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A photo of Trajan's Kiosk on the island of Philae flooded by the Aswan Low Dam, taken in 1930. After the building of the dam in 1902 the island was submerged by the rising water of the reservoir and tourists came to see the buildings by boat. In the 1970s the kiosk and other buildings on the island were relocated to the island of Agilkia due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam.
The temple was never finished, reliefs show emperor Trajan as pharaoh, but the building might date earlier. 1/2

We are expecting 3000 archaeologists at our 29th Annual Meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 30 August - 2 September 2023. Call for Papers deadline 9 February 2023.

New Archaeology Book Prize! The award will recognize an outstanding, impactful achievement in the field of European archaeology, incl. research, public outreach or heritage management, published by EAA members in the last 36 months. Deadline: 28 Feb 2023.

We're looking forward to our conference in Belfast 30 August to 2 September 2023. We're expecting to welcome around 3000 delegates in person and online. And you can choose from over 300 sessions to contribute to. View the Scientific Programme at
Submit your abstract by 9 February 2023

Human ancestors may have used boats to cross the Aegean Sea 450,000 years ago. New study by University of Patras's, OCEANUS- Lab in journal Quaternary International.

30 fine gemstones, 40 women’s hairpins and 35 glass beads have been found in a drain during archaeological excavations of an opulent #Roman bathhouse next to the Hadrian's Wall fort at Carlisle, UK. #archaeology

Scientists have discovered a trove of nearly 600 obsidian hand-axes that were crafted more than 1.2 million years ago in Ethiopia by an unknown group of hominins. This pushes the timeline of obsidian tool use back by 500,000 years.

A surge in obsidian exploitation more than 1.2 million years ago at Simbiro III (Melka Kunture, Upper Awash, Ethiopia)

PSA: The #SciHub domain was seized by the swedish domain registrar.

The current active mirrors are
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TorrentFreak has more information:

A prior post for context:

PSA: There's a list of fake sci-hub mirrors going around, be careful out there! only accept mirror lists from sources you can trust! The current list of mirrors is here:

more info in a reply to the original post here:

Pilgrim's badge, probably of St Servatius. He's wearing a herringbone-pattern mitre, his panelled robe forms a cross, and he's holding a key in his right hand, and a crozier in his left. c.13th-14th century. From excavations at

Hunterston Brooch

This stunning brooch was found at Hunterston, Ayrshire during the 1830s. Made about AD700, it is a highly accomplished casting of silver, richly mounted with gold, silver and amber decoration. It is one of the iconic objects of the Early Historic and Viking periods. It is now in the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. #Archaeology

an especially low tide in London yesterday morning revealed a cat paw print on a piece of Roman roof tile, at least 1800 years old. #mudlarking

Working #women are frequently attested in the #Roman empire: the funerary stele of Sentia Amarantis depicts the deceased tapping wine from a barrel. She was an inn-keeper and died at the age of 45. The stele was set up by her husband.
From Augusta Emerita/Mérida, #Spain, dating 3rd century AD.

#RomanArchaeology #ReliefWednesday

for #HillfortsWednesday the absolutely ginormous enclosure of Penycloddiau, Flintshire 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

A really useful pdf guide here… on how to locate and request raw #lidar data from Italy for archaeological processing. Thanks to Jesús García for the link and info. #archaeology

Something I learnt about only recently (it may have been on here): for many arxiv preprints, if you replace the "x" in the url with a "5", you will get a nice accessible html :html5: version!


Works quite well for reading on your phone in the train for example 👍

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