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Classical Archaeology

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The Acropolis at Athens

The Acropolis at Athens

Fabio Lattanzi Antinori
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Classical archaeology generally refers to the study of ancient Greece and Rome and their immediate forebears, the Minoans and Mycenaeans. Classical archaeology is usually, but not always, aligned with art and ancient history rather than archaeology; it often involves the study of ancient languages such as Latin and Greek, Linear A and Linear B.

Classical Sites: Acropolis of Athens, Akrotiri (Greece), Argos (Greece), Asklepios, Athens, Corinth, Epidauros, Knossos, Kommos, Lefkandi, Mitrou, Mochlos, Mycenae, Olympia, Orchomenos, Pylos, Sparta, Tiryns, Vathypetro, Vergina, Butrint (Alabania), Fishbourne (England), Iulia Felix (Italy), Numantia (Spain), Palmyra (Syria), Pompeii (Italy), Pont du Gard and Aqueduct of Nimes (France), Regensburg (Germany), Vindolandia (UK)

Issues: A Walking Tour of Olympia, Homeric Questions, Minoan timeline, Linear A, Linear B, Jewish Roman Mosaics, Roman Glass Making. See About.com's Guide to Ancient History for a historical slant.

Books: Archaeology of Greece, Finding the Walls of Troy, Atlantis Destroyed, The Archaeology of Ancient Greece

University Departments with Classical Archaeology Programs

This glossary entry is a part of the About.com Guide to the Subdisciplines of Archaeology, and part of the Dictionary of Archaeology.

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