An ancient tower dating back 2,000 years in the historic Afghan city of Ghazni collapsed this week, local officials said, raising concerns about the vulnerability of the country’s cultural heritage and the government’s ability to protect them.
An underground chamber discovered accidentally by road workers appears to be the site of the earliest Christian royal burial ever found in Britain, archeologists say, calling it the Anglo-Saxon equivalent of King Tutankhamun’s tomb.
A team of archeologists and other specialists in Egypt plan to open a sarcophagus containing a 3,000-year-old mummy on Sunday as part of a live Discovery Channel special called "Expedition Unknown: Egypt Live".
Head of the Central Administration of Ports and Archeological Units in Egyptian ports Hamdi Hammam affirmed that the customs authorities assumed the presence of a suspicious object placed in one of the speakers in a parcel set to be shipped to Belgium.
A much debated ancient human skull from Mongolia has been dated and genetically analyzed, showing that it is the earliest modern human yet found in the region, according to new research from the University of Oxford.
A researcher in ancient Iranian culture and languages announced that a new and trilingual inscription, which has remained out of view so far, had been discovered in the ancient site of Naqsh-e Rustam pointing to its anonymous Achaemenid character.