Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Archaeologists Doubt that Aristotle's Tomb has Been Discovered

The claim that Aristotle's tomb has been discovered is probably not true many archaeologists say.


Friday, May 20, 2016

1,700 Year-Old Love & Subjugation Spells from Egypt Deciphered

Magical spells of love and subjugation written on papyri in Egypt around 1,700 years ago have been translated. The names of those targeted are left blank to be inserted. One text invokes the gods to "burn the heart" of a woman until she loves the caster. Another, targeted at males, tells how to "subject" a man.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Jainted Human Jawbones Discovered at 1,300 year-old Site in Mexico

Painted human mandibles (jawbones) have been discovered at a site dating back around 1,300 years in Mexico. They may have been worn around the neck in rituals involving ancestor veneration.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

No Hidden Chambers in Tutankhamun's Tomb

Scans carried out by a National Geographic team show no hidden chambers in Tutankhamun's tomb. The ministry plans more tests, the scientists who conducted the scans are not allowed to talk to the media or release their report.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

US restricts Import of Syrian Antiquities

US President Barack Obama signed a bill into law that restricts the import of antiquities from Syria. Many of Syria's archaeological sites have been heavily looted, the sale of looted artifacts helping fund the fighting.