Bones from shipwreck may shed light on ancient Greeks’ travel habits

By Renee Maltezou ATHENS, Sep 20 : Skeletal remains from a 2,000-year-old shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera are expected to reveal more about the sinking and could shed light on ancient travel habits, a culture ministry official said today. Discovered in 1900, the wreck has so far unearthed treasures including an astronomical calculator, […]

Philistines were more sophisticated than given credit for, say archeologists

By Ari Rabinovitch ASHKELON, Israel, Jul 10 : Philistines were no “philistines”, say archaeologists who unearthed a 3,000-year-old cemetery in which members of the biblical nation were buried along with jewellery and perfumed oil. Little was known about the Philistines prior to the recent excavation in the Israeli port city of Ashkelon. The famed arch […]