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Tracing Back the Potters of Pompeii
In the year 79 CE, the eruption of Vesuvius froze the life of Pompeii in one brief instant. Nearly two thousand years later, archaeologists are trying to reconstruct the city’s history and activity....
A Historical Treasure Bordering Ancient Mesopotamia
In Iraqi Kurdistan, excavations carried out by a French archaeological mission have revealed an ancient city on the site of Kunara. Towards the end of the 3rd millennium BC, this city stood in the...
In Ethiopia, Lalibela's Mysteries
A complex of churches hewn directly into the rock, located in the centre of Ethiopia, is slowly yielding its secrets, thereby enabling a better grasp of the country’s history.
Saving Afghanistan's Incredible Heritage
For nearly a century, the French Archaeological Delegation in Afghanistan (DAFA) has been drawing up an inventory of the archaeological heritage of one of the world’s most unstable countries. Some...
A Rare Pre-Roman Tomb Surfaces in Pompeii
Pompeii still holds many secrets. While excavating an area where craftsmen had their workshops, the archaeologist Lætitia Cavassa and her team uncovered a Samnite tomb. This Italic people lived in...
COVID-19: How Are Epidemic Models Designed?
Protective Mask Recycling Offers Promise
The Sound of 18th-Century Paris
When Architecture Mimics Nature
Basic Science is the Best Protection Against Epidemics
Delaying the Epidemic to Help the System Adapt