Read more about the article Looters Caught Red-Handed Digging Up Ancient Well For Treasure
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 in Negev, Israel, 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)

Looters Caught Red-Handed Digging Up Ancient Well For Treasure

Officials in Israel busted three looters digging for treasure in an ancient Ottoman well. Inspectors from Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) Antiquities Theft Prevention Unit caught the robbers red-handed as they dug up the archaeological site. They are believed to have been searching for hidden treasure the well is said to…

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Read more about the article Stunning Ancient Tomb Unearthed By Digger
Photo shows the pottery and bronze artefacts inside of a cave in Palmahim National Park, Israel, undated photo. (Emil Aladjem, Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

Stunning Ancient Tomb Unearthed By Digger

An ancient burial tomb dating back to the era of Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II has been unearthed by a digger at a building site. The cave was unsealed for the first time in more than three millennia by a mechanical digger during construction work at Palmahim Beach National Park south…

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Read more about the article Incredible Snaps Show Ancient Roman-Era Remains On Seabed
Image shows the shipwreck on the bottom of the Skerki Bank. (Vincent Creuze ROV Drassm/Newsflash)

Incredible Snaps Show Ancient Roman-Era Remains On Seabed

These remarkable underwater snaps show a treasure trove of shipwrecked Roman-era remains that ended up at the bottom of the Mediterranean. The astonishingly well-preserved finds are understood to come from cargo ships that sunk fully loaded. UNESCO recently spent a fortnight exploring three Roman-era shipwrecks in the Skerki Bank and…

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Read more about the article Scientists Find Ancient Mayan Chocolate Pot
The Mayan pot was recovered in the cave of Cross, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, July 2022. (Cenotes Urbanos Playa del Carmen-INAH/Newsflash)

Scientists Find Ancient Mayan Chocolate Pot

An ancient Mayan chocolate pot thought to be 2,300 years old has been unearthed from a cave in Mexico. The pumpkin-shaped pot had been hidden from view for centuries in a small cave which flooded regularly, covering the treasure. Scientists unearthed the pot after studying earlier reports of visits to…

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Read more about the article Looted Benin Bronzes Returned By Germany
One of the first two artifacts that were returned to Nigeria representing a memorial head of a king dating back to the 18th century, III C. (Ethnological Museum of the Berlin State Museums, Prussian Cultural Heritage, Martin Franken/Newsflash)

Looted Benin Bronzes Returned By Germany

German authorities have returned the first of a treasure trove of bronzes looted from West Africa during the colonial era. The sculptures - known as the Benin Bronzes - were taken from the Kingdom of Benin in the 19th century while Europe was carving up the continent's treasures. Now the…

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Read more about the article List Of 12,000 Nazis Sparks Billion-Dollar Treasure Hunt Among Credit Suisse Bank Accounts
Credit Suisse Global Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. (Google Maps/CEN)

List Of 12,000 Nazis Sparks Billion-Dollar Treasure Hunt Among Credit Suisse Bank Accounts

The Swiss bank Credit Suisse is looking for a possible billion dollars in Nazi-looted money that may be hidden in one or more accounts in its books. It all started when a list of 12,000 Nazis that was believed destroyed surfaced in Argentina, with lawyers on three continents now hunting…

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Read more about the article Ancient Gold Treasures Plundered From Museum By Hooded Gunmen In Broad Daylight
Some of the pieces at the museum in the Buin commune, Chile, where the theft occurred in June, 2022. (Newsflash)

Ancient Gold Treasures Plundered From Museum By Hooded Gunmen In Broad Daylight

Over 100 gold treasures have been stolen from a museum in a terrifying armed raid by 12 hooded gunmen. The incident took place at the Andean Museum, which is located in the town of Buin, some 35 kilometres (21.7 miles) from the Chilean capital, Santiago de Chile, at 5 PM…

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Read more about the article Treasure Trove Of 1,200 Ancient Roman Coins Found By Amateur Archaeologist May Have Been Sacrifice To The Gods
The coins which were made during the reign of Constantine the Great (AD 306-337) show portraits of the emperor and his relatives in the front. (Rahel C. Ackermann, Inventar der Fundmunzen Schweiz (IFS)/Newsflash)

Treasure Trove Of 1,200 Ancient Roman Coins Found By Amateur Archaeologist May Have Been Sacrifice To The Gods

An amateur archaeologist has found this huge treasure trove of over 1,200 priceless, ancient Roman coins dating back to the 4th Century AD and the reign of Emperor Constantine the Great. Experts studying them have speculated that they might have been buried as a "sacrifice to the gods". The finder,…

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Read more about the article Turkish Treasure Hunters Busted While Digging For Loot In Cemetery
Prof Mevlut Gullu, (pictured) one of the four people who made unauthorized excavations to find treasure in an old cemetery in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey, was taken into custody. (Newsflash)

Turkish Treasure Hunters Busted While Digging For Loot In Cemetery

A Turkish professor has been caught raiding a local cemetery with three accomplices in search of treasure they believed was buried there. The incident took place at the cemetery in the neighbourhood of Sihlar in the district of Bolvadin in the Turkish province of Afyonkarahisar on 10th March. Security guards…

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Read more about the article Last Ever Velazquez To Go Under Hammer Sells For Staggering EUR 4.27 Million At Auction
'Portrait of a Knight' painted by Velazquez that goes up for auction in Madrid. (Newsflash)

Last Ever Velazquez To Go Under Hammer Sells For Staggering EUR 4.27 Million At Auction

A painting by legendary 17th century Spanish artist Diego Velazquez has been sold at auction for a staggering EUR 4.27 million. The remarkably preserved oil painting 'Retrato de caballero' ('Portrait of a Gentleman') is believed to have been made between 1621 and 1623. It has been attributed to legendary Spanish…

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