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Easter Island statues face new concerns

Easter Island statues face new concerns

In 1981, UCLA archaeology graduate student Jo Anne Van Tilburg first set foot on the island of Rapa Nui, which is commonly called Easter Is...
Expansive New Kingdom tomb unveiled in Egypt's Luxor

Expansive New Kingdom tomb unveiled in Egypt's Luxor

Archaeologists on Thursday unveiled an unusually large tomb on Luxor’s west bank dated to ancient Egypt’s 18th dynasty. Workers standin...
Underwater find off Lebanon coast points to fleet of ancient Greek ships

Underwater find off Lebanon coast points to fleet of ancient Greek ships

Forty metres down, on the Mediterranean seabed off the coast of Lebanon, the divers knew they were looking at history. Credit: Lebanon ...
Perfectly preserved 12th-century ‘Viking-style’ ship reveals construction secrets

Perfectly preserved 12th-century ‘Viking-style’ ship reveals construction secrets

A 12th century viking-style ship dating back to 1188 has been lifted from ten feet under water at a German port where it was found. A d...
Mesopotamian King Sargon II envisioned ancient city Karkemish as western Assyrian capital

Mesopotamian King Sargon II envisioned ancient city Karkemish as western Assyrian capital

In a new study published in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies , Gianni Marchesi translates a recently discovered inscription of the Assyr...
Pleistocene mammal teeth reveal the climate of the past

Pleistocene mammal teeth reveal the climate of the past

The seasons, as we know them, did not always exist. This is the result of a new paleo-environmental study that analysed fossil teeth to rev...
Restoration of early Byzantine church in central Turkey completed

Restoration of early Byzantine church in central Turkey completed

Restoration works on the ancient Constantine-Helena Church [Andaval Church] located on the Christian holy pilgrimage path in central Turkey...
Greek team digitizing ancient Christian manuscripts at Sinai monastery

Greek team digitizing ancient Christian manuscripts at Sinai monastery

A team from Greece are photographing thousands of fragile manuscripts, including some of the earliest copies of the Christian gospels, usin...
US returns looted fragment of Mayan stela to Mexico

US returns looted fragment of Mayan stela to Mexico

The National Museum of Anthropology received from the United States a fragment of Stela 2 from the Mayan site La Mar, in Chiapas, which cor...
Daily grind: The biography of a stone axe

Daily grind: The biography of a stone axe

Tom Breukel analysed some 250 stone axes from the Caribbean and reconstructed their biographies, thus increasing our knowledge of productio...
Researchers hunt for 17th century 'witch bottles'

Researchers hunt for 17th century 'witch bottles'

A team of archaeologists and historians from MOLA and the University of Hertfordshire are calling on people who may have discovered 17th ce...

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