World's oldest wine may have been Italian

2017-08-31 07:07

Researchers have discovered that the oldest wine in the world may have been Italian, after finding traces of 6 000-year-old fermented grapes off the west coast of Sicily.

New restrictions set on visiting Peru's famed Machu Picchu

2017-06-22 05:45

Travellers wanting a glimpse of Peru's famed Machu Picchu will be restricted to certain hours touring the area with a designated guide.

US museum returns ancient Egyptian artefact

2017-05-30 22:45

A leading German archaeological institute says it has recovered an ancient Egyptian artefact missing since World War II.

Israel uncovers ancient Roman history

2017-04-26 22:32

Israeli archaeologists working on a major Roman-era port city have unveiled new discoveries, including an altar dedicated to Augustus Caesar.

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.


'Missing link' bolsters bold theory on dino evolution

2017-08-16 08:43

An oddball, vegetarian dinosaur with the silhouette of a flesh-ripping velociraptor, whose fossilised remains were unearthed in southern Chile 13 years ago, is a missing link in dino evolution, researchers say.

Homo sapiens 100 000 years older than thought

2017-06-07 21:33

Early Homo sapiens roamed Africa as long as 300 000 years ago, with modern-looking faces that would not stand out in a crowd today, according to research that pushes back our origins by a hundred millennia.

Ancient Roman monument gets makeover

2017-05-02 23:00

The mausoleum of Roman Emperor Augustus, a towering monument when it was built in 28 BC but now a decrepit eyesore in Rome's centre, is being restored.

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.

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