The Bagan temple complex is one of the holiest and most visited sites in Myanmar. But many temples have been badly renovated over the past 20 years, which could threaten its application for world heritage status.
Xinhua News Agency (Feb. 6, 2011) A building on the grounds of Fujian Province's Fahai Temple has been lost to fire. The temple dates back to the year 945, and houses a large number of ancient Buddhist ... watch video
AFP (May 3, 2015) The Swayambhunath temple in Kathmandu, known as the "Monkey Temple", was reduced to a pile of rubble by the earthquake that devastated much of Nepal on 25 April. Archeologists are at the site to ... watch video
AFP (Aug. 24, 2015) Islamic State group jihadists blow up the ancient temple of Baal Shamin in the UNESCO-listed Syrian city of Palmyra, the country's antiquities says.
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AFP (Sep. 27, 2012) In ancient times, the sons of almost every family in the remote, mysterious Upper Dolpa region of Nepal would jointly marry one woman but the practice of polyandry is dying out as the region begins ... watch video
Feb. 9, 2016 Researchers have recreated the universe's primordial soup in miniature format by colliding lead atoms with extremely high energy in the 27 km long particle accelerator. The ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 For more than 70 years, fossilized arthropods from Quercy, France, were almost completely neglected because they appeared to be poorly preserved. Experts have now been able ... read more
Feb. 4, 2016 DNA evidence lifted from the ancient bones and teeth of people who lived in Europe from the Late Pleistocene to the early Holocene -- spanning almost 30,000 years of European ... read more
Feb. 4, 2016 The key to an inherited deficiency, predisposing people to emphysema and other lung conditions, could lie in their Viking roots. Archaeological excavations of Viking latrine ... read more
Feb. 2, 2016 The little penguin species (popularly known as little blue penguins) found in southern New Zealand is a surprisingly recent invader from Australia, according to a new study. Following the recent ... read more
May 1, 2015 An international archaeological team is investigating an historic site devastated by conflict in Lebanon. They have demonstrated it is possible to obtain original and important information from ... read more
Mar. 5, 2015 A scientific team has rediscovered a bird previously thought to be extinct. Jerdon's babbler (Chrysomma altirostre) had not been seen in Myanmar since July 1941, where it was last found in ... read more
Nov. 12, 2014 For 13 centuries, the Virupaksha Temple in Pattadakal has been one of the most recognizable landmarks in Indian art -- a towering layer cake of elaborate, hand-carved friezes populated by a bevy of ... read more
June 4, 2014 Long-lost paintings have been discovered on the walls of Cambodia's ancient Angkor Wat temple. The ancient paintings date back almost 500 years and depict deities, animals, boats and the temple ... read more