Archaeologists say the ancient Xiongjialing Dam is the oldest water conservancy system ever found in China.
Scientist with amber fossils from Lebanese forest uses hi-tech equipment in China to identify preserved mosquitoes.
Archaeological site is concrete evidence of 5,000 years civilisation and a treasure for the world, the Chinese leader says.
Rishi Sunak triggered a diplomatic spat with Greece over the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles by cancelling at the last minute a one-on-one in London.
The Scythian artefacts – some around 2,000 years old – were on loan to an Amsterdam museum when they ended up at the centre of a geopolitical crisis after Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea.
A mass grave uncovered in China has been found to contain 43 victims of headhunting massacres, with 32 of them, all women and children, killed in a single event.
Chinese politics expert goes viral by claiming ancient Greek’s legacy not supported by written record. While most scholars disagree, the comments reflect a trend among nationalist intellectuals calling for a less Western-centric version of history.
This is the possible living face of a teenage Inca girl sacrificed in a ritual more than 500 years ago atop the Andes.
Palestinian workers found dozens of ancient graves, including two sarcophagi made of lead, in a Roman-era cemetery near Jabaliya, in the northern Gaza Strip. The site dates back some 2,000 years.
Feature will be part of exhibition at Hong Kong Palace Museum from September 27 to January 8, 2024, showcasing 120 ancient items mostly from mysterious kingdom.
Researchers have uncovered a simple structure from the Stone Age that may be the oldest evidence yet of early humans building with wood.
Nine people arrested in Gansu over illegal dig and 400kg of fossils confiscated after group allegedly targeted area lacking communication and easy access, say local authorities.
The Peruvian and Japanese archaeologists have found a Wari-era ancestor worship site north of Lima containing burial chambers, human remains and ceramic offerings.
‘The find is extremely important because he is one of the first priests to begin to control the temples in the country’s northern Andes,’ said Japanese archaeologist Yuji Seki.
New museum in Sichuan boasts 600 artefacts on display for first time from ancient site formerly home to mysterious civilisation.
The room found at the Civita Giuliana villa underlines the ‘conditions of precarity and poor hygiene’ in which people of lower status lived at the time, Italy’s culture ministry said.
The Neolithic Pingliangtai people built and maintained a drainage system with input from the whole community, researchers say.
These included gold jewellery, semi-precious gemstones and glass dating as far back as 15th century BC.
Perucetus colossus, which lived nearly 40 million years ago, may have had an average body mass of 180 tonnes, topping the modern blue whale.
The ship – believed to have sunk more than 2,000 years ago – was found on the bottom of the Mediterranean off the coast of Civitavecchia, a port city near Rome.
International team examines ancient stone tools in Vietnam and finds clues to ancient spice trade, including cinnamon from Sri Lanka and nutmeg from Indonesia.
When the microscopic creature was revived, it started having babies via a process called parthenogenesis, in which no mate is required.
Archaeologists had thought the powerful figure buried with lavish objects was a man, but the latest analysis of tooth enamel shows otherwise.
Scientists from China, Japan and Germany studied extinct 240-million-year-old Triassic-period marine reptile called Keichousaurus that lived in what is now southwestern China.
Key ingredients needed to make Italy’s famous dish – tomatoes and mozzarella – were not available when the fresco was painted some 2,000 years ago, archaeologists noted.
The ship could help China become second country, after Russia, to take people to Arctic sea floor in deep-sea submersibles, according to engineer.
The open-air sanctuary includes a large burial mound serving as a solar calendar, with several passages through which the sun shone on certain days of the year.
The tracing of how a statue went from a Cambodian temple to a US Sotheby’s auction uncovered a vast smuggling network of stolen cultural artefacts that had been in operation for decades.