Archaeology

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

Book Clubfeature

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

Mediareview

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

Abdulamir Al-Hamdani, the revered archaeologist and former Iraqi culture minister, has died, aged 55

Hamdani, who served as Iraq’s culture minister from 2018 to 2020, played a vital role in rescuing, restoring and cataloguing the country’s ancient heritage

Ceremonial starfish offerings unearthed at Aztec temple in Mexico City

The ‘precious relics’ discovered at Templo Mayor link Aztec cosmology to the sea

Former Metropolitan Museum curator leads reimagining of Penn State’s anthropology museum

A $100m campus expansion will give the informally-established anthropology museum a greater presence

New concerns for the Bamiyan Valley's future in Taliban hands surface on anniversary of monumental Buddhas' destruction

Evidence of encroaching development, looting and a new coal depot near the site poses major threats to its status—and its future

Amazonian cave paintings, pre-Columbian ruins and other world heritage sites identified as critically threatened

The World Monuments Fund has published its biannual report of world heritage sites facing risk due to climate change, political turmoil and other factors

Archeologists in Mexico decipher ancient frieze

The frieze, discovered in Oaxaca in 2018, contains glyphs symbolising themes related to superstition and social hierarchies in the Zapotec and Mixtec cultures

Pre-Columbian stone artefacts smuggled into Puerto Rico are repatriated to the Dominican Republic

The 12 archaeological objects were seized from a passenger arriving in Puerto Rico by ferry in 2013; they had previously sold in an online auction

Intricate Roman mosaic is largest to be found in London in half a century

The “once-in-a-lifetime” discovery took place on a building site across the river from what would have been ancient Londinium

Milan’s ancient amphitheatre turns over a new leaf with a €1.5m garden-inspired restoration project

Novel project will replace lost parts of the structure with hedges of boxwood, myrtle and privet

The ‘most important piece of prehistoric art’ found in Britain in a century will go on view at the British Museum

The 5,000-year-old chalk sculpture was discovered on a country estate near the village of Burton Agnes in East Yorkshire

Have archaeologists discovered Captain Cook's ship Endeavour? Experts in the US and Australia fight it out

The director of Sydney’s Australian National Maritime Museum announced that he is "convinced" it is the long-lost vessel, while the director of Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project says the findings are not conclusive

Film review

At Sundance, new films tackle painful legacies through archaeology, urban design and more

Also featured is a visually stunning documentary about bird rescuers in Delhi and a cinematic essay about the sexual power dynamics of cinema