Archaeology

Greek archaeological sites change opening hours due to heat

Jul 12, 2017

Greece's Culture Ministry says that all Greek archaeological sites, including Athens' internationally famed Acropolis, will shut during midday hours due to a predicted heat wave.

Hobby Lobby accused of hypocrisy amid smuggling case

Jul 6, 2017

Hobby Lobby is caught up in an antiquities-smuggling scandal that has opened the company to accusations of hypocrisy

US Navy recovers cannon to identify 200-year-old shipwreck

Jun 3, 2017

A cannon that rested off Rhode Island's shore has been raised from the site where a schooner commanded by a War of 1812 hero sank

US museum returns ancient Egyptian stele missing since WWII

May 30, 2017

A leading German archaeological institute says it has recovered an ancient Egyptian artifact missing since World War II

Ancient ornamental stud stolen from Pompeii; site closed

May 18, 2017

Officials say an ancient ornamental bronze stud has been stolen from an exhibit inside the Pompeii archaeological site

Egypt discovers new necropolis in Minya, first in area

May 13, 2017

Egypt's antiquities ministry says it has found a necropolis with at least 17 mummies near the southern city of Minya, the first such find in the area

Egypt says it's found burial chamber dating back 3,700 years

May 10, 2017

Egypt says burial chamber dating back 3,700 years found attached to recently discovered pyramid from 13th Dynasty

Ancient site discovery in Albania halts work on gas pipeline

May 10, 2017

Work on building a massive gas pipeline through southeastern Europe has been suspended after the discovery of an ancient settlement in eastern Albania, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline company said Wednesday

Friends, foes of national monument jockey for Zinke's ear

May 10, 2017

Opponents and supporters of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah have jockeyed for position with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on his four-day visit to Utah

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

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