Threatening cultural sites like Persepolis could tarnish US’
reputation as pillar of the international community.
If the US makes good on the president's threat, Iran's heritage won't be the only thing damaged. Washington's reputation would also take a hit.
Ancient quarry workers left messages carved on walls like a 4,500-year-old form of social media.
Damian Evans/Cambodian Archaeological Lidar Initiative
Space lasers developed in the 1970s are being put to a brand new use.
It can be difficult to imagine that the antiquities in our museums were once a part of vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. Let our expert take you on a tour of three cities to rival today's global hubs.
Amazing stone age ingenuity. Rubbish fence.
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute
Advances in computer power mean archaeologists can now tell a huge amount about what's underground without picking up a spade.
In this January 2015 photograph, a man walks through the ruins of Old Aleppo, a designated World Heritage site.
Recently in Aleppo, Syria, the Jabha Shamiya militia has started carrying out a new urban warfare strategy: tunnel bombing. Aside from the human damage wrought by this tactic, it is also extremely damaging…
Sections of the Parthenon (Elgin) Marbles in London’s British Museum.
Several members of the cast of the film The Monuments Men made headlines for expressing the view that the British Museum should return the Elgin Marbles to Athens after their “very nice stay” of 200 years…
Icy routes were laid for sliding super-size stones.
While visiting and enjoying the architecture of the Forbidden City in China, three researchers wondered how large rocks weighing…