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Chinese emperor artefact purchased for £47 turns out to be a rare 25,000 year-old Ice Age fossil
Chinese emperor artefact purchased for £47 turns out to be a rare 25,000 year-old Ice Age fossil
The ancient figurine resembled Chinese Emperor Yongle -- Representational imageREUTERS/Nir Elias CHINAAn Irishman, who bought a £47 artefact, has discovered that the object is actually anIce Age-era fossil andway more precious than he originally thought.G
2019-5-20 14:38
Massive 1,400-year-old banquet hall uncovered in Japan's ancient capital city
Massive 1,400-year-old banquet hall uncovered in Japan's ancient capital city
The banquet hall was likely used for various rituals and sumo tournaments during the seventh century.The ancient banquet hall was found near Japan's first Buddhist temple -- Representational image(Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)Archaeologists have unco
2019-5-17 15:00
160 ancient tombs discovered in Central China
160 ancient tombs discovered in Central China
Archaeologists in Central China's Henan province have discovered 160 ancient tombs.The tombs are believed to have been built during the Han Dynasty (202 BC-220 AD). More than 1,000 cultural relics were unearthed from the tombs, including bronzeware, ironw
2019-5-16 15:46
Foreign Funeral Rites
The discovery ofa Roman cemetery near Great Whelnetham in Suffolk, England, containing more than 50 graves of men, women, and children has revealed a peculiar burial custom practiced by some of the people living there around 1,700 years ago. At least 17 o
2019-5-14 16:33
Mixed culture
Mixed culture
Three coffin chambers are seen in excavation in a large-scale tomb from the Sixteen Kingdoms period on the outskirts of Xi'an, Shaanxi province.An unearthed Sixteen Kingdoms gravesite shows links from the period to present-day Xi'an, Wang Kaihao reports.I
2019-5-14 16:20
In Photos: Archaeological Discoveries at Hagia Sophia
In Photos: Archaeological Discoveries at Hagia Sophia
Justinian IResearchers working at the Hagia Sophia, the largest Christian cathedral constructed in the ancient world, have made a number of discoveries. For instance, they discovered a circle made of a type of igneous rock called porphyry where Justinian
2019-5-14 16:13
Smashed Ancient Tablet Suggests Biblical King Was Real. But Not Everyone Agrees.
Smashed Ancient Tablet Suggests Biblical King Was Real. But Not Everyone Agrees.
The pieced together remains of the ninth century B.C. inscribed tablet known as the Mesha Stele.Credit: Wikimedia Commons, the free media repositoryA new reading of a hard-to-decipher ancient tablet suggests that the biblical King Balak might have been a
2019-5-14 16:04
Archaeologists Discovered a Hidden Chamber in Roman Emperor Nero's Underground Palace
Archaeologists Discovered a Hidden Chamber in Roman Emperor Nero's Underground Palace
A hidden vault — filled with dirt and adorned with vivid paintings such as a centaur, a sphinx and an attacking panther — has been discovered in the ruins of Emperor Nero's ancient Roman palace.Credit: Parco Archeologico Del ColosseoArchaeologists have di
2019-5-14 15:55
2,000-years-old metal workshops found in Pakistan
2,000-years-old metal workshops found in Pakistan
Archaeologists from the University of Peshawar made the discovery
2019-4-29 10:54
Ancient Greek Shipwrecks to Become Underwater Museums
Ancient Greek Shipwrecks to Become Underwater Museums
The site of the Peristera shipwreck. Source: Greek Ministry of Culture and SportsGreece is relaxing its strict regulations regarding its rich underwater heritage and has recently announced that it will allow divers to tour the sites of certain ancient shi
2019-4-28 09:39
Ancient workshop for construction of boats uncovered in Sinai
Ancient workshop for construction of boats uncovered in Sinai
A Ptolemaic workshop for boat construction and repair has been uncovered in the Sinai Peninsula
2019-4-26 10:30
Archaeological research uncovered 17 cremation graves
Archaeological research uncovered 17 cremation graves
It is possible that experts will find some Bronze jewellery.Archaeological research uncovered 17 cremation graves(Source: Branislav Caban, TASR)Archaeologists succeeded in uncovering 17 cremation graves from the Piliny culture during an ongoing rescue res
2019-4-26 10:10
Graeco-Roman era tomb discovered in Upper Egypt
Graeco-Roman era tomb discovered in Upper Egypt
An Egyptian-Italian archaeological mission working at the Aga Khan Mausoleum area in Aswan has discovered a rock-cut tomb dating back to the late Pharaonic Graeco-Roman period.Mostafa Waziri, the general secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, ex
2019-4-26 09:59
Archaeologists uncover part of ancient Angkor temple
Archaeologists uncover part of ancient Angkor temple
The upper portion of the temple foundation has been found.Apsara AuthorityArchaeologists with the Apsara Authority have uncovered the upper portion of the submerged northern foundation of the Ak Yum temple after the water level at West Baray lake receded
2019-4-26 09:49
Groundbreaking Bronze Age Archaeological Discoveries on Island of Keros, Greece
Groundbreaking Bronze Age Archaeological Discoveries on Island of Keros, Greece
The tiny islet of Dascalio, next to Keros. Keros is a small uninhabited island close to Naxos, in Greece’s Cyclades island archipelago. Photo by Greece-Is websiteThe Greek Ministry of Culture issued a statement on Holy Thursday announcing the recent concl
2019-4-26 09:46

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