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Egypt displays recently discovered ancient tombs in Saqqara

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Saturday displayed recently discovered, well-decorated ancient tombs at a Pharaonic necropolis just outside the capital Cairo. The five tombs were unearthed ear...

Cannabis congee: New evidence reveals heady Tang dynasty staple food

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New archeological evidence has emerged that cannabis was a dietary staple in China during the Tang Dynasty. Though it is widely believed a kind of cannabis congee was c...

Artifact thief digs holes at South Carolina historical site

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Federal agents in South Carolina are looking for someone who used a metal detector and dug 19 holes earlier this month looking for artifacts at a historic site which was once t...

Pompeii dig yields rare window on daily life of enslaved

MILAN (AP) — Archeologists in Pompeii excavating a villa amid the ruins of the 79 A.D. volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient city have discovered a cramped dormitory and storage room that offer...

Pre-Hispanic woman sculpture replaces Columbus in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A replica of a mysterious pre-Hispanic sculpture of an Indigenous woman was chosen Tuesday to replace a statue of Christopher Columbus on Mexico City’s most prominent boulevard. ...

Remnants of Black church uncovered in Colonial Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The brick foundation of one of the nation's oldest Black churches has been unearthed at Colonial Williamsburg, a living history museum in Virginia that continues to reckon wit...

Women say suspect in Kristin Smart's death abused them

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — More than two dozen women described disturbing and dangerous encounters — including sexual assaults while they were semi-conscious and felt drugged — with the man charge...

Archaeologists discover Neanderthal remains in caves near Rome

Archaeologists found the fossil remains of nine Neanderthal men in a cave near Rome, Italy's Culture Ministry said on Saturday. Eight of them date to between 50,000 and 68,000 years ago, while th...

Egypt archeologists unearth 110 ancient tombs in Nile Delta

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian archeologists unearthed 110 burial tombs at an ancient site in a Nile Delta province, the Tourism and Antiquities Ministry said Tuesday. The graves, some of whi...

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...

Archeologists unearth an ancient pharaonic city in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian archeologists have unearthed a 3000-year-old lost city, complete with mud brick houses, artifacts, and tools from pharaonic times. Noted archeologist Zahi Hawa...

Israeli experts discover 2,000-year-old Dead Sea scrolls

Israeli archaeologistson Tuesday said dozens of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments bearing a biblical text and hidden nearly 1,900 years ago have been discovered in a desert cave. The parchment fragments ...

Archeologists find intact ceremonial chariot near Pompeii

MILAN (AP) — Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site in Italy announced Saturday the discovery of an intact ceremonial chariot, one of several important discoveries made in the same area outside ...

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...

With no visitors, Jerusalem citadel undergoes major facelift

JERUSALEM (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic may be keeping tourists away from Jerusalem's ancient citadel, but it has created a rare opportunity for the site to launch a massive restoration and conserva...