Discoveries

Wreck of the ship Ernest Shackleton died on found off the coast of Canada

The famed explorer died aboard the Quest in 1922; the ship sank in the Labrador Sea 40 years later

Newly discovered drawings in Pompeii indicate children saw gladiators in bloody action

Charcoal sketches highlight they ‘witnessed battles in the amphitheatre’, says park director

Possible Ancient Egyptian structure identified beside the Giza pyramids

The discovery of the L-shaped object was made in an ancient Egyptian elite cemetery beside the Great Pyramid of Khufu

Stunning frescoes revealed at Pompeii

Depicting scenes from Greek mythology, the works were discovered in the banqueting room of a large house in the ancient Roman city

Newly identified William Kent chairs—discovered in a Wiltshire Church—go on show at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge

The two internationally important chairs have been acquired for the reopening of the institution's Founder’s Galleries

Investigation by Portuguese newspaper reveals grappling between politicians and museums over future of Kwer’ata Re’esu

Disagreement centred over whether the painting, looted in 1868 and later sold to a private collector in Portugal, should be bought by the government and returned to Ethopia

Roman funerary bed found in central London

Archaeologists are "blown away" by the levels of preservation of the finds at Holborn Viaduct, which also include five oak coffins, a decorated lamp, a glass vial, and jet and amber beads

Plazas and pottery: oldest Amazonian cities uncovered in major archaeological discovery in Ecuador

Lidar light detection technology helped scientists to see beneath the foliage and discover the 2500-year-old settlement

Medieval cemetery with crouching bodies and rare artefacts unearthed near Cardiff airport

French glass and African pottery suggest individuals buried are of high status

$4 thrift-store vase sells for $107,100 at auction

It turns out the glass vessel is a rare example of a 1940s Venini piece designed by the architect Carlo Scarpa

Rediscovered panels by proto-Renaissance master Lorenzetti soar at auction

A painting depicting Pope Sylvester I made €3m, while a portrayal of Saint Helena more than doubled its high estimate, selling for €1.6m

'Rediscovered' Rembrandt could make £15m at Sotheby's London this December

The Biblical scene was recently offered at auction for just €10,000

Archaeologists discover 24,000 year-old Palaeolithic art site in eastern Spain

Researchers have now revealed details about the trove of ancient paintings and engravings found in 2021

Exclusive: first colour photographs shed fresh light on Ethiopia's most treasured icon and its looting by an agent of the British Museum

An Art Newspaper investigation uncovers new details on the infamous seizure in 1868 by Richard Holmes of a 500-year-old painting of Christ, the Kwer’ata Re’esu, which never reached the London institution

‘Breakthrough’ attribution for Artemisia Gentileschi painting stored at England's Hampton Court

Royal Collection curators checked provenance records and pigments, tracing the work to Queen Henrietta Maria

World's oldest wooden structure discovered in Zambia

A new report reveals that humans were building with wood 476,000 years ago, upending previous beliefs about our ancestors

N.C. Wyeth painting purchased at a thrift shop for $4 could sell for $250,000 at auction

The painting's whereabouts were unknown for 80 years, but a Facebook post led to its rediscovery

Metal detectorists make first discovery of Iron Age gold coins in Wales

The haul has now been officially classed as treasure and may be acquired by an Anglesey museum

Ancient ruins of emperor Nero's theatre found in Rome

Objects ranging from the Roman to medieval period were found at the archaeological site, which will now be turned into a Four Seasons hotel

‘Clearly a copy from the 19th century’—Old Masters scholars reject AI-attributed Raphael

The so-called de Brécy Tondo has in the past been assumed to be a Victorian copy

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

The Met's Vermeer may contain a hidden self-portrait of the artist at work

X-ray technology has revealed that a hidden man in the background of 'A Maid Asleep' is holding a paintbrush

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

Does the Philadelphia Museum of Art hold an unknown Vermeer?

Expert says he discovered two paint pigments that were only used in that combination by the Dutch Old Master at the time

How Van Gogh’s drawing skills were once trumped by a 16-year-old girl

Discovered: a sketch by a pastor’s daughter, who sat beside Van Gogh when they both depicted a woman peeling potatoes

Art history sleuths reunite mother with husband and son in 17th-century Flemish portrait

Scholars have pieced together separate parts of painting after 200 years

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

Drawing of male nude is Michelangelo’s sketch for Sistine Chapel, scholar says

Red chalk preparatory work may be linked to “Worship of the Brazen Serpent” section of Vatican masterpiece

Britain's oldest prayer beads—buried more than 1,000 years ago—to be displayed in new museum on remote island

It is one of several artefacts making their first public appearance at Lindisfarne Priory