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.

Palmyra's most famed temple destroyed: UN

2015-09-01 06:24

The most famed temple in Syria's Palmyra has been blown up, the UN has confirmed, showing satellite images of the damage as the Islamic State group presses a campaign to tear down the treasured heritage site.

Activists say ISIS damages another ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra

2015-08-31 07:36

ISIS militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion, activists say.

Archaeologists unearth ancient Greek palace near Sparta

2015-08-26 08:11

Archaeologists in Greece have discovered the ruins of an ancient palace with important archaic inscriptions dating back to the Mycenaean Age, the culture ministry says.


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.

Stonehenge archeologists find huge neolithic site

2015-09-07 16:03

The buried remains of a mysterious giant prehistoric monument have been discovered close to Britain's famous Stonehenge heritage site.

2nd Palmyra temple appears intact after blast

2015-08-31 14:22

A blast rocked the ancient ruins in Syria's Palmyra on Sunday but the site's famed Temple of Bel appeared to be largely intact, Syria's antiquities chief says.

Satellite images confirm Palmyra temple destruction: UN

2015-08-29 08:08

Satellite images have confirmed the destruction of the Baal Shamin temple in Syria's Palmyra.

UN chief appalled by 'barbaric' attacks in Palmyra

2015-08-25 09:45

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is appalled by reports that ISIS had demolished a temple in Syria's ancient Palmyra.

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