German shipwreck’s treasures discovered
07 July 2023 | 7:33 am
Archaeologists have displayed the contents of the wreck of a 400-year-old Hanseatic trading ship found near the city of Lübeck in northern Germany. Experts say the contents of the ship offers a unique insight.
17 Apr 2021
6 Apr 2019
Picturesque treasures: The lofty villages of France's Drôme region.
14 Jul 2019
France returned more than 400 stolen artifacts to the government of Pakistan on Tuesday, including ancient busts, vases, urns and goblets, some dating to the second and third millennia B.C.
14 Apr 2020
No one knows how many old masks, sculptures and other archaeological finds are traded illegally from West Africa every year. Setting up so-called culture banks in local communities may be a solution.
28 Jan 2021
Decades worth of archaeological finds go on public display in Pompeii, shedding further light on the ancient Roman city destroyed by a volcanic eruption nearly 2,000 years ago.
25 Mar 2021
The spectacular ruins of the ancient Greek city of Cyrene survived Libya's 2011 revolution and an ensuing decade of lawlessness, but today they face new threats: plunder and bulldozers. Under balmy spring sunshine, a handful of tourists take advantage of the North African country's months-old ceasefire to wander around the temple of Zeus, perched atop a wind-battered hill near the eastern end of Libya's Mediterranean coast.
17 Apr 2021
Archaeological sites in Sudan can be found across the Nile Valley. These pyramids, temples, statues, jewels and other archaeological treasures date from the Meroitic Empire, an ancient Nubian dynasty that ruled over a vast territory from the 3rd century BC to the 4th century AD. But this priceless heritage is today under threat from urbanisation, grave robbers and gold diggers. In order to save what's left, the government is raising popular awareness. Our correspondents report.
2 Jun 2021
Germany will return the Benin Bronzes that were stolen from what is now Nigeria, but the path for India to get back its colonial treasures from the UK is still bumpy.
18 Jun 2021
Enthusiasts of ancient Egypt can now take home replicas of famous artifacts and statues made available through the first of its kind factory in the country to be sold at the recently inaugurated Egyptian museum of civilization.
12 Oct 2021
Ancient Mexican artefacts recovered from abroad are among the archaeological treasures on display at an exhibition showcasing the country's cultural heritage 200 years after it won independence from Spain.
30 Oct 2021
Statues, thrones, and ceremonial hatchets are among the 26 artefacts on display at the Quai Branly museum in Paris. The week-long exhibition offers visitors the chance to see the treasures looted from the Kingdom of Dahomey before they return to Benin after 130 years in France. We learn more about the political pressure and cultural policies that brought about this historic restitution.
20 Nov 2021
Dozens of artefacts are finally back home in Benin after they were looted by French colonisers more than a century ago. Also, African voices at COP26 call for a stronger stance from richer nations who are held responsible for most of the pollution driving the climate emergency. And African content creators put TikTok on the spot. The continent's online creators say the platform has overlooked them in the creation of a payment fund that only caters to US and EU influencers.
23 Jan 2022
With its majestic fortress surveying the- land below, Jodhpur embodies all the splendour of Rajasthan, the land of kings in northwestern India. Founded in the 15th century, the mythical city is also nicknamed the Blue City because of the many houses that proudly display the colour. They are painted and repainted in blue every year, according to an ancestral tradition. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Camille Nedelec.
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Living in FESTAC Town from its construction in 1977 until the early 1990s was the aspiration of many progressive families. Today, FESTAC Town is a mere shadow of its former glory, and the roads are in urgent need of repair.
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Kenya's President William Ruto is promoting the East African nation as a green energy champion but the country has a way to go.
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The removal of fuel subsidy and subsequent increase in fuel price from about NGN180 to NGN500 in June by the current administration hit businesses and individuals across Nigeria in no small measure. But as of today, prices of fuel have taken another drastic increase from NGN500 to over NGN700. Already, NNPC filling stations across the country have adjusted and started dispensing at NGN617.
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Presidential elections in Egypt will take place from December 10 to 12. President Abdel Fattah al Sisi is running for a third term which outcome is predictable, even more now that the election campaign has been overshadowed by the Gaza war. But also because no serious other candidate is facing him, as lamented by human rights defenders.
1 day ago
As emerging technologies like artificial intelligence transform industries, Europe's largest economy is eager to catch up with the US and China. Will it succeed?
1 day ago
As world leaders meet at the UN climate summit in Dubai, a new report shows that carbon emissions are set to hit a record high, with the potential to make climate change worse and fuel more destructive, extreme weather.
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