The Dig On Pyramids

An excerpted interview with Mark Lehner NOVA: Tell us about your current excavation at Giza. Does it stem from a desire to define who built the pyramids and how they were built? LEHNER: I started asking new questions. Not who built the Sphinx, and how were the pyramids built, but where are all the people?… Continue reading The Dig On Pyramids

Egypt unveils discovery of 4,300-year-old pyramid

SAQQARA, Egypt – Archaeologists have discovered a new pyramid under the sands of Saqqara, an ancient burial site that has yielded a string of unearthed pyramids in recent years but remains largely unexplored. AP – Egypt’s antiquities chief Zahi Hawass, center-right, walks around the site of a newly-discovered pyramid, … The 4,300-year-old monument most likely belonged to the… Continue reading Egypt unveils discovery of 4,300-year-old pyramid

2,000-year-old gold earring found in Jerusalem

AP – This undated photo made available by the Israeli Antiquities Authority on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 shows … JERUSALEM – A luxurious gold, pearl and emerald earring provides a new visual clue about the life of the elite in Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago. And its discovery was a true eureka moment for excavators.… Continue reading 2,000-year-old gold earring found in Jerusalem

Stolen Artifacts from Iraq

BAGHDAD (AFP) – Archaeological sites in southern Iraq have been systematically looted for over two years, but experts say the dig will have to go much deeper to find out where thousands of lost artifacts have ended up. “The complete lack of knowledge is devastating,” says archaeologist Elizabeth Stone, who spent years excavating the Old… Continue reading Stolen Artifacts from Iraq