The items once belonged to the extinct Calusa tribe, which lived on the island between 700 and 1200 AD. Archaeologists have long suspected that the area was rife with historical artifacts, but the excavation of public land is illegal and wouldn’t have …Read more
“The sarcophagus of the pharaoh Seti I, carved from a single vast block of translucent alabaster, cost [Sir John] Soane £2,000 after the British Museum turned it down … Almost 900 people trooped through his rooms and into the basement renamed ‘the Sepulchral Chamber’, where the sarcophagus glowed eerily, lit by candles placed inside. [His] […]Read more
(United States of America)
Atlas Obscura, 25th Oct 2017.
"The Luneborch manuscript vanished, and was lost for decades only to reappear again in a mysterious package."Read more
Al Monitor, 26th Oct 2017.
Urging a halt to construction at Tall es-SakanRead more
The Pioneer, 27th Oct 2017.
"The Bill reflects misplaced priorities and reinforces negative stereotypes of Indian mercantilism even with respect to issues that have a deep bearing on our heritage&quo…Read more
Haaretz, 6th Oct 2017.
"Tel Es-Sakan (hill of ash) was the largest Canaanite city between Palestine and Egypt"Read more
The body of Nicholas of Myra, the beloved fourth-century bishop whose figure morphed over the centuries into the jolly old Santa Claus seen everywhere each December, was long thought to have been disinterred in 1087 and taken to the Italian city of Bari, where his shrine was built and remains to this day. But it […]Read more
The plaintiffs were injured in a 1997 attack by Hamas in Jerusalem and received a federal court ruling that the government of Iran, as a funder of Hamas, was liable for their injuries. In 2003, plaintiffs won a $71 million default judgment against Iran (which refused to participate in the case), and they tried to […]Read more
Illegal digs by metal detectorists have caused damage in the Roman town of Corbridge, Northumberland.Read more
“Pompeii is inviting artists to create sculptural works incorporating archaeological fragments from the ancient Roman site near Naples, which its director-general Massimo Osanna says will show that it is still ‘a place of the contemporary’. Osanna hope…Read more