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Hundreds of Stolen Artefacts sold on Ebay

A 56 year-old male employee of the Orleans Museum of Natural History located South of Paris has been handed a 3 month suspended sentence after pleading guilty to the theft of 666 stones and fossils dating back to the Neolithic era.

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New Ancient Greek City Discovered

Research and excavations by researchers from Gothenburg University are uncovering a previously unknown Greek city. The site has been discovered 5 hours north of Athens near the village of Vlochós.

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Roman Non-stick Cookware actually existed

A pottery dump discovered about 12 kilometres from Naples has shown that the Romans had and used non-stick cookware. Continue reading “Roman Non-stick Cookware actually existed”

Elgin Marbles controversy

When the British Empire ruled much of the world, many artifacts and artworks, including reliefs and statues from the Parthenon in Athens known as the Elgin Marbles, were taken to Britain. These have been a point of contention for sometime and are amongst the most controversial items held by the British Museum with the Greeks having requested their return. Continue reading “Elgin Marbles controversy”

Workers find Roman remains in Croatia

The remains of Roman urns have been discovered by workers expanding a private carpark in the area of Put Dragulina.

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Italy busts gang ‘smuggling looted archaeological treasures’

 

Police arrested two alleged gang members and seized hundreds of looted treasures from the ancient Greek and Roman eras during the operation. Continue reading “Italy busts gang ‘smuggling looted archaeological treasures’”

Potential Site for Viking ‘Thing’ discovered

Archaeologists believe that they have identified one of the Norse ‘Thing’ sites on the island Bute.

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Mycenaean Tombs discovered in the region of Argolis

Tombs dated to the Mycenaean period (1600-1100 BC) have been uncovered near the town of Kiveri.

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Palmyra could be rebuilt in 5 years?

Maamoun Abdulkarim, Syria’s antiquities chief, says that with UNESCO’s approval Palmyra could be restored in five years.

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Reinheitsgebot is 500 years old

On the 23rd of April – Germany’s beer purity law the Reinheitsgebot turned 500 years old. Continue reading “Reinheitsgebot is 500 years old”

Don’t Worry be Happy – Mosaic discovered

A mosaic featuring a happy skeleton has been discovered in what used to be Antioch. Continue reading “Don’t Worry be Happy – Mosaic discovered”

Colosseum makeover stage one nearly complete

The Colosseum has over the past two thousand years suffered due to environmental pollution, discolouring many of the Travertine surfaces. Continue reading “Colosseum makeover stage one nearly complete”

Stolen Greek Artefacts discovered by Italian Police

Over 250 Greek artefacts dating from the 2nd to the 5th Centuries BC were discovered during a raid for illegal weapons near the Sicilian city of Enna. Continue reading “Stolen Greek Artefacts discovered by Italian Police”

Palmyra to be restored

On 27 March a measure of security and stability was restored to Palmyra, with control over the archaeological city and airport taken back from Isis. Continue reading “Palmyra to be restored”

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