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Garry Shaw

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Germany

Is the Nebra Sky Disc a millennium younger than we thought?

Analysis by German archaeologists suggests that the piece was not part of the Bronze-Age hoard looted in 1999

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Fingerprints help identify age and sex of prehistoric painters in southern Spain

Researchers studied the Neolithic rock art in the Los Machos rockshelter

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Decoded Maya hieroglyphs reveal the name of powerful woman ruler: ‘Lady Yopaat’

After ten years of research, the city of Cobá is revealing its secrets to archaeologists

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Books

Has Yale’s mysterious Voynich Manuscript finally been deciphered?

A German Egyptologist believes he has cracked the code to the enigmatic 15th century illustrated book—but many others have made the same claim in the past and failed

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Possible unmapped chambers discovered near Tutankhamun’s tomb

Researchers have found two anomalies in Egypt's Valley of the Kings

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Archaeologists uncover ancient Egyptian princess’s tomb in Dahshur

A wooden box that held canopic jars identifies the pyramid’s probably owner as a daughter of the 13th Dynasty King Ameny Qemau

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Children’s footprints and painted murals preserved at site linked to Biblical exodus

A German-led archaeological team has made surprising finds in a mortar pit at the ancient Egyptian city of Pi-Ramesses

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Exhibitions

To recover history from peril: on the dealer Paul Rosenberg and the Nazi seizure of Modern art

An exhibition on Rosenberg in Belgium focuses on the story of his Paris gallery and the recovery of his looted art

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Museums

Egypt’s Mallawi Museum reopens with looted collection mostly restored

After a £864,000 renovation, the museum now has modern display cases, lighting, security, and a greater emphasis on education

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Politics

Archaeological work at Ephesus shut down by Turkish government

The Austrian-run project was forced to close early, reportedly due to a political row between the two countries

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Exhibitions

The Greeks in Egypt: on Sunken Cities at the British Museum

The exhibition explores the interactions between two great civilizations

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Egypt announces ‘discovery of the century’ hidden behind King Tut’s tomb

Radar scans reveal metallic and organic objects that might be preserved grave goods—perhaps even the secret burial chambers of Queen Nefertiti

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Heading down the publicum

Ruins of an ancient tavern excavated in France reveal Romans enjoyed a drink and some pub grub like the rest of us

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Exhibitions

Aerial photography shows off Jordan’s archaeological treasures—and reveals sites at risk

An exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society, London draws on an archive of more than 100,000 of the country, taken by military helicopter

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Exhibitions

One God to rule them all: Garry Shaw on Faith After the Pharaohs at the British Museum

The exhibition beautifully captures how religion shaped the region

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Ancient Egypt 2.0—project launched to scan the pyramids

An international team of experts will map monuments in Giza and Dahshur using lasers, drones, subatomic particles and infrared technology

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Signs point to two hidden rooms at Tutankhamun’s tomb, experts say

Archaeologists plan to use radar scanners to investigate behind the walls of the boy pharaoh’s burial chamber

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Tutankhamun’s mask and tomb off view to tourists from October for cleaning

Conservators to sweep the floors of the boy pharaoh’s burial chamber and remove epoxy applied to golden mask’s loose beard

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Heritage

Great Dam of Marib and Al-Qahira castle in Yemen damaged by Saudi airstrikes

Continued fighting in the region further threatens the country’s heritage sites

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Heritage

Yemen’s historic sites damaged in airstrikes after ceasefire fails

Unesco chief condemns attacks, urges all side to keep heritage out of the conflict