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A Crusader Town Emerges Under an Old Israeli Port, Workers Prepare...

ACRE, ISRAEL (AP).- Off the track beaten by most Holy Land tourists lies one of the richest archaeological sites in a country full of them: the walled port of Acre, where the busy alleys of an Ottoman-era town cover a uniquely intact Crusader city now ...

A Crusader Town Emerges Under an Old Israeli Port, Workers Prepare...

ACRE, ISRAEL (AP).- Off the track beaten by most Holy Land tourists lies one of the richest archaeological sites in a country full of them: the walled port of Acre, where the busy alleys of an Ottoman-era town cover a uniquely intact Crusader city now ...

Seven New Maya Archaeological Sites Registered in Yucatan by INAH Specialists

MEXICO CITY.- Specialists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) identified seven new Prehispanic Maya sites and a high concentration of human burials in the town of Sitpach, located east of Merida, Yucatan. The finding took pl...

An Attempt to Smuggle Hundreds of Stolen Antiquities from Israel was...

ISRAEL.- The suspect, a retired university lecturer with a Ph. D in history from the United States, sold among other things, silver coins from the Second Temple period and 1,500 year old clay oil lamps. He planned on leaving the country with a handful ...

One of the Most Significant Archaeological Sites on Easter Island Gets...

SANTIAGO, CHILE.- World Monuments Fund (WMF), American Express, and the Corporación Nacional Forestal de Chile (CONAF) celebrated the completion of a sustainable visitor reception center on Easter Island in Chile on May 13th. The new visitor center, t...

Egypt to Form Special Force to Protect Antiquities

CAIRO (AP).- Egypt's minister of antiquities says a special police force will be set up to protect archaeological sites and museums around the country, following a wave of vandalism and looting. Zahi Hawass told reporters Tuesday that authorities have ...

Study Says Use of Fire Relatively Recent in Europe

WASHINGTON (AP).- A new study is raising questions about when ancient human ancestors in Europe learned to control fire, one of the most important steps on the long path to civilization. A review of 141 archaeological sites across Europe shows habitual...

King Tutankhamun’s Stolen Dad Found; Egypt Sites to Reopen on Sunday

CAIRO (AP).- Egypt said it will reopen historical sites to tourism on Sunday as it sought to revive a key industry shattered in the turmoil that ousted President Hosni Mubarak. Archaeologists were cheered by the recovery of the most important artifact ...

Archaeologist Zahi Hawass Says Egypt’s Damaged Artifacts to Be Restored in...

CAIRO (AP).- The artifacts from the Egyptian Museum damaged by looters will be restored over the next five days, the country's antiquities head said Monday. Zahi Hawass also said that steps were being taken to reopen Egypt's famed archaeological sites,...

INAH Researchers Find 8 Camps Occupied by Nomadic Groups, Some of...

MEXICO CITY.- Eight archaeological sites, some of them occupied 8,000 years ago by nomadic groups, were discovered by archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in the municipality of Ensenada, Baja California. Lithic...

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