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Ancient Viking Riches in Denmark

Ancient Viking Riches Unearthed on a Farm in Denmark

Archaeologists have uncovered a series of lavish Viking jewellery items at a farm site on Zealand, the largest island in Denmark, dating back 1,300 years. It is thought that the items may be...
Ancient Hellenic mosaic in ‘the Hall of Dragons and Dolphins’

Ancient Hellenic mosaic discovered in ‘the Hall of Dragons and Dolphins’

Archaeology students excavating in ancient Kaulonia, in the southern Italian region of Calabria, have uncovered an ancient Hellenic Mosaic depicting dragons and dolphins. The dig, which first began...
Stone Coffin found on Grey Friars

Archaeologists Set to Remove Lid from Stone Coffin found on Grey Friars

Archaeologists are preparing to remove the lid from a stone coffin that has remained intact over centuries in the ruins of Greyfriars, the monastery where King Richard III was buried. The occupant of...
Two headed Bronze- Graveyard China Suizhou

Two-face bronze head unearthed in central China

Archaeologists in China have discovered a rare bronze head with two faces in a tomb complex in Hubei Province. It is believed to date back 3,000 years to the early Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-771 BC...
Ancient Temple and Sanctuary Zeus and Hera - Bulgaria

Ancient Temple and Sanctuary Uncovered in Bulgaria

Archaeologists have found a Thracian temple and a sanctuary of Zeus and Hera in Sredna Gora, a mountain range in central Bulgaria. The Thracians were a group of Indo-European tribes inhabiting a...
Mythical city of Patara in Turkey

Excavations at the mythical city of Patara in Turkey

Patara is the name of an ancient coastal city and port on the Mediterranean in Turkey with a long history and many legends surrounding its name. According to mythology the city was founded by Patarus...
Boat Effigy

Ancient Boat Effigy Artefact Found by the Navy in San Diego

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient boat effigy artefact on San Clemente Island (SCI) off the coast of San Diego at a newly discovered archaeological site. The prehistoric artefact made of...
Norse Legends - Ancient Trading - Vikings

Archaeologists Find Evidence of an Ancient Trading Site from Norse Legends

Archaeologists from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Museum have found an ancient silver button and set of balance scales along with other artefacts during an excavation in mid-...
King David Palace Israel

Could 3,000 Year-Old Royal Building be King David's Palace?

Archaeologists have uncovered two royal public buildings in the Kingdom of Judah dating back to the tenth century BC which may be the palace of King David and a huge royal storeroom. The buildings...
Ivory Figurine - Vogelherd Cave Germany

Archaeologists Piece Together Ancient Ice Age Artwork

Recent archaeological excavations at Vogelherd Cave in the Lone Valley of Southwestern Germany recovered the head of an ivory figurine whose body was first uncovered at the original site dig in 1931...
Decorative wood in Wales - Ancient

6,000-year-old Ancient Decorative Wood Carving

Archaeologists have made an incredible discovery in Rhondda Valley, Wales – a 6,000-year old piece of wood with elaborate decorations carved into it. The age of the artefact is incredible considering...
Ancient Maya Monument Hieroglyphs El Perú-Waka'

Ancient Maya Monument with Hieroglyphs Tells a Dramatic Tale

Archaeologists excavating underneath a temple in an ancient Maya city in Guatemala have discovered an intricately carved stone monument with hieroglyphic text dating back approximately 1,500 years,...
Advanced Agricultural Knowledge 8,000 Years - Fertilizers

Evidence of Advanced Agricultural Knowledge Dating Back 8,000 Years

Evidence showing that ancient civilizations were far more superior to what we have thought has been emerging every day. For example, we have recently reported on the discovery of old Chinese writing...
Lost Pyramids found - Egypt, angela micol

Could this Finding Dwarf the Pyramids of Giza? Long-Lost Pyramids Confirmed in Egypt

Substantial evidence has emerged confirming that mysterious structures found by an amateur satellite archaeologist are a series of long-lost pyramids in the Egyptian desert. The pyramid-like...
Moche Mummy - Peru, Lima

Sacrificed Woman Discovered in Cao Ruins of Peru

Archaeologists investigating the Cao Viejo ruins at the El Brujo complex have found the mummified remains of a sacrificed woman of the Moche culture , which occupied Peru’s northern coastal valleys...
 Seventh century Islamic dwelling in Qatar - Al Wakrah

Archaeologists Discover Rare Seventh century Islamic dwelling in Qatar

Archaeologists have stumbled upon a rare find in the south of Al Wakrah, Qatar – the remains of a well-preserved seventh century Islamic dwelling . Radiocarbon dating suggests that the house was...

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