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Ancient monuments in Hasankeyf

The 12,000-year-old ancient Mesopotamian town of Hasankeyf set to submerged by new dam

Hasankeyf, Turkey, is one of the oldest ancient sites in the world with evidence of human settlement. Dating back 12,000 years, it has been home to virtually every major Mesopotamian civilisation,...
Rare petroglyphs uncovered by freak weather in Hawaii

Rare petroglyphs uncovered by freak weather in Hawaii

In a discovery that echoes the recent uncovering of ancient human footprints following a spate of freak weather in Britain, archaeologists have announced the rediscovery of a set of rare petroglyphs...
Ancient treasure in Biblical city - Israel Tell Abil el-Qameh

Archaeologists reveal ancient treasure in Biblical city

Archaeologists who have been excavating in an ancient city located in present-day Israel have revealed a host of treasures they have uncovered during the dig, including a 3,200-year-old jug...
Caherconnell in Ireland

Burials uncovered in Ireland reflect fusion of Paganism and Christianity

Excavations at Caherconnell in County Clare, Ireland, have uncovered ancient burials that reflect a fusion of Pagan practices with Christianity . Although it was initially believed that Christianity...
2,300-year-old rural town in Israel

2,300-year-old rural town uncovered in Israel

Excavations on the outskirts of Jerusalem have revealed the remains of an ancient rural village that dates back to the Second Temple period, which lasted between 530 BC and 70 AD, and refers to the...
Chinese underwater city - Lion City

The ancient underwater Lion City of China

The Lion City, otherwise known as Shi Cheng, is an ancient submerged city that lies at the foot of Wu Shi Mountain (Five Lion Mountain), now located about 25 – 40 metres beneath the spectacular...
Aztec dog cemetery

Discovery of Aztec dog cemetery puzzles archaeologists

Archaeologists have discovered “an exceptional” Aztec burial site under an apartment building in Mexico City containing the remains of twelve dogs , animals that had major religious and symbolic...
Majan Civilisation - Oman Ancient Artefacts

Ancient artefacts found in Oman are linked to great Majan civilisation

Archaeologists in Oman have uncovered an important Bronze and Iron Age site during preparations for construction of the Sinaw-Mahut Dual Road Project. Initial results of the exploration have revealed...
Uffizi - Florence

Mass grave discovered under Uffizi Gallery in Florence

Dozens of ancient skeletons in a mass grave were found during excavation work to expand an exhibition space in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Archaeologists believe the grave dates back somewhere...
Bronze Apollo Statue in Gaza

Rare bronze statue of Greek god Apollo appears in Gaza

An incredibly rare 2,000-year-old bronze statue of the Greek god Apollo has recently appeared in Gaza, only to be seized immediately by police and vanish once again from view. It is not known where...
Ancient Egyptian School - Etched with words to students

Walls of ancient Egyptian school etched with words of encouragement for the students

Archaeologists have revealed the words written by a teacher for his students, etched on the wall of a school classroom in ancient Egypt nearly two millennia ago: Be bold, my boys; the great god will...
4,200-year-old building in Ecuador

Archaeologists uncover 4,200-year-old building in Ecuador

Archaeologists have discovered a building dating back to 2,200 BC at an archaeological site in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. It is the oldest ancient building ever to be found in the region and...
Amenhotep III and Akhenaten - Inscriptions

New Egypt discovery could change chronology of the Pharaohs and beliefs about Amenhotep III and IV

A team of Spanish and Egyptian archaeologists has made an unexpected discovery in a southern Egyptian tomb, which could lead to a reinterpretation of Pharaonic chronology and change our understanding...
Burial Chamber in England

4,000-year-old burial chamber found in England may belong to ancient princess

A hoard of Bronze Age treasure unearthed two years ago in a 4,000-year-old tomb on Dartmoor , has come under the spotlight again as researchers believe the burial chamber could have belonged to a...
Cerro de Coamiles, Mexico - Astronomical Observatory

Archaeologists discover astronomical observatory linked to sun worship in Mexico

Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient astronomical observatory dating back between 700 and 1,100 years in western Mexico, revealing evidence of sun worship among the Aztatlan culture. The finding...
Egyptian Tomb

New details emerge on latest discovery of Egyptian tomb and treasure trove

On Saturday, we reported on the incredible finding of an ancient tomb containing a well-preserved Egyptian mummy in a limestone sarcophagus and a collection of 180 ushabti figurines in a newly-...

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