Six mummies discovered in ancient tomb in Egypt

2017-04-18 22:28

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered six mummies, colourful wooden coffins and more than 1 000 funerary statues in a 3 500-year-old tomb.

Remains of ancient pyramid found in Egypt

2017-04-03 22:17

The remains of an Egyptian pyramid built about 3 700 years ago have been discovered near the well-known bent pyramid of King Snefru.

2 500 years on, replica of sunken ship sets sail from Israel

2017-03-18 08:55

An identical replica of a 2 500-year-old merchant vessel that ran aground off the coast of present-day Israel, has set sail from the port of Haifa.

British Museum training experts to save Mosul heritage

2017-02-20 21:00

Archaeologists are being trained by the British Museum to save what they can of Mosul's heritage in the wake of fighting between Iraqi forces and ISIS.

The caves that prove Neanderthals were cannibals

2016-12-30 21:24

Deep in the caves of Goyet in Belgium researchers have found the grisly evidence that the Neanderthals did not just feast on horses or reindeer, but also on each other.

Million-$-dino sold at auction in France

2016-12-11 21:55

A nearly complete dinosaur skeleton has been sold sold for $1.2m at auction in the eastern French city of Lyon, the Aguttes auction house says.

Black Death burial pit found in UK abbey

2016-12-01 10:09

An "extremely rare" mass grave containing 48 victims of the Black Death has been found at the site of a 14th-century monastery hospital in England.

Tunisian remains prove 100 000-year human presence

2016-09-15 19:46

Tunisian and British researchers have unearthed Stone Age tools showing humans lived in southern Tunisia nearly 100 000 years ago.

Was 'Iceman Ötzi' a Copper Age fashionista?

2016-08-18 17:08

The 5 300-year-old Alpine mummy known as the Tyrolean Iceman died wearing leather clothes and accessories harvested from no less than five wild or domesticated species, a DNA analysis has revealed.

Earliest cancer ever discovered in SA

2016-07-29 09:26

The discovery in the Cradle of Humankind of a foot bone approximately 1.7 million years old, with evidence of malignant cancer, has pushed the oldest date for this disease back from recent times into deep prehistory.


Reptile fossils hint at wide diversity of dinosaur ancestors

2017-04-13 17:06

Fossils of a four-legged, meat-eating reptile point toward a more complex picture of dinosaur ancestry than scientists thought, a study says.

Chinese police arrest dinosaur-egg bandit

2017-03-20 18:25

Chinese police have arrested a man accused of stealing dozens of fossilised dinosaur eggs, state media say, but some eggs are apparently still unaccounted for.

Archaeologists find treasures in Mosel tunnels

2017-03-07 20:30

Archaeologists are astounded at the treasures they have found in a labyrinth of narrow tunnels apparently left by ISIS supporters.

Albania promotes underwater archaeology

2017-02-13 22:33

Albania is promoting the archaeological finds in the waters off its southwest coast to raise public interest and to attract attention of decision-makers who can help preserve the discoveries.

3 800-year-old potato garden discovered in Canada

2016-12-27 20:16

Ancient spuds recently dug up on Canada's Pacific coast are blackened and surely inedible, but are the first proof, say researchers, that North American natives tended gardens at least 3 800 years ago.

France opens new Lascaux prehistoric art cave replica

2016-12-11 18:11

A new replica of the stunning Lascaux cave paintings has been unveiled in the Dordogne region of southwest France, more than seven decades after the prehistoric art was first discovered.

Did T-Rex wake up to birdsong?

2016-10-12 22:30

Tyrannosaurus-rex and other dinosaurs woke up to birdsong just like we do, though it was probably more honk than melodic chirping, an extraordinary fossil find has revealed.

Rare 1.2m T. rex skull found

2016-08-21 19:53

Palaeontologists with Seattle's Burke Museum have unearthed the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex that lived more than 66 million years ago, including a nearly complete 1.2m-long skull.

First evidence of legendary China flood may rewrite history

2016-08-05 07:54

Geologists have found the first evidence for China's Great Flood, a 4 000-year-old disaster on the Yellow River that led to the birth of the Xia dynasty and modern Chinese civilisation.

Ancient Australian flesh-eating marsupial discovered

2016-07-28 08:09

A new species of extinct flesh-eating marsupial that terrorised Australia's forests about five million years ago, has been identified from a recently discovered fossil site, scientists say.

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