Editor’s Pick: The Best of the Best

Here are the most fascinating stories ever published in Popular Archaeology — the Editor’s specially selected reruns.

Not a year goes by before some incredible archaeological discovery is made. Popular Archaeology has published about some of these compelling findings over the years. Here is a select listing, with links for your convenience, of the most fascinating stories published at Popular Archaeology over recent years. Some of them are free to access without a subscription. For those who do not have a subscription, we invite you to subscribe and enjoy the full list offering here. A year’s worth of premium reading is less than the price for lunch!

 

The Update: Unearthing New Clues to America’s Lost Colony

New archaeological discoveries may help solve two of historic America’s most compelling mysteries: The fate of the “lost colony” and the elusive location of the first English settlement on Roanoke Island.

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On the Frontier of an Empire

The Roman fort of Vindolanda in northern England has revealed a fascinating glimpse into the personal lives of people on the cusp between Imperial Rome and indigenous British tribes.

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In Search of the Historical Jesus

The recent controversial discoveries, and a renowned scholar’s quest to uncover the historical truth about Jesus of Nazareth.

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The Tomb of the Griffin Warrior

A rare and rich tomb discovery in Greece opened a window on early Mycenaeans who lived generations before their legendary heroes fought at Troy.

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Faces from the Past

How an archaeologist-sculptor is bringing bones of the dead back to life.

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Straddling the Evolutionary Divide

Two remarkable sites are shedding light on a critical transitional period in human evolution.

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The Tomb of the Warrior King

The newly discovered tomb and contents of a previously unknown pharaoh shed light on a lost ancient Egyptian dynasty.

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The Real Indy

The story of a forgotten explorer and his intrepid journey to discover great ancient Arabian cities of the Incense Road.

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The Mummy Doctors

The Penn Museum’s Artifact Lab brings priceless Egyptian artifacts and mummies back to life.

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Footprints in the Silt

The startling discovery of million-year-old human footprints on a beach in the United Kingdom has scientists jumping.

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Digging into First Century Jerusalem’s Rich and Famous

Archaeology reveals the signs of a priestly family residence of the time of Jesus.

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A Murder in Thebes

A look at an ancient cold case: The sensational death of Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses III.

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From the Sands of Egypt

The discovery of the world’s largest trove of ancient writings opened an unparalleled window on a vanished world.

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