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“Near East and Middle East Archaeology”

Aug 24, 2015 12:43 PM ET // AFP
Islamic State militants on Sunday blew up the ancient temple of Baal Shamin in the UNESCO-listed Syrian city of Palmyra, an official said, the latest in a series of cultural relics to be destroyed by the jihadist group. Continue reading →
May 21, 2015 11:42 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Palmyra, a world heritage site, is in danger of being bulldozed by ISIS who just captured the city. Continue reading →
Jan 20, 2015 05:59 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
At least five corpses lay buried in the Alexander the Great-era tomb in Greece, deepening the mystery around the massive burial. Continue reading →
Jan 7, 2015 06:30 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
The portrait of an unidentified pharaoh has been found in a small rock carved stela in the ancient sandstone quarries of Gebel el Sisila. Continue reading →
Oct 20, 2014 05:20 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Incest left the young pharaoh with a club foot, feminine hips and a large overbite.
Mar 10, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Showing large eyes and gaping mouths, 9,000-year-old limestone masks are the most ancient human portraits from Stone Age. Continue reading →
Aug 16, 2013 01:19 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
A new sampling technique provides clues into the last day of a person’s life by analyzing the soil surrounding skeletal remains. Continue reading →
Aug 7, 2013 05:02 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Israeli archaeologists discover Byzantine coins and gold jewelry in a garbage pit. Continue reading →
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