1,000-Year-Old Pristine Mayan Artifacts Found in Sealed 'Jaguar God' Cave
The cave was first discovered by local farmers in 1966, but was walled off until last year for unknown reasons.
NASA Lost Lunar Rover Prototype and Other Priceless Artifacts to Sloppy Management, Inspector General Finds
The agency's Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that “a significant amount of historic personal property has been lost, misplaced, or taken” due to inadequate procedures.
8-Year-Old Girl Pulls Ancient Sword From Lake, Is Our Ruler Now
Long may Saga reign.
Authorities Opened That Black Sarcophagus and Found Three Mummies Stewing in Sewage
"The sarcophagus has been opened, but we have not been hit by a curse.”
The World’s Biggest Underwater Cave Is Full of Maya Bones and Artifacts
Mexico’s San Actun cave system contains pottery, bones of extinct giant sloths, and a 9,000-year-old human skull.
Indonesia Can't Stop Its Illegal Treasure Hunters
The illegal antiquities trade is robbing the country of millions of dollars and no one seems to have a plan to stop it.
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Hobby Lobby Fined $3 Million for Buying Smuggled Ancient Artifacts
The crafts company has been asked to forfeit thousands of "historically significant manuscripts, antiquities, and other cultural materials" smuggled from Iraq.
Iranian-American Artist Revives Islam’s Apocalyptic Goddesses
How Morehshin Allahyari is using new technologies to reclaim an ancient feminist narrative.
Meet the Couples Who Spent Valentine's Day at The Museum of Sex
At New York City's mecca of antique porn, high tech vibrators, and sensual art, V-Day is like Christmas.
The They Come Out at Night Issue
Hip-Hop Hog-Calling at the Iowa State Fair
In this month's Artifact, VICE's Wilbert L. Cooper remembers defying the odds and winning a hog-calling contest at the Iowa State Fair.
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Learn About Tattoo History While Getting Inked at This Museum
The Field Museum in Chicago is currently showing an exhibition that explores the 5,000-year-old history of tattooing across the globe. It's also literally bringing ink to the museum world in the form of a pop-up tattoo shop.
Scan the World Preserves Cultural Artifacts By Scanning them into 3D Objects
A non-profit initiative wants your help to collect 3D scans of artifacts from around the world.