Category: CWA


In this, our first issue, we cover the world. There are two very different towns, Amarna the best preserved town of Ancient Egypt, and La Milpa a newly discovered Mayan town in Central America; and what a fascinating contrast they make! There are also two classic sites to revisit. Troy has been the subject of […]

Illustrating the past: The rock art of Southeast Asia

From the bison of Lascaux to the intriguing figures from the Sahara, the prehistoric rock art of Europe and Africa is   undeniably alluring. But what about ancient rock art from other parts of the world? Although it tends to be forgotten,   outheast Asia boasts a unique corpus of material, and almost as much […]

Pintia, fortunes of a pre-roman city in hispania

Pintia was a thriving Iron Age city in North Central Spain. At its dawn, around the 5th century BC, it was part of the Vaccean culture, an Iron Age people with Celtic links whom scholars believe crossed into Spain from Central Europe. In the 3rd century BC, the area came under attack from Hannibal, and […]

Egypt's Ancient Glass

Egyptian glass is among the finest of the ancient world. Yet how did the ancient Egyptians make it? New work, at the world’s earliest-excavated glass making factory in Tell el-Amarna, is unravelling the mysteries. Here Paul Nicholson delves into the archives of the late great Egyptologist, Flinders Petrie, who excavated at Tell el-Amarna in the […]

Treasury of Atreus at Mycenae

The Treasury of Atreus – also known as the Tomb of Agamemnon – is the largest and most impressive of the nine tholos tombs at Mycenae. The location of the Atreus Tomb has intrigued archaeologists for many years but by studying the landscape, the courses of the ancient roads and the various lines of sight at […]

Visiting Jordan

Jordan is home to some of the most ancient civilisations on the planet, with archaeological evidence bearing witness to human occupation back into the Neolithic era.  The country holds treasures as diverse as the famous rose-red city at Petra to the magnificent Crusader castle at Kerak and the comparatively modern sites at Wadi Rum where […]

Jerablus and the land of Carchemish

Biblical sites were highly sought after by some of our earliest and greatest archaeologists. One such site, Carchemish, was the famed city of the Hittite Empire. It attracted the attention of T.E. Lawrence and Woolley, pioneers of British Near Eastern Archaeology, who excavated there just before the First World War. Then came the crashing calamity of […]

The Enigma of the Red Snake

It is longer than Hadrian's Wall and the Antonine Wall taken together. It is over a thousand years older than the Great Wall of China as we know it today. It is of more solid construction than its ancient Chinese counterparts. It is the greatest monument of its kind between central Europe and China and it […]

Great Arab Revolt Project 2007

After a remarkably successful season in 2006 GWAG, with its team of 25, are returning to further uncover the archaeological sites of the latter stages of the 1st World War and the Arab Revolt along the Hejaz Railway in Jordan.

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