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4000-year-old burial site with chariots found in Georgia

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 20:45

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient burial site dating back 4,000 years containing chariots, gold artefacts and possible human sacrifices in Georgia.

Mass immigrant graves uncovered in Texas cemetery

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 05:12

Volunteer researchers have uncovered mass graves in a South Texas cemetery that they believe contain the bodies of immigrants who died crossing into the US illegally, according to published reports.

Crown for Richard III during re-burial ready

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 23:04

An ornate gold-plated crown, studded with sapphires, diamonds and pearls that will go onto the coffin of Richard III when he is re-buried has been unveiled.

A 9,000-year-old magic wand!

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 20:59

A `magic wand` that is believed to be part of an ancient burial ritual 9,000 years ago in Syria has been unearthed by archaeologists.

Visit 11,000-year-old colony under Baltic Sea

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 14:07

In a scintillating find, an 11,000-year-old settlement has been unearthed under Baltic Sea near Sweden.

Gaza projectiles hit Israel after Sharon burial: Army

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 23:44

Gaza militants fired two projectiles which struck an area close to the ranch where former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon was laid to rest on Monday.

Chinese officials set corpse ablaze in cremation row

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 16:36

Officials in a Chinese village today dug up and set fire to a man`s corpse after his family ignored their demand that he be cremated rather than buried, state media reported.

Mandela grandson reportedly locked out; no comment

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 16:27

Mandla Mandela, grandson of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, won`t comment on a report that he was locked out of the family`s homestead in the village of Qunu by relatives four days before his grandfather was buried there.

Neanderthals buried their dead: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 10:53

A team of archaeologists have concluded that Neanderthals, forerunners to modern humans, buried their dead.

Nelson Mandela laid to rest at state funeral

Last Updated: Sunday, December 15, 2013, 10:49

A 21-gun salute and full honour guard escorted the coffin of Nelson Mandela as his state funeral got underway Sunday in the rolling hills of his rural boyhood home.

Nelson Mandela `returns home` to final resting place

Last Updated: Sunday, December 15, 2013, 03:32

Nelson Mandela`s remains were returned to his beloved rural childhood village on the eve of a traditional burial on Sunday, the final leg of his exceptional 95-year journey.

Tutu says not invited to Mandela burial

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 21:12

Nelson Mandela`s close friend retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Saturday said he will not attend the anti-apartheid icon`s funeral because he has not been invited, even as the South African government insisted that an invitation was sent to him.