ARTICLES RELATING TO ARCHAEOLOGY

UK to hunt for King Harold's body to test theory

2014-10-13 08:27

King Harold II has long been thought to have been killed at the Battle of Hastings. But UK archaeologists will test a theory he survived on the anniversary of the famous battle.

Archaeologists revisit rich Roman wreck off Greece

2014-10-10 11:37

Archaeologists armed with top-notch technology have scoured one of the richest shipwrecks of antiquity for overlooked treasures in Rome.

Rare clean shaven image of Christ found in Spain

2014-10-08 10:10

Archaeologists say they have found one of the earliest pictures ever of Jesus Christ, sporting an unusual clean-shaven, short-haired look, on an old glass plate unearthed in southern Spain.

Egypt recovers fragments of Cheops pyramid

2014-09-18 08:11

Egypt has recovered fragments from the pyramid of Cheops said to have been stolen by Germans, including part of a stone tablet identifying the pharaoh.

Pelican-like pterosaur enters record books

2014-09-12 05:00

Fossil hunters have found the remains of a pterosaur whose jaw suggests the flying reptile skimmed fish from surface water and stored the prey in a pelican-like throat pouch.

Dreadnoughtus makes T rex look puny

2014-09-04 19:32

The word big does not do justice to a massive, long-necked dinosaur that shook the Earth in Argentina about 77 million years ago.

Renowned rock art in US, younger than believed

2014-09-01 12:16

Life-sized figures sketched into red rock cliffs in Canyonlands National Park were drawn 1 000 years more recently than what had long been believed, scientists say.

Ancient shipwreck off Malta leaves 700 BC cargo

2014-08-25 21:19

A shipwreck off Malta has yielded a 700 BC cargo; some of the oldest finds of Phoenician times ever.

Stash of bones reveals new flying dinosaur

2014-08-14 15:09

A stash of buried bones in Brazil has allowed scientists to identify a new species of flying dinosaur that soared in the skies 66 to 100 million years ago, a study says.

Mystery over massive tomb unearthed in Greece

2014-08-13 12:47

Archaeologists have unearthed a funeral mound dating from the time of Alexander the Great and believed to be the largest ever discovered in Greece, but are stumped about who was buried in it.

US museum rediscovers ancient skeleton

2014-08-06 10:14

The Penn Museum in Philadelphia has rediscovered a 6,500-year-old human skeleton, originally excavated from southern Iraq around 1930.

World Trade Center ship dates to 1773

2014-07-31 10:45

Researchers say that a vessel unearthed at the World Trade Centre site in Lower Manhattan was made from wood cut around the year 1773, two years before the start of the war and three years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Dead Sea Scrolls defendant: No jail for now

2014-07-22 09:47

A blogger convicted of criminally impersonating his father's academic rivals on the subject of the Dead Sea Scrolls will stay out of jail for the time being.

Mass grave site found in Italy

2014-07-21 07:30

Archaeologists in Italy have uncovered a cemetery in the 2 700-year-old port of Rome where they believe the variety of tombs found reflects the bustling town's multi-cultural nature.

Would you go to an 'adult sleepover' at a museum?

2014-07-10 07:20

Ever dream of sleeping under a blue whale? For grown-ups equipped with a sleeping bag and toothbrush, the American Museum of Natural History is hosting its first adult-only sleepover.

Wits prof gets prestigious award

2014-07-04 14:08

Professor Lyn Wadley of Wits University has won a Billiton Award, given to an individual for an outstanding contribution to science, engineering and technology.

17th century shipwreck may have been found

2014-06-26 15:01

A debris field at the bottom of Lake Michigan may be the remains of the long-lost Griffin, a vessel commanded by a 17th-century French explorer, says a shipwreck hunter.

French cave wins World Heritage status

2014-06-23 07:34

UN cultural agency Unesco has granted its prized World Heritage status to a prehistoric cave in France containing the earliest known figurative drawings.

Dinosaur trafficker gets prison time

2014-06-04 07:23

An American who illegally imported dinosaur skeletons from Mongolia, one of them 70 million years old has been sentenced to three months in prison, authorities say.

Tiny 'living fossil' found in New Zealand

2014-05-29 15:09

A microscopic marine creature believed to have been extinct for four million years has been found alive and well in New Zealand waters, researchers say.

China's fake Sphinx to be demolished

2014-05-26 14:45

A replica of Egypt's iconic Sphinx built in northern China will be dismantled after the Egyptian ministry complained about the structure.

Mexico to extract 12 000-year-old teen skeleton

2014-05-20 10:50

Researchers plan to extract the more than 12 000-year-old skeleton of a teenage girl whose discovery in an underwater cave has given new clues about the first Native Americans.

Girl's skeleton reveals Native American origins

2014-05-16 09:02

A teenage girl who fell into a hole more than 12 000 years ago in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula is offering new clues about the origins of the first Native Americans, researchers say.

 

Father of philosophy comes under forensic scrutiny

2014-10-10 14:42

After digging up the past of Joan of Arc, Richard the Lionheart and Napoleon Bonaparte, a top forensic sleuth has unveiled a medical secret of Rene Descartes, a founder of modern philosophy.

Cave paintings challenge Europe as cradle of art

2014-10-09 11:41

The silhouette of a hand on a cave wall in Indonesia is 40 000 years old, showing that Europe was not the birthplace of art as long believed.

And now the Acropolis is crumbling...

2014-10-02 11:14

Just when Greece thought it had come through the worst of the crisis it was hit by a new blow - the Acropolis is crumbling.

Egypt says restoration of oldest pyramid on track

2014-09-17 08:56

Egypt's antiquities minister has brought journalists inside a 4 600-year old pyramid to reject recent accusations of mismanagement at the site as false and "without evidence".

High-tech survey exposes hidden Stonehenge

2014-09-10 17:04

A high-tech survey looking beneath Stonehenge is finding previously unknown monuments.

Ancient pits reveal origin of peach domestication

2014-09-09 12:59

Scientists say an analysis of well-preserved ancient peach pits traces the domestication of this sweet fruit back at least 7 500 years to China's lower Yangtze River Valley in the vicinity of Shanghai.

Neanderthal 'cave art' brings them closer to us

2014-09-02 08:52

Markings dating back 40 000 years suggest Neanderthals were considerably more sophisticated than previously thought, researchers say.

Myanmar divers find bell with dragon help

2014-08-26 22:14

A team of Myanmar divers claim to have discovered a legendary bell in the murky depths of the Yangon river, with the help of dragon spirits.

Mom, son find wooly mammoth tusks 22 years apart

2014-08-14 20:34

A mother and son have found wooly mammoth tusks in the same western Alaska river location 22 years apart.

Mummies began long before Age of Pharaohs

2014-08-14 11:24

The earliest evidence of mummification in Egypt suggests that the practice of wrapping bodies to preserve them after death began around 1 000 years earlier than thought.

Museum has skeleton in cupboard

2014-08-06 20:08

A US university museum has rediscovered a 6 500-year-old skeleton, a rare specimen in storage for decades.

Rare whale fossil found in family's backyard

2014-08-04 09:43

A search and rescue team have pulled a rare whale fossil from a Southern California backyard, a feat that the team agreed to take on as a makeshift training mission.

Family finds 300-year-old sunken treasure

2014-07-30 08:05

A Florida family scavenging for sunken treasure on a shipwreck has found the missing piece of a 300-year-old gold filigree necklace sacred to Spanish priests, officials say.

Radar search to find lost Aboriginal burial site

2014-07-22 07:23

Scientists say they hope that radar technology will help them find a century-old Aboriginal burial ground on an Australian island, bringing some closure to the local population.

Four winged dino found in China

2014-07-15 17:44

The fossil of a 125 million-year-old dinosaur with very long feathers has been discovered in China.

Largest bird fossils found

2014-07-07 22:42

Fossilised bird bones uncovered in the US state of South Carolina represent the largest flying bird in history.

Oldest animal-built reef found in Namibia

2014-06-27 12:38

Researchers say they have found fossils of the oldest-known animal-made reef in Namibia, built by a small, filter-feeding seabed creature called Cloudina.

Neanderthal poo shows cavemen ate their veggies

2014-06-26 08:27

The oldest known Neanderthal poo, uncovered in Spain, shows that cavemen ate not only meat but vegetables too, according to a new study.

Russia finds 2 'well-preserved' dinosaur fossils

2014-06-24 22:28

Russian paleontologists have dug up well-preserved skeletons of two dinosaurs that roamed the Earth 100 million to 120 million years ago, a museum involved with the dig said Monday.

Ancient pharaonic tomb unearthed

2014-06-10 10:59

Spanish archaeologists have discovered a pharaonic tomb belonging to a leader from the 11th dynasty of Egypt in the city of Luxor.

Ancient reptiles discovered under a glacier

2014-05-30 12:02

The fossils of dozens of ancient sea reptiles have been discovered in Chile.The discovery was made near a glacier that is slowly melting.

7 000-year-old mummy discovered in Chile

2014-05-27 07:40

A group of students discovered a 7 000-year-old mummy during a trip to northern Chile, local media report.

King Richard III to be buried in Leicester

2014-05-23 22:12

Britain's High Court has ordered king Richard III should be buried in a cathedral in Leicester, the city where his remains were found.

Fossils of largest dinosaur found in Argentina

2014-05-18 18:51

Paleontologists in Argentina's remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what was likely the largest dinosaur ever to roam the earth.

Ship taken by slaves 152 years ago found

2014-05-14 09:05

Marine archaeologists say they believe they have located a sunken Civil War ship that a group of African slaves in Charleston commandeered to sail to freedom 152 years ago.

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