ARTICLES RELATING TO ARCHEOLOGY

Egypt even mummified their pets

2014-03-31 07:35

Animals held such a prominent place in Egyptian society that tens of millions were mummified, some going into the pharaohs' tombs to rest eternally in the company of their kings.

New caves found in Patagonia

2014-03-10 13:45

Chilean and French scientists have discovered a network of underground caves on a remote island in Patagonia that could provide valuable clues as to how continents were formed.

Italy investigates fresh collapses in Pompeii

2014-03-03 09:25

Italy's culture minister has demanded explanations after more collapses this weekend in the Roman city of Pompeii, concerns have been raised about the state of the treasured archaeological site.

Misty the dinosaur skeleton heads to Denmark

2013-12-17 16:40

A rare full skeleton of a huge diplodocus dinosaur sold in Britain last month has been bought by the Natural History Museum of Denmark.

NYC an archaeo site covering centuries

2013-08-08 13:32

New York city has become an archaeological site, with thousands of artifacts such as an 18th-century bone toothbrush with animal hair bristles unearthed to prove it.

Coelacanth helps evolutionary probe

2013-04-17 21:26

Biologists say they have unravelled the DNA of the coelacanth, a "living fossil" fish, whose ancient lineage can shed light on how life in the sea crept onto land hundreds.

Ancient road discovered in Greece

2012-06-26 16:46

Archaeologists in Greece's second-largest city have uncovered a 70m section of an ancient road built by the Romans that was the city's main travel artery nearly 2 000 years ago.

Ancient 'purity' seal found near Jerusalem temple

2011-12-26 07:36

Israeli archaeologists say they have found a 2 000 year old clay seal near Jerusalem's Western Wall, confirming written accounts of ritual practices in the biblical Jewish Temple.

Aliens 'responsible' for ancient knowledge

2011-09-28 14:43
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Ancient traditions of contact with extraterrestrials are reflected in continued class inequalities today, an author has said.

'Cursed' tomb found in Cyprus

2010-05-22 08:12

A tomb has been discovered in Cyprus that locals say could be the final resting place of Ajax's niece, contain a golden chariot and unleash a horrible curse.

Ancient skeleton find in Morocco

2010-05-07 21:21

Archaeologists in Morocco uncovered an ancient burial ground in a cave east of the capital Rabat, digging up human skeletons dating back 5 000-years.

3 000+ dino footprints found

2010-02-07 10:04

Archaeologists in China have uncovered more than 3 000 dinosaur footprints in an area said to be the world's largest grouping of fossilised bones belonging to the ancient animals.

Stonehenge a funeral complex?

2009-10-06 22:15

The discovery of a small prehistoric circle of stones near Stonehenge may confirm the theory that it was part of a massive funeral complex built around a river, say researchers.

 

3 200-year-old skeleton found with cancer

2014-03-18 07:41

Archaeologists have found a 3 200-year-old skeleton of a man with a spreading form of cancer, the oldest example so far of a disease often associated with modern lifestyles.

Third collapse in Italy's ancient Pompeii

2014-03-04 07:58

A wall in the ancient city of Pompeii has collapsed, the third piece of the Unesco world heritage site to crumble after days of heavy rain in southern Italy, authorities say.

Israeli archeologists uncover ancient church

2014-01-22 17:53

Israeli archaeologists say they have uncovered the remnants of a 1 500-year-old church dating back to the Byzantine era.

'Extraordinary' Mayan frieze discovered

2013-08-08 20:16

Archaeologists have found an "extraordinary" Mayan frieze richly decorated with images of deities and rulers and a long dedicatory inscription, the Guatemalan government says.

Fossil bird reclaimed as ancestor

2013-05-29 21:58

The Archaeopteryx has been restored to its hallowed branch on the tree of life, as the forebear of all birds.

Australians find mega-wombat graveyard

2012-06-21 09:32

Australian scientists have unveiled the biggest ever graveyard of an ancient rhino-sized mega-wombat called doprotodon, with the site potentially holding valuable clues on the species’ extinction.

'Human Zoos' go on show in Paris

2011-11-28 22:38

The story of men, women and children plucked from their homes in the West's colonies and exhibited like zoo animals is the focus of a major show that has opened at Paris' tribal arts museum.

Former slave castle yields grim secrets

2011-06-25 07:26

A team of international archeologists has discovered grim relics of slavery some 300 years ago on the site of one of the largest "slave castles" in west Africa.

Charlemagne grave a mystery

2010-05-19 07:00

Archaeologists looking for the grave of medieval Emperor Charlemagnehave ruled out the popular theory that he was buried in the atrium of Aachen cathedral.

King Tut - 'one sick kid'

2010-02-18 08:02

Research has shown that ancient Egypt's King Tutankhamun had a genetic bone disease and malaria, which combined with a severe broken leg could have been what killed him.

Egypt demands Nefertiti

2009-12-20 22:08

Egypt's antiquities chief Zahi Hawass has said that Cairo will demand the return of a 3 400 year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti, accusing Germany of fraudulently acquiring it

Prehistoric animal temple found

2009-09-25 18:06

French archaeologists have discovered the oldest known place of worship dedicated to the dugong, or sea cow, on an island just north of Dubai.

 
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