• Large ancient cemetery confirmed in Shanxi
    A relic from the Dongshan ancient tomb site unearthed in Taiyuan, Shanxi province. The Shanxi Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology said experts have confirmed that the Dongshan ancient tomb site in Taiyuan, is a large-scale cemetery bel
    2020-6-30 10:50By,Sun,Ruisheng,and,Zhou,Huiying
  • The Oldest Street in Athens and Europe
    Tripodon Street today with the Monument of Lysicrates on the left. From the book “Plaka Through Time” The oldest street in Athens, and the whole of Europe, is about 2,500 years old — and is located in the Plaka neighborhood on the storied slopes of Acropo
    2020-6-15 11:50By,Philip,Chrysopoulos
  • Vandals Destroy Magnificent Marble Columns at Ancient Greek City in Albania
    Unknown vandals in Albania have caused “irreparable” damage to a monument in ancient Apollonia near the town of Fieri, Albanian authorities announced on Saturday.The director of the archaeological site was quoted as saying that “the damage is irreparable”
    2020-6-15 11:45By,Tasos,Kokkinidis
  • Ancient Roman dice unearthed in cremation pit in Norway
    Ancient dice (four faces shown here) was found in an early Iron Age grave cairn in Western Norway.(Image: © University Museum at Bergen)On a cliff overlooking a narrow strait in western Norway, archaeologists have discovered rare game pieces, inc
    2020-6-15 10:18By,Yasemin,Saplakoglu
  • Archaeological findings provide key proof of Chinese civilization origin
    TheShuanghuaishu site in Gongyi, Central China's Henan province. Chinese archaeologists announced Thursday significant achievements at the Shuanghuaishu site in Central China's Henan province, providing key proof of the origin of the over 5,000-year-long
    2020-5-18 10:34Xinhua
  • Ancient cultic area for warrior-god uncovered in Iraq
    The sacred plaza, seen here, was at the heart of Girsu. A cultic area that had over 300 broken ceremonial objects was recently uncovered near its entrance.(Image: © S. Rey/Tello/Girsu Project)Archaeologists recently unearthed a 5,000-year-old cul
    2020-5-18 09:56By,Owen,Jarus
  • Deformed 'alien' skulls offer clues about life during the Roman Empire’s collapse
    Tight wrapping in childhood produced deliberately deformed skulls.
    2020-5-18 09:49By,Mindy,Weisberger
  • Byzantine-Era Skeletons Found on Greek Island Show Signs of Complex Surgery
    Photo: AMNAA proto-Byzantine-era skull which was discovered by anthropologists in the Paliokastro area onThasosisland shows signs of complicated surgery, according to a new Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA) report.The skull, which dates from the earlyB
    2020-4-22 11:23By,Philip,Chrysopoulos
  • Hello kitty! Leopard face reconstructed from ancient Egyptian sarcophagus
    Archaeologists digitally reconstructed the leopard image from fragments of a sarcophagus cover.(Image: © University of Milan)Excavation of an ancient city of the dead in Aswan, Egypt, recently uncovered pieces of a sarcophagus lid that had been d
    2020-4-22 11:08By,Mindy,Weisberger
  • Archaeologists find China's earliest urban drainage system
    File photo shows the drainage system excavated in the Pingliangtai Ancient City ruins in Huaiyang, Central China's Henan province. Archaeologists have unearthed a number of pottery drain pipes at a Neolithic site of Longshan Culture dating back more than
    2020-4-13 17:13Xinhua
  • China unveils nominees for top archaeological discoveries in 2019
    The Xiwubi site in Jiangxian county, North China's Shanxi province. China has unveiled 20 candidates for the final selection of its top 10 archaeological discoveries in 2019, according to the official website of the National Cultural Heritage Administrati
    2020-4-13 17:10Xinhua
  • Tool Time
    (Museum of London)Havering Hoard, East London, EnglandAn extraordinary collectionof bronze tools and weapons was recovered at a construction site near the Thames in East London. Dubbed the Havering Hoard, the assemblage comprises 453 artifacts dated to be
    2020-4-13 17:01By,JASON,URBANUS
  • Field of Tombs
    For thousands of years,in a field next to the site of the Palace of Nestor in Pylos in mainland Greece, tens of thousands of watermelon-sized stones protected two Bronze Age tombs dating to between 1600 and 1500 B.C., the very beginning of the Mycenaean e
    2020-4-13 16:59By,JARRETT,A,LOBELL
  • How Did Bronze Age Greeks Know About Asian Monkeys?
    Scientists have debated for years over why Bronze Age wall paintings at the ancient settlement of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini depict monkeys who originated from thousands of miles away in Asia.Some say that the artworks suggest that ancient
    2020-4-13 16:41By,Tasos,Kokkinidis
  • Ancient Greeks’ Love for Their Dogs
    Ancient Greeks had a great love and respect for their dogs, cherishing them as companions, protectors, and hunters, as evidenced by several dog tombstones discovered over the centuries.The most well-known story about the relationship between ancient Greek
    2020-4-13 16:15By,Philip,Chrysopoulos