Ancient History News Archive July 2010

July 2010

LONDON. The British Museum is hosting the exhibition Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World, featuring over 200 objects found in Afghanistan dating from between 2000 BC to the first century AD. The Exhibition is on display from 03 March to 03 July 2011 at the British Museum in London Bloomsbury. At the heart of the Silk Road, Afghanistan was the historic... [continue reading]

Radiocarbon dating Dynastic Egypt

published on 05 July 2010
A team led by Oxford University professor Christopher Ramsey has established a more accurate chronology of Dynastic Egypt than has ever been possible. The study was based on a radiocarbon analysis of plant remains from ancient Egypt. Surprisingly, the results largely confirm the previously established chronology from ancient sources. Some proposed dates have... [continue reading]


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