Gold and silver treasures discovered with ‘elite craftspeople’ burials near powerful Wari queen’s tomb

Archaeologists excavating a necropolis north of Lima have unearthed a 1,300-year-old ornate tomb from the Wari era of Peru. The tomb contains the remains of a high-status man dubbed the “Lord of Huarmey.”  The remains of six other people were found in the same tomb, some of which were likely reinterred after first being buried […]

Anglo-Saxon treasures ‘returning home’ for north-east heritage venture | Museums

Rare Anglo-Saxon treasures from the British Museum are “returning home” to the north-east of England to help tell the story of a royal court in Northumbria’s golden age. The objects include one of the finest examples of Anglo-Saxon glass ever found in England and a replica of one of the superstars of Northumbrian artistry, the […]

Head of Hercules and other treasures found on Roman ‘Antikythera Mechanism’ shipwreck

The 2,000-year-old Roman shipwreck that carried the Antikythera Mechanism — a precise mechanical model of the sun, moon and planets — is giving up new treasures, including a marble head thought to depict the Greek and Roman demigod Hercules. Scientists and divers made the new discoveries after creating the first phases of a precise digital […]