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Tomb of Jesus set for restoration work after Easter

Jerusalem - The tomb where Jesus is said to have been buried before his resurrection in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre is to undergo major restoration, church officials said Wednesday.The work could begin soon after Orthodox Easter on May 1.

What lies in Shakespeare's grave?

Stratford - Of the various events scheduled this year to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, a scan of his grave is among the most unusual.

Turkey's evacuation of Syrian tomb 'no retreat'

Ankara - Turkey's decision to evacuate an historic tomb and the soldiers guarding it from Syrian territory was not a retreat, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday, rejecting opposition claims Ankara had surrendered the area to jihadists.

Does this mystery tomb contain Alexander the Great’s mother?

The discovery of five skeletons in a vast tomb near Thessaloniki, Greece, has scholars debating whether the 60-odd-year-old female skeleton is that of Alexander the Great’s mother, Olympias.

2,100-year-old tomb in China reveals ancient cultural facts

Xuyi - Scientific teams recently uncovered the tomb of Liu Fei. Since he was a powerful figure his tomb includes valuable artifacts related to Chinese history.

Spain's PSOE wants Francisco Franco's remains dug up and moved

Madrid - Spain's main opposition party, the Socialist PSOE announced on Tuesday that it wants a congressional debate on the exhumation of dictator Francisco Franco and Falange founder José Antonio Primo de Rivera, both entombed at the "Valley of the Fallen."

Oscar Wilde wipes away the kisses on the anniversary of his death

Literary giant and Irish legend Oscar Wilde has had his tomb cleaned and restored as a tribute to the 111th anniversary of his death in Paris.

Pre-Inca tomb discovered in Peru

Lima - A 1,200-year-old royal tomb belonging to the pre-Inca Sican Culture has been discovered in Peru’s coastal Lambayeque region, according to the director of the Las Ventanas archaeological dig.

Celtic noble's tomb discovery is a 'milestone of archaeology'

Stuttgart - Scientists have discovered a 2,600 year-old aristocratic burial, likely of a Celtic noblewoman, at the hill fort site of Heuneburg in southern Germany. The discovery has been described as a “milestone” in the study of Celtic culture.

The tomb of Mexican King in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato Special

Dolores Hidalgo - José Alfredo Jiménez was for Mexico what Elvis Presley was for the U.S. Both of them were the Kings. Mexican El Rey (The King) has his memorial tomb in Dolores Hidalgo, in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.

Ancient tomb of general Cao Cao is genuine, experts say

One day after the announcement of the excavation of the tomb of Cao Cao, the ruler of the Kingdom of Wei from 208 to 220 in China, rumors regarding its authenticity started to float. But experts insist the tomb is authentic.

Ancient body of Lady Dai to visit Santa Barbara

The body of the rich ancient woman, unearthed 30 years ago in a Mawangdui tomb close to Changsha, Hunan province in China, is set to be displayed in the Santa Barbara Museum for the exhibition "Noble Tombs at Mawangdui" from Sept. 19 to Dec. 13.

Pope Announces Discovery of Saint Paul’s Tomb

Pope Benedict XVI says the remains of one of Christianity’s founders, Saint Paul of Tarsus, have been found in a basilica in Rome. The Pontiff said scientific tests had shown the tomb to be that of the apostle.

Egypt to search for tomb of Cleopatra

CAIRO – The Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and her lover, the Roman commander Marc Anthony, committed suicide in 31BC after they had been defeated in the Battle of Activum

The Stone Soldiers Of China Guard A 2,000 Year Old Secret

It is said to be one of the mysterious wonders of the world, yet these Chinese Terracotta soldiers have been hiding another secret and it is in the form of yet another chamber

Greek Archaeologists Unearth Rich Tomb

Greek Archaeologists unearth a Roman tomb with graves and a small theater. The tomb was found on a Greek island and it contained gold jewelry, pottery and bronze offerings.

I Would Be Dead Pleased If You Could Join Me

Have you ever thought about being alone after death? Well, there is one man who has

Tomb Raider is back, but is it the same?

When the movie came out, Angelina Jolie was based on the character Laura Croft. But is the Laura Croft character now based on Angelina Jolie?

Mud tomb found near oldest Egypt pyramid

A mud brick tomb dating back more than 4,000 years has been discovered near Egypt's most ancient pyramid in the Saqqara complex south of Cairo, antiquities official announced Monday. The tomb, which was found by an Egyptian-Australian mission, belonged to

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Tomb find reveals pre-Inca city

Archaeologists working in northern Peru discovered a spectacular tomb complex about 1000 years old

Tomb of Aztec emperor may lie in Mexico

It would be the first burial site ever found of a leader of the 1427-1521 Aztec empire, said archaeologist Eduardo Matos Thursday.
 

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The tomb of Nahum the Prophet  one of seven minor prophets in the Old Testament.
The tomb of Nahum the Prophet, one of seven minor prophets in the Old Testament.
Hershel West
Asir Salaam Shajaa is the third generation in his family to care for the tomb. Here he dusts off the...
Asir Salaam Shajaa is the third generation in his family to care for the tomb. Here he dusts off the hand-sewn green cloth used to cover Nahum's Tomb.
Hershel West
An ancient Egyptian mummy
An ancient Egyptian mummy
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Rhodes  tomb
Rhodes' tomb
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Paintings on the North Wall of Tutankhamun s tomb
Paintings on the North Wall of Tutankhamun's tomb
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Burial site of Lucy Maud Montgomery and her husband Rev. Ewen MacDonald at the Cavendish Community C...
Burial site of Lucy Maud Montgomery and her husband Rev. Ewen MacDonald at the Cavendish Community Cemetery in Cavendish, P.E.I, Canada.
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The tomb of Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970)  first president of the Fifth French Republic  in Columbey...
The tomb of Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), first president of the Fifth French Republic, in Columbey-les-Deux-Eglises France.
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Pic taken by me  unfinished tomb at Qutub Minar  Delhi.
Pic taken by me, unfinished tomb at Qutub Minar, Delhi.
Vladimir Lenin  father of the Soviet Union. April 22  2015 marks the 145th anniversary of his birth.
Vladimir Lenin, father of the Soviet Union. April 22, 2015 marks the 145th anniversary of his birth.
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An illustration of the interiors of King Tutankhamun s tomb
An illustration of the interiors of King Tutankhamun's tomb
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The outside of the synagogue in Al Qosh.
The outside of the synagogue in Al Qosh.
Hershel West
Layout of King Tutankhamun s tomb
Layout of King Tutankhamun's tomb
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Painted scene from the tomb of Rudj-Ka depicting the tomb owner with his wife.
Painted scene from the tomb of Rudj-Ka depicting the tomb owner with his wife.
Meghan E Strong / Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt
Fishing scene depicting Rudj-Ka in the marshes.
Fishing scene depicting Rudj-Ka in the marshes.
Meghan E Strong / Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt
The traditional  martyrium  of Saint Philip in Heliopolis  modern-day Turkey.
The traditional "martyrium" of Saint Philip in Heliopolis, modern-day Turkey.
wikipedia
Dragons were a major part of Chinese culture. Carvings and statues across multiple tombs show common...
Dragons were a major part of Chinese culture. Carvings and statues across multiple tombs show common inspiration for artists across China's vast history.
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Further excavation work will be carried out to find out more about the temple guard tomb.
Further excavation work will be carried out to find out more about the temple guard tomb.
Egypt Antiquities Ministry

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