Archaeology

Egypt cancels Dutch museum's dig licence for exhibition exploring Black culture

The show tracks the influence of ancient Egypt on musicians such as Beyoncé, Miles Davis and Fela Kuti, however, the country's tourism and antiquities ministry has accused the curators of "Afrocentrism"

Britain's oldest piece of carved wood discovered in layer of peat

The large piece of oak is around 6,000 years old–2,000 years older than Stonehenge

Biden administration bans fuel and mineral extraction within ten miles of ancient Pueblo sites in New Mexico

The lands withdrawn from future oil, gas and mining claims around Chaco Culture National Historical Park include more than 4,700 known archaeological sites

Ancient Greek gold coin from Crimea sells for a record-breaking £4.8m

The rare stater depicting a satyr—a "marvel of speaking portraiture"—was once in the collection of the State Hermitage Museum but was sold to raise money for the Soviet government

Berlin museums to look into origins of archaeological collections

Research could lead to restitutions if artefact were found to have been excavated or exported illegally

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Pets allowed at Greece's top archaeological sites—but don’t forget the pooh bag

Animals still barred from the most popular attractions such as the Acropolis and Ancient Olympia

Isolation is thwarting archaeological discoveries of Afghanistan’s rich heritage

Conservation works on an ancient burial site at Shewaki near Kabul had to be halted due to lack of funding and resources

Underwater Nabataean temple discovered in major archaeological find in Italy

Since the 18th century, five of the submerged ancient Roman altars have been found in the area near Naples

Miami officials vote to continue luxury high-rise construction after Native American site found

The developer behind the project is the Related Group, founded by the billionaire art collector Jorge M. Pérez

New museum planned for ancient Mayan complex Chichén Itzá, Mexico’s most visited archeological site

With first leg of controversial $20bn Maya Train project set to begin operation, authorities have stepped up excavation and development of archaeological destinations

US supports restoration of Pakistan’s epic walled city

As country is mired in economic and political turmoil, major upgrading project forges ahead with restoration of important sites at the ancient heart of Lahore

Archaeologists discover ancient tunnel at Great Pyramid of Giza that may lead to King Khufu’s tomb

The international team of scientists used radiography and endoscopy techniques to peer inside the structure

Full scale of damage to Turkish and Syrian heritage emerges after devastating earthquakes

Many archaeological landmarks and religious sites in the region have been heavily damaged or destroyed

Ancient ritual complex uncovered in Peru

The 1,200-year-old complex, which includes a massive platform topped with a temple, is associated with the Wari civilisation that thrived from AD600 to AD1000

Island hopping: exhibition finds connections between ancient cultures of the Mediterranean

Show at Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum of more than 200 artefacts from Sardinia, Cyprus and Crete considers the connections between lost island civilisations

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Pestle or dildo? Six-inch wooden implement may be a Roman sex toy, say academics

Artefact may “be the first known sex object from the Roman Empire” according to new research

Archaeologists in Mexico shed new light on ancient Huastec burial and construction practices

Recent excavations at a site in the state of Tamaulipas included analysis of large earthen mounds that were used for burials and everyday activities

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

'Where the swords met bone': Archaeological evidence found of Ancient Egyptian rebellion mentioned on the Rosetta Stone

Excavations at Tell Timai in northern Egypt has found remains from the failed Great Revolt against the Ptolemaic rulers

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