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August 24, 2015
IS destruction of ancient Syrian temple erases rich history
The destruction of the nearly 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin by Islamic State militants erased a symbol of the once rich ...
August 22, 2015
UNESCO chief: IS systematically destroying heritage sites
Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq are engaged in the "most brutal, systematic" destruction of ancient sites since ...
August 21, 2015
IS destroying heritage in Syria and Iraq
The Islamic State group's demolition of the St. Elian Monastery in the central Syrian province of Homs is the latest in a ...
August 21, 2015
Giant Egyptian statues go on display in Paris
Three giant Egyptian statues submerged in the Mediterranean for more than a millennium have gone on display at Paris' Arab ...
August 19, 2015
Expert with new theory on Nefertiti's tomb invited to Egypt
An Egyptologist who believes Queen Nefertiti's crypt may be hidden behind King Tutankhamun's 3,300-year-old tomb in the famed ...
August 19, 2015
IS beheads leading Syrian antiquities scholar in Palmyra
Islamic State militants beheaded one of Syria's most prominent antiquities scholars in the ancient town of Palmyra, then hung ...
August 17, 2015
US battleground dig uncovers British fort's stone walls
An archaeological dig at an 18th-century military site has uncovered large sections of stone walls that are believed to have ...
August 01, 2015
Putin puts Crimean site under federal control after scandal
Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Saturday placed a major archaeological site in Crimea, which he has hailed as the ...
July 03, 2015
IS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra
Islamic State group militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were ...
June 24, 2015
Islamic State group blows up 2 mausoleums in Syria's Palmyra
Islamic State militants have destroyed two historic mausoleums in Palmyra, Syria's top antiquities official said Wednesday, ...
May 21, 2015
Islamic State in control of Palmyra ruins, activists say
Islamic State militants overran the famed archaeological site at Palmyra early on Thursday, just hours after seizing the ...
May 20, 2015
Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria
Islamic State extremists captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defense lines there collapsed ...
May 15, 2015
UNESCO chief alarmed by clashes near Syria's ancient Palmyra
The U.N. cultural agency expressed alarm Friday over clashes between Islamic State militants and Syrian government forces ...
May 13, 2015
UN says destruction of Mideast historical sites 'war crime'
The chief of the U.N.'s education and culture agency launched a dramatic appeal in Cairo on Wednesday, saying that the ...
May 08, 2015
Madagascar divers find silver believed part of pirate stash
Divers in Madagascar have found a silver bar weighing about 50 kilograms (110 pounds) that they believe was part of the ...
March 31, 2015
Turin Egyptian Museum gets overhaul of pharaonic proportions
For the earliest Egyptologists, a trip to the Egyptian Museum in Turin was considered indispensable. The museum's new ...
March 18, 2015
French president calls for preservation of Iraq, Syria art
French president Francois Hollande has issued a call to preserve the cultural heritage threatened by the Islamic State group ...
March 12, 2015
Archaeologists unearth centuries-old pretzels in Bavaria
Archaeologists say two pretzels unearthed during a dig on the banks of the Danube in the German city of Regensburg could be ...
March 09, 2015
London rail work unearths thousands of skeletons from Bedlam
They came from every parish of London, and from all walks of life, and ended up in a burial ground called Bedlam.
March 06, 2015
UNESCO calls destruction of ancient Iraq site 'war crime'
The Islamic State group's rampage through the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq is an act of "cultural cleansing" that ...