Nov 24, 2016

Egypt unearths city and cemetery over 7,000 years old

Egypt has unearthed a more than 7,000-year-old city and cemetery dating back to its First Dynasty in the southern province of Sohag, the Antiquities Ministry said on Wednesday. The find could be a boon for Egypt’s ailing tourism industry, which has suffered endless setbacks ...

Chile seeks help to protect world's oldest mummies

Oct 28, 2016

Chile seeks help to protect world's oldest mummies

Chilean researchers are seeking conservation aid to protect a collection of mummified human remains found in northern Chile, the oldest mummies discovered in the world to date. The nearly 300 “Chinchorro” mummies, which have been recovered in recent years from the dry coastal area ...

Palestinians show off rare floor mosaic near Jericho

Oct 21, 2016

Palestinians show off rare floor mosaic near Jericho

The Palestinians on Thursday gave a rare glimpse of one of the Middle East’s finest mosaic floors near the occupied West Bank city of Jericho, journalists said. Dating from the eighth century, the floor covers about 820 sq. meters (8,825 sq. feet) at the ...

Sep 29, 2016

Israeli archeologists find taboo toilet at ancient Jewish shrine

Israeli archaeologists have discovered a stone toilet while excavating a Jewish shrine at an ancient city gate, they said Wednesday, evidence that a biblical king tried to stamp out worship there. King Hezekiah deliberately defiled the eighth century B.C. shrine at the door to ...

Long-lost Inca altar is found beside river in Peru

Sep 29, 2016

Long-lost Inca altar is found beside river in Peru

Workers doing cleanup along a river in southern Peru stumbled upon part of a pre-Hispanic, Inca-era altar believed to have been long-lost, the Culture Ministry said Wednesday. About 35 percent of the altar — weighing around 20 tons and decorated with detailed carving — ...

Ancient Roman coins unearthed from castle ruins in Okinawa

Sep 26, 2016

Ancient Roman coins unearthed from castle ruins in Okinawa

Coins issued in ancient Rome have been excavated from the ruins of a castle in Okinawa Prefecture, the local board of education said, the first time such artifacts have been discovered in Japan. The board of education in the city of Uruma said the ...

Museum displaying ancient Kitora tomb murals opens in Nara

Sep 25, 2016

Museum displaying ancient Kitora tomb murals opens in Nara

Murals from the ancient Kitora tomb, which dates from the late seventh to early eighth centuries, went on display in a new museum that opened Saturday. About 400 archaeology fans — selected by lot — were the first visitors allowed into the Kitora Kofun ...