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.

Beatles set to top Hitler at auction

2010-11-09 11:06

A signed copy of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf will be going under the hammer in New Zealand, but it's estimated to fetch a pittance compared to other items.

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.

Titanic letter to be auctioned

2010-10-08 15:42

A rare, first person account of the sinking of the Titanic in the form of a signed affidavit is set to be auctioned.

Stonehenge skeleton not British

2010-09-29 19:29

A wealthy young teenager buried near Britain's mysterious Stonehenge monument came from the Mediterranean, say scientists.


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.

First South Africans used complex tools

2010-10-29 14:45

Modern humans in SA may have been using a sophisticated tool sharpening technique as far back as 75 000 years ago, say researchers.

Hitler exhibition breaks taboos

2010-10-14 14:08

Almost every aspect of the Nazis has been covered by German museums, but a chilling new exhibition in Berlin is exploring the personality cult of Adolf Hitler.

Titanic survivor's tale on auction

2010-10-07 21:49

A rare document describing a dramatic escape from the sinking Titanic ocean liner is set to be auctioned in England.

Ancient manuscripts go online

2010-09-27 18:09

One of the world's most important caches of Greek manuscripts is going online, part of a growing number of ancient documents to hit the web in recent years.

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