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Work on Guangzhou Metro Line 6 destroys five ancient tombs

The protected site, on the eastern slope of Da Gong mountain, had been sealed off by the Guangzhou Archaeology Research Centre, with warning signs posted and red lines marking the protected area.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 5:51am 5 comments

Ancient Cambodian city sees light of day with laser technology

A lost medieval city that thrived on a mist-shrouded Cambodian mountain 1,200 years ago has been discovered by archaeologists using revolutionary airborne laser technology.

In what it called a world exclusive, The Sydney Morning Herald said the city, Mahendraparvata, included temples hidden by jungle for centuries, many of which have not been looted.

16 Jun 2013 - 6:51am

Precious Afghanistan heritage reclaimed

A Melbourne exhibition of Afghan treasures is a remarkable affirmation of a troubled land’s ancient culture and a tribute to the people who saved them, writes Sue Green

16 Jun 2013 - 4:07pm 1 comment

Short Science, May 26, 2013

Runners tread more heavily on the earth than they may ever have imagined, according to a team of Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists.

26 May 2013 - 4:35am

Hong Kong robot reveals mysterious yellow orbs at ancient Mexican temple

Under the Temple of the Feathered Serpent in Mexico lay a tunnel not seen by people in more than 1,800 years. Damp, dark, filled with debris, and deliberately sealed by its creators, the passageway was thought to house the remains of the rulers of the ancient city of Teotihuacan

20 May 2013 - 10:19pm 1 comment

Railway work unearths mass grave of plague victims under City of London

Seven centuries after their demise, the skeletons of 12 plague victims have been unearthed in the City of London, a find archaeologists believe to be just the tip of a long-lost Black Death mass burial ground.

16 Mar 2013 - 4:19am

China digging into Afghanistan's treasure trove

China is establishing an economic and strategic foothold in Afghanistan, as the nation prepares for the end of a decades-long war by touting itself as the new Mecca of mineral wealth. Demand for raw materials to maintain China's growth rates has long outstripped domestic production, making Afghanistan an attractive ally as a source of resources.

15 Mar 2013 - 2:19am

British Museum shows life and death in Herculaneum

Both come from a seaside mansion in Herculaneum, the town overwhelmed by a torrent of mud from Vesuvius after Pompeii had already choked to death. They will be seen in an eagerly awaited archaeological exhibition on life and death in the Roman towns when it opens at the museum later this month.

12 Mar 2013 - 3:24am

Arts preview: The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia

Some of the world's oldest tablets (not the sleek portable computers) are now on show at the Hong Kong Museum of History as part of its exhibition "The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia".

24 Feb 2013 - 6:13pm

Tianyuan Man scientists unlock secrets of ancient DNA

The remains of Tianyuan Man consisted of more than 30 fragments, including lower jaw and leg bones, but no skull - not enough to tell how closely the ancient human related to present-day Chinese. Some palaeoanthropologists were not even sure the bones belonged to a male.

17 Feb 2013 - 5:38am