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Professional thieves target Chinese artifacts

Professional thieves target Chinese artifacts

The Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge University saw the loss of eighteen ancient Chinese artifacts on Friday night in a daring heist police believe was pulled off by professional thieves. The heist was strongly reminiscent of a similar theft of Chinese artifacts that took place just two weeks earlier at Durham University.
Oldest red blood cells found in 5300 year old mummy

Oldest red blood cells found in 5300 year old mummy

Scientists have located traces of blood on the wounds of Ötzi and were able to recover red cells.
Closed due to drilling

Closed due to drilling

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has unexpectedly closed around a quarter of its Egyptian wing, and removed some of the most fragile objects from galleries that remain open as a precaution against intense vibrations caused by drilling.
POCA 2012

POCA 2012

The 12th Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology meeting will be held in Erlangen (Germany), in November. Proposals accepted until Juli 31st, 2012.
Migration brought agriculture To Europe

Migration brought agriculture To Europe

This week’s edition of Science presents the genetic findings of a Swedish-Danish research team, which show that agriculture spread to Northern Europe via migration from Southern Europe.
Water cistern revealed under mosque

Water cistern revealed under mosque

A 264 year-old water cistern has been discovered during the restoration of Istanbul’s Nuruosmaniye Mosque
Hathor Temple gets facelift

Hathor Temple gets facelift

Following year of exhaustive restoration work, the Hathor temple on Egypt's island of Philae will reopen to public next month
Scanning at Eleusis

Scanning at Eleusis

«Geomatics at Eleusis – Greece Field School 2012»: Summer Field School at Eleusis (Greece), organised by University of Kent and University of Arkansas
Archaeologists resume search for Laodicea Temple

Archaeologists resume search for Laodicea Temple

A team of Iranian archaeologists has recently returned to an area within the town of Nahavand, western Iran, to search for traces of the Laodicea Temple.
Erotic scene found in Bulgaria

Erotic scene found in Bulgaria

Archaeologists in Bulgaria’s Black Sea coastal town of Sozopol have found an ancient Greek vase depicting an erotic group sex scene
Pompeii rescue plan too late to save 2,000-year-old wall

Pompeii rescue plan too late to save 2,000-year-old wall

There is growing concern about Italy's ability to protect it from further deterioration, amid claims that restoration funds have been diverted to the local Mafia, or Camorra.
Life and Death of Notorious Preacher

Life and Death of Notorious Preacher

Archaeologists have reopened a grave in Switzerland to see if DNA testing can confirm it contains the body of 17th century Swiss hero -and killer- Georg Jenatsch.
Fragments of Book of the Dead found

Fragments of Book of the Dead found

Missing fragments from the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead have been uncovered deep in the stores of the Queensland Museum.
The twins of Cleopatra and Mark Antony

The twins of Cleopatra and Mark Antony

An Italian expert said on Friday that she had identified a sculpture in Cairo's Egyptian Museum as depicting the twin children of Cleopatra and Mark Antony.
Qatar willing to invest in “Romaland”

Qatar willing to invest in “Romaland”

Ancient Rome's theme park was met by hoots of derision in Italy, but caught the attention of Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar.
Turkey and the Düver Frieze

Turkey and the Düver Frieze

One of the most notorious examples of looting from the same period as Bubon and the Lydian hoard is the extensive removal of terracotta architectural fragments from a sixth century BC temple at Düver.
One of earliest farming sites in Europe

One of earliest farming sites in Europe

University of Cincinnati research is revealing early farming in a former wetlands region that was largely cut off from Western researchers until recently.
The ‘pushy parent’ syndrome in ancient Rome

The ‘pushy parent’ syndrome in ancient Rome

What were the Romans really like? Different from us in many ways, but there is much that is familiar in Roman family life and in particular parenting.
Archaeologist pays for stolen statue’s head

Archaeologist pays for stolen statue’s head

Ertuğrul Günay has said that the cost for the head of an 11,000-year-old statue, which was stolen from Göbeklitepe, has been paid by the head of the excavation, German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt.
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.
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