Sep 12, 2014

Ancient Greek tomb dig uncovers marble statues

Archaeologists inching through a large 2,300-year-old tomb in northern Greece on Thursday uncovered two marble female statues flanking the entrance to one of three underground chambers, in another sign of the unusual attention and expense lavished on the unknown person buried there. The dig ...

Sep 11, 2014

High-tech survey exposes hidden Stonehenge

Researchers have produced digital maps of what lies beneath Stonehenge, using ground-penetrating radar, high-resolution magnetometers and other techniques to peer deep into the soil beneath the famous stone circle. The project produced detailed maps of 17 previously unknown ritual monuments and a huge timber ...

Renowned Utah rock art younger than believed

Sep 1, 2014

Renowned Utah rock art younger than believed

Life-sized figures sketched into red rock cliffs in Canyonlands National Park were drawn 1,000 years more recently than what had long been believed, a team of Utah State University scientists discovered about the world-renowned rock art. The team used modern luminescence dating techniques to ...

Large tomb at Amphipolis excavation site sparks intense interest

Aug 22, 2014

Large tomb at Amphipolis excavation site sparks intense interest

Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece that has captivated the public’s imagination have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace. The Culture Ministry appealed Thursday for “understanding” while the Amphipolis excavation proceeds. The ...

Temporary grave of English King Richard III opens to public

Jul 27, 2014

Temporary grave of English King Richard III opens to public

The grave of King Richard III, immortalized by Shakespeare as one of history’s great villains, was opened up to the public on Saturday in central England. The remains of the infamous ruler were found in 2012 under a car park in the city of ...

Jul 27, 2014

Hundreds of human skeletons found in Bolivian mining city

Construction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave with the remains of hundreds of likely indigenous miners during the Spanish colonial era, a researcher said Saturday. The workers found the remains last week as they started construction on a new building in ...