Italian researchers discover ancient Roman villa with mosaic

The villa was built by Publius Vedius Pollio in the first century BCE.

Egyptians demand return of Rosetta Stone from British Museum

Experts believe that as the global perception of history shifts, Western museums could continue to receive such requests.


Ancient Egyptian amulet discovered in Turkey

The amulet features markings such as a hand holding a sword, letter characters and a pair of wings.

Thor's hammer discovered in Sweden, just a bit smaller

The amulet is described as a "one of a kind," by archaeologists, the report said. Coins dating back to the ancient Roman period have also been discovered at the site.

Egypt calls for return of Rosetta Stone 200 years after it was deciphered

After 200 years of sitting in British custody, Egypt has officially called for the return of the Rosetta Stone.


Cache of 44 Byzantine-era solid gold coins uncovered in Israeli nature reserve

The coins are thought to have been buried around the time of the Muslim Conquest of the Levantine Byzantine Empire in 635 AD.

Ancient Islamic mosaics uncovered at shores of Kinneret

Ancient mosaics were uncovered near Tiberias, on the Sea of Galilee, which reveal new information about life in the Holy Land.

Who did the 3,000-year-old gold mask found in China belong to?

A gold funeral mask was found in an ancient tomb in China's Henan Province that dates back to approximately the Shang Dynasty.

Egyptian mummy cheese? Researchers find 2,600-year-old cheese at necropolis

The cheese was found during excavations at the Saqqara necropolis.

Rare artifacts seized from man's home in Hebron

The items were reportedly looted from a cave near Tel Hebron and kept illegally.

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