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.

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.


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.

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