“A discovery that fills me with pride," said Culture Minister Alberto Bonisoli.
WATCH: The mural was made by the ancient Caral people, a civilisation which stretches back 5,000 years.
A wonderful ancient Roman villa in Positano (Salerno), buried like Pompeii in 79 AD by the eruption of Vesuvio volcano, will reopen to the public on August 1st after a long restoration
Exactly what was found in the 2,000-year-old sarcophagus?
The discovery of a sealed ancient sarcophagus in Alexandria has prompted a frenzy of interest in what it might contain – and whether opening it to find out would be wise...
Scientists have discovered the earliest known evidence of bread-making on prehistoric site dating 14,000 years.
Ancient monuments and Roman settlements have been revealed by the UK's and Ireland's heatwave. The dry spell has left parched fields with unmistakable "crop marks" painted into the landscape.
25,000 Greek and Roman archaeological items worth over €40 million were seized.
Ancient ashes discovered by archaeologists in Turkey reveal details of a huge volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago
Archaeologists in Italy have discovered the skeleton of a man crushed by a rock while trying to flee the Vesuvius eruption
Archaeologists using drones have discovered 25 ancient geoglyphs thought to have been created by the Paracas culture in southern Peru.
In 2015, British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves proposed, after analysis of high-definition laser scans, that queen Nefertiti's tomb could be concealed behind wall paintings
Almost 4,000 ancient artifacts illegally smuggled to the US have been returned to Iraqi officials.
New analysis published Thursday of a 5000-year-old cow skull with holes drilled into it suggest Neolithic people practiced brain surgery on animals before trying it on humans.
This latest discovery is in an area known to house ancient catacombs from the Pharaonic Late Period and the Ptolemaic dynasty.
Study points to use of art and jewellery before arrival of modern man in Europe.
The bones belong to men, women and children who are believed to have lived around one thousand years ago
The tomb is believed to belong to a high-ranking female official from the Fifth Dynasty.
A centuries-old mummified body has been linked to the UK Foreign Minister.
Archaelogists say a 350km cave network off the Yucatan peninsula will enable more understanding of the ancient Maya civilisation.