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Ancient Art

Zigzag Etched On Ancient Shell May Be World's Oldest Art

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 12.05.2014 | Science

Art may be a lot older than we ever imagined. In 2009, scientists working in South Africa were stunned to discover rocks that bore engravings made ...

Ancient Greek Tomb's Secrets Revealed

LiveScience | Owen Jarus | Posted 08.22.2014 | Science

Archaeologists working at the ancient city of Corinth, Greece, have discovered a tomb dating back around 2,800 years that has pottery decorated with ...

Ancient Statue Of Egyptian Princess Found

AP | Posted 03.07.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has announced that a team of European archaeologists have found a nearly 2-meter- (6 ½-foot-) tall alabaster statue of a pharoan...

Earliest Known Cave Paintings Might Have Been Made By Neanderthals

natureheader | Posted 05.17.2013 | Arts

By Tim Appenzeller In a damp Spanish cave, Alistair Pike applies a small grinder to the world's oldest known paintings. Every few minutes, the dent...

Religious Artist Takes Over Six Years To Paint Church

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 05.01.2013 | Arts

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. -- The religious scenes playing out on the interior walls of St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church could have been painted centuries ag...

The 15 Embarrassments of the Ancient World

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.16.2012 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

World's first fraternity party. Photo: Getty Images/ ZoneCreative What do the Colossus of Rhodes, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Mausoleu...

Example Of 'Earliest Figurative Art' Discovered

Posted 01.11.2012 | Arts

Unglazed clay objects from ancient times that are intact are incredibly rare, but archaeologists Peter Breunig and Nicole Rupp of the Goethe-Universit...

The Remarkable Realism Of Cave Paintings

AP | By ALICIA CHANG | Posted 01.07.2012 | Arts

LOS ANGELES -- Cave painters during the Ice Age were more like da Vinci than Dali, sketching realistic depictions of horses they saw rather than dream...

PHOTOS: 1,300-Year-Old Mayan Warrior Sculptures Found In Mexico

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.07.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican archaeologists have found two 1,300-year-old limestone sculptures of captured Mayan warriors that they say could shed ligh...

WATCH: Werner Herzog On Cave Art

Posted 06.25.2011 | Arts

Werner Herzog's new film, "Cave of Forgotten Dreams," examines some of the first traces of human culture. In the documentary, the prolific German dire...

How Art Made the World

Jane Chafin | Posted 06.12.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

How and why did ancient humans take that first step toward capturing three-dimensional reality in a two-dimensional space? The epic five-part BBC series How Art Made the World sets out to answer this question.

Getty Museum's Aphrodite Returned To Italy | Jason Felch, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The J. Paul Getty Museum's iconic statue of Aphrodite was quietly escorted back to Sicily by Italian police last week, ending a decades-long dispute o...

PHOTOS: Rare And Never-Seen Images Of The Lascaux Cave Paintings

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On a warm afternoon in 1940 in southwestern France, two rabbit-hunting schoolboys made a startling, historic discovery. As their dog chased a hare...