Growing up in California in the 1950s, Merilyn Phillips Hodgson lived in awe of her big brother, a strapping young American adventurer on the trail of the biblical Queen of Sheba.
Wendell Phillips was still in his mid-20s when he spearheaded his own expedition into the desert of what is today Yemen, searching its shifting sands for relics of a civilization that thrived 2,500 years before.Full Story
A British metal-detecting enthusiast has unearthed the most significant Viking treasure hoard ever found in Scotland, shedding light on the warriors' links with the rest of Europe.
Officials said on Monday that the trove includes more than 100 objects dating from the ninth and 10th centuries and will help in understanding the history of medieval Scotland and updating the image of Vikings as bloodthirsty axemen.Full Story
Cambodian authorities say they are hunting a New Zealand tourist who allegedly destroyed a statue while illegally staying overnight at the country's famed Angkor Wat temple complex.
Restoration workers found the woman, who has not been named, at the 12th-century Bayon temple on Friday morning -- one of the most recognizable temples at the sprawling heritage site.Full Story
The gate opens and the bull charges into the arena, two cowboys on horseback in hot pursuit.
One flanks him, the other tries to grab him by the tail to drag him at a gallop and pull him to the ground.Full Story
With its acclaimed shiraz and other experimental varietals, the Casale del Giglio estate near Rome is at the cutting edge of Italian winemaking.
An innovative, high-tech operation, the family-run property has more in common with the groundbreaking boutique wineries of the New World than traditional Italian estates.Full Story
The death of a British woman accused of a vicious campaign of online abuse against the parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann has ignited debate over the growing scourge of Internet "trolls".
Brenda Leyland was found dead in a hotel room earlier this month after being confronted by Sky News over her alleged trolling of Kate and Gerry McCann, whose three-year-old daughter went missing in Portugal in 2007.Full Story
An imposing mosaic of a man driving a chariot has been uncovered in the largest antique tomb ever found in Greece, in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia, the culture ministry said Sunday.
Tiny pieces of white, black, blue, red, yellow and grey create a picture of a chariot drawn by two white horses, driven by a bearded man wearing a crown of laurel leaves.Full Story
Masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent van Gogh will be among 300 works displayed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Emirate said Sunday, as it aims to become a leader in fine art.
The museum, built at a cost of 500 million euros ($630 million) and set to open in December 2015, will feature paintings and sculptures from 13 of France's most renowned collections spanning from pre-Bronze Age to Pop Art, it said in a statement.Full Story
Saima Bibi was just 13 when she was married off to settle a debt of honor, a common custom in Pakistan's northwest Swat Valley where Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai grew up.
A top student who got the highest marks in class, Bibi was forced to drop out of school and give up her dreams of an education.Full Story
Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi told AFP he believes child labor can be eradicated in his lifetime, calling for everyone in the world to "take a stand" against the practice.
Satyarthi, 60, was on Friday jointly awarded the prize with Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage education campaigner shot by the Taliban in 2012.Full Story