A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America
By MATTHEW BRUNWASSER
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Under a third-century a.d. Roman fortress near the village of Ilısu in southeastern Turkey, archaeologist Erkan Atay and his team from the Mardin Museum recently uncovered two theater masks of a type rarely found in Turkey. Atay believes that the masks, one of which is made of bronze and the other of iron, were not intended for formal theatrical performances, but may have been used by young male actors entertaining during sporting events.
San Francisco's earthquake-ravaged City Hall unearthed, Dakar floodwaters reveal Neolithic artifacts, the source of Angkor Wat's sandstone blocks
A mid-nineteenth-century trident illustrates a changing marine ecosystem in the South Pacific