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.

Egypt detects 'impressive' anomaly in Giza pyramids

2015-11-10 07:46

Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says a scanning project in the Giza pyramids has identified thermal anomalies, including one in the largest pyramid.

Egypt panel approves using radar to find Nefertiti

2015-10-22 20:51

An Egyptian panel of experts has approved using radar to search for a hidden chamber in King Tutankhamun's tomb, which may be the burial place of Queen Nefertiti.

Archaeologist aims to pinpoint Nefertiti's tomb

2015-09-29 19:00

With the help of a sophisticated radar, an archaeologist aims to prove Nefertiti is buried in a hidden chamber of Tutankhamun's tomb.

CT-scanned mummies give new look at old world

2015-09-13 21:03

Using CT scans, exhibition curators have looked right through the wrappings of two dozen mummies from Egypt and Peru to learn how the ancient people lived and died.


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.

World's oldest Bible on show at UK Museum

2015-10-28 16:28

The world's oldest Bible is among 200 objects tracing Egypt's religious evolution in an exhibition at London's British Museum, and spans the 1 200 years since Cleopatra's death.

Modern humans out of Africa sooner than thought

2015-10-14 22:29

Human teeth discovered in southern China provide evidence that our species left the African continent up to 70 000 years earlier than prevailing theories suggest.

Perfect pre-Roman era tomb found at Pompeii

2015-09-21 22:11

Archaeologists have discovered a Pre-Roman era tomb in perfect condition at Pompeii.

Unwrapping the mystery of an ancient Egyptian bird mummy

2015-09-11 12:09

An ancient Egyptian bird mummy in a Cape Town museum has undergone a ‘virtual autopsy’ that allowed researchers to see what lay beneath its wrappings.

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