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By Nsikan Akpan
Archaeologists uncover a new species of hominid near where and when human ancestor Lucy lived.
By Leah Nagy
Islamic State fighters ransacked and bulldozed the centuries-old archaeological site of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday, in what the head of the U.N.’s cultural agency decried as a “cultural cleansing” that amounted to a “war crime.”…
By PBS NewsHour
In a violent rampage through a museum in Mosul, Islamic State militants knocked statues to the floor, using sledgehammers and even a jackhammer to reduce ancient artifacts and some replicas -- representing idols that past cultures worshipped -- to rubble.
In Peru, drones are keeping a watchful eye on some ancient cultural sites endangered by encroaching development or other perils. In our Culture at Risk series, Jeffrey Brown reports on how archaeologists and government officials are using the new technology…
Northern Iraq boasts thousands of archaeological sites dating to the beginning of civilization, and they are being destroyed by the Islamic State militants. Meanwhile, more than three years of civil war in Syria has laid waste to much of the…
By Lorna Baldwin
Shipwreck hunter Steve Libert thinks he has found the remains of the Griffin…
In the aftermath of Egypt's 2011 revolution and resulting political turmoil, the nation's treasured antiquities have been increasingly under threat of looting, vandalism and violence. In our series Culture at Risk, Jeffrey Brown examines the emergency facing Egypt’s rich archaeological…
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