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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Feet of clay: on the troublesome uses of archeology, past and present
The politics of archaeology in Jerusalem
From messages written on birch-bark scrolls between the eleventh and fifteenth centuries in Old Novgorodian, a precursor of Russian. A cache of scrolls, preserved for centuries in mud, was found…
An archaeological dispute
Picking up the pieces in Afghanistan
A few hints for Hark
Italy's neglected treasure trove
An archaeological mystery story