Antiquities and Archaeology

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

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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

Sicily’s Morgantina silver to return to the Met

Delicate negotiations get loan deal agreed in 2006 back on track

Published online: 29 August 2014

Phoenician shipwreck found off the coast of Malta could be the Mediterranean's oldest

But the exact location of the 2,700-year-old underwater ruin is being kept secret until research is finished

Published online: 27 August 2014

Archaeologists discover two Maya cities in Calakmul

Lagunita and Tamchen pose new questions about the diversity of Pre-Colombian culture

Published online: 22 August 2014


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,...

From ancient Egypt to a Parisian suburb

Just how did an ancient Egyptian mummy end up in a Parisian suburb? In June 2000, in the streets of Rueil-Malmaison, west of Paris, a local...