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Archaeology News

Sensors and satellites deployed to save Pompeii

Rome - Ground sensors and satellites will be deployed in a new bid to keep the ancient Roman city of Pompeii from crumbling following a series of recent collapses at the sprawling and long-neglected site near Naples.
In the Media by AFP

Spain's 'Holy Grail' faces sceptical inquisition

Madrid - Claims that the Holy Grail has been found after sitting for 1,000 years in a Spanish church face a tough inquisition from doubtful historians.
In the Media by Roland Lloyd Parry (AFP)

Crowds swamp church in Spain after 'Holy Grail' claim

Le - Curators were forced to remove a precious cup from display in a church in Spain when crowds swarmed there after historians claimed it was the Holy Grail, staff said.
In the Media by AFP

Two more colossal pharaoh statues unveiled in Egypt

Luxor - Archaeologists on Sunday unveiled two colossal statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III in Egypt's famed temple city of Luxor, adding to an existing pair of world-renowned tourist attractions.The two monoliths in red quartzite were raised at what European and ...
In the Media by Jay Deshmukh, Riad Abou Awad (AFP)

Famed Syria Crusader castle survives fierce battles

Safita - Columns are blackened with soot and vaults have crumbled in one of the courtyards of Syria's the Krak des Chevaliers, a Crusader castle that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and victim of the country's three-year civil war.The army seized the medieval f...
In the Media by Rim Haddad (AFP)

3,200-year-old skeleton found with cancer

London - Archaeologists have found the 3,200-year-old skeleton of a man with a spreading form of cancer, the oldest example so far of a disease often associated with modern lifestyles, scientists said Monday.The remains of a man believed to be aged between 25 a...
In the Media by AFP

Australians, Canadians held for stripping at Machu Picchu

Lima - Police detained four male tourists, two Australians and two Canadians, for several hours after filming and taking nude photos at Peru's famed Machu Picchu, local authorities said.The culture ministry has put up signs at the world-famous Inca site warni...
In the Media by AFP

Shilling discovery could rewrite Canadian history

Victoria - An amateur treasure hunter with a hand-held metal detector has turned Canadian history on its head after finding a 16th century shilling buried in clay on the shores of Vancouver Island.The 435-year-old coin discovered in western-most Canada has rekind...
In the Media by Clément Sabourin (AFP)

Mayan Majesty: Mexico's Chichén Itzá Special

Tucked deep in the verdant heart of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, the Chichén Itzá beckons visitors with towering temples, columned arcades and other regal remnants of the once-mighty Mayan civilization.
Digital Journal Report by Brett Wilkins - 8 comments

Skulls found in London may be those of ancient gladiators

London - Forensic researchers involved in the examination of skulls discovered by labourers in 1988 along the Walbrook River in London are now saying they could belong to ancient gladiators during the time that the city was known as Londinium under Roman rule.
In the Media by Andrew Dyer - 1 comment
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