Experts take legal advice in effort to block lucrative deal on underwater excavation of HMS Victory
English Heritage keeps a careful watch as volunteers sift through hundreds of molehills on a fortress site near the Roman wall
Whatever went on there, it would have impressed the ancient Britons. Even if it was only whispering.
Thieves who took 18th-century bowl and sculpture from Durham museum probably only in building two minutes, says detective
Fears of damage to historic site by tourist vessels and submarines prompts Unesco to confer protection on sunken liner
What happened after the Romans left and the Vikings of Jorvik arrived? Two post holes and a jumble of bones may hold a clue
Once again there are calls for these grand sculptures to be returned to Greece. But the repatriation of historical artefacts is rarely straightforward
As trawlers dredge up more wrecks from our seas, a pilot scheme is set to record their finds
Britain’s Secret Treasures on ITV to follow experts as they judge the merits of antiquities discovered in the UK in the last 15 years
New research carried out at the University of York and published in BMC Evolutionary Biology has used evolutionary techniques on modern day and ancestral mouse mitochondrial DNA to show that the timeline of mouse colonisation matches that of Viking invasion.
Archaeologists from the University of Bristol have unearthed a unique slave burial ground on the remote South Atlantic island of St Helena. The excavation, which took place in advance of construction of a new airport on the island, has revealed dramatic insights into the victims of the Atlantic slave trade during the notorious Middle Passage.
While Greece and Egypt are destabilised by the eurozone debt crisis and revolution, we must do more to protect their vast store of the world’s antiquities
Armed robbers wearing hoods steal between 60 and 70 items of ‘incalculable value’ after breaking in and tying up female employee
The layout of Stonehenge matches the spacing of loud and quiet sounds created by acoustic interference, new theory claims
Researchers will spend the next four years gathering and analysing data on the movements and motives of traffickers, the types of activities involved, such as illegal excavation; transit and purchase; and pricing structures. The aim is to develop new approaches to regulate the international trade of cultural goods and help policymakers better define laws to fight criminal activities.
A British excavation has struck archaeological gold with a discovery that may solve the mystery of where the Queen of Sheba of biblical legend derived her fabled treasures.
Millions of people have used Google Earth’s geo-modelling software to take a tour of the moon, Mars, foreign countries, or – let’s be honest – to compare their homes with those of their neighbours. But now a new project developed by Bournemouth University academics is giving surfers access to a virtual prehistoric landscape: Stonehenge.
In a few weeks, a group of British researchers will enter the labyrinthine store of London’s Natural History Museum and remove several dark-coloured pieces of primate skull and jawbone from a small metal cabinet
Archaeologists are notoriously nervous of attributing ritual significance to anything (the old joke used to be that if you found an artefact and couldn’t identify it, it had to have ritual significance), yet they still like to do so whenever possible. Archaeology News
What makes a city? A simple mass of people, a great temple, a hub of learning, trade or transport? Colin McEvedy’s idiosyncratic book, a survey of 120 “centres of ancient civilisation”, doesn’t ask the question, but unwittingly suggests some answers. In doing so, it tells us almost as much about contemporary urban life as it does about the distant past.
1,100 British, South African and American prisoners of war were put on a train to be taken to a camp in Germany. On January 28, 1944, they were crossing the Orvieto Railroad Bridge North in Allerona, Umbria, when the American 320th Bombardment Group arrived to bomb the bridge.
Project gives a rounded history of both dark and bright times, as well as the everyday life of Jews in the historic city : Archaeology News