newly released satellite images show the destruction by isis militants of the bel temple in the ancient syrian city of palmyra. the images, obtained from social media are thought to be credible. they show the bel temple partly destroyed and the baal shamin temple razed to the ground.
a group of scientists from the autonomous university of mexico has discovered a sacred sinkhole cave, known as a cenote, under chichen itza's grand kukulkan castle pyramid, which could shed new light on the ancient maya civilisation.
unverified video uploaded to social media on thursday appeared to show the ıslamic state militant group in control of the syrian city of palmyra. more than a third of its inhabitants have fled, leaving large parts of the city a virtual ghost town. seizing palmyra gives jihadists access to modern army installations and control of a desert highway linking damascus and homs with the east of the country.
police in the peruvian capital lima clashed with residents during the eviction of thousands who had illegally occupied a cemetery which dates from the pre-inca era.
unesco has said the historic city of palymra in syria must be protected. the call comes after intense fighting between forces loyal to president assad and ısil militants already caused some damage. the militants reportedly withdrew from the site on sunday after seizing it a day earlier. irina bolkova is from the united nations organisation which protects world heritage sites.
the chauvet cave in southern france is one of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites in the world. it was discovered in 1994, but most of the paintings inside date back 36,000 years, making them the oldest examples of cave art ever found.
it is set to become a shrine for literary pilgrims worldwide. for underneath a 17th century convent in madrid, investigators believe they have found the remains of miguel de cervantes, the author of 'don quixote' and considered the father of the modern novel.
a record haul of stolen archaeological treasures worth up to 50 million euros has been put on display by police in rome. the 5,361 vases, bronze statues and other ancient works, dating back to the 8th century bc, were found in warehouses in switzerland, having been illegally taken out of italy.
an archaeological dig has got underway in southern spain in a quest to uncover the remains of one of the country's most renowned 20th century poets. federico garcia lorca was believed to have been executed by militias loyal to the late dictator general francisco franco at the start of spain's civil war and buried in an unmarked grave.
a 350 year-old coin bearing the date 1652 is expected to sell for over one million euros at auction today. the threepenny coin was found in a nottinghamshire field in central england by amateur treasure hunter john stoner.
dinosaur remains measuring 26 metres long and weighing 59,000 kilos have been uncovered in argentina. scientists found the 77 million year old dreadnoughtus in southern patagonia. they say the fossil was remarkably well-preserved.
us authorities have agreed to return the remains of 18 dinosaurs to mongolia. thought to be between 68 and 80 million years old, the fossils were recovered during a criminal investigation in the us.
egypt has held a ceremony at cairo international airport to mark the return of three stolen, ancient artefacts, seized in germany in 2009. berlin has handed ...
human remains have been found in what archaeologists say is a 3,000 year old burial site in peru. they believe the bones include those of a child, a teenager and two adults and say they are the first ever human remains found from the pre-incan marcavalle culture.
one of the world's most treasured archaeological sites, the ancient city of pompeii, has a new head of restoration. pompeii is a unesco world heritage site and was home to around 13,000 people when it was buried under ash from a volcanic eruption in 79 ad. the eu has allocated 105 million euros for pompeii to be spent by the end of next year.
archaeologists in britain have uncovered the oldest human footprints to be found outside of africa. the 50 footprints, said to be up to one million years old, were revealed by coastal erosion.
a new exhibition at the musee maillol in paris spotlights the culture of the etruscan people, who predated the romans as leaders among the mediterranean's great civilisations.
construction workers digging for a new underground railway line in rio de janeiro, have discovered a huge trove of archaeological treasures. around 200,000 objects have been found, dating back to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
it seems neanderthal man was not such a dullard after all according to the latest excavations at a 40,000 year-old site in south-west france.
the identity of the model used for leonardo da vinci's famous mona lisa has fascinated historians for centuries. art experts believe she was lisa gherardini del giocondo, a merchant's wife and neighbour of da vinci.
an unusually well preserved fossilised tail of a 72-million-year-old dinosaur has been discovered in a north mexican desert . the five metre long find has been identified as belonging to a hadrosaur or duck-billed dinosaur. the discovery could aid research on diseases which afflicted the giant creatures.
there's fury in belize after a construction company nearly destroyed a mayan temple to extract crushed rock for a road building project.
unna, from the belfast titanic society, shares the untold story behind the building of the titanic.
researchers are exploring freshwater springs in texas that date back to the end of the last ice age. spring lake, near san marcos, texas, is unique because.
following months of analysis, it has been confirmed that the remains found buried in a council park are those of england's king richard iii.
berlin is marking the centenary of the discovery of its famous 3,400 year old bust of egypt's queen nefertiti with a special exhibition. some 600 pieces will try to give a taste of the site where it was found 100 years ago by a german archaeologist. however cairo disputes the ownership of the bust and wants it back.
this month marks the 90th anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of tutankhamun by howard carter.
new pictures have emerged of a 4,500-year-old tomb in egypt unearthed by czech archaeologists which they believe to be the burial site of princess shert nebti.
students live like cavemen this university accommodation is old school.