Antiquities and Archaeology

Archaeologists discover two Mayan cities in Calakmul

Lagunita and Tamchen pose new questions about the diversity of Pre-Colombian culture

Published online: 22 August 2014

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Augustus to rise again in Rome

The Roman emperor’s ruined mausoleum will be restored and reopened to the public

Published online: 19 August 2014

Jordanian shopkeeper now helps protect Petra

A Unesco project has trained locals to monitor cracks in the ancient site’s stone face

Published online: 15 August 2014

Mummies lied about their age

New research shows that ancient Egyptians might have started preserving their dead 1,500 years earlier than originally thought

Published online: 13 August 2014

Blowing up Mosul's historic mosques is 'a war crime'

British archaeologist and peer compares loss to the destruction of an English medieval cathedral

Published online: 28 July 2014

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

 

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,...