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Inspired by Poverty Point, New Orleans could seek UN heritage status

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.28.2014 | Travel
Susan Buchanan

The Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in June designated an ancient Native American complex known as Poverty Point, east of Monroe, as Louisiana's first World Heritage site.

Archeologists Make Grisly Discovery At Sobibor

Reuters | Posted 09.20.2014 | World

By Kacper Pempel SOBIBOR, Poland, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Archaeologists working at the site of the Nazi concentration camp at S...

Who Was the First Named Human?

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 08.15.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Not surprisingly, the record of the first humans identified by a personal name goes back to before the dawn of history itself. Through his artistic "Love Symbol", the The Artist Formerly Known as Prince gave us a clue how pre-writing names were probably rendered!

The Irony of ISIS

Lisa Levart | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Lisa Levart

In this decisive time before the imminent destruction of our common sacred sites, let us all call upon the protective guidance of Isis: the oldest of the old, mother of all mothers and The All-Seeing Eye. Let us reclaim the true name and meaning of Isis.

Sicily! Wine, Culinary & Cultural Explorations (PHOTOS)

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

As we clinked glasses of Nero d'Avola and gobbled salty, gooey ricotta and crumbly pecorino atop crusty bread, we agreed somewhere in the world it was happy hour.

Archeologists Make Remarkable Find In Egypt

AP | LAURA DEAN | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Archeologists have found a tomb dating back to around 1100 B.C. south of Cairo, Egypt's Antiquities Ministry said Thursday. Antiquitie...

Bardo Museum: A Tunisian Treasure

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.04.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

I couldn't get enough of the fabulous mosaics dating from ancient Greek times to well after the Christian era at Tunisia's renovated National Bardo Mu...

Archeologists Make Massive Discovery In Egypt's Valley Of The Kings

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2014 | World

CAIRO, April 28 (Reuters) - Remains of about 50 mummies, including newborn babies, thought to belong to the 18th Pharaonic dynasty were found in a h...

Archaeologists Make Incredible Discovery In Israel

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 06.09.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an E...

700-Year-Old Poop Barrels Still Stink, Researchers Say

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.03.2014 | Weird News

Ah, the sweet smell of raw history. Archeologists excavating the Medieval town of Odense in Denmark recently uncovered some barrels of old poop. E...

At Risk: Egypt's Heritage -- and Our Own

Deborah Lehr | Posted 05.26.2014 | World
Deborah Lehr

There is a crisis unfolding in Egypt: some of the world's most precious archaeological sites and artifacts are being senselessly looted.

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...

PHOTOS: Spanish Archeologists Unearth 3,600-Year-Old Mummy

AP | By MARIAM RIZK | Posted 04.15.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Spanish archeologists have unearthed a 3,600-year-old mummy in the ancient city of Luxor, Egypt's Antiquities Minister said Thursday. P...

Minotaurs And Gorgons And Sphinx, Oh My!

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Minotaurs, chimeras, gorgons, the Sphinx, harpies, sirens, satyrs, centaurs, Pegasus, Scylla -- these are but a few of the monsters and creatures that...

Expat Recovery Room: Digging Stratonikeia

Mike Dunphy | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Mike Dunphy

Sixty miles east of Bodrum, in the upper Marsyas valley, yet another ancient metropolis is shedding more than a millennium of earth and sparkling in the sun again -- Stratonikeia.

Why National Science Foundation Funding -- and Archaeology -- Matters

Paul Mullins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Paul Mullins

Eric Cantor and Lamar Smith's apparently reasonable claim for fiscal sobriety conceals their skepticism about the value of social science, and it underscores an anti-scholarly agenda that aspires to erode the nation's longstanding commitment to science.

Archaeologists Find 1,500-Year-Old Inca Treasure

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.08.2013 | World

Gold and silver pieces as well as bones and pottery from 1,500 years ago were discovered in Lake Titicaca by underwater archaeologists, a researcher s...

Archeologists Make Incredible Find On Crossrail Site

Evening Standard, London | Staff/Agency | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Archaeologists working on the £14.8 billion Crossrail project have unearthed 20 skulls, believed to have once belonged to Romans. The cross-London s...

What's New in the City of the Gods

Judith Fein | Posted 10.23.2013 | Travel
Judith Fein

People who visit Teotihuacan, outside of Mexico City, for the first time, often wonder if it was built by aliens. How else could humans who had nothing but stone tools construct a city like this?

Treasure Hunting in Turkmenistan

Emily O'Dell | Posted 09.16.2013 | Religion
Emily O'Dell

J-Lo isn't the only one who went to Turkmenistan this summer. I was there too -- but unlike J-Lo, I didn't walk away a million dollars richer. But I did uncover something in the desert far more valuable -- and priceless -- than any sum of money.

Freaky Fossil Find Proves T. Rex Was No Mere Scavenger

AP | Malcolm Ritter | Posted 07.15.2013 | Science

NEW YORK — The fearsome bite of a hungry Tyrannosaurus rex left behind new evidence that the famous beast hunted for food and wasn't just a scavenge...

WHAT?! These Carvings Could Be From The Stone Age

Posted 07.09.2013 | Arts

Archeologists have stumbled upon a treasure trove of Stone Age art in Mexico this week, according to the BBC. The big find consists of a collection of...

Battle-Scarred King Buried In Odd Grave, Archaeologists Say

Posted 05.24.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/23/2013 07:05 PM EDT on LiveScience The body of King Richard III was buried in great...

Danish Teen Makes Incredible Viking Find

AP | Posted 07.16.2013 | World

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Danish museum officials say that an archaeological dig last year has revealed 365 items from the Viking era, including 60 rare ...

LOOK: Mysterious Hebrew Stone Unveiled

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 06.30.2013 | Religion

JERUSALEM -- An ancient limestone tablet covered with a mysterious Hebrew text that features the archangel Gabriel is at the center of a new exhibit i...