Palmyra arch rises triumphantly in Trafalgar Square

2016-04-19 19:04

A replica of one of the most iconic monuments destroyed by ISIS in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra has been unveiled in London's Trafalgar Square.

More analysis needed on King Tut 'hidden chamber'

2016-04-01 22:28

Further analysis is needed of the tomb of pharaoh Tutankhamun to determine if the resting place also contains the remains of legendary beauty Queen Nefertiti, Egypt's antiquities minister says.

Hidden treasures of ancient Rome to get first showing

2016-03-17 13:37

Hidden for decades, one of the world's greatest collections of ancient Roman statues and sculptures is reputedly so dazzling that a prominent archaeologist once disguised himself as a garbage man to grab a sneak glimpse.

Archaeologists find oldest known Jerusalem settlement

2016-02-17 21:17

Israeli archaeologists have uncovered findings proving for the first time the existence of an established human settlement in Jerusalem as far back as 7 000 years ago.

Slow food: prehistoric people feasted on turtles

2016-02-03 07:16

Discoveries in an Israeli cave dating back 200 000 years show that early humans ate turtles alongside plants and large game animals.

Particles could give clues on Egypt's bent pyramid

2016-01-17 15:54

An international team of researchers will soon begin analysing cosmic particles collected inside Egypt's Bent Pyramid to search for clues as to how it was built.

Sixth century prosthetic foot found in Austria

2016-01-14 17:15

Archeologists in Austria said they had found what they believe to be Europe's oldest prosthetic implant in the shape of a wooden foot dating from the sixth century.

Viking hoard sheds light on King Ceolwulf

2015-12-10 18:38

A trove of Viking and Saxon silver found in a farmer's field sheds new light on the birth of England.

Century-old Torah scroll being restored in hospital

2015-11-23 18:32

A Torah scroll rescued from the Nazis is being restored at a New York City hospital.

Hi-tech scans unravel mysteries of Egypt

2015-11-11 09:36

New findings at Egypt's Khufu pyramid are raising hopes of unravelling the mysteries of one of the ancient world's most iconic monuments.


Ancient church unearthed on Gaza building site

2016-04-06 17:51

Archaeologists have called for the preservation of an ancient church unearthed on a Gaza construction site, but the Islamic ministry disagrees.

Russian archaeologists offer to help rebuild Palmyra

2016-03-31 10:30

Ancient Syrian city was recently recaptured from ISIL fighters who had demolished some of its best-known monuments.

Israeli child finds ancient Canaanite figurine

2016-02-26 11:47

A boy aged seven has uncovered a 3 400-year-old Canaanite statue of a naked woman during a hike in the Jordan Valley in northern Israel.

Modern 'Indiana Jones' on mission to save antiquities

2016-02-17 18:02

A technology-wielding archaeologist billed as a real-world 'Indiana Jones' has called for an online platform that entices just about anyone to help find undiscovered treasures.

Ancient Egyptian boat discovered near pyramids

2016-02-02 09:41

Czech archaeologists have unearthed an ancient funerary boat near the Abusir pyramids south of Cairo, officials say, in a discovery that could shed light on shipbuilding in ancient Egypt.

Egypt opens exhibition of repatriated antiquities

2016-01-14 20:20

Egypt has opened an exhibition of the latest antiquities returned to the country after having been illegally spirited out.

Pompeii: Keeping alive a dead city

2015-12-21 18:37

The crumbling ruins of Pompeii have for too long been exhibit number one in Italy's borderline criminal neglect of its historical heritage. New management and EU funding are trying to fix past disasters, but can the efforts be kept up?

Queen Nefertiti's resting place possibly found

2015-11-28 18:04

Scans in King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings point to a hidden chamber, the country's antiquities minister has said, possibly heralding the discovery of Queen Nefertiti's resting place.

'Impressive' ancient mosaic found accidentally

2015-11-16 22:03

An 'impressive' mosaic accidentally discovered in what was a wealthy neighbourhood in Roman and Byzantine times will be unveiled this week.

200-million-year-old dinosaur thigh bone to be revealed

2015-11-10 09:08

The thigh bone of a yet-to-be-named 200-million-year-old dinosaur is set to be revealed by Wits University researchers.

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