Archaeology

Where the Wells Never Go Dry

Where the Wells Never Go Dry

In a remote corner of Saudi Arabia, a team has been excavating the remains of the ancient oasis of Tayma In the harsh landscape between
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Inside Kauai’s Past

Inside Kauai’s Past

Ideal conditions within an ancient cave system are revealing a rich history that reaches back to a time before humans settled the island and extends to the
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Erbil Revealed

Erbil Revealed

The 100-foot-high, oval-shaped citadel of Erbil towers high above the northern Mesopotamian plain, within sight of the Zagros Mountains that lead to the Iranian plateau.
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Seafaring in Ancient Sri Lanka

Seafaring in Ancient Sri Lanka

One bright Decenber morning in 2003, fishermen B.G. Preminda and R.P. Sunil were diving for conchs and lobsters in about 100 feet of water some two
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National Museum Baghdad 10 Years Later

National Museum Baghdad 10 Years Later

The round hole made by an artillery shell was visible long before we pulled up next to the National Museum in Baghdad in early May
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Mohenjo-Daro’s New Story

Mohenjo-Daro’s New Story

When the Indus River swelled two years ago in central Pakistan, the floodwaters came within just three feet of overtopping an earthen embankment protecting the
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Temple of the Storm God

This story was recently cited in the New York Times article “Syrian Conflict Imperils Historical Treasures” By PATRICIA COHEN http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/16/arts/design/syrian-conflict-imperils-historical-treasures.html?hpw A massive citadel built atop
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The Truth Behind the Tablets

The rush to document thousands of ancient texts before they are sent back to Iran, or sold, reveals the daily workings of the Persian empire
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The World in Between

5,000 years ago, a long-buried society in the Iranian desert helped shape the first urban age Even local archaeologists with the benefit of air conditioned
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