Egypt arrests 7 for illegal archaeology and antiquities removal

Egypt arrests 7 for illegal archaeology and antiquities removal

Egyptian officials arrested seven men on Tuesday after they discovered an antiquities site dating to the Greco-Roman era and were illegally excavating and removing artifacts from the site. The site near Minya, along the Nile River south of Cairo, was an ancient city with archaeological structures including tombs and a…

Africa’s oldest boat set for exhibit in Nigeria

Africa’s oldest boat set for exhibit in Nigeria

After years of restoration work, Africa’s oldest boat will soon go on display. Nigerian Minister Mohammed Abare said this week that an 8,500-year-old canoe, found near the village of Dufuna some 30 years ago, is in the final stages of preparation before it goes on exhibit. It has been kept…

Mozambique university opens new archaeology museum

In Mozambique, the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane has celebrated the opening of its new Museum of Archaeology – the first to span the southeastern African nation’s history from the lower stone age to modern societies. The museum in Maputo, affiliated with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FLCS) and managed by…