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25 April 2018

(Dis)believing Czechia. The experts from the Faculty of Science created the Atlas of Religions

The researchers from the Department of Social Geography and Regional Development at the Faculty of Science, Charles University, have just finished a unique project. Experts and general public can now take a look at dozens of maps created by the team, and learn about the regional distribution of religious beliefs in Czechia as self-declared by the citizens after 1989.


Helena Zdráhalová, 30 January 2018

A unique boat from the pyramid age discovered at Abusir by the expedition of the Czech Institute of Egyptology

The mission of the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague has recently made an unexpected discovery at Abusir South that once again highlights the importance of this cemetery of the Old Kingdom officials.


Lucie Kettnerová, 1 February 2016

Yurta-Stroyno Excavation report on 2015 season

The excavation season 2015 took place between the 15th of June and 10th of July (20 days), followed by three weeks of finds processing. One of our main aims during the season was to shed light on stone foundations of the house we uncovered during the first excavation season conducted in 2014. Their surroundings were destroyed by treasure hunters and as such hindered any clear interpretation on the first place.


Petra Tušlová a Barbora Weissová, 20 November 2015

The first season of archeological research in Uzbekistan has revealed a mysterious chamber

The first season of archaeological research in the site Burgut Kurgan in South Uzbekistan has recently ended. The expedition was led by staff and students from the Faculty of Arts. The research team, consisting of Czech, Uzbek, and French participants, was exploring the settlement of the Yaz I culture, which is generally considered a bridge between Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages in the southern part of Central Asia.


FF UK, 19 November 2015

The Story beyond Pompeii

When we think about archaeology in Italy, we automatically think about Pompeii and Herculaneum. It is the defined topic in schools, the basis of TV programmes, books and films, it is what the media will dedicate some tiny article to at the back of their newspaper. But, as Dr Girolamo Ferdinando de Simone’s lecture on: ‘The Dark Side of Vesuvius: Archaeology beyond Pompeii and Herculaneum‘ demonstrated to me, there is a whole territory undiscovered and unknown, a mystery about to be unravelled by de Simone and his team.


Becky Clark, 28 January 2015

Czech expedition discovers the tomb of an ancient Egyptian unknown queen.

The pyramid necropolis at Abusir (EAR), which the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University has been excavating for almost 55 years, proved once again that it is one of the most important sites in Egypt. During autumn, members of the Czech Mission explored a tomb, which is part of a small cemetery to the south of the funerary complex of King Raneferef. In the cemetery, members of the court elite of the middle of the Fifth Dynasty (about 2450 B.C.) were buried.


ČEgÚ FF UK; Lucie Kettnerová, 4 January 2015

PEKLA 2014

On the 15th to the 16th of December the Institute of Classical Archaeology of the Faculty of Arts held the 3rd international postgraduate conference “Perspectives of Classical Archaeology” (“PEKLA”) at Charles University in Prague.


Suzanna Knuckey, 27 December 2014

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