Pictish Throne Recreated

The first Pictish throne to be built in more than a thousand years has been unveiled at the National Museum of Scotland. A throne built to a design used by the ancient Picts has gone on display at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. The seat was created by master furniture maker [...]

Egypt bringing its antiquities home

Egyptian archaeologists are traveling to the Louvre in Paris later this month to collect five ancient fresco fragments stolen from a tomb in the Valley of the Kings in the 1980s. These are just some of the “stolen” antiquities which they are seeking to return to Egypt.

The most high-profile item that the archaeologists would [...]

US to return stolen sarcophagus to Egypt

Last year, a 3,000 year old Egyptian artifact turned up…in Miami. Now Federal prosecutors in the US are suing to return the stolen sarcophagus to its home country. The Egyptian authorities suspect the artifact was illegally excavated years ago, before finding its way from Barcelona to sunny Florida through a network of antique [...]

Rune stone from 400AD discovered

In the city of Mandal in Norway this month, a unique Rune stone has been found, and experts are examining it in an attempt to figure out if it marks a burial site. This is the first rune stone discovered in Norway since 1947, and the find is described as a sensation by the [...]

International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

The UN hold International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction today, on 14th October. It takes place within the framework of the World Disaster Reduction Campaign 2008–2009. The theme of the Campaign is “Hospitals Safe from Disasters: Reduce Risk, Protect Health Facilities, Save Lives”.

Don’t think that it’s too late for you to get [...]