Antiquities and Archaeology

Restoration under way on Qusayr ’Amra wall paintings

Italian conservation institute behind work at Unesco World Heritage Site in Jordan

Published online: 19 November 2014

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Getty plans to redisplay the Getty Villa

Acquisitions and long-term loans will expand focus beyond Ancient Greece and Rome

Published online: 03 November 2014

Sunken Egyptian treasure gets European tour

The travelling exhibition will provide sorely needed funding to Egypt’s antiquities ministry

Published online: 27 October 2014

Egyptian mummies held by Miami customs due to ivory import ban

Officials conducted extensive checks on the vessels and jewellery that travelled with the bodies

Published online: 20 October 2014

Riace Bronzes will stay put

Vittorio Sgarbi’s petition to bring the ancient statues to the Milan Expo 2015 has been denied

Published online: 10 October 2014

Antiquities collections destroyed in Gaza conflict

A full list of artefacts and sites damaged during this summer’s fighting is due to be presented to Unesco

Published online: 08 October 2014


Puff puff pass—and paint?

It appears as if ancient artisans had some, ahem, help in creating the abstract paintings found at dozens of rock art sites in Dripping...

Dracula behind bars

We don’t tend to feel sympathy for Vlad the Impaler. He is known, after all, as an impaler. But before he became synonymous with barbarous...

iBook of the Dead

Don’t you hate it when you find yourself inside an ancient tomb without the appropriate dictionary to translate the hieroglyphs on the...


Tour the Amphipolis tomb

The media frenzy around the discovery of a massive and richly decorated tomb in Amphipolis, near Serres shows now signs of slowing down, especially since a skeleton was found at the site last week that is believe to be on of Alexander the Great’s generals. To appease the insatiable archaeology fans, this weekend, Skai TV and the newspaper Kathimerini released a 3D animated tour of the tomb, showing the treasures archaeologists have uncovered so far: two sphinxes, two caryatids and an intricate floor mosaic.