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Mummified scarab beetles unearthed in Egyptian tomb
Archaeologists have unearthed a rare collection of mummified scarab beetles in an Egyptian tomb.
Human-like statues dating back to year 1,100 unearthed in Peru
Researchers have discovered twenty wooden, human-like sculptures along with an intricate adobe wall in northern Peru, according to government officials.
‘World’s oldest shipwreck’ from 400BC revealed on Black Sea bed
The Greek trading vessel, believed to be 2,400 years old, is one of 60 shipwrecks found by scientists using deep-sea cameras.
Napoleon's flagship begins journey home
A boat built by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1810 to inspect his imperial fleet has been partly dismantled so that it can be returned to its old home.
Child ‘vampire burial’ unearthed in Italy
Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a 10-year-old child who they believe was given a “vampire burial” meant to keep the deceased from rising from the dead and infecting the living.
Archaeologists discover ancient sphinx in Egyptian temple
Egyptian archaeologists draining water from a temple in the southern city of Aswan have uncovered a sandstone sphinx likely dating to the Ptolemaic era.
Virtual reality brings sunken civilisations to life
A research project in Italy means divers exploring underwater may soon be able to take their tablets with them to locate treasures, with a VR app that can also be used on dry land to enhance museum exhibitions and classroom lessons.
Hundreds of Roman gold coins discovered in Italian theatre
“A discovery that fills me with pride," said Culture Minister Alberto Bonisoli.
Watch: Mural made by oldest civilisation in the Americas discovered
WATCH: The mural was made by the ancient Caral people, a civilisation which stretches back 5,000 years.
Majestic Roman villa to reopen to the public after restoration
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
Egypt tomb mystery finally solved
Exactly what was found in the 2,000-year-old sarcophagus?
What's in Egypt's 2,000-year-old black box – and should it be opened?
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...
World's oldest bread found at prehistoric dig-site in Jordan
Scientists have discovered the earliest known evidence of bread-making on prehistoric site dating 14,000 years.
UK and Ireland's hot weather reveals hidden ancient settlements
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.
€40 million worth of antiquities seized in European crackdown
25,000 Greek and Roman archaeological items worth over €40 million were seized.
Ancient ashes reveal details of huge volcano
Ancient ashes discovered by archaeologists in Turkey reveal details of a huge volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago
Archaeologists make dramatic discovery in Pompeii
Archaeologists in Italy have discovered the skeleton of a man crushed by a rock while trying to flee the Vesuvius eruption
Giant drawings found near Nazca Lines in Peru desert
Archaeologists using drones have discovered 25 ancient geoglyphs thought to have been created by the Paracas culture in southern Peru.
No hidden rooms in Tutankhamun's tomb
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
Looted artifacts returned to Iraq
Almost 4,000 ancient artifacts illegally smuggled to the US have been returned to Iraqi officials.
Prehistoric humans may have practiced brain surgery on animals
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.
Egyptian archaeologists discover an ancient cemetery south of Cairo.
This latest discovery is in an area known to house ancient catacombs from the Pharaonic Late Period and the Ptolemaic dynasty.
Neanderthals produced cave art, research shows
Study points to use of art and jewellery before arrival of modern man in Europe.
Archaelogists discover first 'Copenhageners'
The bones belong to men, women and children who are believed to have lived around one thousand years ago
Archaeologists discover new tomb in Giza
The tomb is believed to belong to a high-ranking female official from the Fifth Dynasty.
Decades-long mummy mystery linked to Boris Johnson
A centuries-old mummified body has been linked to the UK Foreign Minister.