The Tomb of Amenhotep for the guardian to deity Amun has been discovered in Luxor.
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 15:35

A colorfully painted tomb dating to Egypt’s New Kingdom of the 18th Dynasty has been discovered in Luxor. Called the ‘Tomb of Amenhotep’, experts say it belonged to a nobleman and temple guardian for the Egyptian deity Amun. The highly decorated tomb walls reveal 3,000-year-old art.

Monumental stone face at Bayon Temple, Cambodia.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 12:58

The 12th century is generally regarded as a period of European decline. In other parts of the world, however, this was certainly not the case. In South East Asia, the Khmer Empire was enjoying its Golden Age. Under the rule of its kings, the empire extended its borders over much of mainland South East Asia.

Archaeologists with the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP) plan to test the DNA of the remains.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 11:59

Archaeologists have unearthed the skeletal remains of 200 people underneath a supermarket in Paris on the site of an old hospital where victims of the Black Plague had been known to be buried. It was thought, however, that the remains had been moved.

Unique lead coffin found under a parking lot in Leicester, England has been opened to reveal the skeleton of an unknown elderly woman.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 11:47

Archaeologists have been met with surprise upon surprise as they excavate coffins and remains found at the medieval grave site of England’s King Richard III. The opening of a unique lead coffin found close to the king’s grave revealed anonymous remains.

Detail of a miniature from a 13th-century Icelandic manuscript.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 11:25

The Sagas of the Icelanders have long been preserved as the most comprehensive specimen of the literary culture of the 13th and 14th centuries of Iceland.  In writing these sagas, many attributes of the 10th and 11th centuries were conserved, particularly individual biographies, the history of family

Artist's depiction of Stone Age peoples
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 00:38

Archaeologists have concluded that pre-agricultural Stone Age hunter-gatherers on the Isle of Wight 8,000 years ago obtained domesticated wheat from farmers on the continent of Europe. That is 2,000 years earlier than people were farming in England.

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