It's back to the future for Rome's Colosseum: Tourists to get gladiator's eye-view as the floor of deadly arena is restored in £16m high-tech facelift
Inscribed on a tiny fragment of a clay pot, the writing consists of six letters on two lines. As study co-author Haggai Misgav, an epigraphist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, tells Haaretz's Ariel David, the first three letters may spell out
Archaeologists searching for Tut's mortuary temple have unearthed a stunningly well-preserved royal metropolis (detail above). The lost city, called the "Rise of Aten" by archaeologists is believed to have been built by King Amenhotep III and i
The Vatican has constructed a secret underground tunnel in Jerusalem that has infuriated a local preservation group who claim the tunnel resides in a sensitive area that may contain antiquities and other artifacts.
Pictures show remains of 3,500-year-old metropolis that was founded by Tutankhamun's grandfather as archaeologists examine treasure trove of artefacts
The Shigir Idol is over 12,500 years old and is regarded as the earliest known work of ritual art that could change the way we see human history but decay has kept others from being found.
New Dead Sea Scroll Fragments Have Been Found For The First Time In 60 Years, And This Is What They Say…
6,000-year-old child skeleton found together with world's oldest woven basket in Judean Desert cave • First discovery of this kind since Dead Sea Scrolls.
Dusseldorp attributes the paradigm shift to recent findings that make the competition hypothesis seem less plausible. Previous Leiden research has shown that the 'stupid' Neanderthals made tar from birch bark and used this to glue spearheads to a s
Chariot of fire: 'Almost intact' Roman chariot found near Pompeii 2,000 years after the city was buried in lava is heralded as 'an exceptional discovery with no parallel in Italy'
Advice to die for! Ancient Egyptian embalming instructions on a 3,500-year-old medical papyrus reveals the process of wrapping the dead person's face with ointment soaked bandages to reduce swelling
Pompeii's most amazing fresco returns to its former glory! Scientists use lasers to remove stains on stunning 2,000-year-old painting of a hunting scene in the garden of the House of the Ceii
These walls are slightly backward sloped (probably to make them more resilient in an earthquake) instead of the characteristic perfectly vertical walls at other fortresses. Remember that Partroclus is described as climbing the walls three times in Ac
The bronze artifacts' standardized appearance and weight points to their use as an early form of European currency. To qualify as money, lead author Maikel Kuijpers, an archaeologist at Leiden University, tells Live Science's Mindy Weisberger, an
uncovered the four shipwrecks last fall. As the Athens News Agency reports, the most significant discovery was a hoard of Roman pottery. The vessels found on board the second- or third-century A.D. wreck included amphorae filled with oil produced in
The Atacama Desert's extreme aridity challenged its residents, but it was a huge advantage for Santana-Sagredo and colleagues as they searched for clues to the success of the ancient desert farmers. Human remains and scraps of ancient foods can be
The images are strongly reminiscent of the more than 20,000 rock paintings discovered years ago in neighboring Chiribiquete National Park. These paintings prove that people lived in the area as far back as 19,000 years ago and decorated rock faces