Antiquities and Archaeology

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

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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

Islamic State advance halts archaeological research in Iraqi Kurdistan

As air strikes begin, archaeologists are turning to safer countries of Turkmenistan and Georgia

Published online: 25 September 2014

Altamira caves to remain open until next year

Limited entry experiment finds visitors’ impact on the paintings to be “virtually imperceptible”

Published online: 24 September 2014

Ancient tunnels discovered under Turkish home during renovation

The owner plans to fully excavate the site in central Anatolia and open it to tourists

Published online: 01 September 2014


Dracula behind bars

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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...

‘Wannabe archaeologist’ fined for looting

A 60-year-old winemaker, dubbed a “wannabe archaeologist” by the French press, has been fined €197,000 for looting at least 2,000 items,...