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Colonial era family silver set for auction (With images)


August 10th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Colonial era silverware from old Indian homes are set to go under the hammer in a sale of 'Historic Silver' for the growing tribe of ... Read more...

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5,000-year-old wooden boat discovered in Egypt


July 26th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) French archaeologists have discovered a 5,000-year-old wooden boat in an expedition in Egypt, the Daily Mail reported.The significant discovery was made in Abu Rawash, west of ... Read more...

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‘Mayan text on world’s end is about political history’


June 29th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, June 29 (IANS) A 1,300-year-old Mayan text discovered in Guatemala provides the second known reference to December 21, 2012, touted as the world's end date. However, archaeologists ... Read more...

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Collectors’ pride: History captured in the flame of lighters (With Images)


June 8th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The cigarette lighter, once the fashion statement of the smart uber man, is fast becoming a vintage collector's artefact. Now, an independent collector in ... Read more...

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Please save Greece’s monuments, say archaeologists


March 15th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Athens, March 15 (IANS) Greek archaeologists have made a worldwide appeal for support to protect the country's rich cultural heritage amid the country's harsh austerity measures."Monuments do not have voice, ... Read more...

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Britons held for smuggling ‘fake’ artefacts out of Egypt


February 28th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) A British couple were arrested at an Egyptian airport on suspicion of trying to smuggle antiquities out of the country before experts realised they were imitations ... Read more...

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CBI books five National Museum officials


February 28th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A case of corruption has been registered against the five officials of National Museum for illegally awarding contracts between 2002 to 2005, the Central Bureau ... Read more...

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UAE, Belgium discuss bilateral cooperation


January 9th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 9 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates Monday discussed bilateral cooperation in the field of tourism and antiquities with Belgium.A meeting in this regard was held between Mohammed ... Read more...

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National Museum promises better maintenance and display


December 13th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The National Museum has initiated remedial action to address shortcomings of the maintenance of art objects and antiquities at the National Museum, Culture Minister ... Read more...

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Unesco asks Libyans to protect archaeological sites


August 25th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 25 (IANS/AKI) The chief of the UN culture agency Unesco has called on Libyans and international antiquities dealers to respect Libya's ancient heritage and prevent looting of the ... Read more...

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Gupta empire era sites restored in Madhya Pradesh


July 19th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Many monuments of the Gupta dynasty era in the ancient archaeological site of Eran in Madhya Pradesh have been restored by the government, the ministry ... Read more...

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Egypt to open avenue of sphinxes to public


July 2nd, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 2 (IANS/AKI) A 2,400-year-old avenue in Egypt that is lined with sphinx statues will now be opened to the public after restoration work for five years, the ... Read more...

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Egypt opens six ancient tombs to visitors


May 24th, 2011 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 24 (IANS) Egypt, which has lost around $2 billion in tourism revenue due to the political turmoil which forced president Hosni Mubarak to resign, has now opened six ... Read more...

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Hasan Ali booked for smuggling antiques


May 3rd, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 3 (IANS) Hasan Ali Khan, already accused of money laundering, has been booked for smuggling antiques out of the country and keeping them in his bank lockers ... Read more...

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33,826 monuments in India unprotected, says ASI


May 3rd, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) There are 33,826 unprotected monuments in India with Rajasthan leading the list, says the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).The findings come from the National Mission ... Read more...

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Items from Machu Picchu return to Peru after nearly a century


March 31st, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, March 31 (IANS/EFE) A first batch of nearly 400 Machu Picchu objects arrived here Wednesday from Yale University almost 100 years after they were taken away from the ... Read more...

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70 books, 2,000 years old, found in Jordan


March 30th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) A total of 70 books, made of lead and dating back to over 2,000 years, have been found in a cave in Jordan.These could be some ... Read more...

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Kumari Selja welcomes exemption of customs duty for antiquities


February 28th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Welcoming the exemption of customs duty for antiquities and works of art, Culture Minister Kumari Selja on Monday said that this will encourage more and more private, ... Read more...

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Budget frees art from customs’ shackles, frat upbeat


February 28th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India's art fraternity Monday gave a huge thumbs up to the budget for 2011-12, saying it would free imported art and antiquities from the shackles of ... Read more...

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Lion’s share for Indira Gandhi centre, ASI in culture funds


February 28th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have benefited the most from the allocation of Rs.1,338 crore (Rs.13.3 ... Read more...

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Egypt to re-open its historical sites on Sunday


February 18th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 18 (ANI): Egypt is to re-open its historical sites on Sunday in a bid to revive its tourism industry after being affected by the political turmoil that ousted President Hosni ... Read more...

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Egyptian pharoah’s statue found in trash after two weeks


February 17th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 17 (IANS) A limestone statue of Egyptian pharoah Akhenaten, one of the eight artefacts stolen during the uprising that brought down president Hosni Mubarak, has been found in a trash ... Read more...

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Artefacts stolen from Egypt’s national museum


February 13th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb. 13 (IANS) Eight ancient Egyptian artefacts were found missing from the National Museum here, Minister of State for Antiquities Zahi Hawass said Sunday.The missing pieces include "a gilded wood statue ... Read more...

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2,000-year-old lamp sells for 445,000 pounds


January 22nd, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) An antique marble lampshade installed at a retired school teacher's home in Britain was found to be a 2,000-year-old Roman relic and sold for a staggering 445,000 pounds ... Read more...

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Oldest sculpture of hawk discovered in Syria


September 15th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Damascus, Sept 15 (ANI): French archaeologists in Syria have discovered the world's oldest sculpture of a hawk, which dates back to the 10th millennium B.C.According to al-Baath Newspaper, the Directorate General of ... Read more...

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ASI denies fresh move to get back Kohinoor


July 26th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Monday said it has not initiated any move to bring the fabled Kohinoor diamond back to India. "The last attempt ... Read more...

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Archaeologists find 4,300 year old tombs in Egypt


July 9th, 2010 - 2:22 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Saqqara, July 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The archaeologists have managed to find 4300-year-old tombs in Egypt. It is a major find in the region of Saqqara near Cairo, and it could now also ... Read more...

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Tibetan environmentalist jailed for five years in China


July 4th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 4 (ANI): China has sent a Tibetan environmentalist to jail for five years on a charge of inciting separatism in the country, in the latest sign of what human rights ... Read more...

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Archaeologists find an unfinished ancient tomb in Egypt


July 1st, 2010 - 2:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cairo, Jun 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The archaeologists who were working on the tomb of Seti I since the last 23 years have been successful at last. They were lucky enough to find ... Read more...

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1200 flint stones dating back to 250, 000 years unearthed in Syria


May 31st, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): Around 1200 pieces of flint stones dating back to 250, 000 years ago were discovered at al-Sharar Valley near Daraa, Southern Syria.The pieces were discovered by ... Read more...

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1800 B.C. artefacts found in Syria


May 30th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 30 (IANS) Over 3,000 artefacts and 21 graves dating back to the Bronze Age (1,800-1,700 B.C.) have been discovered in Syria, media reports said. Artefacts from the Roman era (510 B.C.-476 ... Read more...

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Six held for bid to sell antique idol in Delhi


May 29th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Six people have been arrested for trying to sell a 16th centry Jain idol here, police said Saturday. Rabinder Nath Chand, 25; George Eric Parker, 25; Ganpati, 28; ... Read more...

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Delhi Police seize antique statue


May 10th, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): Delhi Police have arrested two persons and seized a 600-year-old idol of Lord Nataraj, estimated to be around 50 million rupees.The duo was arrested on Sunday, while ... Read more...

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Two arrested while trying to sell antique idol


May 10th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Two people who tried to sell an antique idol of Lord Nataraja, said to be 600 years old, were arrested in Kotla Mubarakpur area of south Delhi ... Read more...

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Egypt discovers 2,000-year-old bronze coins


April 23rd, 2010 - 5:23 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 23 (IANS) Archaeologists have discovered bronze coins dating back to the era of King Ptolemy III Euergetes who ruled Egypt in the 3rd century B.C., a media report said. An Egyptian ... Read more...

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