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Tate show charts history of violence against art

Whether it was zealous Protestants, suffragettes or, in the case of Carl Andre's Equivalent VIII, simple fury that a public gallery could have bought …

Search for missing Roman fort between Angus and Aberdeenshire

<b>A search for a "missing" Roman fort thought to be buried somewhere in the Angus and Aberdeenshire countryside is due to get under way.</b><p>A team of archaeologists from the University of Liverpool plan to carry out investigations at various sites.<p>They believe Roman remains could lie between the last …

Archaeology

The Mystery of Gobekli Tepe

About eleven thousand years ago, in a remote corner of the cradle of civilization, Stone Age people who lacked cities, agriculture and metal tools …

Classical Archaeology News — Italian police have recovered a hoard of ancient...

Classical Archaeology News — Since its discovery on the Quirinal Hill of Rome...

First Pictures: Peru’s Rare, Unlooted Royal Tomb

Pictures from the discovery of the first unlooted royal tomb discovered from the Wari empire. The 1,200-year-old tomb is filled with precious artifacts—and human sacrifices.

On the trail of Manchester Museum's moving Egyptian mummy

An ancient statue has worked wonders for Manchester Museum<p>Little is known of Neb-Senu, a name equivalent to John Smith in ancient Egypt. He was a civil servant, probably, and a senior one; a man of means, given the quality of the statue that was made to act as a lifeboat for his soul, should his …

Ancient carving of Roman god discovered in English garbage pit

A stone head possibly depicting a Roman god was found by Durham University archaeologists at Binchester Fort in northeastern England.<p>An 1,800-year-old stone carving of what may be the head of a Roman god was recently found in an ancient garbage dump, British archaeologists announced Wednesday.<p>An …

Archaeology

Mysterious Pair Buried With Flowers—Oldest Example Yet

Aromatic sage and mint lined graves found on Israel's Mount Carmel.<p><b>Imprints of stems and blossoms stamped into the dirt of ancient graves are the oldest definitive proof of flowers decorating graves—a common practice around the world today—a new study says.</b>

Early humans in Iran were growing wheat 12,000 years ago

Stone tools and clay artifacts were collected from a site in the Zagros Mountains in Iran, where humans were cultivating plants 12,000 years ago.<p>Among stone grinding tools, clay figures shaped like humans and animals and carved bone artifacts, archaeologists have harvested ancient grains from an …

Anthropology

1,800-Year-Old Roman Legion Headquarters Unearthed

Israeli archaeologists have found ruins they believe are the site of one of the two Roman legions based in the country between 120 and 300 C.E.<p>Israel …

Archaeology

Sacrificial pits excavated from central China tombs - Headlines, features, photo and videos from ecns.cn|china|news|chinanews|ecns|cns

Archaeologists prepares before the digging at the Yejiashan Graveyard in Suizhou, central China's Hubei Province, July 3, 2013. Archaeologists …

Roman coin hoard found at Belladrum festival site

<b>A Roman coin hoard has been found at the site of a major Highland music festival, it has emerged.</b><p>Some of the 36 denarii were discovered by Eric Soane using a metal detector during a clean up of discarded tent pegs after last year's Belladrum.<p>A dig led by archaeologist Dr Fraser Hunter uncovered the …

Archaeology

America's oldest cave paintings found, dating back SIX THOUSAND YEARS

• The faded images in Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau are believed to be the most widespread collection of such art ever found in the U.S.<br>• Art works …