Archaeology

New Pompeii discovery shifts date of Mount Vesuvius eruption

Oct 16, 2018

New excavations in the ancient buried city of Pompeii have yielded a truly historic find: a charcoal inscription apparently dating the eruption of Mount Vesuvius to October of A.D. 79, two months later than originally thought

Greece: Strike closes Acropolis, main museums

Oct 11, 2018

The ancient Acropolis in Athens and most of Greece's archaeological sites and publicly-run museums are closed to the public due to a 24-hour strike called by a union of Culture Ministry employees

Macedonian police break up criminal ring selling artifacts

Oct 6, 2018

Macedonian police say they have raided 16 sites in seven cities, busting up a criminal ring that illegally dealt in coins, jewelry and other precious artifacts stolen from archaeological sites across the country

Pompeii excavation yields rich garden scene in home shrine

Oct 5, 2018

Archaeologists have uncovered a new treasure in the ruins of Pompeii

Archaeologists discover 'massive' ancient building in Egypt

Sep 25, 2018

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a "massive" ancient building in the town of Mit Rahina, 20 kilometers, or 12 miles, south of Cairo

400-year-old shipwreck found off Portugal coast

Sep 24, 2018

Archaeologists in Portugal say they have discovered off Lisbon a 400-year-old shipwreck they describe as the most important underwater find since the turn of the century

Ancient treasures on show in Germany reveal turbulent past

Sep 21, 2018

A new archaeological exhibition opening in Berlin reveals how Germany has been at the heart of trade, migration, conflict and innovation since the Stone Age

Archaeologists discover ancient sphinx in Egypt

Sep 16, 2018

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a statue with a lion's body and a human head in the southern city of Aswan

Boss revenge, self-colonoscopy studies win 2018 Ig Nobels

Sep 14, 2018

Researchers who found that that using a virtual voodoo doll to exact revenge on an abusive boss can help you feel better, and who figured out that nutrition isn't a good reason to engage in cannibalism were among this year's winners of the Ig Nobel

Virtual reality tour brings biblical-era Jerusalem to life

Sep 5, 2018

A Jerusalem museum is breathing life into the ancient city with a new virtual reality tour that allows visitors to experience how archaeologists believe Jerusalem looked 2,000 years ago

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