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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.
The 5000-year-old artifacts were seized by police from a now-defunct London dealer in 2003. After 15-years, experts established that the collection was looted from Iraq after the fall of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
Raising over €200,000 from the public, volunteer archaeologists have explored a German World War I trench fortress that was about to be bulldozed for a housing development. They found more than 100 fallen soldiers.
The ancient Italian city of Pompeii was covered in volcanic ash during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Pompeii continues to yield its secrets and in recent weeks there have been some exciting new discoveries, as DW’s Natalie Carney has been finding out.
Experts from Egypt and Germany have found an ancient necropolis, containing more than 1,000 statues and eight tombs. It's the fourth major discovery in a year, and could eventually prove a much-needed boon to tourism.