From Edgar Allan Poe to Scooby Doo, culture is cursed with the ancient Egyptian dead. Jonathan Jones visits the British Museum’s mummy store to unwrap our fascination
Five great shipwrecks that came back from the deep
Marine archaeologists think they have located the remains of Christopher Columbus’s flagship, the Santa Maria, off the coast of Haiti. It joins an impressive list of other historic wrecks that have been found recently
Who else is buried in Richard III’s Leicester car park cemetery?
A stone coffin was found near the Plantagenet monarch’s, and archaeologists think they have a good idea of who it may be
Silchester Iron Age finds reveal secrets of pre-Roman Britain
A single olive stone unearthed at the ancient town of Silchester is among the extraordinary finds that are leading archaeologists to rewrite British history
Are the Parthenon marbles really so special?
Once again there are calls for these grand sculptures to be returned to Greece. But the repatriation of historical artefacts is rarely straightforward