Archaeology Odyssey, January/February 2005



Power Houses

The Seaside Villas of Stabiae

By Thomas Noble Howe

Lying in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, or at least in the shadow of the eruption cloud of 79 A.D., only three miles south of Pompeii, is a little-known but spectacular archaeological site: the sea-edge villas of Stabiae. Stabiae is home to a group...Read more ›

The Last Days of Hattusa

The Mysterious Collapse of the Hittite Empire

By Trevor Bryce

From his capital, Hattusa, in central Anatolia, the last-known Hittite king, Suppiluliuma II (1207 B.C.-?), ruled over a people who had once built a great empire—one of the superpowers (along with Egypt, Mittani, Babylon and Assyria) of the Late Bronze Age. The Kingdom of...Read more ›

Digs 2005

Experience the Past!

After covering so many distressing stories about the looting of some of the world’s most ancient archaeological sites, we are pleased to turn to a brighter task: putting together Archaeology Odyssey’s sixth annual Digs List. 2005 offers exciting opportunities to join in excavations around the Mediterranean and...Read more ›