Museum-Goers Beware: That Ancient Artefact May Be Hot loading...
Museum-Goers Beware: That Ancient Artefact May Be Hot
An archaeological detective is shining light on the sometimes shady business behind museum collections.
Mummies, Thousand Statues Discovered in Ancient Egyptian Tomb loading...
Mummies, Thousand Statues Discovered in Ancient Egyptian Tomb
During excavations of a 3,500-year-old tomb near the city of Luxor, Egyptian archaeologists made what is being hailed as a major discovery.
Found: Fresh Clues to Mystery of King Solomon's Mines loading...
Found: Fresh Clues to Mystery of King Solomon's Mines
Analysis of 3,000-year-old animal waste confirms that an ancient mining complex in Israel dates to the golden age of the biblical monarch.
6 Great Archaeology Discoveries Funded by the U.S. Government loading...
6 Great Archaeology Discoveries Funded by the U.S. Government
From Jamestown to Troy, the National Endowment for the Humanities has supported digs around the world.
Massive Statue of Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Found in City Slum loading...
Massive Statue of Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Found in City Slum
The unearthed pieces are made of quartzite and may depict one of Egypt's most famous rulers.
An Ancient Form of Embroidery Turns Into New Income For Indian Women loading...
An Ancient Form of Embroidery Turns Into New Income For Indian Women
Chanda Schroff saw how hand-embroidered silk and cotton, a source of local pride in remote India, could generate income for scores of women.
Newfound Footprints Stir Debate Over Our Ancestors’ Sex Lives loading...
Newfound Footprints Stir Debate Over Our Ancestors’ Sex Lives
Australopithecus afarensis could have had a gorilla-like social structure, according to a provocative study of 3.6-million-year-old prints.
Top Ancient Sites for Stargazing loading...
Top Ancient Sites for Stargazing
From petroglyphs to castles carved into hilltops, explore our night sky through our ancestors at these amazing archaeological sites.
Treasure Trove of Ancient Human Footprints Found Near Volcano loading...
Treasure Trove of Ancient Human Footprints Found Near Volcano
Hundreds of crisscrossing tracks offer a glimpse of life in Africa around 19,000 years ago.
Black Slime Is Coating World Monuments - And That May Be Good loading...
Black Slime Is Coating World Monuments - And That May Be Good
Biofilms are affecting edifices like Angkor Wat and the Jefferson Memorial, and debate is raging over whether they are helpful or harmful.
Was This Masterpiece Painted With Ground Mummy? loading...
Was This Masterpiece Painted With Ground Mummy?
For centuries, European artists adorned their canvases with pigment made from the pulverized remains of ancient Egyptians.

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