Read more about the article TROY STORY: Secrets Of Ancient Trade Routes Revealed
Image shows known sites where deposits of gold were found in the Bronze Age and circulation of a striking earring with four small spirals. The team of researchers shows that gold found in the cities of Troy And Poliochne In Greece And Ur in Mesopotamia had the same origin. (Ch. Schwall, OAI, OAW/Newsflash)

TROY STORY: Secrets Of Ancient Trade Routes Revealed

Scientists are redrawing lines of ancient trade routes after discovering that 4,500-year-old gold in treasures found in both Troy and modern-day Iraq were mined in the same place. Image shows Ernst Pernicka (right) and Moritz Numrich, undated photo. They worked on the laser ablation device in the National Archaeological Museum…

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Read more about the article WELL GUILTY: Looters Caught Red-Handed Digging Up Ancient Well For Treasure
Photo shows the historical artefacts in an Ottoman well next to the cemetery of the Bedouin city of Rahat in Negev, Israel destroyed by three looters who were caught while they were excavating, undated photo. The robbers are suspected of searching for a hidden treasure, which, according to a Bedouin myth, was buried in the well, inside a cave. (Emil Aladjem, Israel Antiquity Authority Robbery Prevention Unit/Newsflash)

WELL GUILTY: Looters Caught Red-Handed Digging Up Ancient Well For Treasure

This is the moment when officials in Israel busted three looters digging for treasure in an ancient Ottoman well. Photo shows the moment when three looters were caught while they were excavating and destroying historical layers in an Ottoman well next to the cemetery of the Bedouin city of Rahat…

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Read more about the article WHAT HAVE YOU DUNE? Outrage As Influencer Carves Initials Into Ancient Fossil Dune
An unidentified Italian model and influencer carves A and D on the 342,000-year-old fossils of the Barranco de los Enamorados dunes in Fuerteventura, Spain, undated. Spanish police are looking at for him. (CEN)

WHAT HAVE YOU DUNE? Outrage As Influencer Carves Initials Into Ancient Fossil Dune

An Italian influencer has caused outrage after he filmed himself carving his initials into an ancient rock in the Canary Islands. The suspect's identity was withheld in reports, but he reportedly describes himself on Instagram - where he has 38,000 followers - as an actor and model from Bologna. Now…

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Read more about the article STEP BACK IN TIME: Tracks Of Ancient Human Found In Spain Are 300k Years Old
Picture shows the site of Matalascaas in Spain, undated. The hominid fossil footprints date back 300,000 years. (Eduardo Mayoral/Newsflash)

STEP BACK IN TIME: Tracks Of Ancient Human Found In Spain Are 300k Years Old

Ancient human footprints found in southern Spain two years ago have been declared nearly 300,000 years old, making them unique in Europe. Picture shows the site of Matalascaas in Spain, undated. The hominid fossil footprints date back 300,000 years. (Eduardo Mayoral/Newsflash) The footprints are now believed to be 200,000 years…

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Read more about the article HIDDEN PASSAGE: Ancient Rock-Cut Tunnel Dating Back Over 2,000 Years Unearthed Beneath Ancient Egyptian City
Photo shows statues found near a tunnel that was uncovered at a depth of about 13 metres below the ground during archaeological excavations in the area of the Temple of Tapozeris Magna, west of Alexandria, Egypt, undated photo. The tunnel is about 1,305 metres long and about two metres high. (@tourismandantiq/Newsflash)

HIDDEN PASSAGE: Ancient Rock-Cut Tunnel Dating Back Over 2,000 Years Unearthed Beneath Ancient Egyptian City

Archaeologists from the Egyptian Dominican Archaeological Mission have discovered an ancient rock-cut tunnel on the northern coast of Egypt. Photo shows a tunnel uncovered at a depth of about 13 metres below the ground during archaeological excavations in the area of the Temple of Tapozeris Magna, west of Alexandria, Egypt,…

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