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Bohol Empty Tombs

The mystery of the empty honeycomb tombs of Bohol

In the municipality of Dimiao in the province of Bohol, Philippines, lies an eerie and perplexing image – rows and rows of honeycomb-like tombs . The site would not be so strange if it were not for...
Kaimur Range Rock Art - India

Newly discovered Rock Art Heritage in the Kaimur Range of Bihar - India

The Kaimur Range, located in the eastern margin of the Vindhyan Range in India, is comprised of about 800 square miles of undulating tableland. The present study is primarily based on archaeological...
Tutankhamun

Mystery of King Tutankhamun's death solved after more than 3,000 years

It is one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world – how the Egyptian boy pharaoh Tutankhamun died. Theories have ranged from a violent murder to leprosy and even a snake bite. But now, 91...
Chavin Culture

3,000-year-old religious sanctuary discovered in Peru

During archaeological excavations in the Congona archaeological zone in Peru, archaeologists stumbled upon a sanctuary that predates the Incas and goes back to the Chavin culture. Researchers believe...
Ancient Jewish Cemetary in Turkey

Construction workers stumble upon ancient Jewish in Turkey

Construction workers digging a tunnel in the province of Izmir in Turkey have stumbled upon an ancient Jewish cemetery , and archaeologists believe that there may be many more remains still to be...
Huaca Partida

Archaeologists Uncover Spectacular Relief in 3,000-Year-Old Peruvian Temple

Researchers have discovered an enormous relief at the remains of a temple in northern Peru which depicts a man and bird of prey and dates back to about 1,000 BC. The finding suggests that the remains...
Vikings' Slaves

New Study Shows Viking Graves contained Sacrificed Slaves

A new study which will be published in the new issues of the Journal of Archaeological Science has revealed that a set of Viking graves uncovered in Norway in the early 1980s contained the remains of...
Unknown city in Gezer - Israel

Unknown Canaanite City found in Israel

Tel el-Jeser (Gezer) is a Canaanite city at the foothills of Judaean Mountains. It is a biblical city strategically situated between Egypt and Mesopotamia which is associated with Joshua and Solomon...
Eagle eating serpent sculpture

Finest Romano-British sculpture ever found in London

Archaeologists have unearthed a breathtaking sculpture of an eagle devouring a serpent under London’s streets during preparations for the site’s redevelopment into a hotel. Reverend Professor Martin...
Ancient Ghana Figurine

Mysteries of Ancient Figurines Found in Ghana to be Revealed

Sixty ancient clay figurines, which were discovered in Ghana, are to be publicly displayed for the first time outside the country in a new exhibition at the Manchester Museum . The remarkable relics...
6,500-year-old wooden paddle

Archaeologists unearth a 6,500-year-old wooden paddle

Archaeologists investigating a site in Northern England have discovered a prehistoric wetland which was a hive of human activity at least 6,500 years ago during the Neolithic period. The site in...
Viking 'Parliament' in Scotland

Archaeologists Discover 1,000-year-old Viking 'Parliament' in Scotland

Archaeologists in Scotland have discovered an 11 th century Viking parliament underneath a parking lot in the town of Dingwall. It is a rare finding because most Viking assemblies took place in open-...
Curse tablet in Jerusalem

Archaeologists Find Ancient Magic Curse Tablet in Jerusalem

Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists have discovered a 1,700-year-old curse tablet in the ruins of an old Roman mansion in the City of David in Jerusalem. It is believed the words were written...
Secret Tomb found in Egypt

Archaeologists find 4,000 year-old tomb of prominent doctor to pharaohs southwest of Cairo

A Czech archaeological mission in Egypt has discovered a 4,000-year-old tomb which belonged to a prominent doctor to the pharaohs in the fifth dynasty, which began its rule shortly after 2,500 BC...
Nottingham Caves

Laser-Scanning Hundreds of Artificial Caves beneath Nottingham

The Nottingham Regeneration Project has launched a large-scale initiative to survey, scan, and photograph the city’s enormous underground network of caves , which have immense historical importance...
Stonehenge

Scientists claim to have solved the mystery of Stonehenge’s location

Archaeologists who have been undertaking excavation work in the surrounding area of Stonehenge have claimed to have solved the mystery as to why the large circle of standing stones was constructed in...

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