Antiquities and Archaeology

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

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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

Augustus to rise again in Rome

The Roman emperor’s ruined mausoleum will be restored and reopened to the public

Published online: 19 August 2014

Jordanian shopkeeper now helps protect Petra

A Unesco project has trained locals to monitor cracks in the ancient site’s stone face

Published online: 15 August 2014

 

‘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...

You can’t always rent what you want

The 70,000 fans that filled the Circus Maximus for the Rolling Stones’ three-hour concert last weekend may have got Satisfaction, but it...