The structure housing the alleged tomb of Christ sits atop unstable bedrock and rubble and is in need of substantial renovation, according to a team of scientists from Athens.
The relics were found in Mattarya district, site of the ancient Pharaonic capital of Heliopolis and today a sprawl of working and middle class districts in northeastern Cairo.
DNA harvested from tartar on the teeth of Neanderthals has turned out to be a treasure trove, providing valuable dietary data as well as the oldest microbial genome yet sequenced.
Amid evidence that items were stolen from the site, archaeologists find a blank scroll along with other materials used to bind, wrap and hold the ancient documents.
A secret chamber inside a royal scribe's tomb shows that his muse was, apparently, a primate.
A new crowd-sourcing project aims to use satellite imagery of archaeological sites to track looting — and to give users hope during times of social upheaval.
Aerial video captured by a drone combined with archaeological excavations and other data create a realistic three-dimensional experience for researchers.
Archaeology now has much better tools than lucky amateurs with shovels.
Recovered nail and toe fragments offer a detailed peek into the diet of a crew member who perished in the failed expedition.