Richard Marranca interviews one of Egypt’s foremost authorities on ancient Egyptian mummies and mummification.
Tutankhamun, Nefertiti, and the Lost Tomb
Author and Egyptologist Nicolas Reeves presents his view that the tomb of Tutankhamun was, in fact, originally intended for Nefertiti, and that part of the tomb of the great...
Ancient Troy and its Neighbors: Acknowledging the Luwian Culture at Last
Recent research has revealed a widespread Bronze Age culture in ancient Anatolia that flourished, went to war, and may have played a pivotal role in the ‘Bronze Age Collapse’.
Never Retreat, Never Surrender: The Incredible Spartans
An Interview with Professor Paul Cartledge.
In Search of the Fisherman
A classical scholar retells the story of the discovery of the remains of the Apostle Peter.
A Symbolic Image of the Cosmos: The Hittite Rock Sanctuary at Yazılıkaya
An international team of researchers suggests an iconic ancient sanctuary in central Turkey symbolizes the cosmos as the Hittites imagined it.
Rome’s Wonders, Above & Below: An Interview with Prof. Frank Korn
Seeing ancient Rome virtually through the eyes of an expert historian.
Book Review: Aegean Linear Script(s): Rethinking the Relationship between Linear A and Linear B
A REVIEW: In her book, Dr. Ester Salgarella makes the case for significantly narrowing the relationship gap between Linear A, the script identified with the ancient Minoans, and Linear...
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.
Female Pharaohs, Political Power & the Glories of Egypt: An Interview with Dr. Kara Cooney
In this second installment of the Popular Archaeology Anniversary Issue, author and teacher Richard Marranca interviews Dr. Kara Cooney, the popular American Egyptologist perhaps best known for hosting television...
Through Pilgrim Eyes: The Creation of Significance
A great monastic dynasty, little known to most, opens a window to understanding Ethiopia’s cultural past, and this country’s profound place in world history.
Tutankhamun, Nefertiti, and Akhenaten
AN INTERVIEW WITH EGYPTOLOGIST DR. KARA COONEY
A Few Words About Mummies
AN INTERVIEW WITH RENOWNED EGYPTOLOGIST AND MUMMY EXPERT DR. SALIMA IKRAM.
Burning the Maya Books: The 1562 Tragedy at Mani
Retelling a horrific story of the devastating collision of a Franciscan friar’s “act of faith” and traditional indigenous culture.
The Shaman’s World
Extending far into human prehistory, the shaman has played a major role in the psyche for survival and our perception of the world around us.
Marxism, Analogy, and Poststructural Theories in Classical Archaeology
An Academic Essay
James Mellaart: Pioneer…..and Forger
One of the greatest scholars of Anatolian archaeology also had a problem with the truth.