One of the tourist attractions on Germany’s westernmost North Sea island are garden fences made out of whalebone.
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Wednesday 27 April 2011
There was a little local, and at times even epic resistance from one obdurate opponent, but in the end Manchester United's latest assignment with history made a mockery of some of their labours this season.
Monday 25 April 2011
Wednesday 06 April 2011
It is Jesus's "Holy Towel", once visited by pilgrims in the belief that it showed the face of Christ, formed when he dried his wet head on a piece of cloth and left an indelible mark.
Monday 04 April 2011
The seller of a Qing vase auctioned for £53m last year has flown to China in a final attempt to persuade the bidder to pay up.
Saturday 05 March 2011
She died many centuries ago, but her mummified corpse and clothing have been almost perfectly preserved despite being buried for hundreds of years in a wooden tomb a few feet beneath a busy street in the city of Taizhou, eastern China.
Friday 04 March 2011
Friday 26 November 2010
Nine people have been arrested in China after grave robbers targeted the tombs of the ancestors of the country's first Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, whose resting place is guarded by the famous Terracotta Army.
Wednesday 17 November 2010
Archivists at the National Portrait Gallery have discovered relics from the tomb of King Richard II hidden in one of the building's underground vaults. The extraordinary find was made by staff cataloguing the papers of the gallery's first director, George Scharf.
The lampshade that drives its owners mad: Strange truth behind 20th century's most disturbing object
Sunday 31 October 2010
Sunday 10 October 2010
Friday 17 September 2010
In all the twists and tragedies spanning 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq, few would think to look for a happy subplot in the world of archaeology. But consider the travails of 362 tiny clay tablets. Forged in southern Iraq 4,000-odd years ago, then crushed in the collapse of the twin towers, the tablets are now back in Iraq.
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