Fact and fiction: Assassin’s Creed and cultural learning

Cleopatra on top of the Great Pyramid of Khufu in Discovery Tour mode. Image captured by WalterSobchak19. Screenshot: Assassin's Creed: Origins, Ubisoft

How much of Assassin’s Creed: Origins, set in ancient Egypt, is factually based? Can any cultural learning come out of playing it? This author leaps off the cliffs of Memphis to find out.

The Speaking Snake Glycon, Ancient Oracles, and Voices of Dissent

Constanța, Museum of National History and Archaeology, Marble Statue of Glycon (2nd century CE). (© CristianChirita / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0)

The oracle of the speaking snake Glycon flourished in ancient Asia Minor. Although it enjoyed lasting popularity, dissident voices arose.

Archaeological Visits From Your Sofa

Ideal reconstruction of the Coaña hillfort, Spain, made by Aida Loy / Photo: Aida Loy

Travelling and visiting museums and archaeological sites is complicated nowadays. But internet offer us several options, created by specialists so we can enjoy these wonders without leaving the safety of our houses

Europa Nostra Awards 2017: The island of Kea and the ancient city of Karthaia

Kea, an island that forms part of the Cyclades archipelago in the Aegean Sea, is a beloved weekend destination for Athenians and just one hour by ferry from the Greek capital. On this hilly, scarcely populated island, lie the ruins of the ancient city of Karthaia. Karthaia was populated for around 1300 years from the… Continue reading Europa Nostra Awards 2017: The island of Kea and the ancient city of Karthaia