Iraq says U.S. to return 17,000 ancient artifacts looted after invasion

 The United States is returning more than 17,000 ancient artifacts looted and smuggled out of Iraq after the U.S. invasion in 2003, including a 3,500-year-old clay tablet bearing part of the Epic of Gilgamesh, Iraq said on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of antiquities disappeared from Iraq after the 2003 invasion that toppled leader Saddam Hussein. […]

Archaeologists Find ‘Lost’ Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt

U.S. archaeologists digging at Abydos, Egypt say they have discovered the tomb of Woseribre-Senebkay, a previously unknown Egyptian pharaoh who ruled during the Second Intermediate Period, shortly before 1650 BC. The excavations at Abydos during the 2013 season have yielded numerous finds including a royal tomb with a large sarcophagus weighing almost 60 tons. The tomb […]

Hoard of golden treasure stumbled upon by metal detectorist revealed to be most important Anglo-Saxon find in history

Archaeologists believe it was captured across several mid-seventh century battles Britain’s most glorious Anglo-Saxon treasures may have been captured in a series of Dark Age battlefields – during bitter conflicts between rival British kingdoms. Archaeologists who completed a major study of the finds now believe they were captured in several major wars in the mid-seventh century. The […]

Who were the Neanderthals?

Human evolution expert Prof Chris Stringer has studied the Neanderthal throughout his entire career. Here he tells us what scientists discovered about the lifestyle, distinctive features and what these early humans looked like. We know more facts about Neanderthals than extinct humans. Thousands of artifacts and fossils have been found, including nearly completed skeletons. We […]

Tutankhamen’s Hidden Dagger

It was found that the dagger of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen was made of an extraterrestrial substance. The dagger may have been made from a meteorite. Researchers announced that the rate of nickel and cobalt in the dagger next to the mummy of the pharaoh, who died at a young age, was not from […]

Who was Tutankhamun?

Without the discovery of his majestic tomb, King Tutankhamun (1341 – 1323 BC) would certainly not be under the pseudonym with the world. The reign of the child king was not remarkable. When he ascended the throne at the age of nine, the country was still in chaos with the decision by his late father, […]