Posts Tagged ‘treasures’

Algeria’s Treasures: From Constantine to the Roman Ruins of Timgad (Videos)

Algeria’s history unfolds from the ancient city of Constantine to the remarkably preserved Roman ruins of Timgad. Constantine, perched dramatically on cliffs, boasts historic bridges and a history dating back millennia. Read more Section:  News Ancient Places Africa Videos Read Later  Source

2,000-Year-Old Iron Age and Roman Treasures Unearthed in Wales – Carvings of ‘True Beauty’

In March 2019, a metal detectorist was searching for artifacts in a field in Wales, and stumbled upon a hoard of exceptionally preserved objects dating back 2,000 years to the Roman era and Iron Age! Now officially declared treasure, these finds include a Roman pot and a Celtic bucket mount, which initially emerged as a […]

Secrets of El Castillo: A Mayan Pyramid’s Hidden Treasures (Video)

El Castillo, an impressive pyramid built by the Mayans over a thousand years ago, has always been a subject of fascination and mystery for archaeologists and historians.  Read more Section:  News Ancient Places Americas Videos Read Later  Source

Norwegian Basement Yields Norse Iron Treasures, Museologists Ecstatic!

A Norwegian man made a unique discovery back in the 80s while he was digging out a water well. Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

Psusennes: The Silver Pharaoh with Treasures to Rival Tutankhamun’s

Amidst the chaos of the Second World War in Western Europe, a French archaeologist named Pierre Montet unearthed a stunning treasure in 1940 in Tanis, Egypt. The find was on par with the legendary discovery of the intact tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, made by Howard Carter two decades earlier. But, despite the […]

Tasty Treasures: 3,000 Plants, Spices, and Fruits Found on 15th Century Norse Shipwreck

A remarkable discovery has been made by archaeologists of preserved plants, spices, and fruit aboard a sunken Norse ship from the 15th century.  Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

ATHENS: New National Archaeological Museum will house 125,000 ancient treasures and cost €300 million!

The new National Archaeological Museum in Athens will become one of the most grandest in the world and will cost an eyewatering €300 million! According to Proto Thema, the new National Archaeological Museum will comprise of the old museum building and a new building, and will be ready in five years. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis… […]

25 Unbelievable Treasures from the Tomb of Tutankhamun You May Not Have Seen

Thanks to Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, there is no Pharaoh more well-known and well-loved than King Tut, the boy king, who died in 1323 BC at the age of 20. Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News Read Later  Source

Salvaged ancient treasures have first public display at Archaeological Museum of Piraeus

A treasure trove of important archaeological artefacts discovered during a salvage excavation in the Delta of Faliron Bay, south of Athens, had their first public display at the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus this weekend. The salvage excavation on the site where the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center was to be built,, which ran between 2012 and… […]

Less Ice and Low Water Levels Reveal Hidden Treasures – At A Price

For the world of archaeology, climate change is a double-edged sword. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

Deep-Sea Robot Reveals Treasures of $20 Billion San Jose Wreck

Billions of dollars of gold, silver and emeralds encrust a tiny patch of the Caribbean Sea. Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Read Later 

New Treasures of Saqqara Showcased at the Pop-Up Djoser Exhibition

Egypt’s oldest pyramid in Saqqara was the spectacular venue for a pop-up Djoser exhibition in the desert outdoors. This is no tent with a few plastic chairs, but a fully equipped travelling museum  Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Read Later 

1,000-Year-Old Chamber Burial on Polish Island Reveals Rare Treasures

A 1,000-year-old grave on a remote island in northern Poland has been found to be richly furnished with grave goods, some of them extremely rare. Two amber rings, a bronze bowl, an iron knife in a leather holder and bronze buckles were found in the grave of a man near the village of Ostrowite, who […]

Roman Era ‘Good Shepherd’ Ring Amongst Shipwreck Treasures Found in Israel

Called an ‘exceptional’ find by Robert Kool, head of the authority’s coin department, the Israel Antiques Authority (IAA) announced Wednesday the discovery of remnants of two shipwrecks off the Mediterranean Coast, reports The Jerusalem Post . It has been identified as a Roman-era golden ring, with an early Christian symbol for Jesus inscribed upon its […]

Israeli Archaeologists Find Treasures In Ancient Shipwrecks

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday the discovery of remnants of two shipwrecks off the Mediterranean coast, replete with a sunken trove of hundreds Roman and medieval silver coins. The finds made near the ancient city of Caesarea were dated to the Roman and Mamluk periods, around 1,700 and 600 years ago, […]

129-year journey nears end as France returns Benin treasures

In a move with potential ramifications for other European museums, France is displaying 26 looted colonial-era artefacts for one last time before returning them to Benin — a decision authorities in the West African country described as “historic.” The wooden anthropomorphic statues, royal thrones and sacred altars were pilfered by the French army 129 years […]

Are Afghanistan’s Archaeological Treasures Safe?

Experts are concerned for the future of Afghanistan’s archaeological sites and treasures following the Taliban takeover. Even if the ancient sites are not looted and destroyed, there is still the worry that the extremist Islamic group may already be hunting for the famous Bactrian treasure – a collection of more than 20,000 gold, silver, and […]

Democrats Propose Taxing Treasures Laid Up In Heaven

WASHINGTON, D.C.—To fund the Biden Administration’s infrastructure spending bill, Democrats are proposing a new tax on the treasures Americans have laid up in heaven. “It has come to our attention that some Americans have chosen to lay up their treasure in heaven instead of here on earth,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “Americans who use heaven as a tax […]

Ancient Treasures Discovered in Roman Shipwreck at Kasos

Greek underwater divers and marine archaeologists have discovered hoards of ancient treasures onboard shipwrecks off the coast of Kasos Island. But now, a rare Roman shipwreck has been discovered, and the distant origins of its cargo are helping to paint a clearer picture of international trade in the ancient Mediterranean. Kasos, or Kassos, is the southernmost […]

Join a curator on a virtual tour of the Met’s Ashkenazi Jewish treasures

THE NEW YORK JEWISH WEEK — The Metropolitan Museum of Art is open by reservation only and capacity is limited. For art-starved New Yorkers, the next best thing may be an online course with a curator, like the one being offered during the 2021 YIVO-Bard Winter Program on Ashkenazi Civilization, being held from January 5-22. […]

Viking Age Treasures Clean Up Nicely: Galloway Hoard Reveals New Secrets

Around the time the Irish were stamping out the Viking presence in their country, local lore says the Scots and Vikings also fought a battle near Galloway, Scotland. In 2014, a metal detectorist took that legend, swept the area, and discovered a hoard of more than 100 “strange and wonderful objects” that are at least […]

Unique Cyprus Death Cult Treasures Uncovered at Mass Burial Site

Excavators in Cyprus have discovered a series of “sensational finds” of death cult artifacts dating to 3,500 years ago, during the Bronze Age. A vessel used as a cult funerary object, a seal with cuneiform characters, and a scarab with ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs from the reign of Nefertiti are among the “unique” finds made by a […]

Safed’s non-Jewish treasures face disrespect and vandalism

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Burial Statues Add to Death Treasures Unearthed in Saqqara Necropolis

The Saqqara royal burial necropolis south of Cairo, Egypt, is perhaps 2020’s most revealing ancient site. It seems that every month new treasures are presented from this deeply-sacred burial complex. Now, Egyptian antiquities officials have announced the discovery of a collection of around 40 gilded burial statues to add to the trove of the site’s […]

Greek Island’s Archaeological Treasures Reveal Hidden Story of a Pirate King

A rocky uninhabited Greek islet in the Aegean Sea is providing archaeologists with a treasure trove of finds, including new insight on the story of an ancient pirate king. There was once a small settlement on the islet of Vryokastraki and it was inhabited continuously from the 12th century BC until the 7th century AD. […]

WATCH: Israel Antiquities Authority coin head displays treasures from the vault

There are some 750,000 coins stored in one room in a well-protected Israel Antiquities Authority vault and Donald T. Ariel, the head of the IAA’s Coin Department, stands watch over them all. Ariel, who immigrated to Israel from the United States, has headed the department since 1991. He is the editor of the Israel Numismatic […]

Tamgaly Petroglyphs: Rituals, Shaman and Nomad’s Treasures

Tamgaly in Kazakhstan, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, provides evidence of the rich history and diverse cultural heritage of Central Asia. The area has been traversed by countless nomadic societies who made their home on its steppe for millennia. Approximately 5000 rock carvings that date from the Bronze Age to the 20 th century […]

15th Century Treasures Revealed in British Stately Home Attic

In Britain, an attic in a historic home has revealed a trove of 15th century treasures. The rare items were uncovered during the recent COVID-19 lockdown and were discovered thanks to the hard work of a lone archaeologist. These 15th century treasures are expected to provide insights into the history of English Catholicism during the […]

Antiquarian Treasures Worth 150,000,000 Dollars

Before the invention of the Gutenberg printing press in Mainz, Germany, around 1440 AD, recognizable systems of writing had developed in three major ancient cultures: around 3000 BC Mesopotamian cuneiform featured in Sumerian, Akkadian and Elamite civilizations; Egyptian hieroglyphs began around 2800 BC and the precursor to Kanji Chinese emerged around 1800 BC. Codices largely […]

Discarded Treasures: Why we forget most of the books we read

     Pamela Paul’s memories of reading are less about words and more about the experience. “I almost always remember where I was and I remember the book itself. I remember the physical object,” says Paul, the editor of The New York Times Book Review, who reads, it is fair to say, a lot of books. […]

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