2016 marked the twentieth year of the Aerial Archaeology in Jordan (AAJ) Project, initiated in 1997 by Professor David Kennedy (University of Western Australia) and – since 1998, jointly directed with Dr. Robert Bewley (University of Oxford). This is the only programme of aerial reconnaissance for archaeology in the Middle East – indeed, anywhere outside […]
Over the last twenty-five years I have had the great good fortune to take part in three volunteer seasons excavating in Pella, Jordan, with Sydney University. The excavations are conducted by The Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation (NEAF) and have provided volunteers with the opportunity to take part in the unique experience of working on an archaeological dig.
DISCOVER THE UNTOLD STORY All the world knows the legend of Pompeii. In 79 AD Mount Vesuvius erupted, spewing huge waves of volcanic ash over the Bay of Naples. One of Rome’s greatest writers and scientists, Pliny the Elder, was stationed across the water from Pompeii at Misenum. Not just a great scholar – he […]
Emeritus Professor John Melville-Jones received an honorary doctorate at the Graduation Ceremony on 14th April after being nominated by the Department for his support of Macquarie’s Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies. Here he is seen with a fine selection of our graduating students (and proud staff) after he had delivered the graduation address.
Dr Anne Lykke Lecturer in ancient history, Aalborg University, Denmark Tuesday 11. October. Paper for the ‘Negotiating Material Culture’ Conference: “Archaeological Evidence on the Use of Coins in Ancient Greek Sanctuaries”. Seminar Room of the Museum of Ancient Cultures, X5B. Friday 14. October, 2pm: Lecture: “Cultural Encounters in Jewish Coin Iconography”. Seminar Room of the Museum […]
A collection of original engravings & photographs from the beginning of printing to 20th Century On 12 July the Museum of Ancient Cultures was the setting for the gifting of a collection of original engravings and photographs to the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University. The collection was inspired by the philosophy of the Macquarie University […]