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Norway Museum Heist: 400 Viking Objects Stolen

In Norway, a museum heist ended with some 400 Viking objects stolen at some time over the weekend of Aug. 11-13, the museum's director said Sunday, …

Security

The remains of 13 people including children are found during work to a porch

Skeletons, several belonging to children, are being interred after they were discovered during work on a church porch.<p>The remains of 13 people were …

Archaeology

Theft of South African relics riles researchers

Efforts to relocate artefacts to sites of origin could stall after gold robbery at national park.<p>When thieves stole some centuries-old golden …

Archaeology

In the nooks and crannies of Mumbai, 800-year-old archaeological fragments still survive

Through the Salsette Exploration Project, a team of archaeologists and students are documenting the city’s forgotten, pre-colonial cultural …

Archaeology

Ancient Roman painting buried for thousands of years after Vesuvius eruption gets a new life

Painting of a young woman was damaged when it was excavated 70 years ago.<p>An ancient Roman painting that remained buried in volcanic ash for nearly …

Archaeology

'Lost city' used 500 years of soil erosion to benefit crop farming - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News

Researchers at the University of York working on a 700-year old abandoned agricultural site in Tanzania have shown that soil erosion benefited …

Archaeology

Solar eclipses, then and now

When I read ancient texts, it always strikes me how the people whose lives I glimpse in them are so instantly recognisable. Yet sometimes theirs is …

Astronomy

Ram Setu: Marine archaeologist confident of finding archaeological remains

In March, the Indian Council for Historical Research announced it would sponsor study of limestone shoals that some believe was part of a bridge …

India

Archaeologist finds 200-year-old Galway ‘refugee camp’

‘Ultachs’ sold poor land after being forced south in sectarian linen industry war

Archaeology

A very long way from home: early Byzantine finds at the far ends of the world

The following brief post is once again offered largely for the sake of interest, being concerned with the furthest limits of the distribution of …

Archaeology

Remnants of ancient Byzantine chapel, Roman mosaics unearthed in Kilis

Archaeologists said Wednesday that they have found remnants of a 1,600-year-old Byzantine chapel in the Elbeyli district of Kilis, in southern Turkey.<p>The team also uncovered a Roman floor mosaic and an ancient inscription dating back to the early Byzantine period during excavations.<p>The ruins were discovered when security forces found out that illegal excavations were being carried out in the rural district of the town of Sağlıcak, and reported the situation to the Provincial Directorate of …

The Peasants’ Revolt: did Richard II side with the rebels?

Richard II stood in a turret of the Tower of London and anxiously surveyed the scenes of chaos unfolding below him. It was Thursday 13 June, the …

History

The Ben & Jerry’s of Medieval Times

“Social responsibility” seems like a recent trend, but businesses have been practicing it for more than half a millennium.<p>Profits and public-mindedness are often at odds. A business’s aim is to make money, and most of the time, concerns about social good are secondary at best, frequently touted for …

Medieval

War in the Arab world has devastated the region’s heritage

THE Middle East is used to ruins. A millennium ago the “mad caliph” of Cairo, Hakim, ordered the levelling of all churches, including the Holy …

Middle East

A 2,000 Year-Old And Rare Chalkstone Vessel Production Center Unearthed Near Nazareth

Share this:<p><b>AncientPages.com –</b> A stone quarry dated to the Roman-era and used to make household vessels has been discovered by archaeologists at …

Archaeology

Archaeological Discovery in Austria Rewrites the History of Bacon

6,000 pig bones were found buried in an ancient slaughterhouse<p>Historians posit that bacon as we know it first became a staple of Western diets …

Archaeology

Archaeologists uncover ancient trading network in Vietnam

A team of archaeologists from The Australian National University (ANU) has uncovered a vast trading network which operated in Vietnam from around …

Archaeology

Possible ancient monks' complex discovered in Minya excavations - Ancient Egypt - Heritage

Excavation work in Minya has uncovered an ancient settlement that might be a monks’ complex, the antiquities ministry have said.<p>Ayman Ashmawi, the …

Archaeology

1,000-Year-Old Stump of Wood May Hold the Key to Viking Fortress Secrets

Danish archeologists have uncovered a technologically advanced fortress from the late 10th century—the first one discovered in more than six …

Archaeology

Exhibit Inside Hotel 50 Bowery Displays Artifacts Uncovered During Archaeological Dig

Like most buildings in Chinatown, Hotel 50 Bowery, located at 50 Bowery, has led many lives. It was once a tavern, the Atlantic Garden (a famous …

Archaeology

Rocking the Taj: Mausoleum or Shiva temple? CIC wants government to clarify

The RTI applicant, B K S R Ayyangar, had approached the ASI through an RTI application asking whether the monument in Agra was the Taj Mahal or 'Tejo …

India

Why Study the Classics?

Why study the Classics? Classics offers, at least on a superficial analysis, little in the way of short-term gains or practical real-world benefit. …

Ancient Greece

Antiquities Ministry official denies robbery of 32,000 archaeological pieces from museum

The Head of the Central Museums’ Stores Authority, Saied Shebal, denied claims, on Tuesday, that his authority had released a statement in which it …

Egypt

Ancient Japanese Capital Discovered

YAO, JAPAN—<i>The Asahi Shimbun</i> reports that archaeologists in Japan have unearthed the remains of Yugeno-miya, a capital that was built on the orders …

Archaeology

Poisonings went hand in hand with the drinking water in Pompeii

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN DENMARK—The ancient Romans were famous for their advanced water supply. But the drinking water in the pipelines may have been …

Water

Subway construction excavations fill gap in Istanbul"s history - ARCHAEOLOGY

ARCHAEOLOGY >Subway construction excavations fill gap in Istanbul’s history<p>Ömer Erbil - ISTANBUL<p>Ruins believed to be dating back to 6,000 years from …

Archaeology

Ethiopia’s miraculous underground churches

For centuries, the origin of Lalibela’s rock-hewn churches has eluded everyone except locals, who firmly believe they were carved by angels.<p>I have always questioned God’s existence, but in the northern Ethiopian town of Lalibela, I was presented with fairly substantial evidence.<p>Officially Christian …

Archaeology

Enjoy the felines, ancient ruins at Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary in Rome

Where Roman temples once stood, cats rule at Torre Argentina Sanctuary.

Rome

Saving Mi'kmaq artifacts before they wash into the sea

Canadian Museum of History teaming up with Acadia First Nation as erosion threatens coastal sites<p>Archeologists are on the hunt along Nova Scotia's …

Archaeology

Lost crew of 18th Century Dutch treasure ship found off coast of Kent

The lost crew of an 18th century Dutch merchant ship has been found by marine archaeologists who were racing against time to preserve the wreck before it is destroyed forever by an invasive sea worm.<p>The Rooswijk sank in bad weather off the coast of Ramsgate in Kent in January 1740, on her second …

Archaeology