Bronze Age grave in Greece shows nobleman's love of jewelry

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists in southern Greece have discovered an undisturbed tomb the size of a small house that belonged to a Bronze Age nobleman with a fondness for jewelry. ...

Birthplace of Austronesians is Taiwan, capital was Taitung: Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A growing number of scholars from various fields both domestically and abroad are coming to the conclusion that Taiwan is the birthplace of the Austronesian people and language...

Egypt archaeologists uncover tombs dating back to Roman era

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says that archaeologists have uncovered five tombs from the Roman era, dating back to more than 2,000 years. Thursday's statement says the d...

Wrecks, sunken treasures lie under Albania's coastal waters

SARANDA, Albania (AP) — Descending beneath the waves, the cloudy first few meters quickly give way to clear waters and an astonishing sight — dozens, perhaps hundreds, of tightly packed ancient vases ...

Israeli police: Jerusalem antiquity dealers arrested for con

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say they have arrested five antiquities dealers from east Jerusalem for large-scale tax offenses. Police spokesman Luba Samri says luxury cars, some $...

Island businesses fret about power outage losses

A power outage that drove tourists from two North Carolina islands wiped out a significant chunk of the lucrative summer months for local businesses. It could take days or weeks to r...

New Orleans museum has big plans for city's tricentennial

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bear-paw moccasins stitched by Native Americans in the 1700s and pieces of pottery from three centuries before that will be part of an exhibit about New Orleans' early decades for t...

Companies offer quirky perks like guitar lessons, tattoos

NEW YORK (AP) — Sabbaticals, massages, or a home maid service? Bike maintenance, tattoos or guitar lessons? Some small and medium-sized companies are offering quirky and enviable perks to try to attra...

Taiwan’s Hidden Gem: Chen Ming-Kun’s Art of Iron Glazed Ceramics

The art of iron glazed ceramics, also known as Jian ware (建盏), originated from the Tang Dynasty, but reached its peak during the Song Dynasty when Japanese monk diplomats brought the techniq...

In Syria's Raqqa, Old City wall a testament to glorious days

BEIRUT (AP) — The Old City wall of Syria's Raqqa that was the scene of intense fighting Tuesday in the battle against the Islamic State group was once a testament to the golden age of Islamic civiliza...

Mexican farmers picking up the slack in chile cultivation

EL CAMELLO, Mexico (AP) — A dozen workers from southern Mexico, the youngest not quite a teenager, tip back glass bottles of ice-cold Coca-Cola in a plowed field just steps from the U.S. border. ...

Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven ancient statues and pottery vessels are headed back to their Italian homeland after authorities say they tracked down the stolen items in New York City. The Man...

Renowned Soviet avant-garde art collection comes to Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Lysenko's painted bull stares with flat black eyes like a double-barrel shotgun, one of his horns festooned in a mosaic of bright rectangles, the tip of his tail stretched towar...

Free half-day tours available for foreign passengers with 7- to 24-hour layovers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Tourism Bureau is offering free half-day tours for transit or transfer passengers with 7- to 24-hour layovers, who have valid Taiwan travel visas or come from coun...

New ways to return online purchases that just aren't right

NEW YORK (AP) — As online shopping surges, so do the returns — and the hassles for shoppers trying to get rid of items that aren't right. A few startups dedicated to online returns as well as changes ...