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'Sorcerer's treasure trove' of relics uncovered in Pompeii

A stash of ancient amulets is seeing the light of day, now that archaeologists in Pompeii have unearthed the treasures from under a pile of ash dating to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79.

Zach Heckendorf discusses new studio album 'Artifacts' Special

Singer-songwritier Zach Heckendorf chatted with Digital Journal about his new studio album "Artifacts," and opening for One Republic.

Op-Ed: Feds investigate Hobby Lobby for importing looted Bible artifacts

Oklahoma City - An investigation is being conducted into whether the owners of Hobby Lobby smuggled stolen artifacts for their planned Museum of the Bible. As many as 300 small clay tablets were headed to Hobby Lobby headquarters in Oklahoma city from Israel in 2011.

Hike in forest outside Stutthof Museum reveals disturbing find

Gdansk - A hike through the forest in northern Poland near the former Stutthof concentration camp turned up a startling and gruesome find recently. Hundreds of shoes, belts and other artifacts believed to belong to prisoners of the Nazis littered the forest floor.

New artifacts and chambers found in Mexico's Teotihuacan ruins

Mexico - After a year's worth of research, Mexican archaeologists revealed Wednesday they've discovered three new chambers and a number of previously unknown artifacts in the ancient city of Teotihuacan.

Hidden for centuries, lost Maya city found in Mexican jungle

Archaeologists have recently found an ancient Maya city that remained hidden for centuries in the rainforests of eastern Mexico, a discovery in a remote nature reserve they hope will yield clues about how the civilization collapsed around 1,000 years ago.

Egyptian artifacts under threat, expert says

Cairo - As the crisis in Egypt continues, experts have expressed concern that the country’s priceless archaeological heritage could come under threat from vandals and looters, who have already stolen some of the country’s precious antiquities.

Military secures Egyptian Museum after artifacts damaged

Cairo - Would-be looters broke into the Egyptian Museum and damaged at least a dozen antique pieces, including two mummies which were decapitated. A human chain was formed around the museum to protect the artifacts from looters.

First Nations angered over artifact move

The Anishinabek leadership in the Northern Superior region were not notified by the Canadian government when over a thousand artifacts, estimated to be 9,000 years old, were excavated and shipped to Lakehead University.

Melting of arctic snow reveals ancient hunting artifacts

Yellowknife - Melting ice patches in the Canadian Arctic are revealing hunting tools dating back to over 2,000 years ago, allowing archaeologists to learn a little more about earlier inhabitants of North America.

Inside look at the Toronto Police Museum Special

Toronto - Toronto's Police Museum and Discovery Centre offers the public an inside look at the world of crime fighting. From guns to uniforms the museum gives visitors a chance to discover the people behind the badge.

Ancient tomb discovered in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank – a 4,000 year-old ancient tomb was accidentally discovered just recently by a group of workers renovating a house near the church of Nativity at Bethlehem.

Op-Ed: Scotland Rules in 'Stone of Destiny'

Learn all about a quirky Scottish rite of passage in Stone of Destiny, a nice piece of nation-building from Alliance Films

Titanic Artifacts to go on Exhibition

More than 250 authentic artifacts unearthed from the sunken ship will be on display at the Ontario Science Centre and the Royal B.C. Museum this year.

Afghanistan Being 'Systematically Looted' Warns Museum Organization

Precious archaeological artifacts in Afghanistan are disappearing from the war torn country and the illegal trade may be financing local insurgents.

US officials return stolen artifacts to Pakistan

A rare cup from the second century BC and a statue of a starving Buddha that is one of two ever found.

A Rights Row Clouds The Future Of Berlin's Checkpoint Charlie Museum

BERLIN (dpa) - A row has broken out in Berlin over who actually owns the hundreds of Cold War artefacts housed in the famous "House at Checkpoint Charlie" museum, which every year attracts more than 600,000 visitors. Rainer Hildebrandt, the ageing h...

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Traders in Soviet-Era images are common -- probably from Russia. Note an American flag on a t-shirt.
Traders in Soviet-Era images are common -- probably from Russia. Note an American flag on a t-shirt.
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A handful of the many artifacts found in the underground city of Nevsehir.
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