face deliberately damaged in antiquity – presides over captives from the Levantine city of Lachish.
Ongoing excavations in northern Iraq add to our knowledge of the neo-Assyrian empire – and the beauty of its cities.
Ghana’s national museum has been reopened after being closed for seven years.
Hand Clutching an Olive Branch ca. 1353–1323 B.C. New Kingdom, Amarna Period.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Using Greek and Roman texts, Egyptian iconography and archaeological remains, we have a pretty good idea as to how olive oil was made.
Today, teens are often seen as troublesome and difficult. Ancient Roman writers also described adolescence as a period of “hooliganism and debauchery.”
Teens across millennia have yearned to explore, try new things and participate in risky behaviours. The key difference, however, seems to be the experience of a rebellion or restlessness.
Ancient military innovations – like the bit and bridle that enabled mounted horseback riding – changed the course of history.
Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin/British Museum via WikimediaCommons
Did ancient technological advancements drive social innovation, or vice versa? Studying cause and effect in the ancient world may seem like a fool’s errand, but researchers built a database to do just that.
A refurbished Nabataean cistern at the site of Humayma, Jordan.
Ancient cultures that flourished in arid climates developed low-tech solutions to manage water scarcity.
Shutterstock/Jason Benz Bennee
It took just 5,000 years for large and well-organised groups of people to populate all corners of the continent.
Author provided/The Conversation
We now have a glimpse into where early Indigenous Australians likely travelled all those tens of thousands of years ago.
In a recent episode of Lego Masters, contestants were asked to build a castle in the style of the Spartans. It had white city walls — but the real Spartans famously refused to build a wall.
We sometimes call Egypt the ‘civilisation without cities’. The Lost Golden City of Amenhotep III will bring new understanding of Ancient Egyptian urban life.
Israel Antiquities Authority conservator Tanya Bitler shows newly discovered Dead Sea Scroll fragments at the Dead Sea Scrolls conservation lab in Jerusalem.
AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner
What’s fascinating about the latest Dead Sea Scrolls discovery is how it reflects the stories of those who wrote the ancient texts, those who kept them safe and the archaeologists who found them.
Larry Horricks/Netflix © 2020
The excavation of the 7th century Saxon ship at Sutton Hoo was remarkable – but we can’t ignore the harmful rhetoric about the ‘Anglo-Saxon’ race in a new Netflix film dramatising the find.
The painting of pigs at least 45,500 years ago on a cave wall in Sulawesi may be the earliest figurative rock art ever found.
The main chamber of Cloggs Cave. Monash University archaeologist Joe Crouch is standing in the 1970s excavation pit, digging a new area in the wall of the old excavation.
Two starkly different research projects at East Gippsland’s Cloggs Cave, 50 years apart, show the importance of Indigenous perspectives in archaeology.
Intentionally mutilated head of Egyptian Pharaoh Hatshepsut.
As US protesters deface monuments of once revered leaders, they are drawing from an ancient tradition used by both marginalized people and those in power.
The invention of the humble bag was a game changer. Without it, we’d still be running in the woods with our hands full.
Submerged in the waters off Western Australia lies an ancient site home to Aboriginal people thousands of years ago, when sea levels were lower than they are today.
Juukan Gorge photographed May 15.
Puutu Kunti Kurrama And Pinikura Aboriginal Corporation
The destruction of the 46,000 year old site Juukan Gorge forces us to confront archaeology and history in Australia.
The archaeological site of the Parliament House in Namur on 15 April 2020.
Agent du Patrimoine en Péril, le groupe pour la défense des agents de l'Agence wallonne du Patrimoine (AWaP)
In Namur, Belgium, archaeological excavations were almost buried for good under the cover of lockdown. The incident draws attention to weaknesses in archaeological heritage protection systems.