ARTICLES RELATING TO ARCHAEOLOGY

ISIS destroys ancient artefacts at Mosul museum

2015-02-27 14:42

Archaeologists have expressed fears that after ransacking the Mosul museum in Iraq, ISIS would embark on a systematic destruction of heritage in areas under their control.

Michelangelo's last surviving bronzes identified

2015-02-03 08:53

The only two surviving bronzes by Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo are thought to have been identified with the help of a tiny clue in a 500-year-old sketch, British researchers said Monday.

Prehistoric skull sheds light on early human history

2015-01-29 12:07

A partial skull retrieved from a cave in northern Israel is shedding light on a pivotal juncture in early human history when our species was trekking out of Africa to populate other parts of the world.

Saved Mali manuscripts threatened

2015-01-29 05:00

Saved from Islamic extremists, Mali manuscripts are facing damage in their new home.

Mysterious Celtic cult site found

2015-01-21 10:09

Archaeologists in southern Germany have discovered a Celtic cult site featuring a 4-metre-high stone wall that could be 2 600 years old.

132-year-old rifle found propped against Nevada desert tree

2015-01-16 12:01

Archaeologists in Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada have stumbled upon a 132-year-old Winchester rifle propped against a tree, possibly having been left there more than a century ago.

Ancient coins found in Greece's mystery tomb

2014-12-01 09:07

Coins featuring the face of Alexander the Great have been found at the largest tomb ever unearthed in Greece, where archaeologists are hunting for clues to solve the mystery of who lies buried there.

Search continues at ancient Greek burial mound

2014-11-24 16:42

Scientists have opened the second phase of their excavation of the vast 4th-century BC burial mound in Amphipolis town in search of more tombs and bodies.

Baby skeletons hint at death rituals 11 500 years ago

2014-11-11 16:51

A pair of baby skeletons in Alaska, that are more than 11 500 years old are offering new hints about the death rituals of early people in North America, researchers say.

Ancient Madagascar critter rewrites history

2014-11-06 05:10

There is no doubt scientists had a lot of luck on their side in discovering a critter from the age of dinosaurs that rewrites our understanding of the history of early mammals.

 

Crane accidently destroys ancient tomb

2015-02-11 11:45

A centuries-old tomb in southern Egypt has been partly demolished when a crane lifting blocks of sculpted masonry sliced through its dome, officials say.

Museum, hospital collaborate in scan of mummified remains

2015-02-01 09:00

Museum officials in Ohio hope medical scans will reveal more about the mummified remains of a child that may have lived over 500 years ago in Peru.

2 200 artefacts seized in European crackdown

2015-01-29 09:40

Over 2 200 looted artefacts, many from ancient Egypt, have been seized as part of a Europe-wide crackdown that also snared 35 suspected traffickers, Europol announced.

Ancient Israeli skull may document migration from Africa

2015-01-28 21:13

An ancient partial skull from an Israeli cave linked to migration of humans from Africa to Europe has been found.

X-rays unlock secrets of ancient scrolls

2015-01-20 21:15

Blasted by a volcano and buried for centuries, ancient scrolls are beginning to reveal their secrets.

Richard III's DNA raises questions about his heirs

2014-12-03 10:13

Scientists say there is 'overwhelming evidence' that a skeleton found under a parking lot is that of England's King Richard III, but their DNA testing also has raised questions about the nobility of some of his royal successors.

Mammoth skeleton sold for $300 000

2014-11-27 10:04

A rare woolly mammoth skeleton has been bought by a private buyer for nearly $300 000 at a UK auction.

Scientists find rare Ice Age foetus in Alaska

2014-11-12 10:36

Archaeologists working in Alaska's remote interior have discovered the burial site of an Ice Age infant and a late-term foetus believed to be the youngest remains found in the Americas.

Egypt to open Sphinx area to tourists again

2014-11-10 09:28

Egypt will soon open to tourists the courtyard in front of the Sphinx, the colossal monument which has been under restoration for nearly four years, officials say.

Possible complete mammoth skeleton found in US

2014-10-29 14:33

A portion of a Columbian mammoth skull and tusks have been uncovered in southeastern Idaho, and experts say a rare entire skeleton might be buried there.

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