A well-preserved tomb dating back 1,500 years and richly decorated in colourful murals has been uncovered in China. The domed tomb's murals, whose original colors are largely preserved, was discovered in Shuozhou City, about 200 miles (330 kilometers) southwest of Beijing. Researchers estimate that the murals cover an area of about
Police in Italy have recovered a 2,000-year-old Egyptian sphinx statue which was looted from the Etruscan necropolis of Montem Rossulum. "The investigation began with a random check of an industrial vehicle during which police found a decorative ceramic object from an excavation as well as many photos of the Egyptian sculpture,"
This week Germany returned some ancient artifacts that were looted from Afghanistan's National Museum during their civil war. "This is a masterpiece ... I am optimistic that in the future we will get the other artefacts back," said Omara Khan Massoudi, the director of Afghanistan's National Museum, which housed the sculpture
The Minneapolis Institute of Art has announced that it will be returning an ancient Greek vase back to Italy after discovering that it was a looted artifact. Officials at the Minneapolis museum had told the Times in 2005 that one of its six ancient vases, or kraters, appeared to match a photo seized
Hundreds of looted ancient artifacts recovered by Italian police were displayed in the Colosseum on Friday. The 337 pieces displayed in the ancient Roman arena include vases, bronze tools and marble statues of Venus, some dating as far back as the 8th century B.C.Police said the pieces are worth some