Science

Viking treasures discovered: 'Thor's hammer' among silver haul found on Baltic island

An incredible trove of silver treasure linked to the era of a famous Viking king has been discovered on an island in the Baltic Sea.

Finance

Hidden treasures that could earn you a mint - and you probably have a few of them in your home

Got any of these gems in your loft? You might want to dig them out and dust them off

Africa

The Ethiopian treasures in the V&A may have to return home | Martin Kettle

The Maqdala artefacts were seized in an imperial war that wasn’t about plunder or annexation. Still, they may not be in the right placeA group of Ethiopian treasures, now on special display at the Victoria and Albert Museum, have rekindled an old debate

World

Turkey demands return of plundered ancient artefacts

At least 150,000 treasures kept in leading museums such as the Louvre in Paris and London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

United Kingdom

Country diary: treasures that were once beneath the Cambrian sea

Assynt, Sutherland, Highlands: The stromatolite fossils lie on the Eilean Dubh Formation, a geologic stratum often marked by coral and shell fossilsAs I climb up from the green-brown valley near Inchnadamph, the early spring countryside changes character.

Africa

British museums and looted treasures | Letters

The V&A should acknowledge the circumstances in which its Ethiopian artefacts were acquired by returning them unconditionally, says Douglas CurrieI am writing to take issue with the views of the V&A director, Tristram Hunt, as quoted by Mark

World

Ethiopia seeks return of looted treasures from London museum

Artifacts, which are on display at Victoria and Albert museum, were stolen from African country more than 150 years ago.

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