Friday, July 3, 2020

Looted Human Remains Sold in Private Facebook Groups

Human remains, including a skull which a seller claims was taken from the Sousse catacombs in Tunisia in 2013, are being sold in private groups on Facebook a Live Science investigation found.

https://www.livescience.com/human-bone-trade-facebook.html

Friday, January 24, 2020

2,000 year-old Monolith in Northern Peru scanned in 3D

Located in a remote jungle valley in northern Peru this monolith has elaborate carvings that are hard to describe in words. Researchers recently scanned it in 3D. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

What are they? 43,000 lbs of 'artifacts' shipped from Sri Lanka to Ripley's Believe it or Not

A shipment of 125 'artifacts' weighing more than 43,000 lbs was shipped from Sri Lanka to Ripley's Believe it or Not in May 2019. Ripley's is not commenting on what the artifacts are. Sri Lanka has been recovering from a lengthy civil war that ended in 2009 and looting of archaeological sites has been an ongoing problem.

UPDATED- Ripley's has commented on the shipment

https://www.livescience.com/sri-lanka-artifacts-shipped-ripleys.html

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

2,000 Cuneiform Tablets Once owned by Hobby Lobby Published

2,000 cuneiform tablets once owned by Hobby Lobby have just been published. 1,400 of them are from Irisagrig, a city which looters know the location of but archaeologists do not. Many of the tablets are now missing.

https://www.livescience.com/lost-city-in-iraq-cuneiform-tablets.html

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019

Demonly Dance Off: 1,500 year-old Curse of the Dancer Deciphered

A 1,500 year-old curse that calls upon among numerous demons to harm a dancer named Manna has been deciphered.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Recently Deciphered Inscription Discusses Last Decades of Pompeii

A recently deciphered inscription tells of the last decades of Pompeii. It includes a massive gladiator show in which 416 gladiators fought. It also mentions a famine that lasted for four years.

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-pompeii-inscription-life-before-tragedy.html