5 ancient Roman shipwrecks found off Italy coast

(AP) -- Archaeologists have found five well-preserved Roman shipwrecks deep under the sea off a small Mediterranean island, with their cargo of vases, pots and other objects largely intact, officials said Friday.

Egyptian archaeologists find parts of pharaoh's booth

Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered parts of a booth with a seat that belonged to famous pharaoh Ramses II, or "Ramses the Great," one of the longest ruling pharaohs in antiquity.

Shipworm threatens archaeological treasures

The dreaded shipworm is moving into the Baltic Sea, threatening artefacts of the area's cultural heritage. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, suspect that the unfortunate spread is due to climate change, ...

Virtual museum guide

(PhysOrg.com) -- Archaeological treasures are brought to life by Fraunhofer software. Real images are enriched with digital information on a virtual tour through ancient buildings, creating a more vivid experience for the ...

India digs for treasure on tip from Hindu holy man

Archaeologists began digging for treasure beneath a 19th century fort in northern India on Friday, after a popular Hindu holy man said a former king appeared to him in a dream and told him of a nearly $50 billion cache.

Fracture zones endanger tombs in Valley of Kings

Ancient choices made by Egyptians digging burial tombs may have led to today's problems with damage and curation of these precious archaeological treasures, but photography and detailed geological mapping should help curators ...

Archaeologists race to save Gaza's ancient ruins

The ruins of this ancient complex sit on dunes by the sea, a world away from Gaza City's noise and bustle. Up in the sky, birds compete for space with children's kites flying from a nearby farm.

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