Upcoming Archaeological & Cultural Tours
July 12 – 26, 2019 | Brian Buchanan
From the battlefield at Culloden to Linlithgow Palace, home of the Stewart kings. From the finely decorated 15th century Rosslyn Chapel to the Orkney Islands Stone Age sites of Maeshowe, Stenness Stones, Ness of Brodgar, and Skara Brae. Experience the taste of fine whisky and join the fun at the Tomintoul Highland Games, the oldest in Scotland.
June 15 – 30, 2019 | Clark Erickson
From the Moche cities of the north to the fabled Inka sites of the highlands, experience the wealth of Peru’s archaeological past. Caral, ChanChan, Ollantaytambo, and the incomparable Machu Picchu all await, along the enigmatic Nazca Lines and remote Revash and Kuelap. And a highlight will be the Chankillo astronomical observatory built 2,300 years ago.
May 30 – June 10, 2019 | Steven L. Tuck
View four UNESCO World Heritage sites as we travel from Rome to Orvieto and Cortona hill towns. See the necropolis at Cerveteri and Tarquinia, the Volumnus Hypogeum in Perugia, Volterra’s Etruscan Museum, and Glorious Florence
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March 9 – 22, 2019 | Gary Rollefson
This 14-day trip has been designed to give an understanding and appreciation of the country and its compelling history. The itinerary includes several highlights, including Petra, the marvelous repository of Nabataean culture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
September 5 – 21, 2019 | Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones
To many, the word “Persia” evokes a distant land remote in time, the home of ancient monuments and striking works of art: carpets, tiles, fine ceramics, miniatures and metal work. Indeed, Iran is a world both ancient and contemporary, linking the heartland of Asia and the cradle of Western civilization, a bridge between East and West.
Photo by Mugello Valley Project At the Etruscan sanctuary of Poggio Colla archaeologists are working on deciphering a rare inscription found on a temple stone. The translation of the sacred text has revealed the name of a female goddess, Uni. It is thought that she...
Photo by Khaled Desouki (Agence France-Presse - Getty Images) In Draa Abul-Naga, a necropolis for noblemen and rulers not far from the Valley of the Kings, a 3,500-year-old tomb has been unearthed by archaeologist Mostafa Waziri and his team. The occupant of the tomb...
A strong centralized monarchy, evidenced by a single plaza, characterizes the Olmec sites of San Lorenzo and La Venta. At Tres Zapotes, however, this form of government appears to have been adjusted in order to distribute power between several groups. Archaeologists...
Drawing by Christophe Helmke Two carved stone panels discovered in 2015 by Christopher Andres of Michigan State University and his colleagues at the site of Tipan Chen Uitz in Belize depict ballplayers and are the first of their kind to be found in Belize. One of the...