• Protecting heritage sites a priority

Folk houses in Zhuoshuiancient town are besieged by flooding in Chongqing, on June 28, 2020. 3.5m yuan allocated to a fund for rescue work amid floods in southern provincesProtection and reinforcement of cultural heritage sites in flood-hit provinces in S

• Timgad – The Veteran Roman Colony

Timgad, also called Thamugas or Thamugadi is an archaeological site and ancient Roman city, located near the modern-day town of Timgad in the Aurès Mountains of Algeria.Timgad was founded by Emperor Trajan around AD 100 as “Colonia Marciana Ulpia Traiana

• Roman River Cruiser

Strip miners in the eastern Serbian townof Drmno uncovered a flat-bottomed ship and twomonoxyles, or dugout longboats, along the banks of an ancient tributary of the Danube near the garrison at the Roman city of Viminacium. Measuring nearly 50 feet long a

• The Calf Bearer: The Story Behind this Magnificent Ancient Greek Sculpture

This is the first known photograph of the magnificent statue of Moschophoros, also known in English as The Calf Bearer when was discovered on the Acropolis in 1864.The statue, dated c. 560 BC and estimated to have originally measured 1.65 meters (5.4 ft)

• New Evidence Supports Modern Greeks Having DNA of Ancient Mycenaeans

Exterior of the Treasury of Atreus or the Tomb of Agamemnon on Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae, Greece. This tomb is one of the many archaeological sites left behind of the ancient mainland civilization.New emerging DNA evidence suggests that living Greeks are

• Care for cats? So did people along the Silk Road more than 1,000 years ago

Person stroking kitten (stock image).Credit: © kulkann / stock.adobe.comCommon domestic cats, as we know them today, might have accompanied Kazakh pastoralists as pets more than 1,000 years ago. This has been indicated by new analyses done on an

• Statue of woman found in Patara

The 1,900-year-old statue of a woman unearthed in the ancient city of Patara has created a sense of excitement among archaeologists, who have been continuing their excavations in the ancient city after the declaration of 2020 as the “Year of Patara.”Stati

• 1,000-year-old tomb of couple excavated in China

Archaeologists have excavated a tomb dating back to the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), containing the skeletons of a couple buried in central China's Hunan Province.the excavation site of a tomb dating back to the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) in Na

• Pot dating back 2,000 years dug up in Henan

A swan-shaped bronze pot unearthed in Sanmenxia, Henan province. ZHENGZHOU-A 2,000-year-old bronze pot freshly unearthed in Central China's Henan province contained more than 3,000 milliliters of an unknown liquid.Archaeologists discovered the pot with a

• Ancient Shu civilization reveals unsolved mysteries

Exploration of museums in ancient Shu ---- unsolved mysteries of thousand-year-old relicsThe ancient Shu civilization, originating in Sichuan and environs through the early Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC), is an ancient civilization distinct from th

• Renovation of major Tibetan Buddhist monastery to be completed

Located in Xiahe county in the Tibetan autonomous prefecture of Gannan, Labrang Monastery was built in 1709 and has been a major national cultural protection site since 1982.After almost eight years, renovation of Labrang Monastery in Northwest China's Ga

• Large ancient cemetery confirmed in Shanxi

A relic from the Dongshan ancient tomb site unearthed in Taiyuan, Shanxi province. The Shanxi Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology said experts have confirmed that the Dongshan ancient tomb site in Taiyuan, is a large-scale cemetery bel

• The Oldest Street in Athens and Europe

Tripodon Street today with the Monument of Lysicrates on the left. From the book “Plaka Through Time” The oldest street in Athens, and the whole of Europe, is about 2,500 years old — and is located in the Plaka neighborhood on the storied slopes of Acropo

• Vandals Destroy Magnificent Marble Columns at Ancient Greek City in Albania

Unknown vandals in Albania have caused “irreparable” damage to a monument in ancient Apollonia near the town of Fieri, Albanian authorities announced on Saturday.The director of the archaeological site was quoted as saying that “the damage is irreparable”

• Ancient Roman dice unearthed in cremation pit in Norway

Ancient dice (four faces shown here) was found in an early Iron Age grave cairn in Western Norway.(Image: © University Museum at Bergen)On a cliff overlooking a narrow strait in western Norway, archaeologists have discovered rare game pieces, inc


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