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Turkey wages ‘cultural war’ in pursuit of its archaeological treasures

Ankara accused of blackmailing museums into returning artefacts while allowing excavation sites to be destroyed

The notion of the Renaissance as a ‘secular age’

The ground-breaking interdisciplinary project ‘Domestic Devotions: The Place of Piety in the Italian Renaissance Home’ will aim to demonstrate that religion played a key role in attending to the needs of the laity, and explore the period 1400-1600 as an age of spiritual – not just cultural and artistic – revitalization.

UC Research Unveils How Some Medieval Cultures Adapted to Rise of Islam

UC history research examines how border areas and frontiers of the past adapted to major political, cultural and social shifts, specifically in terms of the rise of Islam in Asia and the Middle East.

The world inside a 100-year-old Spanish globe

Study of a mysterious 100-year-old interactive toy – perhaps the Wikipedia of its day – is painting a vivid picture of Spain’s path into the modern world.

Temple slavery in Ancient Egypt

In the University of Copenhagen’s Papyrus Carlsberg Collection there are more than 100 papyri dedications to the god, Soknebtunis.

Barack Obama’s Irish Ancestor Book For Sale

Heritage Daily has learnt that a book written in Latin that once belonged to Barack Obama’s Irish ancestor, is to go on sale in Dublin by Whyte’s fine art auctioneers in Dublin on January 26th.

King Richard III’s medieval inn recreated by archaeologists

The discovery of a notebook in a private collection has led our Richard III archaeological team on a voyage of discovery.

The Dead Sea Scrolls is now available online, initiated by the Israel Antiquities Authority and Google

The library was assembled over the course of two years, in collaboration with Google, using advanced technology first developed by NASA.

Chemical analysis reveals first cheese making in Northern Europe in the 6th millennium BC

The first unequivocal evidence that humans in prehistoric Northern Europe made cheese more than 7,000 years ago is described in research by an international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, UK, published today in Nature.

Ten Commandments go digital

Cambridge University Library is to release digital versions of some of the most significant religious manuscripts in the world - following on from last year’s release of Isaac Newton’s manuscripts and notebooks.

WW2 Pigeon takes secret message to the grave

GCHQ’s experts are now satisfied that the pigeon-borne message assumed to have been sent during the Second World War cannot be decoded without access to the original cryptographic material.

HMS Illustrious honours her wartime predecessor in Malta

Sailors from HMS Illustrious have paid homage to their forebears as they helped smarten up Malta's naval cemetery.