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GIANUTTRI, ITALY—An impressive ancient Roman villa that has been closed to the public for more than a decade has reopened for visitors, according to …Archaeology
A new study published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology has revealed that ancient human footprints found in a Romanian cave and …Romania
Isil militants have released images showing a civilian being forced to destroy priceless artefacts from the Roman city of Palmyra as the head of Unesco warned of "cultural cleansing" by the extremist group'
Militants from Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) are feared to have begun …Ancient Civilization
MATSUURA, Nagasaki Prefecture--A shipwreck found here is the second confirmed vessel from a 13th century Mongolian fleet that foundered in a typhoon …Archaeology
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON—Construction workers building a rainwater storage facility unexpectedly encountered a trove of historic artifacts beneath …Seattle
In Angkor Wat research, the focus has long been on temples and high society. A new project there is taking a different approach, laying the …Archaeology
The remains of one of the most prestigious maritime villas from Roman times are set to reopen tomorrow in a small, almost uninhabited island off the …Archaeology
A new, improved sequencing of ancient human relative genomes reveals that Homo sapiens didn't only have sex with Neanderthals and a little-understood …
Do long-dead builders have the answer to more sustainable road development? A new exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC shows why the Incan kingdom built a lasting infrastructure.
The Inca Road is one of the most extraordinary feats of engineering in the world. By the 16th Century …Ancient History
They hesitated about calling in the authorities for some years, during which they simply lived above the Second Temple-era ritual bath.Archaeology
The US Fish and Wildlife Service blocked the importation of six Byzantine ivory pieces due to come to the US on a loan from the British Museum for …
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL—During renovations of their home in the neighborhood of ‘Ein Kerem, a family discovered a ritual bath, or mikveh, under the living …Archaeology
This spectacular collection of Viking silver was discovered in mid September 2011. It is the third largest collection of Viking silver found to date …Museums
Every month produces new cases of the “repatriation” of antiquities from American museums to their countries of origin.
In late May, Italian authorities displayed 25 looted artefacts retrieved from the United States. They included some objects smuggled by the infamous dealer Giacomo Medici, …Museums
VINDOLANDA, ENGLAND—Archaeologists at the site of Vindolanda in northern England have unearthed another piece of evidence of the daily life of the …Hadrian's Wall
Roman Spain, 3rd c. A.D.
In the Greco-Roman world, racehorses were potent symbols used by both individuals and the state to express power, encourage …Chariot
In 1784, the doctor Benjamin Rush described alcohol as a threat to morality—and a danger to the nascent republic.
Go ahead, have a small beer; it will bring “Serenity of Mind, Reputation, Long Life, & Happiness.” Even a strong beer would be fine, for that brings “Cheerfulness, Strength, and …Drinking
Hill fort said to be where King Arthur’s Guinevere was born has lasted 3,000 years: now it’s under siege
A powerful group of senior archaeologists are sharpening their trowels to fight “ethically unacceptable” plans they say will destroy one of the nation’s greatest Iron Age treasures.
Old Oswestry Hill Fort, an imposing ancient feature that dominates the skyline on the fringe of the Shropshire market …King Arthur
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Skeleton in an uncovered tomb. The 18-week excavation of the site at St Annes Wharf, Norwich. The site, close to the river, has …Middle Ages
A sacred Buddhist scripture was found in a suburb of Beijing. The 'Lotus Sutra' - supposedly wrested from a realm of snake gods - is one of the …Beijing
What is it?
Late Bronze Age (Ewart Park Phase)
Gold containing naturally occuring silver, and copper …Prehistory
Islamic State militants have blown up two ancient shrines they consider sacrilegious in Palmyra, the jihadi group said on Tuesday.
The report was the first of any damage being done by the militants to buildings in Palmyra, a 2,000 Unesco world heritage site in central Syria, since they seized …Palmyra
An ancient shipwreck doesn't give up all its secrets at once. Greek authorities have approved a five-year extension for explorers to continue probing …Ancient Civilization
— As a result of warming temperatures, Mexico’s tallest volcano, Pico de Orizaba, is performing an all-natural striptease, the ice patches near its …Mexico
Archaeologists in Canberra discover the remains of 100-year-old training trenches built by Australian soldiers preparing to fight in World War I.Archaeology
Ancient supernatural practices may explain why two Grecian graves contain skeletons that are pinned down with heavy objects and rocks, almost as …Ancient Civilization
Use the interactive map to find out where the Vikings travelled to and how they traded and plundered in everything from spices to slaves.Water Sports
An "extraordinary testimony" to the lives of prosperous people in Bronze Age Britain could lay under the soil of a 1,100-square metre site near …Archaeology