Discovered by British divers off the coast of Tobruk, 利比亚, in 1964, the Belgammel Ram would have been fixed to the upper bow of a small Greek or Roman warship to break enemy oars. Now extensive tests, led by Dr Nic Flemming of the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, have revealed a wealth of new […]
Detailed analysis of a 2,000-year-old bronze warship ram has shed new light on how the object was created and used. Discovered by British divers off the coast of Tobruk, 利比亚, in 1964, the Belgammel Ram weighs 20kg (44lb) and would have been part of a small Greek or Roman warship called a tesseraria. The 65cm (2’2″) […]
A research team led by the University of Bristol has found proof that dairy farming was practised in Saharan 非洲 7,000 years ago. Chemical and isotopic analysis of fatty acids taken from unglazed 利比亚n pottery dated to the 5th millennium BC, revealed that dairy fats were processed inside the vessels. Evidence for domesticated cattle in this region […]
利比亚’s heritage is in danger of being overlooked, warned Dr Hafed Walda, 利比亚n archaeologist at King’s College London and international advisor on 利比亚n heritage. At a session organised by the Society for 利比亚n Studies, Walda called for international support to help secure the country’的国家遗产。他接着说，可以理解，国际援助[…]
The present uprising in 利比亚 has focused the world’s attention on the region. But this part of North 非洲 has a troubled past. Archaeologist Philip Kenrick discusses a country of two halves.
The Sirte Basin in northern 利比亚, the current battleground for Colonel Gaddafi’s troops and rebel civilian forces, is no stranger to conflict. Nadia Durrani gets the full story from Charles LeQuesne.
The modern country of 利比亚 –社会主义人民’s 利比亚n Arab Jamahiriya –涵盖了罗马帝国最富裕的地区之一，但是在过去的30年中，由于政治困难，它一直不在游客的视野中。现在它再次开放，但缺少一本好的指南，[…]
早期移出撒哈拉以南非洲的日期估计在200,000到80,000年前不等，较旧的日期是根据基因突变的速度估计得出的。艰难的考古证据难以捉摸，但是挖掘所谓的‘北非最深的考古战trench’ has […]
The oasis town of 加达姆斯 is an architectural gem in western 利比亚. It once lay on the trans-Saharan trade-route described in the previous feature. Words and pictures Fiona Dunlop.
Archaeological insights on the city of Lepcis Magna in 利比亚 from specialist Philip Kenrick