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El Alamein, conflict archaeology to save the battlefield about to disappear

The El Alamein Project is an exhaustive reconnaissance of the original locations where the battles of El Alamein took place in 1942, making it...

Roman Aqueducts: Locating the Second ‘Chiocciola’ of the Aqua Virgo in Rome

A spiral staircase of the Aqua Virgo lies completely obscured beneath Villa Borghese and the busy “Muro Torto” road and looks very similar to...

The castle and museums of Scarlino: from the Bronze Age to Medieval archaeology – WATCH VIDEO

The Scarlino castle was erected as a defence mechanism against invaders from the sea. It was first controlled by the town of Pisa, before...

Crossroads and Fountains, the Not-So-Secret life of Pompeii – Two Researches Throw Light on the “Archaeology of Everyday Life”

By Ted O'Neill Leading-edge Pompeii researcher Matthew Selheimer chaired a symposium at the Archaeological Institute of America’s annual meeting, (the AIA) talking about the fountains,...

Deciphering the Linear Elamite – A highway to understand the Proto-Elamite writing

Is the deciphering of the Linear Elamite writing sistem, by the French orientalist François Desset with Kambiz Tabibzadeh, Matthieu Kervran and Gian Pietro Basello,...

The ten most infuriating phrases that Journalists use about Archaeologists AND Archaeologists use about themselves or each other

by Ted O'Neill Last week Angelo wrote the definitive top ten of phrases that infuriate an Italian archaeologist, so I thought I’d give it a...

Has proof been uncovered that an aqueduct south of Pompeii could be Roman? Enthusiasm and skepticism about the “Acquedotto Quisisana”

By Ted O’Neill* The true history of the Agerola-Quisisana aqueduct near Pompeii and Sorrento may soon be revealed according to local historian Angelo Acampora and...

The Roman “Cocciopesto” and the “Acquedotto Quisisana”

by Ted O'Neill Cocciopesto is a waterproof building material used as a wall-covering and a floor-covering in water tanks and aqueducts.   It is commonly confused...

Historical Aqueducts in the Bay of Naples

by Ted O'Neill The most important historical aqueduct system in the Bay of Naples was the Serino aqueduct built by M. V. Agrippa probably between...

The San Galgano Abbey in Tuscany, an Archaeological Project

The San Galgano Abbey in Tuscany may be a picturesque depiction of the Middle Ages. However, there is much more to be learned about...

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