Thousands of artefacts from the wreck of a Dutch East India Company vessel to be scanned with X-rays

Thousands of artefacts recovered from the wreck of a Dutch East India Company sailing ship will be scanned using new X-ray equipment to reveal hidden details. The ‘Rooswijk’ — a so-called ‘retourschip’ built for long journeys — sank off of the coast of Kent in January 1740 after running aground on Goodwin Sands. Archaeologists visited the wreck … Read more Thousands of artefacts from the wreck of a Dutch East India Company vessel to be scanned with X-rays

Thousands of artefacts from the wreck of a Dutch East India Company vessel to be scanned with X-rays

Thousands of artefacts recovered from the wreck of a Dutch East India Company sailing ship will be scanned using new X-ray equipment to reveal hidden details. The ‘Rooswijk’ — a so-called ‘retourschip’ built for long journeys — sank off of the coast of Kent in January 1740 after running aground on Goodwin Sands. Archaeologists visited the wreck … Read more Thousands of artefacts from the wreck of a Dutch East India Company vessel to be scanned with X-rays

Facebook BANS sale of ancient artefacts amid fears that looted items are traded on its platforms

Facebook has banned the sale of all ancient artefacts amid fears that items looted from Iraq and Syria are being traded on its platforms. The move — a tightening of previous rules that only covered stolen artefacts — followed a campaign by academics and a BBC News exposé of illicit sales. The changes were announced as … Read more Facebook BANS sale of ancient artefacts amid fears that looted items are traded on its platforms

Melting ice reveals lost Viking mountain artefacts

Melting glaciers in Norway have revealed ancient artefacts dropped by the side of a road more than 1,000 years ago. Clothes, tools, equipment and animal bone have been found by a team at a lost mountain pass at Lendbreen in Norway’s mountainous region. A haul of more than 100 artefacts at the site includes horseshoes, … Read more Melting ice reveals lost Viking mountain artefacts