Jul 29, 2015

Students find 560,000-year-old tooth in French cave

Two students have found a human tooth from about 560,000 years ago in a prehistoric cave in southwestern France, a discovery praised by archaeologists as the oldest human body part ever discovered in the country and being rare from that period in Europe. The ...

Jul 29, 2015

Sweden says wreck is Russian sub from WWI

Sweden said on Tuesday the wreck of a submarine found off its coast appeared to be a Tsarist-era Russian vessel that collided with a Swedish ship about a century ago. “We are most likely talking about the Russian submarine the Som (Catfish), which sank ...

Cash crunch could doom Tutankhamun's 'new home'

Jul 1, 2015

Cash crunch could doom Tutankhamun's 'new home'

Egyptian curator Medhat Abdallah laughs when reminded of the “curse of Tutankhamun” as he cleans an ancient gilded bed found in the boy king’s burial chamber nearly a century ago. The 3,300-year-old relic is one of hundreds of artifacts from the treasure of King ...

Jun 25, 2015

Early Europeans interbred with Neanderthals: study

Around 45,000 years ago, the only humans who lived in Europe were Neanderthals. Some 10,000 years later, if the sketchy fossil record is right, the Neanderthals had been replaced by our ancestors, and one of the greatest mysteries in anthropology was born. Were the ...

Thousands mark summer solstice at Britain's Stonehenge

Jun 21, 2015

Thousands mark summer solstice at Britain's Stonehenge

Nine people were arrested as thousands gathered at the prehistoric stone circle of Stonehenge to mark the longest day of the year, British police said Sunday. Around 23,000 people, some with flowers in their hair and playing drums and accordions, showed up at the ...

Israeli archaeologists find inscription of name from Bible

Jun 17, 2015

Israeli archaeologists find inscription of name from Bible

Israel’s antiquities authority says archaeologists have discovered a rare 3,000-year-old inscription of a name mentioned in the Bible. The name “Eshbaal Ben Beda” appears on a large ceramic jar. Eshbaal of the Bible was a son of King Saul. Archaeologists Yosef Garfinkel and Saar ...

May 27, 2015

Police catch 175 looters in China's biggest artifact find

Chinese police have caught 175 looters who broke into a Neolithic archaeological site in what officials are calling the country’s biggest recovery of stolen artifacts. The Ministry of Public Security announced Tuesday that the operation rescued 1,168 cultural relics worth more than 500 million ...