Marlborough's Wairau Bar - thought to be our earliest human settlement - has since been hit by numerous earthquakes and tsunamis, archaeologists say. Photo: Luca Zappula/NZ Herald What's thought to have been one of the landing sites of New Zealand's first settlers, about 800 years ago, has since been hit by at least four major earthquakes and three tsunamis.
Michael Bennett , the curator who advocated and defended the Cleveland Museum of Art's controversial purchase of an ancient Greek bronze statue of Apollo during his tenure there, has taken a new job at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg , Florida. Bennett's last day at the Cleveland museum was Feb. 3, it said.
After several months of excavation work, Egypt's antiquities ministry said on Saturday that an ancient cemetery had been discovered near the city of Minya, south of Cairo. The large necropolis is located 2.5 miles north of the Tuna al-Gabal area, a vast archaeological site on the edge of the western desert.
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