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Stolen part of sarcophagus to be repatriated

A part of a marble sarcophagus that was stolen in 1988 and was found and confiscated from a gallery in Manhattan, New York, where it was displayed will return to Greece, the District Attorney’s office announced on Friday. The sarcophagus dates back to 200 AD and ...

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International Mother Language Day

The United Nations' (UN) International Mother Language Day annually celebrates language diversity and variety worldwide on February 21. It also remembers events such as the killing of four students on February 21, 1952, because they campaigned to officially use their mother language, Bengali, in Bangladesh. What ...

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Gender equality has always been a core issue for the United Nations. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will make a crucial contribution not only to economic development of the world, but to progress across all the goals and targets of the ...

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Stonehenge road tunnel plan

It has been a few weeks since the UK government announced a proposal to bury the A303 under Stonehenge. Since then there has been disagreements among the archaeologists and conservation groups on the impact of the tunnel underneath the World Heritage site. It has been ...

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Destruction of Tetrapylon, Roman Theatre in Palmyra

Destruction of Tetrapylon, Roman Theatre in Palmyra

Only after a few short months and the major announcement that Palmyra had been freed from the control of Islamic terrorists, the group has returned to cause more destruction. It was only in May 2016, when Russia marked the capture of Palmyra from Islamic terrorists ...

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Goddess Sculpture Discovered In Aegean Sea

The 2,700-year-old sculpture, which is said to be the biggest one in the history of Turkish underwater history, found during examinations in a ship wreckage, which was unearthed last year in November, belonged to a Cypriot goddess. The works, carried out by Dokuz Eylül University (DEU) ...

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27

On January 27 each year, the United Nations (UN) remembers the Holocaust that affected many people of Jewish origin during World War II. This day is called the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. It also commemorates when the ...

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Ancient Buddha found as water level of reservoir lowers in E China

Archaeologists work near the Buddha's head at the Hongmen reservoir in Fuzhou, Jiangxi province, Jan 8, 2017. An archaeologist investigates in Hongmen Reservoir in Fuzhou, Jiangxi province, on Jan 8, 2017. The Buddha statue was first noticed at the end of last year when a hydropower gate ...

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2,400-Year-Old Tomb discovered in Iraq

A 2,400-year-old tomb filled with skeletons - along with other artefacts including earrings and ceramic vessels - has been discovered in Iraq, scientists say. Among the artifacts found in the tomb, researchers found a bracelet decorated with images of two snake heads peering at each ...

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Archaeological dig in Kouklia reveals ancient rampart

Archaeological excavations taking part in the area of Ancient Paphos at Kouklia in 2016 have revealed, among others, an ancient rampart dating as far back as 6th century BC. The Department of Antiquities of Cyprus has announced the completion of the University of Cyprus 2016 field ...

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Discovery of new ancient tombs in Egypt

Archaeologists from the University of Birmingham have found "compelling evidence" of new pharaonic tombs at Qubbet el-Hawa in Aswan, Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities has revealed. A two-metre high ancient encroachment wall has been discovered below a visitors' pathway in the northern part of the West Aswan ...

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New excavations and new concerns

According to Farhad Zarei, the head of an archeological mission in Pasargadae (home of the Cyrus the Great mausoleum as well as Cyrus’ capital), recent archeological studies in the city have uncovered many artifacts and sites relevant to the Achaemenid and Sassanid periods, including a ...

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Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year 2017

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Top 10 archaeological discoveries of 2016

2016 has revealed an amazing array of archaeological discoveries, pushing the boundaries of scientific research and our understanding of the past. The following list represents 10 of the most exciting announcements across the year. 1 – Bronze Age stilt houses unearthed in East Anglian Fens 2 – Swedish ...

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Archaeologists Discover Unknown City in Greece

An international research team at the Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg, is exploring the remains of an ancient city in central Greece. The results can change the view of an area that traditionally has been considered a backwater of the ancient world. Archaeologists from ...

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