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From excavation to preservation, Deutsche Welle reports on important archaeological discoveries in Europe and beyond. Read about the unearthing of ancient artifacts, the mapping of long-lost historical sites and the research and preservation that goes into ensuring that the world's cultural heritage remains for future generations to experience.
A Mayan ruler was once thought to have been buried at the control center of a spaceship. Now, researchers have found that he's buried above a canal system, which would carry him down to the underworld.
Those who claim the Palmyra ruins could be turned into a Disneyland don't know what they're talking about, says UNESCO's Francesco Bandarin. He's now in Berlin for a conference on the preservation of Syria's heritage.
It was just over a century ago that a lieutenant in the UK took photos of Stonehenge, a famous prehistoric monument, from a hot-air balloon. However, new types of aerial images are revolutionizing archaeology as those satellite images and other technologies allow researchers to identify new finds.