Top image: The Orkney River is part of the recently discovered Orkney Viking waterway. The researcher shown in this photo is carrying remote-sensing geophysical mapping equipment.           Source: Express and Star
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 18:35

Archaeologists in Scotland have discovered an extensive ancient Viking waterway cutting right through Orkney’s Mainland island.

Tools featuring Nubian Levallois technique found in situ by Dimona, in the Negev Desert, Israel. Source: Emil Eladjem, Israel Antiquities Authority
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 14:02

A spectacular Meso-Paleolithic site has been found in the Negev Desert in Israel. Artifacts from this desert site are enhancing archaeologists’ understanding of how modern humans made their way into the Middle East.

The god Horus represented by a falcon at the Temple of Edfu. Source: Edyta / Adobe Stock
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 01:51

Horus (also known as Heru) was one of the most important deities in the ancient Egyptian pantheon. The ancient Egyptians worshipped Horus mainly as the sky god and the god of kingship. In the cult of Horus, the pharaohs, for instance, were believed to be the earthly embodiment of the god. 

Stolen Serbian Roman artifact composite photo showing both sides of the stone, the sandal-covered feet, and the Roman inscription.  Source: National Museum in Belgrade
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 22:51

A recently excavated ancient Serbian Roman artifact, a stone slab covered with engraved Latin text, has been stolen only 24 hours after it was discovered. The rare Roman artifact was discovered on Friday, July 10, 2020, during road construction works leading to the Vinča landfill site.

This massive 10,000-year-old skull was just a small part of the Siberian mammoth remains discovery. Source: Artem Cheremisov / Siberian Times
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 18:58

Russian scientists have retrieved the nearly complete remains of a woolly mammoth in Russia.

King Arthur. Detail. Charles Ernest Butler, 1903.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 18:49

The discovery of 1500-year-old ruins at Tintagel in south-west England made headlines around the world.