We had the great pleasure of touring the Temple of Aphaia, on Aegina, dating back to around 500 BC. However, worshipping on this site dates back to 1300 BC, when it was believed to be associated with a female fertility deity from archeological findings. There were originally 3 temples on the same site built in different periods, the oldest dating far back to prehistoric times. Some believe that the special location, with Athens in the distance, itself is of course sacred and
The recent endearing film, “The Dig”, is based on a true story of the excavation of the Great Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo in 1939, led by Basil Brown who was a self-taught archaeologist. The findings at the site were phenomenal and transformed our understanding of the Anglo-Saxon period. The unearthed ship is believed to be the final resting place of King Raedwald, the 7th Century Anglo-Saxon ruler of East Anglia. The film is an adaptation of the book, with the same title, wri
Ancient snack stall, around 2,000 years old, has been uncovered revealing bright frescoes. Known as a termopolium which is Latin for hot drinks counter.
Archaeologists also found a decorated bronze drinking bowl, called a patera, ceramic jars, that were used for cooking stews, and wine flasks.
Explore Pompeii with ArchaeoMuse. We can arrange for an Archaeologist to take you on your own private dig. Who knows what you may discover! For more information on these new extraordi