Aug 24, 2011 14:09 EDT
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is excavating a new archeological site that will show horses were domesticated 9,000 years ago in the Arabian peninsula, the country's antiquities expert said Wednesday.
Aug 14, 2011 11:31 EDT
Cars zoom by on the boulevards overhead as work progresses on expanding the subway underneath -- and in between a full-fledged Roman city has emerged right in the heart of the Bulgarian capital.
Aug 08, 2011 11:59 EDT
Israeli archaeologists have discovered a Roman sword from the time of the destruction of the second Jewish temple in 70 AD, officials said on Monday as Jews prepared to mourn the anniversary.
Aug 08, 2011 08:50 EDT
LONDINIUM (Reuters) - Finding London's Roman ruins amid the tangled network of streets and lanes that make up the ancient part of a contemporary city is a challenge for even the most experienced urban explorer.
Aug 02, 2011 05:40 EDT
ATHENS (Reuters) - Striking Greek taxi drivers tried to placate angry tourists Tuesday, giving them a free ride into the western town of Patras and letting them enter a major archaeological site on the island of Crete without paying.
Jul 30, 2011 06:23 EDT
CAIRO (Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has agreed to return to Cairo 19 artifacts dating back to the time of ancient Egypt's teenage king Tutankhamen, the state news agency MENA said on Saturday.
Jul 29, 2011 12:31 EDT
Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,000-year-old mosaic in Rome depicting the Greek god Apollo surrounded by his muses in a cellar once used as a park tool shed near the Colosseum, officials said on Friday.
Jul 28, 2011 17:40 EDT
A court sentenced Tunisia's exiled former leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to 16 years in prison Thursday for corruption and property fraud, in the latest sentence handed to the ex-president.
Jul 28, 2011 15:41 EDT
A swell of modern humans outnumbered Neanderthals in Europe by nearly 10 to one, forcing their extinction 40,000 years ago, suggested a study of French archaeology sites on Thursday.
Jul 28, 2011 12:38 EDT
BERLIN (Reuters Life!) - The ancient Sphinx of Hattusa has been returned by a Berlin museum to its home in Turkey, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation said on Thursday, after more than 70 years of wrangling over the valuable sculpture.
Jul 28, 2011 10:40 EDT
Tunisia's exiled former leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and two allies went on trial in absentia Thursday on corruption and property fraud charges, the latest in a series of cases against the ex-president.
Jul 21, 2011 13:49 EDT
A Tunisian court on Thursday opened and quickly adjourned two more trials of ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, now living in exile in Saudi Arabia, accusing him of corruption and property fraud.
Jul 19, 2011 12:55 EDT
(Reuters Life!) - An early prehistoric hearth has been discovered on the planned construction site for a branch of major British supermarket chain Sainsbury's.
Jul 18, 2011 14:03 EDT
Opponents of a Canadian gold mine project at an ancient Roman site in Transylvania threatened to sue authorities on Monday after Romania's culture ministry issued a permit for the mine.
Jul 17, 2011 13:54 EDT
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed an agreement with Greece on Sunday aimed at clamping down on the import and sale of stolen archaeological artefacts.
Jul 15, 2011 14:08 EDT
Bucharest issued an archaeological discharge certificate for an area in northwestern Romania where a Canadian firm wants to establish a gold mine, the culture ministry said Friday.
Jul 14, 2011 12:00 EDT
Thieves and art dealers are the usual suspects, but mildew and flashbulbs are just as dangerous for some of the Philippines' beleaguered cultural treasures.
Jul 07, 2011 18:44 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An ancient bead necklace, terra cotta tablets from ancient Babylonia depicting Ishtar, the goddess of love and war, and posters of deposed leader Saddam Hussein were among artifacts that U.S. officials returned to the Iraqi government on Thursday.
Jul 07, 2011 16:58 EDT
Machu Picchu will be lit at night for the first time ever late Thursday to mark the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the archaeological wonder, kicking off official celebrations.
Jul 07, 2011 08:48 EDT
KNOSSOS, Greece (Reuters) - Rania Pelekanaki is anxious about everything.