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Britain returns stolen artefacts to Afghanistan


July 19th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Historical artefacts dating back to the Bronze Age (3500 to 1200 BC) that were stolen from Afghanistan and smuggled to Britain have been returned by ... Read more...

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Hoard of Roman coins discovered


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) More than 30,000 silver Roman coins have been found by archaeologists at the site of a new city-centre hotel in Britain.The hoard, believed to date from ... Read more...

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Clooney’s next about stolen artwork


January 10th, 2012 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 10 (IANS) Actor George Clooney's next will be a big screen adaptation of Robert M. Edse's book, which talks about a handful of experts experts who are ... Read more...

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Fantastic bard of Benaras: A filmmaker remembers Bismillah Khan


October 7th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan had "music on his face", remembers Britain-based filmmaker-writer Nasreen Munni Kabir, who struggled to bring out a documentary on the ... Read more...

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Relics from 3,000 B.C. displayed in UAE


March 30th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 30 (IANS/WAM) An exhibition of over 200 ancient treasures dating to 3,000 B.C. are being exhibited in Abu Dhabi.The relics from the British Museum's Middle East collection ... Read more...

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Rare US gold coins found in a garden in London


October 19th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Two residents in London may be laughing all the way to the bank soon if the gold coins they accidentally found in their garden are not claimed ... Read more...

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Cheap, solar-powered lamp ‘most important object of the 21st century’


October 15th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): A cheap solar-powered lamp has joined the list of the most priceless treasures in the British Museum.It was unveiled as the 100th item in the BBC Radio 4 ... Read more...

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Roman bronze helmet sells for $3.6 mn


October 8th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) A Roman bronze helmet found in a field in Britain has been sold for a whopping 2.3 million pounds (about $3.6 million) at auction, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Britain, India working to conserve culture: British Museum director (Lead, correcting name)


July 29th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) India's culture ministry and the British Museum are working closely to conserve Indian art, architecture and traditional textiles, says director of the museum Neil MacGregor. He is ... Read more...

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Britain, India working to conserve culture: British Museum director


July 29th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) India's culture ministry and the British Museum are working closely to conserve Indian art, architecture and traditional textiles, says director of the museum Neil MscGregor. He is ... Read more...

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British PM asked to discuss Kohinoor return to India


July 24th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, July 24 (IANS) Keith Vaz, the Indian-origin British MP, wants the Koh-i-noor diamond to be returned to India and asks Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss the issue ... Read more...

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52,000 Roman coins discovered in England


July 12th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Somerset, July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Over 52,000 Roman coins worth about $1 million have been discovered by an amateur treasure hunter. He found the coins buried at a field using a ... Read more...

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52,000 Roman Coins Discovered In Southwestern Britain


July 12th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 12, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A hospital chef, Dave Crisp has discovered 52,000 Roman coins while looking for metal objects in a field close to Frome, in southwestern ... Read more...

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Rare Roman Coins Discovered By Amateur


July 12th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar July 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An amateur treasure hunter armed with merely a metal detector has discovered Roman coins worth more than $1 million according to the latest reports from the ... Read more...

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Treasure hunter finds 52,000 Roman coins


July 10th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) An amateur treasure hunter has found over 52,000 Roman coins, worth at least $1 million, buried in a field in southwestern Britain, the British Museum said Saturday. Dave Crisp, ... Read more...

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Winston Churchill’s cigar airbrushed from picture


June 16th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS) Gripping a cigar in the corner of mouth, the signature style of Britain's former Prime Minister Winston Churchill has been airbrushed in a reproduced version of his photograph ... Read more...

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Hidden Michaelangelo, Raphael sketches to be displayed


April 6th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) Rare sketches of Michaelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael discovered by experts at the British Museum will be put on display here later this month. The exhibition, "Fra ... Read more...

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Memento For Killing Julius Caesar Goes On Display On Ides Of March


March 16th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez London, Mar 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A gold coin which represents the assassination of Julius Caesar went on display at the British Museum on Monday, the Ides of March, the day ... Read more...

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Coin Representing Julius Caesar’s Killer Goes On Display On Ides Of March


March 15th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez London, Mar 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A gold coin, which was supposedly worn by one of the assassins of Emperor Julius Caesar would be going on display at the British Museum ... Read more...

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Gold coin ‘worn by Caesar’s assassin’ to go on display at British Museum


March 15th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London15 (ANI): A gold coin emblematic of Julius Caesar's assassination is to be showcased at the British Museum to mark the 2054th anniversary of the Roman emperor's death.It shows the head of ... Read more...

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Massive 1-ton statue of Egyptian pharaoh found deep in Sudan


January 10th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 10 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has found a massive one ton statue of the Egyptian pharaoh Taharqa, deep in Sudan.Taharqa was a pharaoh of the 25th dynasty of Egypt ... Read more...

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‘Noah’s ark was circular’


January 3rd, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 3 (ANI): Noah's ark, the vessel that is believed to have sailed one virtuous man, his family and the animals to safety, did not have a pointed stem as is ... Read more...

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Egypt to formally request Britain to return the ancient Rosetta Stone


December 6th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 6 (ANI): Egypt is planning to formally request Britain to return the ancient Rosetta Stone, which helped to unlock the secrets of the pharaohs.Zahi Hawass, the head of Egypt's ... Read more...

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Newly dug up brooch may belong to 6th century Saxon princess


October 5th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 5 (ANI): A metal detecting enthusiast has uncovered a brooch and skull in an Oxfordshire field in England, which may belong to a 6th century Saxon princess.According to a report ... Read more...

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Rare silver coins from 11th century discovered in England


September 26th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 26 (ANI): The discovery of four silver coins in Gloucestershire, UK, which date back to 11th century Norman England, has generated considerable excitement among archaeologists.According to a report by BBC ... Read more...

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Largest ever treasure of Anglo-Saxon gold found in UK


September 24th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Burntwood (UK), Sep 24(ANI): The largest ever hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold found near Burntwood in south Staffordshire in July has been officially declared a treasure.According to reports, the haul of more ... Read more...

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Largest-ever Anglo-Saxon treasure trove discovered in Britain


September 24th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (DPA) An amateur treasure hunter has unearthed the largest-ever amount of gold and silver from the Anglo-Saxon period found in Britain, archaeologists said Thursday. Terry Herbert, 55, came across the ... Read more...

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Ninth century settlements found in Qatar


September 21st, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Doha, September 21 (ANI): Archaeologists have found ninth century settlements in northwest Qatar, which remained untouched for centuries under the sands of Murwab.According to a report in The Peninsula, a team of ... Read more...

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Excavation in Lebanon aims to uncover ancient ruins


July 12th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Beirut (Lebanon), July 12 (ANI): The Directorate-General of Antiquities, Lebanon, has said that it plans to resume excavation at the Freres' archaeological site in the old city of Sidon in collaboration with ... Read more...

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Finding A Worthy Home For The Elgin Marbles


June 22nd, 2009 - 12:17 am ICT by GD
A dispute has crept up between Greek and UK governments over the possession of the much debated Elgin Marbles.The dispute rose when the much-awaited Acropolis Museum in Athens was opened ... Read more...

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British Museum opens Indian Summer season


May 27th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) The British Museum is to launch a new exhibition of Rajasthani paintings as part of an 'Indian Summer' season opening Thursday, curators said Wednesday. The exhibition, titled 'Garden and ... Read more...

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7th century Chinese map of heavens confirmed as worlds oldest star chart


March 7th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 7 (ANI): A Chinese map of the heavens, dating back to the 7th century AD, has been confirmed as the worlds oldest star chart.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Recovered fragments of 3,000 yr old papyrus may shed new light on Egyptian history


February 28th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Archaeologists in Italy have recovered new papyrus fragments, dating back to 3,000 years, which may finally help solve a century-old puzzle, shedding new light on ancient Egyptian ... Read more...

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Historys ancient secrets to be unlocked by new research facility in UK


February 16th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new research facility opening later this year at the Diamond synchrotron in the UK is set to revolutionize world heritage science, by uncovering ancient secrets that ... Read more...

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4,500 year-old limestone plaque indicates direct link with Stonehenge


January 3rd, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 3 (ANI): An archaeological team has uncovered a 4,500 year-old limestone plaque at south of Chester, in Cheshire, England, bearing a mysterious crisscross pattern, which indicates a direct link ... Read more...

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