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New Technique Reveals Images in a Fragile Codex

OXFORD, ENGLAND—<i>Live Science</i> reports that David Howell of the Bodleian Libraries and colleagues have discovered pictographic scenes under the layer …

Archaeology

Archaeologists unearth mysterious pyramid in Kazakhstan which pre-dates Giza’s

Victor NovozhenovAn ancient pyramid has been found in Kazakhstan<p>Local archaeologists found the ruins in the Sary-Arka region near the city of …

UK News

Hellenistic Warfare

When Alexander the Great died in 323 BCE, he left behind an empire devoid of leadership. Without a named successor or heir, the old commanders simply …

Greece

Unusual Stone Slabs Unearthed at Ness of Brodgar

ORKNEY, SCOTLAND—A structure constructed of stone slabs up to 13 feet long has been found beneath a huge midden at the Ness of Brodgar by a team led …

Archaeology

Ancient Synagogue Predating Second Temple Ruin Found

Two archaeological discoveries made in the Galilee over the summer tell a story that differs from the standard description of the devastation in the …

Ancient History

Roman Cooking on Display in Restored Pompeii Kitchen

POMPEII, ITALY—<i>The Local, Italy,</i> reports that cooking equipment, such as metal grills, pots, pans, and earthenware crocks, have been returned to the …

Pompeii

Archaeologists Discover Bronze Age Baby In Peterborough Quarry

The child burial on bark matting with grave goods. © Phoenix Consulting Archaeology<p>Archaeologists investigating a quarry site near Peterborough have …

Bronze Age

Bog Clothing Analyzed

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK—A new method has demonstrated an ability to determine what types of animal were used to make clothing worn by people preserved in …

Archaeology

Who, What, Why: Who was Leonidas of Rhodes?

<b>Michael Phelps has the chance to break a 2,000-year-old Olympic record by surpassing the 12 individual titles won by Leonidas of Rhodes. Who was this</b> …

Team USA

Outside the walls: excavations within the annexe at Camelon Roman fort

A significant assemblage of Roman pottery, metalwork and metalworking debris from a series of pits and ditches sheds new light upon life during the …

Pottery

Norfolk graffiti survey uncovers 'medieval selfies'

<b>A survey of graffiti in churches in Norfolk has uncovered hundreds of "medieval selfies", hidden for centuries under limewash.</b><p>They were found by …

Middle Ages

ISIS plundered, destroyed ancient Assyrian city in Syria, liberators find - ISIS

Syria’s ancient cultural heritage is disappearing: Tel Ajaja and its irreplaceable Assyrian artifacts are the latest victims of the more than …

Syrian civil war

3D Imaging Is Helping Us Save History for the Future

We have a problem in our society. In fact, it’s more than just a societal problem—we have a global problem. Each year, more of humanity’s most …

3D

As Our Cultural Heritage in Syria Hemorrhages, Villagers Work to Restore It

<i>Photo: Franklin Lamb. Yabroud citizens repairing their Cathedral in March of 2014.</i><p><i>Qalamoun Mountains, Syria</i><p>Reports continue nearly daily of yet more …

Culture

3,000yo brain surgery patient likely treated with cannabis, magic mushroom ‘painkillers’ - study

<b>Trends</b>Viral<p>The study of a Bronze Age man’s skull has shed some light into how ancient people of the Krasnoyarsk region in northern Russia treated …

Archaeology

Ancient Greek fortress found in Crimea

8/16/2016 07:00:00 PM<p>Archaeologists from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Archaeology have discovered a tower and walls in Crimea …

Pakistan unearths city defeated by Alexander the Great

8/16/2016 06:00:00 PM<p>The ruins that Italian archaeologists have unearthed in modern-day Barikot, in Pakistan's Swat Valley, once belonged to Bazira, …

Gimme Middle Paleolithic Shelter

<b>In 1990</b>, cavers in southwestern France reopened a cave that had long ago been closed off by a landslide. More than 350 yards inside the feature, …

Archaeologists in Galilee unearth synagogue from Jesus’s time

Israeli archaeologists in northern Israel have uncovered the ruins of a rural synagogue that dates back some 2,000 years.<p>The remains of the synagogue …

Jesus

Retirees have found an incredible, 200-year-old trading vessel at the bottom of Lake Ontario

Killing it.<p>Three retirees who spend their time hunting shipwrecks have discovered the remains of an 18th-century trading vessel called the <i>Washington</i> …

Shipwrecks

Tarascon and its Medieval Castle

Tarascon in the Bouches-du-Rhône is a small city in Provence situated on the banks of Rhône between Avignon in the north and Arles downstream. It is …

Middle Ages

Early 19th-Century Shipwreck Found in Lake Ontario

ALBANY, NEW YORK—The AP reports that a wreck recently discovered in Lake Ontario is believed to be the second-oldest ship ever found in the Great …

Archaeology

See the creepy-crawly stowaways in a 3000-year-old loaf of bread

By<p>MUMMIES weren’t the only bodies preserved in the tombs of ancient Egypt. These biscuit beetles were discovered inside a loaf of funerary bread …

Egypt

Artifact

What is it?<p>Ceremonial shield<p>Culture<p>Moche<p>Date<p>A.D. 600-850<p>Material<p>Reeds, cotton, wool, thread, and macaw feathers<p>Found<p>Pañamarca, Nepeña Valley, …

Archaeology

It becometh the iceman: clothing study reveals stylish secrets of leather-loving ancient

Ötzi the Iceman, a naturally mummified corpse found trapped in the ice of the Italian Alps, has become something of a celebrity in the 25 years since tourists first stumbled upon his frozen remains – so it’s no surprise that his sense of style has come under scrutiny.<p>Scientists studying the 5,300 …

Archaeology

“Magic” Shoe Found in University Wall

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND—Maintenance work at Cambridge University’s St. John’s College has revealed a 300-year-old shoe hidden inside the wall of a common …

Archaeology

Live broadcast of archaeological excavation at Old Summer Palace in Beijing

A live broadcast of archeological excavation at Yuanmingyuan, or the Old Summer Palace, in Beijing, Aug 17, 2016. [Photo/Chinanews.com] An …

Beijing

Terracotta figurines reveal athletic culture in ancient China

Horse taming figurine and terracotta horse, from Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), collected by the Luoyang Museum. Equestrianism was a popular sport in …

Asia

Scientists have finally shown that these ancient stones align with the Sun and Moon

500 years before Stonehenge.<p>For the first time, Australian researchers have found statistical proof that the earliest standing stone monuments in …

Astronomy

One Person’s Trash, an Artisan’s Treasure

<i>The Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund aims to protect the last wild places in the ocean while facilitating conservation, research, education, and community development programs in the places we explore. This blog entry spotlights some of the exciting work our grantees are doing</i> …

Recycling