Party like it's 3000 BC

2015-03-29 16:13

Fragments of ancient beer-brewing basins unearthed in Tel Aviv indicate that Egyptians more than 5 000 years ago had settled farther north than previously known and were imbibing in what is now Israel's most hard-partying city.

Oldest evidence of breast cancer found

2015-03-25 05:00

A team from a Spanish university has discovered what Egyptian authorities are calling the world's oldest evidence of breast cancer.

Widespread outrage after ISIS bulldozes ancient city

2015-03-07 18:29

Condemnation has poured in of the ISIS’s bulldozing of the ancient city of Nimrud, the jihadists' latest attack on Iraqi cultural treasures that the UN termed a 'war crime'.

ISIS destroys ancient artefacts at Mosul museum

2015-02-27 14:42

Archaeologists have expressed fears that after ransacking the Mosul museum in Iraq, ISIS would embark on a systematic destruction of heritage in areas under their control.

Michelangelo's last surviving bronzes identified

2015-02-03 08:53

The only two surviving bronzes by Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo are thought to have been identified with the help of a tiny clue in a 500-year-old sketch, British researchers said Monday.

Prehistoric skull sheds light on early human history

2015-01-29 12:07

A partial skull retrieved from a cave in northern Israel is shedding light on a pivotal juncture in early human history when our species was trekking out of Africa to populate other parts of the world.

Saved Mali manuscripts threatened

2015-01-29 05:00

Saved from Islamic extremists, Mali manuscripts are facing damage in their new home.

Mysterious Celtic cult site found

2015-01-21 10:09

Archaeologists in southern Germany have discovered a Celtic cult site featuring a 4-metre-high stone wall that could be 2 600 years old.

132-year-old rifle found propped against Nevada desert tree

2015-01-16 12:01

Archaeologists in Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada have stumbled upon a 132-year-old Winchester rifle propped against a tree, possibly having been left there more than a century ago.

Ancient coins found in Greece's mystery tomb

2014-12-01 09:07

Coins featuring the face of Alexander the Great have been found at the largest tomb ever unearthed in Greece, where archaeologists are hunting for clues to solve the mystery of who lies buried there.


Israeli porcupine unearths ancient lamp

2015-03-25 21:03

A porcupine who dug his burrow at an Israeli site rich with ancient treasures unearthed a 1 400-year-old ceramic lamp.

3 000 skeletons dug up at tube station

2015-03-10 19:29

Archaeologists in London have begun digging up around 3 000 historic skeletons including those of plague victims from a burial ground that will become a new train station.

Ethiopian fossil pushes back human origins

2015-03-05 13:05

A 2.8-million-year-old jawbone fossil with five intact teeth unearthed in an Ethiopian desert is pushing back the dawn of humankind by about half a million years.

Crane accidently destroys ancient tomb

2015-02-11 11:45

A centuries-old tomb in southern Egypt has been partly demolished when a crane lifting blocks of sculpted masonry sliced through its dome, officials say.

Museum, hospital collaborate in scan of mummified remains

2015-02-01 09:00

Museum officials in Ohio hope medical scans will reveal more about the mummified remains of a child that may have lived over 500 years ago in Peru.

2 200 artefacts seized in European crackdown

2015-01-29 09:40

Over 2 200 looted artefacts, many from ancient Egypt, have been seized as part of a Europe-wide crackdown that also snared 35 suspected traffickers, Europol announced.

Ancient Israeli skull may document migration from Africa

2015-01-28 21:13

An ancient partial skull from an Israeli cave linked to migration of humans from Africa to Europe has been found.

X-rays unlock secrets of ancient scrolls

2015-01-20 21:15

Blasted by a volcano and buried for centuries, ancient scrolls are beginning to reveal their secrets.

Richard III's DNA raises questions about his heirs

2014-12-03 10:13

Scientists say there is 'overwhelming evidence' that a skeleton found under a parking lot is that of England's King Richard III, but their DNA testing also has raised questions about the nobility of some of his royal successors.

Mammoth skeleton sold for $300 000

2014-11-27 10:04

A rare woolly mammoth skeleton has been bought by a private buyer for nearly $300 000 at a UK auction.

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