Gulf Times - archaeology
DNA to solve mystery of Napoleon's general lost in Russia

DNA to solve mystery of Napoleon's general lost in Russia

Archaeologists are set to unveil the answer to a 200-year-old question over the remains of a French general who died during Napoleon's 1812 campaign in Russia.

Archaeologists discover Incan tomb in Peru

Archaeologists discover Incan tomb in Peru

Peruvian archaeologists discovered an Incan tomb in the north of the country where an elite member of the pre-Columbian empire was buried, one of the investigators announced Friday.

Dry Danube reveals hidden treasure in Hungary

Dry Danube reveals hidden treasure in Hungary

A treasure trove of some 2,000 gold and silver coins has been found on the Danube riverbed in Hungary thanks to an exceptionally low water level, archaeologists said Thursday.

Britain's dry summer reveals ancient sites

Britain's dry summer reveals ancient sites

Previously hidden archaeological sites have emerged in fields across Britain after the hot, dry summer exposed new cropmarks, the Historic England agency said Wednesday.

Ancient mining ops buildings found in Egypt: ministry

Ancient mining ops buildings found in Egypt: ministry

The ruins of two buildings used to supervise mines in ancient Egypt more than 4,400 years ago have been discovered in the south, the antiquities ministry said on Thursday.

Peru reconstructs face of woman who ruled 1,700 years ago

Peru reconstructs face of woman who ruled 1,700 years ago

Introducing the Lady of Cao: using high-tech 3-D printing and based on the skull of an ancient mummy, scientists have reconstructed the face of a woman who governed in northern Peru 1,700 years ago.

Saving Pakistan's lost city of Mohenjo Daro

Saving Pakistan's lost city of Mohenjo Daro

The centre of a powerful ancient civilisation, Mohenjo Daro was one of the world's earliest cities -- a Bronze Age metropolis boasting flush toilets and a water and waste system to rival many in modern Pakistan.

Turkey moves famed mediaeval tomb to avoid flooding risk

Turkey moves famed mediaeval tomb to avoid flooding risk

Turkish authorities on Friday conducted a hugely ambitious and controversial operation to move a centuries-old tomb to new location to stave off the risk of flooding from a dam project.

Archaeologists uncover Qatar’s pre-modern settlements

Archaeologists uncover Qatar’s pre-modern settlements

Archaeologists involved in the South Qatar Survey Project (SQSP) have gathered “a wealth of evidence” on the country’s pre-modern settlements.

Scans unveil secrets of world's oldest mummies

Scans unveil secrets of world's oldest mummies

The world's oldest mummies have just had an unusual check-up. More than 7,000 years after they were embalmed by the Chinchorro people, an ancient civilization in modern-day Chile and Peru, 15 mummies ...

Rebuilding history? Debate rages over lost Afghan Buddhas

Rebuilding history? Debate rages over lost Afghan Buddhas

For centuries they stood, two monumental ancient statues of Buddha carved into the cliffs of Bamiyan, loved and revered by generations of Afghans -- only to be pulverised by the Taliban in an act of cultural genocide.

Iraq military says recaptures Nimrud, home to ancient site

Iraq military says recaptures Nimrud, home to ancient site

The Iraqi military said Sunday that soldiers south of Mosul have recaptured the Nimrud area, home to the site of an ancient Assyrian city that was blown up by the Islamic State group.