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Discovering the Greco-Roman Alexandria

Discovering the Greco-Roman Alexandria

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered four Greek and Byzantine-era rock tombs in a section of old Alexandria's eastern necropolis in an area neighbouring Al-Ibrahimeya tunnel.
Human remains at the Titanic?

Human remains at the Titanic?

Human remains may be embedded in the mud of the North Atlantic where the New York-bound Titanic came to rest when it sank 100 years ago, a federal official said Saturday.
Antiquity looted in Cambodia

Antiquity looted in Cambodia

Federal agents have threatened to seize from Sotheby's a 10th-century Cambodian sandstone statue, alleging the auction house planned to sell it despite warnings that looters had stolen the piece from its rightful place, adorning an ancient temple in the former Khmer kingdom.
Pompeii gets cash boost from Italian government

Pompeii gets cash boost from Italian government

The Italian government has launched a 105m euros project to save one of the world's greatest archaeological treasures, the ancient city of Pompeii.
Akronafplia: Restoration work at the Fortress

Akronafplia: Restoration work at the Fortress

Restoration works at the Fortress of Akronafplia have begun several months ago.
Roman statues rescued in Spain

Roman statues rescued in Spain

A pair of first century bronze statues about to be sold on the black market have been recovered by police in Jaen.
Searching for the Venice of the Nile

Searching for the Venice of the Nile

Together with British, Egyptian and French colleagues, Graham is looking for ancient water channels in Luxor as texts and pictures from nearby temples and tombs suggest that sites on both sides of the Nile were connected by canals and navigable by boat.
Swiss customs seize Roman sarcophagus

Swiss customs seize Roman sarcophagus

A Roman sarcophagus, believed to have been excavated illegally from an archaeological site close to Antalya, has been seized at Geneva Free Ports by Swiss authorities.
Venice hasn’t stopped sinking after all

Venice hasn’t stopped sinking after all

Although previous studies had found that Venice has stabilized, new measurements indicate that the historic city continues to slowly sink, and even to tilt slightly to the east.
Italy help in archaelogy crucial, says minister

Italy help in archaelogy crucial, says minister

Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Minister Ertuğrul Günay attended a symposium last week titled “The Italian Contribution to Turkey’s Archaeological Work in Education, Research and Excavation,” and said that the Turkish government attaches great importance to collaboration with Italy in the field of culture and archaeology.
30,000 silver Roman coins discovered in Bath

30,000 silver Roman coins discovered in Bath

One of the largest hoards of Roman coins discovered in Britain has been uncovered during an archaeological dig in Bath, experts have said.
Turkey vs Met

Turkey vs Met

The Turkish government is seeking the return of 18 objects from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Satellite images identify early human settlements

Satellite images identify early human settlements

A US archaeologist has used satellite images and a computer program to uncover thousands of ancient human settlements in Syria.
Anglo-Saxon Christian grave find near Cambridge ‘extremely rare’

Anglo-Saxon Christian grave find near Cambridge ‘extremely rare’

The merging of burial rites showed the grave was right on the cusp of the shift from Pagan to Christian.
The Libyan Job

The Libyan Job

As Interpol searches for the collection on the illegal antiquities markets, questions are still being raised about the nature of the theft. One thing most seem to agree on: The heist was an inside job.
Ancient theatre of Delos to be restored

Ancient theatre of Delos to be restored

Soon the theatre of Delos will recover its geometry and a part of its initial appearance.
Restoration of ancient theatre of Dodoni “in good hands”

Restoration of ancient theatre of Dodoni “in good hands”

One the largest and best preserved ancient Greek theatres, able to accommodate about 18,000 spectators, the Theatre of Dodoni has been on the top of the reconstruction list of the Greek Ministry of Culture for years.
Seeking to Preserve the Past, but Stumbling on the Present

Seeking to Preserve the Past, but Stumbling on the Present

Thousands of Iraqis have taken up residence among the poorly guarded ruins of Mesopotamia... and they don' twant to leave.
Trial fails to end “brother” of Jesus burial mystery

Trial fails to end “brother” of Jesus burial mystery

The court, in finding Oded Golan not guilty, noted that expert witnesses could not agree on whether an inscription on the 2,000-year-old limestone box which reads: "James son of Joseph, brother of Jesus", was genuine or had been forged
Greek archaeologists launch international appeal for protection of Greek heritage

Greek archaeologists launch international appeal for protection of Greek heritage

The Association of Greek Archaeologists launches an international campaign for the promotion of Greek antiquities.
Spain to return antiquities to Egypt

Spain to return antiquities to Egypt

The Spanish government will return to Egypt eight items dating back to the time of the pharaohs
Hit TV show allegedly damaged ancient sites

Hit TV show allegedly damaged ancient sites

Turkey's Culture and Tourism Ministry has filed a complaint against the producers of the hit TV show “Muhteşem Yüzyıl” (The Magnificent Century) for damaging ancient site during filming.
Illegal Archeological Dig Leaves 10 Dead

Illegal Archeological Dig Leaves 10 Dead

Ten people have died and another two were injured after the walls of an unauthorized archeological dig collapsed in central Egypt
U.S. archaeologists unearth Iraq’s ruins

U.S. archaeologists unearth Iraq’s ruins

A U.S. archaeology team that was one of the first to visit Iraq in more than two decades, has just returned from a dig there.
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