Archaeology

Ancient palace revealed under destroyed Mosul shrine

Mar 12, 2017

Iraqi archaeologists think that tunnels dug by Islamic State militants under a destroyed shrine in Mosul have revealed the palace of an ancient Assyrian king who ruled some 2,700 years ago

Egypt archaeologists discover massive statue in Cairo slum

Mar 10, 2017

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a massive statue in a Cairo slum that may be of pharaoh Ramses II, one of the country's ancient most famous rulers

Rubble and ash in Mosul museum retaken from Islamic State

Mar 8, 2017

The antiquities museum in the Iraqi city of Mosul is in ruins

French Institute in Athens targeted in arson attack

Feb 27, 2017

Authorities say an overnight arson attack against the French Institute and French archaeological school in Athens caused minor damage but no injuries

Nigerian kidnappers demand $200,000 for German scientists

Feb 24, 2017

A worker at a Nigerian excavation site says kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 60 million naira (about $200,000) for a German archaeologist and his associate abducted this week at a remote northern village

IS stashed treasures in trenches, smashed walls to shock

Feb 24, 2017

For the roomful of archaeologists, scholars and Iraqi cultural officials on Friday, each neighborhood conquered in Mosul brought them one step closer to learning the fate of the ancient sites and artifacts seized by the Islamic State group

Iraq hopes to reclaim heritage lost to Islamic State group

Feb 23, 2017

Iraqi officials are calling for international help to reclaim archaeological sites and other heritage destroyed by Islamic State extremists

Nigeria says gunmen kidnap 2 Germans from northern village

Feb 22, 2017

Nigeria says gunmen kidnap 2 Germans with archaeology project from northern village

Albania promotes its underwater archaeology, for tourism

Feb 13, 2017

Albania is promoting the archaeological finds in the waters off its southwest coast to raise public interest and to attract attention of decision-makers who can help preserve the discoveries.

The Latest: Syria unveils new Hama statue to Assad's father

Feb 13, 2017

The Latest: Syria unveils statue of late President Hafez Assad in Hama, replacing one destroyed by protesters in 2011

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