As Napoleon fought the British and the Ottomans for control of the Levant, he reluctantly wound up killing Turkish soldiers, lest POWs set free rejoin their troops, again
Genetic analysis of 3,000-year-old pig remains in Israel shows that they came from Greece, probably brought by the Sea Peoples to Canaan
Homer is the earliest mention of the extreme measures ancient Greeks used against the teredo, which could cause warships to break apart mid-sea.
Kibyratis in the Turkish mountains was a pastoral retreat for the Roman elite, who didn't miss the opportunity to make money while about it
Palatial building and luxurious imports signal that the Greek founders of Poseidonia in Italy were living high on the hog from pagan pilgrims.
A 1900-year-old Roman villa sporting elaborate frescoes belonged to imperial worship inspector, the archaeologists speculate.
As the Muslims breached the walls of Acre, hoards of gold coins sank with their fleeing masters to the bottom of the sea, and have now been found by marine archaeologists.
Robbing marine antiquities is hardly a lucrative business but fish aren't about to enforce international maritime law, leaving archaeology authorities almost helpless to stop the thieves.
The Romans exploited an even more ancient mine but built elaborate ventilated underground galleries, going deeper than had been thought possible at the time.
And why were the biblical peoples so terrified of migrant shepherds that they described them as raw-meat eating, ancestor-abusing giants? ■ Part 1