Filling the Gap at Tel Lachish

New discoveries at Tel Lachish in the Southern Levant are changing what we know about the ancient beginnings of the alphabet.

Early States in the Andes

Even before the oldest pyramids of Egypt were constructed, massive monumental complexes were emerging in ancient Peru.

In the Shadow of Angkor

Anniversary Issue Part 2: Journalist Julie Masis writes about incredible discoveries related to Southeast Asia's greatest ancient civilization.

Deciphering the Minoans

A brilliant pioneering scholar is paving a path that may eventually help crack Linear A, the ancient script of the Minoan civilization.

The Moses Scroll: Fake or Real?

Some scholars are now questioning the 136-year-old forgery verdict of a remarkable but controversial ancient document.

Saqqara: Gateway to Eternity

Archaeologists are unearthing tantalizing new finds that are shedding more light on our understanding of Egyptian mortuary cults.

Modeling Ancient Maya Landscapes

How LiDAR technology and traditional knowledge are converging to reveal the extent and complexity of ancient Maya settlement at El Pilar.

Heritage at Risk

Global warming challenges archaeologists to race to document and preserve at-risk heritage sites in the southeastern U.S. before they disappear forever.

Invisible Beauty

A new exhibit explores aesthetics and scale In everyday objects of the past at the Penn Museum.
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