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German team leaves Troy for lack of funding

German team leaves Troy for lack of funding

A team of German archaeologists, conducting excavations for nearly 25 years in the ancient city of Troy in Turkey’s northwest, are set to tu...
Rare findings at Pattanam excavation site

Rare findings at Pattanam excavation site

The sixth season of the Pattanam excavations at North Paravur near Kodungalur have found 2,000 ancient pottery sherds, which according to th...
More on Ancient tomb unearthed in Upper Egypt

More on Ancient tomb unearthed in Upper Egypt

In the course of routine excavation work at the tomb of the first Middle Kingdom governor of the Hare Nome or province, the nomarch Ahanakht...
Italian police sieze 18,000 illegally excavated artefacts

Italian police sieze 18,000 illegally excavated artefacts

Italian police said Wednesday they had reported five people to prosecutors after finding and impounding some 18,000 ancient artifacts dug up...
Former dictator's son-in-law accused of looting ancient sculpture from Algeria

Former dictator's son-in-law accused of looting ancient sculpture from Algeria

Ousted Tunisian dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his family have already been accused of plundering the nation's antiquities, partic...
Farmland estate reveals thousand year occupation

Farmland estate reveals thousand year occupation

Archaeological excavations have provided the first substantiation that a farmland estate in Sicily boasts a history which reaches back over ...
Ancient twins found in Barcelona dig hailed a first

Ancient twins found in Barcelona dig hailed a first

Researchers at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) have discovered the remains of newborn twin girls in the archaeological site of ...
Wreck of jewel-laden ship 'found' near Stockholm

Wreck of jewel-laden ship 'found' near Stockholm

Divers working in the Stockholm archipelago believe they have discovered the wreck of the legendary Swedish royal ship the “Resande Man” whi...
Vietnam’s only ancient observatory excavated

Vietnam’s only ancient observatory excavated

The Center for Preservation of Hue Relics has made an archaeological survey at Quan Tuong Dai, the observatory of the Nguyen Dynasty and the...
Roman-era shipwrecks found in deep waters off Greece

Roman-era shipwrecks found in deep waters off Greece

Two Roman-era shipwrecks have been found in deep water off a western Greek island, challenging the conventional theory that ancient shipmast...
Byzantine church found on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast

Byzantine church found on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast

Bulgarian archaeologists have found a church dating back to the late Antiquity period, which is located near the village of Sarafovo, on the...
Howard Carter's Tutankhamun papers to go under the hammer

Howard Carter's Tutankhamun papers to go under the hammer

The remaining papers of Howard Carter, principally relating to his discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, are to be sold at a Bonhams auction ...
Discovery of historical photos sheds light on Greenland ice loss

Discovery of historical photos sheds light on Greenland ice loss

A chance discovery of 80-year-old photo plates in a Danish basement is providing new insight into how Greenland glaciers are melting today. ...
16th-century Korean mummy had hepatitis B

16th-century Korean mummy had hepatitis B

The discovery of a mummified Korean child with relatively preserved organs enabled an Israeli-South Korean scientific team to conduct a gene...
Knight's dagger found at Bulgaria's Sozopol fortress

Knight's dagger found at Bulgaria's Sozopol fortress

Bulgarian archaeologists have discovered an ornamented dagger belonging to a Western European knight during excavations of the fortress wall...
1,600-year-old mosaic at Israeli synagogue damaged

1,600-year-old mosaic at Israeli synagogue damaged

Vandals badly damaged a rare 1,600-year-old mosaic in the northern Israeli city of Tiberias that formed the floor of an ancient synagogue, s...
Why Earth is not an orbiting ice ball

Why Earth is not an orbiting ice ball

More than 2 billion years ago, a much fainter sun should have left Earth as an orbiting ice ball, unfit to develop life as we know it today....
Super-eruptions may have surprisingly short fuses

Super-eruptions may have surprisingly short fuses

Enormous volcanic eruptions with potential to end civilizations may have surprisingly short fuses, researchers have discovered.   3-D vi...

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