The Chauvet Cave in southern France is one of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites in the world. It was discovered in 1994, but most of the
The British Museum in London has a new exhibition examining Ancient Greece’s preoccupation with the body beautiful, and the influence sculptures have
Israeli archaeologists have unearthed ancient Egyptian beer vessels in Tel Aviv. The fragments of brewing basins indicate that Egyptians more than
It is set to become a shrine for literary pilgrims worldwide. For underneath a 17th century convent in Madrid, investigators believe they have found
What is believed to be the tomb of a Celtic prince from the 5th century has been discovered in the Aube region of eastern France. It was uncovered
Central America’s largest wilderness area may be about to give up some of the secrets of a rumoured giant monkey god, and one of the world’s most
Financial police seize nearly 6 million euros in assets from Marcello Fiori. The former commissioner of the Pompeii archaeological site is implicated in a tendering scandal.
UNESCO condemns ISIL's destruction of priceless artefacts in Iraq and calls an emergency meeting of the Security Council.
The Syrian government has denounced Turkey’s operation to remove the remains of Suleyman Shah – the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire
A rare archaeological find in southern Greece has unearthed the skeletons of a 6,000-year-old couple, locked in an embrace.
The remains were
Excavations in the crypt of a Madrid church to recover the remains of celebrated author Miguel de Cervantes have uncovered bone fragments and coffin
A record haul of stolen archaeological treasures worth up to 50 million euros has been put on display by police in Rome. The 5,361 vases, bronze
An archaeological dig has got underway in southern Spain in a quest to uncover the remains of one of the country’s most renowned 20th century
Archaeologists have found skeletal remains inside a limestone grave at a vast ancient tomb in Greece dating to Alexander the Great’s era, the most
Archaeologists unearthed the missing head of one of the two sphinxes found guarding the entrance of an ancient tomb in Greece’s northeast, as the
“Back to Antikythera” is the new marine research project organized by The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) in Massachusetts, in partnership
Hollywood actor George Clooney’s new wife, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, made an impassioned plea on Wednesday for the return of the
Amal Alamuddin Clooney is back to work. Fresh from her marriage to Hollywood actor George Clooney in Italy last month, the human rights lawyer is now
Two caryatids (sculpted female figures) of exceptional artistic value were unearthed on Saturday during excavations by archaeologists in Ancient
A collection of ancient silver pieces forfeited during an undercover investigation into black-market coin trading in New York City was handed over to
A caryatid is a sculpture of a woman used to replace a supporting pillar and at the Acropolis Museum in Athens they are restoring the building’s
Researchers have uncovered new details about the life of the pliosaur which roamed the earth in the Upper Jurassic era, 200 million years ago.
They wanted to live forever.
And in a way, that is what they have achieved.
The British Museum is breathing a new lease of life into one of its
The Colosseum in Rome is being cleaned and restored so that the five million tourists who visit the site every year will finally see its true
An exact replica of Tutankhamun’s famous tomb has been opened in Luxor, Egypt, close to the 3,000-year-old original. The original one has now been
It’s getting harder and harder to take umbrage if someone calls you a Neanderthal.
According to two studies published on Wednesday, DNA from these