Archaeologists exhume a body from the quadrangle of Robert Gordon College in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 02:51

A mass grave with 25 bodies from the Medieval era is being excavated “just a couple of feet below” on the grounds of a private college in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Marine research and excavation in the wreck area of the Mentor in 2011 and 2012.
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 00:50

Divers exploring the Mentor ship that wrecked off the southern coast of Greece in 1802 while carrying the Parthenon marbles to England have found other antiquities at the site.

The "Tricentennial Royal" coin pictured here was die-cast, unlike most coins minted in the Spanish colonies during the 1700s.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 21:56

Treasure hunters exploring the waters off the coast of Florida, USA, have discovered a hoard of long forgotten treasure that has been lying on the seabed for at least 300 years.

The significance of the cave is immense, and the experts are convinced it has more secrets to give up on human origins.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 14:18

Exclusive pictures show the world famous Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains from which a series of stunning scientific discoveries on man's origins have been made in recent years.

Dramatic painting portraying gladiators in the arena. Jean-Léon Gérôme's 1872.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 04:04

Roman gladiators are some of the most iconic characters in history and have defined how we think of entertainment in ancient Rome. Their portrayal in films and stories has turned them into archetypal legends – facing death on a daily basis is certainly not something to be taken lightly!

Leif Ericson discovers Vinland, by Christian Krohg.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 00:36

The lure of the [Viking] raid was… more than booty; it was about winning and preserving power through the enchantment of travel and the doing of deeds.

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Archaeology News on Human Origins, Ancient Places and Mysterious Phenomena

Excavation, Cosma, Peru

Grand Sized Mystery in Peru: Archaeologists Stumped over Giant Ceramic Structures that resemble Dinosaur Eggs

A giant and well-rounded discovery has been unearthed in Cosma, Peru. They look like the remains of giant dinosaur eggs, but archaeologists believe the newly found structures are either giant pots or...

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