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Famed Egyptian archaeologist reveals details of ancient city

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s best-known archaeologist on Saturday revealed further details on a Pharaonic city recently found in the southern province of Luxor. Zahi Hawass said that archaeo...

Ancient coins may solve mystery of murderous 1600s pirate

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A handful of coins unearthed from a pick-your-own-fruit orchard in rural Rhode Island and other random corners of New England may help solve one of the planet's oldest cold cases....

Greek police recover ancient statue of 'exceptional artwork'

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of antiquities smuggling for trying to sell an ancient marble statue of “exceptional artwork” that once likely adorned a temple on Athens’ fa...

Rains unearth ancient bull figurine in Greece

A 3,000-year-old bronze bull idol was uncovered in Olympia, Greece, due to heavy rainfall. The Greek culture ministry said it was a "chance discovery." The small bronze idol was found in a ...

Ancient bronze figurine of bull uncovered in southern Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Heavy rainfall in southern Greece has led to the discovery of a bronze bull figurine believed to have been a votive offering made to the god Zeus in Ancient Olympia as early as 3...

Italy taps German archaeologist to oversee Pompeii ruins

ROME (AP) — A German-born archaeologist has been chosen to be the next director of Pompeii, which is still revealing its ancient mysteries centuries after a volcanic eruption destroyed the Roman city ...

Ancient shell horn can still play a tune after 18,000 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — A large conch shell overlooked in a museum for decades is now thought to be the oldest known seashell instrument — and it still works, producing a deep, plaintive bleat, like a fogho...

By Sea of Galilee, archaeologists find ruins of early mosque

TIBERIAS, Israel (AP) — Archaeologists in Israel say they have discovered the remnants of an early mosque — believed to date to the earliest decades of Islam — during an excavation in the northern cit...

ICYMI: Feel-good news stories this week

Italian food sector celebrates pasta 'explosion' in pandemic One opandemic silver lining for Italy is the boom in food exports during the coronavirus crisis. More olive oil, cheese and rice m...

Egypt unveils ancient funerary temple south of Cairo

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s former antiquities minister and noted archaeologist Zahi Hawass on Sunday revealed details of an ancient funerary temple in a vast necropolis south of Cairo. Haw...

Review: Buried treasure, impending war and loss in ‘The Dig’

Just before the outbreak of the World War II, a small-time archeologist was hired by a local woman to excavate her land. The thought was that it possibly contained some Viking remnants. But what was u...

Mexican farmers find rare female statue in citrus grove

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Farmers digging in a citrus grove near Mexico’s Gulf coast have found a striking, six-foot-tall statue of a female figure who may represent an elite woman rather than a goddess, or ...

Taiwan's Pinuyumayan tribe holds coming-of-age ceremony at 2020's end

TAITUNG (Taiwan News) — As people across Taiwan prepared to ring in the new year on Friday (Dec. 31), Pinuyumayan (Peinan, 卑南) tribe members from Puyuma village in Taitung’s Peinan Townshi...

Oklahoma begins Tulsa race massacre centennial remembrance

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma began a centennial remembrance Friday of a once-thriving African American neighborhood in Tulsa decimated by deadly white violence that has received growing recognition du...

Ancient DNA reveals Guam ancestors migrated from Taiwan, Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An international team of archaeologists has traced the origins of Guam's first inhabitants to Taiwan and the Philippines based on DNA samples collected on the U.S. ter...