Archaeology

Ancient Pompeii site installs 'invisible' solar panels that look like Roman terracotta tiles

New invisible technology is being used to generate electricity at the archaeological site—and will also be used for other historic buildings in Italy, Portugal and Croatia

Previously declared at risk, the UK's ‘Stonehenge of the North’ is now open to the public

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak welcomes the project which tells ‘the story of ancient Britain’

Preservationists raise alarm over plan to widen road through petroglyph-filled canyon in Utah used by oil tankers

Opponents of the plan say Nine Mile Canyon, described as “the world’s longest art gallery”, is too narrow and fragile to accommodate the widened road and increased tanker traffic

Oxford exhibition unearths the fascinating story of Minoan culture and its discovery

Ashmolean Museum show will reveal how the excavations of its former keeper 100 years ago helped popularise a Minoan world of mythological minotaurs and labyrinths

US government returns looted sarcophagus to Egypt

A trafficked coffin that may have belonged to an ancient priest has been returned

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Unesco World Heritage site Petra reopens to tourists after flash flooding

Regional authority takes steps to prevent further damage to the ancient desert city

Scientists used drones and AI to identify 168 more Nazca Lines geoglyphs in Peru

New additions to the mysterious Nazca Lines have been identified by scientists from Japan's Yagamata University through the use of aerial drone footage and artificial intelligence

Ancient Indigenous ‘Stonehenge’ of Ohio to be nominated for Unesco status after ousting of golf club

The Octagon Earthworks are being teed up for nomination for Unesco World Heritage status

The archaeological discovery of the century? What the San Casciano bronzes tell us about Roman and Etruscan life

The deposit of perfectly preserved statues in the heart of Tuscany reveals six centuries of cultural and political evolution

Carving of man holding his penis and surrounded by leopards is oldest known depiction of a narrative scene, archaeologists say

Neolithic bench discovered in Turkey shows a discernible narrative progression, and dates to around 11,000 BC

First major dig in ancient Iraqi city since Isis destruction unearths ‘significant’ palace door sill

The artefact survived both Nimrud's decimation in 2016 and the fall of the Assyrian empire in the 7th century

Third of UK archaeologists in financial crisis, report finds

Survey by British Archaeological Jobs Resource says the average net income within the field is £21,820

Amateur historian discovers 600-year-old English coin in Newfoundland

The coin was minted 70 years before the first documented arrival of non-Viking Europeans to the region

'A discovery that will rewrite history': 24 exceptionally well preserved bronzes unearthed by archaeologists in Tuscany

The artefacts, found at ancient Roman baths, are among the most “significant bronzes ever produced in the history of the ancient Mediterranean”

Climate change is destroying archaeological sites before we can study them, scientists warn

Ancient remains are best preserved in oceans, ice patches and wetlands—which are at risk of rising temperatures

Archaeologists restoring monument damaged by Islamic State discover ancient stone carvings unseen for millennia

The seven alabaster reliefs document the military conquests of the Neo-Assyrian King Sennacherib

Archaeologists discover mural of Aztec god of alcohol in Mexican convent

Archaeologists believe the pre-Columbian wall drawing of a god wearing a feathered headdress likely depicts Tepoztēcatl, the god of pulque

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Four things you probably didn’t know about Tutankhamun’s mask

To mark 100 years since its discovery, Garry Shaw, the author of a new biography of the Egyptian Boy King, reveals some little-known facts about the world’s most famous death mask

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Playing with history: how heritage and archaeology are transforming video games

Gaming offers educational and licensing opportunities for historic sites and cultural institutions

Experts fear for preservation of 'spectacular' mosaic unearthed by farmers in Gaza refugee camp

The Byzantine-era gem has been described as "the most beautiful mosaic floor" found in Palestine

Shipwrecks ahoy? Unesco's underwater mission scours sea bed off Italy for archaeological treasures

A dozen marine archaeologists are currently searching in an area that was once one of the busiest maritime routes in the world

Vast megalithic site discovered in southern Spain on land earmarked for an avocado plantation

More than 500 standing stones were catalogued by archaeologists working on the 7,000-year-old site

Preservationists urge restrictions on oil and gas exploitation near archaeological sites, parks and monuments in US Southwest

A new report highlights the risks posed by resource extraction near sites that are of sacred to Indigenous groups and have enormous archaeological significance

Archaeologists uncover ancient city and hundreds of artefacts close to Baghdad

Scholar says the new discovery is "significant" as 233 objects are sent to the Iraq Museum

Afghanistan earthquake highlights need for investment in country’s undiscovered heritage

A week after the tragedy, it remains unclear whether cultural sites have been affected

Vast Anglo-Saxon burial ground discovered during work on the UK’s HS2 rail route

Archaeologists found swords, jewellery and ear wax removers at the site

Climate change reveals ancient city in Iraq

Worsening drought conditions have extended the period when the 3,400-year-old city of Zakhiku is above water, aiding archaeologists’ efforts to study and preserve the site

Iron Age rock art depicting ancient Gods discovered beneath Turkish home

The ancient inscriptions were in a hidden tunnel complex found by looters before archaeologists carried out a rescue mission

Archaeologist, adventurer and spinner of tales: the life of Heinrich Schliemann is reassessed in Berlin show

Famed for his discovery of Troy, an exhibition at the James-Simon-Galerie and Neues Museum unpicks fact from fiction