Described as a "luxurious rural estate" by the Israel Antiquities Authority, the home boasted a marble-paved hallway and walls decorated with frescoes. It is the first building of its kind to be found in southern Negev desert, the IAA said
In 2007 the Chinese mining giant Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC) headed a state-owned consortium and signed $3 billion contract to mine ore at the archaeological site which covers 1000 hectares
The mint was uncovered during the excavation of the ancient Chinese city of Guanzhuang. As per radiocarbon dating, the mint became operational between 640 BC and 550 BC
Ancient authors Polybius and Livy tell us the city was founded by Rome in 241 BCE, following the defeat of a revolt led by the inhabitants of nearby Falerii Veteres (now Civita Castellana).
The graves "include some with a well or several burial wells and other cemeteries with a sloping corridor that ends with a burial room", the ministry said in a statement.
The oldest remains date from between 1,00,000 and 90,000 years ago, while the other eight Neanderthals are believed to date from 50,000-68,000 years ago, the Culture Ministry said in a statement.
The Phil Collins Collection Preview includes a brass cannon used by the Mexican Army during the Battle of the Alamo and the original battle orders that called for the attack on the Alamo.
The Friday List: From the storytelling spectacle dastangoi to a tour of ringmaster Gregangelo's home museum, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.
Locating Dara Shukoh’s grave would serve little purpose if we cannot celebrate his theological works, syncretic ethos
If we are to indeed celebrate Dara Shukoh, aren’t his literary and theological works and his deeply syncretic ethos, more important to remember and follow, than a knowledge of the precise location of his mortal remains?
Some genetic variants from a human's past can be helpful as it may allow people to have a long life despite smoking
The cave painting in Indonesia's Leang Bulu’ Sipong 4 cave is the oldest figurative art in the world.
Findings from Keeladi excavation site have a clear message for modern cities: Cherish your water, or perish
Today, as the peripheries of our cities experience a seasonal ‘Day Zero’ and our water future looks to become decidedly more temperamental, the Keeladi site almost serves as a ‘Back to the Future’ moment for our cities
The brain size of primates, thought to have increased progressively, seems to have followed a more roundabout path.
Radiocarbon dating indicates that the skeletons were deposited at two different instances, 1000 years apart.
Syrians in exile participate in initiatives to protect artifacts, keep the culture alive in the diaspora.
Archaeologists unearthed the remains in Israel and send more than 100 skeletal samples for testing in Germany.
The bird exists around 2 million years ago and weighs as much as an adult polar bear at 405 kg.
Archaeologist Armand Salvador Mijares plans to resume diggings next year, hoping to find more artifacts.
A volcanic eruption of the Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD destroyed the flourishing city of Pompeii.
A 3D model of the observatory has also been installed in the room, besides the models of instruments.