Discovering Dartmoor: on patrol with the landscape detective

Relics of ancient Britain surround us, from bronze age burial mounds to stone rows older than the Pyramids. They may be easy to miss but look closely and you can read the story of the past in today’s countryside

Discover Petra on a virtual tour with Google Street View

Google Street View has mapped the ancient city of Petra, providing armchair travellers with a video tour of its historic sights – with commentary by Queen Rania of Jordan

Tomb of Nefertiti, Egypt’s mysterious ancient queen, may have been found

or it may not, however the apparent discovery, based on scans of King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber, could yield treasure beyond what was found in his famous resting place.

10 of the best ancient ruins … that you’ve probably never heard of

Done Pompeii, Ephesus and Angkor and still thirsting after archaeological marvels? Here are 10 less well-known sites that can usually be savoured without the crowds

Archaeologists find two lost cities deep in Honduras jungle

Archaeological team say they have set foot in a place untouched by humans for at least 600 years in a site that may be the ‘lost city of the monkey god’

Jaw bone discovered in Ethiopia is oldest known human lineage remains

Around 400,000 years older than previous discovery of homo lineage, 2.8m-year-old jaw and five teeth was found on rocky slope in Afar region

Divers find ‘priceless’ trove of gold coins off Israel’s Mediterranean coast

Record haul of 2000 coins found in an ancient harbour and belong to era of Fatimid Caliphate which ruled much of the Middle East and North Africa from 909 to 1171.