Roman-era mosaic of Hercules to go to museum

2016-07-14 21:28

Cyprus' commerce minister says a unique Roman-era mosaic depicting Hercules' Labours will be transferred to a new, dedicated wing of a museum in Larnaca.

Ancient ship graveyard found off Greek island

2016-07-11 19:14

Forty-five shipwrecks, many dating back to ancient times, have been discovered off a Greek archipelago that is one of the Mediterranean's richest underwater archaeological sites.

The Vikings have landed in the Americas - again

2016-06-02 22:30

A thousand years after Viking explorer Leif Erikson set foot on the American continent, a modern reconstruction of a longship has reached the Canadian coast.

Next stop on Rome's new metro - Hardrian's barracks

2016-05-20 22:14

Frescoed barracks which once housed the cavalry of the Emperor Hadrian's bodyguards have returned to light 19 centuries on, during excavations for a new underground train line in Rome.

Archaeologists in spat over King Tut tomb theory

2016-05-08 22:31

Archaeologists have clashed at a conference in Egypt over a theory that secret chambers could be hidden behind the walls of King Tutankhamun's tomb.

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.


Digs uncover 11 000-year-old village in Cyprus

2016-07-12 22:22

Cyprus' Antiquities Department says recent archaeological digs have uncovered more than 20 round buildings in what is believed to be the island's earliest known village, dating as far back as the 9th century BC.

NY-based explorers find 1868 schooner wreck

2016-06-29 21:34

Underwater explorers say they've discovered the shipwreck of a Canadian schooner that sank off Lake Ontario's central New York shore nearly 150 years ago.

Spanish cave art trove found 300m underground

2016-05-27 20:55

Spanish archaeologists say they have discovered an exceptional set of Paleolithic era cave drawings that could rank among the best in a country that already boasts some of the world's most important cave art.

Secrets of early Bard theatre dug up in London

2016-05-20 18:00

British archaeologists have raised the curtain on a 16th century theatre which staged William Shakespeare plays like Romeo and Juliet and where The Bard himself acted in "London's first theatre land".

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.

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