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Ancient Places

Ancient places can be found all over the world. Their fascinating histories and impressive artifacts open intriguing glimpses to times past, and visiting such ancient places in the world can be an unforgettable experience.

Science is constantly discovering new archaeological places and uncovering more evidence into what we once thought we knew about our history, therefore offering new pieces to the ever changing puzzle of humanity’s past and altering how we interpret it. This section will present the most interesting archaeological sites all over the world, as well as new discoveries of ancient places that are worth paying a visit.

Underwater Excavations Reveal How Neolithic Village Adapted to Drought

Underwater Excavations Reveal How Neolithic Village Adapted to Drought

Around 6,200 BC, the global climate experienced a dramatic shift. Temperatures dropped, sea levels rose, and the southern Levant, encompassing modern-day Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan,...
Part of the site of Parion in the Biga district of Çanakkale in northwestern Turkey.

Roman Military Harbor Discovered in Ancient Port City of Parion, Turkey

In the ancient world, the port city of Parion was a vital trading point for goods traveling from ancient Greece and the Aegean to the city of Istanbul, and all points beyond. While the city no longer...
View of the ongoing excavation, Jerusalem

Massive Fortification Protected the Elite in Jerusalem

Archaeologists have made a groundbreaking discovery at the City of David in the Jerusalem Walls National Park. After 150 years of research, a massive fortification has been uncovered that protected...
The antique beehives of Maysan, Saudi Arabia

Beehives In Saudi Mountain Range Have Survived 1000 Years!

Nestled within the majestic Sarawat Mountain range in western Saudi Arabia, the ancient beehives of the Maysan Governorate are a testament to a region boasting some of the most remarkable...
The excavation team at Juukan Gorge in 2014

47,000 years of Aboriginal Heritage Was Destroyed in Mining Blast

Michael Slack et al./The Conversation Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains an image of deceased people, which is used with permission from the Traditional...
The School of Athens, by Raphael.	Source: Public Domain

Why Did Ancient Greeks Crave Knowledge? (Video)

The ancient Greeks' passion for knowledge is noteworthy for its lasting impact on Western civilization. Their contributions to philosophy and politics have significantly influenced modern thought,...
LiDAR scan image of the Bodbury Ring Hillfort. 	Source: University of Chester

Bodbury Ring Hillfort Six Times Larger Than Thought

A remarkable discovery at Shropshire's Bodbury Ring Hillfort has shed new light on the region's Iron Age history. Archaeologists from Channel Four’s Time Team, alongside experts from the Universities...
Roman circus found in Iruña-Veleia, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.	Source: Arkikus

Roman Circus Discovered in Northern Spain Could Host 5000 People

A large Roman venue hosting horse-drawn chariot races in antiquity has been found in northern Spain at the Iruña-Veleia site. Situated 10 kilometers from Vitoria-Gasteiz, it was found to contain a...
The recently restored portion of the marble floor of the villa in the submerged park of Baia, Bacoli, Italy. 	Source: Edoardo Ruspantini/ Parco Archeologico Campi Flegrei

Marvels Beneath the Waves: Restored Marble Floor of Sunken Roman Villa Revealed

The underwater world of ancient Rome continues to yield astonishing discoveries, the latest being a stunning marble floor of a sunken villa near Bacoli, Italy. This remarkable find is part of the...
Remains of the oldest Forum building, the Temple of Saturn.  Source: Yasonya / Adobe Stock

Roman Forum: Heart of the Empire and Symbol of Grandeur (Video)

For a thousand years, the Roman Forum was the epicenter of the Roman Empire. This symbolic center, known as the ‘umbilicus Romae’ housed the ‘miliarium aureum’, the golden milestone from which all...
Excavation at the La Draga archaeological site as of June 2024.	Source: Archaeology Museum of Catalonia

Developments on Wooden Construction Elements Found at La Draga Site

During the most recent excavation season at the Neolithic settlement of La Draga in northeastern Catalonia, archaeologists unearthed a significant set of wooden ruins that provide new insights into...
Excavation of Anglo-Saxon remains at The Old Bell.  Source: Cotswold Archaeology

1,100-Year-Old Anglo Saxon Cemetery Uncovered in English Pub Garden

Archaeologists have unearthed burials dating back over 1,000 years in the garden of The Old Bell Hotel in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. These Anglo-Saxon remains, which include 24 skeletons and material...
The site of Tava-tepe where the walls and artifacts	Source: Israel Antiquities Authority

3,200-Year-Old Biblical City Uncovered in ‘The Promised Land’

Archaeologists have uncovered intriguing secrets of a Biblical city situated in the 'Promised Land,' where the Israelites settled after their exodus from Egypt under Moses' leadership (roughly 1446...
Aerial image of the partially excavated site at Tava-tepe, with the ritual table center	Source: GaRKAP/CAMNES

3500-Year-Old Ritual Table Unearthed in Azerbaijan's Tava-tepe

Archaeologists from the University of Catania have made a groundbreaking discovery in the ancient settlement of Tava-tepe, located in the Agstafa district of Azerbaijan. This 3500-year-old site,...
Archaeologists have uncovered remnants of an ancient Roman city beneath a 19th-century hospital in northwestern France.	Source: Emmanuelle Collado/ INRAP

Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Roman City in Rennes, France

In Rennes, northwestern France, archaeologists have uncovered remnants of a vibrant ancient Roman city beneath a 19th-century hospital. This significant discovery, initiated in 2022, is now revealing...
: Roman Colosseum.	Source:	FeaturedPics/CC BY-SA 4.0

Myths and Legends: The Colosseum After Rome's Fall (Video)

In the centuries following the fall of Rome , the Colosseum underwent significant transformations and became a site of legend and varied uses. By the 16th century, it was a dilapidated ruin, where...
Tower of Rouen Cathedral billows smoke.

BREAKING: Fire Engulfs Iconic Rouen Cathedral Spire in France

In the historic city of Rouen, France, a fire has engulfed the spire of the renowned Gothic cathedral, Our Lady of the Assumption. Firefighters are currently battling the blaze, which has prompted a...
ational Trust Uffington White Horse after a phase of refurbishment where erosion and bad weather have caused shrinkage of the Bronze Age chalk carving over the decades. The artwork measures 111-metres long from head to tail and depicts a white horse near the Oxfordshire village of Uffington.	Source: BBC/ PA Media

Restoration of Uffington White Horse, Britain's Oldest Chalk Figure, Complete

The Uffington White Horse, an iconic prehistoric chalk figure believed to be Britain's oldest, has undergone significant restoration after archaeologists discovered it had been shrinking. This 3,000-...
Reconstruction of how the Bronze Age temple might have looked.	 Source: University of Sienna

4,000-Year-Old Temple With Monolith Resurfaces in Cyprus

A mysterious monolith adorned with a circular motif of cups in the center has surfaced in Cyprus, shedding light on an ancient artisan community from 4,000 years ago. The space contains the remains...
The Rungholt settlement and investigation area. White dotted lines indicate the areas covered by magnetic gradiometry, the white dashed line outlines an area covered by marine seismic reflection profiles.	Source: Wilken et al./Nature

Rungholt: Unearthing a Drowned Medieval Settlement in the Wadden Sea

The fabled town of Rungholt, often referred to as the "Atlantis of the North Sea," has long captivated historians and archaeologists. The town, part of the Edomsharde region in North Frisia, Germany...
Top image: Statue of Hermes in situ at Heraclea Sintica. 	Source: Archaeologia Bulgarica

Remarkable Discovery of Complete Hermes Statue in Heraclea Sintica

Archaeologists working in the ancient city of Heraclea Sintica have unearthed a marvelously preserved marble statue from the Grand Canal of the district. This find is a first in the region, where...
Aerial view of the Mithras temple at Diyarbakır's Zerzevan Castle.

Secrets of 1,900-Year-Old Mithran Temple Unearthed in Southeast Turkey

Excavations at Zerzevan Castle in the Çınar district of Diyarbakır, southeastern Turkey, have unearthed an area where participants of secret rituals resided in a 1,900-year-old underground temple...
Composite of murals at Tang dynasty tomb

Tang-Era Tomb Murals Show Everyday 8th Century Life in Northern China

Archaeologists in northern China have unveiled a small brick tomb adorned with stunning and well-preserved murals dating back to the 8th century. These remarkable findings, announced by the Shanxi...
Ceremonial structure found in the Zana valley, Chiclayo, Peru.

Rich Moche and 5,000-year-old Ceremonial Structures Unearthed in Peru

A research team working on Las Ánimas Hill in the lush dry forest of La Otra Banda, in the district of Zaña, northern Peru have unearthed two ceremonial structures dating to the Moche culture (600-...

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