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International Relations in the Ancient and Modern Worlds

After a week of archaeological site visits and presentations, lessons arise from stories of the past to help shape the world of the future.

Animal Burials, Early Ruler, and Ivory Statue Unearthed in Egyptian Tomb Complex

Learn more about beautiful artifacts from a newly discovered very early Egyptian tomb.

Inside Turkey’s Top Archaeological Sites

The Dialogue of Civilizations team visits Göbekli Tepe and the Roman ruins of Zeugma. Explore the sites in these photos, illustrations, and virtutal tour.

Face-to-Face With Ancient Civilizations

Top archaeologists get up close to an ancient monument celebrating a culture where East met West. What lessons could it hold?

Faces of the Past, Reflections of the Present at Archaeology Conference

We can find reflections of ourselves in ancient cultures if we know how to look. Explore top archaeologists’ latest ideas from the 2014 Dialogue of Civilizations, and share your thoughts as well.

2014 Dialogue of Civilizations Opens in Istanbul

What can the ancient world teach us about today’s world? Join the conversation with archaeologists and other experts gathered in Turkey this week.

Is Every Civilization Destined to Collapse?

What does it mean for a civilization to collapse? Are we destined to follow suit? Archaeologists working around the world conclude a week-long conference with their perspectives.

Why Did Ancient Civilizations Build Such Huge Monuments?

Why did ancient civilizations begin with the building of such huge monuments? Archaeologists working around the world share their reflections.

What Is “Civilization”?

After days of presentations on five of the world’s great ancient civilizations, archaeologists from sites all around the world debate and discuss the meaning of civilization and what we can learn today from the lessons of the past.

Dig Deeper: Origins of the Maya

The ancient Maya are well known for their overgrown temple ruins and striking carved and painted art. Speakers at the Dialogue of Civilizations unveil the origins of this captivating culture.

Revelando Arte e Invenciones Antiguas de la India y Pakistán

China, Egipto, Mesopotamia y los Mayas son las civilizaciones donde las personas tienen más conocimiento. Harappa, por otra parte, es menos conocido.

Uncovering the Origins of Ancient Egypt

Experts reveal recent discoveries and insights that help answer one of the great questions in archaeology: “Where did ancient Egyptian civilization come from?”

Revealing India and Pakistan’s Ancient Art and Inventions

China, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Maya–these are ancient civilizations people tend to know something about. The Harappan civilization of the Indus Valley, on the other hand, is maybe less well known, but just as fascinating and inspiring for us today.

Lessons in Sustainability and Solidarity From Ancient Mesopotamia

World leaders in archaeology discuss the ancient development of Mesopotamian society and the very practical lessons and inspiration it holds for us today.

Dialogue of Civilizations Opens: Maya Leaders, Bird With Pig’s-Head Wings, Ancient China, More

Three days of discussion among archaeologists studying five ancient cultures around the world kicks off with best wishes from a modern Maya leader and revelations about a strange artifact from ancient China.