Archeologists have discovered that a clay fragment, found in southern Germany decades ago, is part of a 6000-year-old Neolithic mask. The mask finally sheds light on the religious beliefs and rituals of the era.
With a shaky economy following years of unrest and a huge drop in tourists, Egypt is struggling to preserve its fabled archaeological heritage.
Several former employees of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo will face a disciplinary hearing over a botched restoration of one of the institution's most prized relics.
German expert Christian Eckmann is leading the restoration of King Tut's famous mask, which was damaged by a botched repair job. DW met him in Cairo to find out what's hiding behind that clumsy layer of glue.
Three German Stone Age enthusiasts have set off on a two-week hike during which they will live and eat like our ancestors 7,000 years ago. The so-called "Ötzi Walkers" aim to inspire interest in the Neolithic era.
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