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  • A Submerged 7,000-Year-Old Discovery Shows the Great Potential of Underwater Archaeology

    2020-9-18 11:28

    Stone tools scattered on the seafloor mark the oldest underwater site ever found on the continent.

  • Study casts doubt on 'sky disk' thought to be oldest representation of the heavens

    2020-9-17 15:44

    The Nebra Sky Disk of bronze decorated with gold is one of Germany's most famous archaeological artifacts. But a new study suggests it dates to the Iron Age, at least 1,000 years later than scientists had thought.(Image: © Anagoria/CC BY 3.0)One

  • The Mystery of the Oldest Throne in Europe at the Cretan Palace of Knossos

    2020-8-24 12:36

    Photo: Olaf Tausch/WikimediaIn the palace of Knossos, at the centre of Minoan civilization, a magnificent throne room built during the 15th century BC is considered the oldest such room in Europe.Knossos flourished for approximately two thousand years. It

  • Ancient Greeks may have built 'disability ramps' on some temples

    2020-8-24 12:26

    "The ancient Greek world was not some progressive utopia, but we do see some interesting solutions" for the disabled.

  • Where is Cleopatra's tomb?

    2020-8-24 12:15

    Lost for more than 2,000 years, the tomb ofCleopatra, the last queen of Egypt, has long been a source of intrigue for archaeologists and the public alike. And though media reports have suggested the discovery of a lifetime is near, the chances of finding

  • Lifelike face of a tattooed Tashtyk man seen for first time behind a stunning gypsum death mask

    2020-7-20 11:36

    Aged 25 to 30 when he died 1,700 years ago, he is from the mountainous region of modern-day Khakassia.Male Tashtyk mask is kept in the State Hermatage Museum. CT of the mask layer. Pictures:©TheStateHermitageMuseum.Photo by Vladimir Terebenin, Pa

  • Mystery of unique 2,100-year-old human clay head - with a ram’s skull inside

    2020-7-20 11:30

    Modern fluoroscopy identifies sheep bones inside the Tagar culture death mask.X-ray technology of the period indicated something was unusual about the bones inside the clay head - but could not reveal more.Picture:Vyacheslav Porosev, Instutute of Nuclear

  • Mysterious mountain palace, one of the wonders of Siberia, was built in 777 AD

    2020-7-20 11:23

    Breathtaking island complex close to Mongolian border rumoured to have been built for tragic Chinese princess.The site hasamazed almost everyone whohas ever ventured here to the very centre point of Eurasia. PIcture: Por Bajin FoundationNew scientific fin

  • Space for new discoveries

    2020-7-20 11:00

    An ancient site that Wang Xinyuan's team found in Anxi-Dunhuang section of Gansu province along the major route of the ancient Silk Road.A type of archaeology, employing remote sensing and a multidisciplinary approach, is helping researchers unearth signi

  • Experimenting with Natural Dyes from Home to Learn More About Ancient Life

    2020-6-30 11:50

    Mummy Portrait of a Bearded Man, A.D. 140–160, Romano-Egyptian. Encaustic on lime wood, linen, 16 15/16 × 8 7/8 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, 73.AP.94. Digital image courtesy of Getty’s Open Content Program. Indigo-dyed linen in the circ

  • Aquincum – Roman Budapest

    2020-6-15 11:59

    Aquincum is an archaeological site and Roman city, located in modern-day Budapest in Hungary.The site was originally occupied by the Eravisci, an Iron Age tribe who settled in the traditional region of Transdanubia around the third or fourth century BC an

  • The Golden Age of Greek Science

    2020-6-15 11:53

    Helios (Sun) on his chariot. Image from a 330 BCE vase from Canossa, a Greek colony in southern Italy.What is a golden age?A golden age captures the best and greatest virtues of human achievements. These accomplishments, however, must have the potential o

  • Entire Roman city revealed without any digging

    2020-6-15 11:42

    For the first time, archaeologists have succeeded in mapping a complete Roman city, Falerii Novi in Italy, using advanced ground penetrating radar (GPR), allowing them to reveal astonishing details while it remains deep underground. The technology could r

  • Reviving the Glorious Past: The Discovery and Research of Ancient Khotan Buddhism Art

    2020-6-8 11:46

    Investigation and ExcavationHetian Prefecture of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is located at the southern edge of the Taklamakan Desert. Its fertile land has entered the horizon of the Han Chinese ever since the reign of the Emperor Wu of the Han D

  • When the Romans turned Jerusalem into a pagan city, Jews revolted and minted this coin

    2020-6-8 11:22

    The bronze coin has the words "Year Two of the Freedom of Israel" with a cluster of grapes in the middle.(Image: © Koby Harati/City of David Archive)Archaeologists in Israel have discovered a rare coin minted about 1,900 years ago, when