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Egypt unveils trove of ancient coffins excavated in Luxor

Oct 19, 2019 - 9:00 PM

'This is the first discovery in Asasif by dedicated Egyptian hands, comprised of archaeologists, conservationists and workers,' says Mostafa al-Waziri, head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities

RARE TROVE. Egyptian archeologist open a wooden coffin belonging to a man in front Hatshepsut Temple at Valley of the Kings in Luxor on October 19, 2019. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Climate change sinking Arctic archeological treasures

Jun 29, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Thousands of years of heritage are being lost, says Matthew Betts, a curator at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec

Real-life 'Indiana Jones' on mission to save antiquities

Feb 17, 2016 - 11:32 PM

Sarah Parcak envisions a 21st century army of citizen scientists battling the destruction of archeological wonders

SARAH PARCAK. The 21-year-old wins this year's coveted TED Prize. Screengrab from Twitter/tedtalks

Unearthing the golden days of Ilocos Sur

Jul 05, 2015 - 11:03 AM

A new book from the UST publishing house takes a look into the pre Spanish era of trade and life in Ilocos Sur then an important maritime trading center

WWII ship explorers hit over Philippine permits

Mar 07, 2015 - 3:42 PM

A Philippine governor and the team of US billionaire Paul Allen clash on whether authorities allowed the search for the famous World War II ship Musashi

'LIKE TITANIC.' A photo posted on Twitter on March 2, 2015, by US billionaire Paul Allen shows the bow of the World War II battleship Musashi, located under the Sibuyan Sea in the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Paul Allen/Twitter

Egypt mummy found in well-preserved sarcophagus

Feb 13, 2014 - 9:34 PM

The two meter long and 50 centimeter wide sarcophagus was in good condition and its colors were still bright

Earliest human footprints outside Africa found in Britain: scientists

Feb 07, 2014 - 10:22 PM

Footprints left by ancient humans 800 000 years ago have been found in Britain the earliest evidence of such markings outside Africa

EARLY HUMANS. Scientists say the footprints found in Norfolk, eastern England, are the earliest evidence of ancient humans made outside Africa. Photo courtesy of the British Museum

Drones used for agriculture, archeology in Peru

Aug 17, 2013 - 12:45 PM

Hand held drones are used to map ancient civilizations and monitor crops

SKY'S THE LIMIT. Drones like this offer many possibilities for civilian use

Ancient mysteries unveiled at Peru's Temple of Fire

Feb 17, 2013 - 6:02 PM

If experts confirm the date the ceremonial fireplace will become one of the world s oldest sites

TEMPLE OF FIRE. An ancient temple believed to be about 5,000 years old was discovered at the archaeological site of El Paraiso, some 40 km northeast of Lima. If the date is confirmed, it would be among the oldest sites in the world. Photo by AFP

Ancient Mayan 'night sun' temple found in Guatemala

Jul 20, 2012 - 8:50 AM

Archeologists unearthed a section of the temple 3 years after excavations began in 2006

UNEARTHED, ONE BY ONE. A Mayan temple in Chichen Itza, Mexico. Screen grab from YouTube