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Archaeologists find Bronze Age shipwreck off Turkey’s southwest

MUĞLA - Anadolu Agency<p>AA Photos<p>Underwater excavations off the western province of Muğla’s Marmaris district have unearthed a shipwreck in the …

King Tut's Tomb: Treasury Room

King Tut’s Tomb Chambers<p>The treasury room was stocked with many items such as shrines, chests, boats, and two of King Tut’s believed stillborn …

Ancient History

Egypt says King Tut mask was scratched, sends 8 to trial

CAIRO (AP) — King Tut hasn't been around for a few thousand years, but his power remains: after a botched repair job of the famed pharaoh's beard left scratches on his burial mask, Egyptian prosecutors have ordered eight museum workers to a disciplinary court for "gross negligence."<p>The 3,300-year …

Archaeology

Preservationists race to protect cultural monuments using 3D images and drones

In March 2001, the Taliban blew up the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan, two of the tallest Buddha sculptures in the world. This horrific attack on an …

Archaeology

What killed Tutankhamun?

Ever since Howard Carter found his tomb 90 years ago, Egyptologists have been striving to establish how the iconic pharaoh met his end...<p><i>This article</i> …

Ancient History

To Truly Know an Ancient Society, One Must Analyze Its Feces

A human coprolite (Photo: Sianto et al. 2012/Wikimedia)<p>Archeological digs, like any work environment, can get tedious. Even scientists need to have …

Anthropology

Ancient Roman's Egyptian mummy mask joins display of museum treasures

Two Temple Place in London hosts exhibition of artefacts from seven regional museums<p>The golden mummy mask of Titus Flavius Demetrius, who chose to be buried not as a Roman citizen but as an Egyptian god, is still in gleamingly immaculate condition 1,900 years after it was made.<p>It shines in an …

Archaeology
Archaeology

Archeologists Discover Bad Bitches of the Late Neolithic Buried at Stonehenge 

Turns out some high-profile women of the late Neolithic rest in only slightly disturbed peace at Stonehenge.<p>The famous standing stones are just the …

Looted 'priceless' ancient treasures from Pompeii found in Swiss storage lock-up

Hundreds of priceless antiquities including fragments of fresco from Pompeii as well as terracotta pots, decorated vases, busts and bas-reliefs were …

Ancient Egyptian Funeral Boat Unearthed by Archaeologists

The 4,500-year old boat was part of a burial procedure that researchers think was intended to provide a vessel for the dead to navigate the underworld.<p>Archaeologists from Charles University in Prague have begun to excavate a funerary boat that dates back to the Third or Fourth Dynasty of ancient …

Archaeology