Southern Europe Haberleri

An ultimate key to Bronze Age tin provenance?

An ultimate key to Bronze Age tin provenance?

The enigma of Bronze Age tin: Using methods of the natural sciences, they examined the tin from the second millennium BCE found at archaeological sites in Israel, Turkey, and Greece. These findings are of great importance for the archaeological…

Palaiologos signet gold ring and goblet of tears found in Bulgaria

Palaiologos signet gold ring and goblet of tears found in Bulgaria

Bulgarian archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a previously-unknown 14th-century aristocrat, a descendant of the Byzantine Palaiologos dynasty, at the Kaliakra fortress on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, the National History Museum said on August…

New archaeological sources on Despotiko island in Greece

New archaeological sources on Despotiko island in Greece

New finds that complete the picture on the buildings' architecture around the Apollo temple on the uninhabited island of Despotiko, west of Antiparos island revealed excavations and restoration works that were held recently on the island.

Evidence shows that resin was used by Neandertals in central Italy.

Evidence shows that resin was used by Neandertals in central Italy.

Neanderthals used resin 'glue' to craft their stone tools. Ethnographic evidence indicates that resin, which dries when exposed to air, is generally warmed by exposure to a small fire thus softened to be molded and pushed in position in the haft.

7000-years-old skeleton found at early Neolithic grave in Bulgaria

7000-years-old skeleton found at early Neolithic grave in Bulgaria

Among the newly discovered finds in the village of Slatina, there are various items of household and cult like a bone spoon and ceramic utensils, pintadera, parts of cult sacrificial tables. Slatina is believed to be the site of the oldest human…

Getty Museum acquired a group of seventeen ancient engraved gems

Getty Museum acquired a group of seventeen ancient engraved gems

The great majority of the Sangiorgi gems were acquired before World War II, and many derive from notable earlier collections amassed by Lelio Pasqualini, the Boncompagni-Ludovisi family, the Duke of Marlborough, and Paul Arndt in Munich.

Maritime Silk Road 500 years older than thought

Maritime Silk Road 500 years older than thought

Chinese ceramic sherds dating to the Tang and Song dynasties (9th to 11th centuries AD) that have been recovered in Spain proved that trade links already existed between China and Western Europe along the Maritime Silk Road at that time.