Rare ancient Egyptian shroud fetches fortune

2015-06-18 21:10

A rare 3 400-year-old Egyptian burial shroud has fetched millions at auction in Paris.

Ancient burial boxes recovered in Israel

2014-03-31 20:29

Eleven ancient burial boxes have been unveiled in Israel after a theft recovery operation.

Forty ancient sites discovered in Iraq

2012-05-28 22:05

Teams of Iraqi archaeologists have discovered 40 ancient sites in the country's south from the Sumerian, Akkadian and Babylonian periods.

$1.1m Germany art piece destroyed

2011-11-04 14:36

A cleaning woman at a Germany museum who mistook a sculpture worth $1.1m for an unsightly mess has destroyed the valuable artwork beyond recognition, a spokesperson says.

Rare wood sparks buying frenzy in China

2011-06-12 18:08

In a packed Beijing auction room, an anonymous buyer has shelled out a staggering $5m for a simple wooden bed made of huanghuali, the rarest of exotic woods.

Mandela's lost pistol

2011-05-09 15:19

Nelson Mandela's buried pistol is the target of a treasure hunt.

Restoration of King Tut, artefacts starts

2011-02-06 18:29

Work has begun to restore priceless Egyptian antiquities, including a statue of King Tutankhamun, damaged by looters amid anti-government protests in Cairo.


Khmer statues returned to Cambodia

2014-06-03 22:00

Cambodia has officially welcomed the return of three ancient statues looted from the kingdom more than 40 years ago.

Disputed gold tablet in US court

2013-10-15 09:22

A German museum and a Holocaust survivor's heirs are in dispute over an ancient gold tablet.

Spain sending military to get treasure

2012-02-20 21:13

Spain is sending military planes to the US to retrieve tons of treasure at the heart of a 5-year lawsuit.

A look at oldest modern Europeans

2011-11-03 14:16

A fresh look at fossilised remains has turned up a surprise: the earliest modern people in Europe.

Blackbeard’s anchor found of US

2011-05-28 16:55

An anchor from what's believed to be the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard's flagship has been raised from the ocean floor off the North Carolina coast.

Cairo teen finds looted pharaonic statue

2011-02-17 18:06

A Cairo teenager has found a priceless statue of Pharaoh Akhenaton near a garbage bin after it had been stolen from the Egyptian Museum during anti-regime protests, Egypt's antiquities chief says.

Titanic tale sold for huge sum

2010-10-17 13:30

An account of the sinking of the Titanic written by a survivor who was secretary to a controversial aristocrat has been sold at auction for £20 000 in London.

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