Antiquities and Archaeology

Northampton awaits Arts Council's response after controversial sale

Meeting to review museum's status after Egyptian statue ends up in private hands

Published online: 24 July 2014

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Ashmolean exhibition reveals the real curse of Tutankhamun

Few scholars have researched the boy king's tomb and Howard Carter's archive

Published online: 22 July 2014

Experts condemn British government for failure to ratify convention protecting cultural property

Crossbench peer leads criticism of repeated delays despite widespread looting in Syria

Published online: 21 July 2014

Spain returns ‘small museum’ of artefacts to Colombia

Nearly 700 works confiscated by Spanish police in a 2003 drug trafficking and money laundering investigation were handed over this week

Published online: 26 June 2014

Prehistoric painted caves added to Unesco’s World Heritage List

The Chauvet Pont-d’Arc site in southern France is twice as old as the Lascaux complex

Published online: 24 June 2014

Victory for Thailand in US

Bowers Museum to return illicit artefacts after undercover investigation

Published online: 10 June 2014


From ancient Egypt to a Parisian suburb

Just how did an ancient Egyptian mummy end up in a Parisian suburb? In June 2000, in the streets of Rueil-Malmaison, west of Paris, a local...

You can’t always rent what you want

The 70,000 fans that filled the Circus Maximus for the Rolling Stones’ three-hour concert last weekend may have got Satisfaction, but it...

Nosferatu he ain’t

Polish archaeologists have uncovered the burial of a 16th to 17th-century “vampire”. The body, excavated in the town of Kamien Pomorski,...