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An archaeologist’s quest to track illicit digs at ancient sites, part of a global effort to stop such activity, has received a $1 million TED prize.

TED Prize Goes to Archaeologist Who Combats Looting With Satellite Technology

TED Grant Goes to Archaeologist Who Combats Looting With Satellite Technology

Islamic State militants blow up ancient Arch of Triumph in Palmyra

Islamic State militants blow up ancient Arch of Triumph in Palmyra

Islamic State militants have blown up the Arch of Triumph, a major monument in the Roman city of Palmyra, Syria's antiquities chief said on Sunday, after they destroyed two ancient temples at the central Syrian site in recent months.

Wood specialist Mike Bamforth examines the base of a Bronze Age wooden bucket at the excavation site.

Everyday Life In A Bronze Age Village Emerges In U.K. Excavation

Wood specialist Mike Bamforth examines the base of a Bronze Age wooden bucket at the excavation site.

The Kingsteignton Idol, druid figure carved from oak branch, in RAMM

The Kingsteignton Idol, druid figure carved from oak branch, in RAMM

Bildergebnis für etruscan

The Bride and the Bridegroom, one of the great Etruscan works of art

Fresco depicting a Hunting Scene, possibly 1129–34, Made in Castile-León, Spain.

Fresco depicting a Hunting Scene, possibly Made in Castille-León, Spain.

IL RELITTO DI ANTIKITERA CONTIENE FORSE UN'ALTRO TESORO

GO DEEP Wielding a metal detector, a diver discovers a bronze rigging ring and a ceramic jug among the sunken remains of an ancient Greek ship. ~~ Brett Seymour, ©Return to Antikythera 2014

The Hittites had built the 4.5-kilometer city walls to protect their capital Hattuşa. AA photo

Archaeologists have unearthed part of the city wall of Hattuşa, capital city of the ancient Hittites, in the northern province of Çorum.

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