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Largest Iron Age monument found at Skipsea Castle

<b>The largest Iron Age earthwork in Britain has been identified at the former site of a Norman castle.</b><p>The mound at Skipsea Castle in East Yorkshire is 278ft (85m) in diameter and 42ft (13m) high.<p>It was thought to be part of a Norman motte and bailey dating from 1086 but archaeological analysis of …

Archaeologists uncover new Ramses II clues on Ain Shams site in Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered clues that indicate a previously undiscovered temple for King Ramses II may be just beneath the surface of the site they’re working on.<p>An Egyptian-German archaeological team that was digging in the area of Ain Shams last week, discovered a number of huge stone …

Ancient city gate and shrine from Hebrew Bible uncovered

An ancient city gate and shrine that King Hezekiah ordered to be destroyed during the eighth century B.C., according to the Hebrew Bible, are seeing the light of day following an excavation in Israel, archaeologists reported.<p>The so-called gate-shrine is likely evidence of actions taken by King …

Muslims seek new burial ground, and a Massachusetts town balks

DUDLEY, Mass. — When Dr. Amjad Bahnassi, a psychiatrist who lives in the central Massachusetts city of Worcester, wants to visit his son’s grave, he …

Founder of Denmark’s first mosque for women: ‘I will not listen to naysayers’

A little mosque in the Danish capital of Copenhagen joined a quiet revolution last week by hosting its first Friday prayer led by a woman.<p>Traditionally, Friday prayers are limited to and led by men, and women are encouraged to pray at home. Some mosques have women’s sections, but those areas tend …

Mystery surrounds Burren settlement excavated by archaeologists

Evidence of 160 huts and two labyrinthine enclosures for spiritual or ritual gathering<p>Sat, Apr 30, 2016, 01:00 Updated: Sat, Apr 30, 2016, …

Construction workers in Spain unearth an ancient Roman fortune: 600 kilograms of pristine coins

Some 600 kilograms (1,300 pounds) of bronze Roman coins dating to the 3rd and 4th centuries have been unearthed by construction workers digging …

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This Woman Trained To Become The First Female Knight At Medieval Times And It's The Best

No woman has risen to the challenge…until now!

Scans and DNA tests reveal the secrets of a rare African mummy

<i>He lay alone in a shallow grave at the base of a cliff for hundreds of years. Then, in 2008, patrol staff at a game lodge stumbled across the man’s</i> …

Anthropology

Historian uncovers secrets of the Reformation hidden in England's oldest printed bible

The annotations were discovered in England's first printed Bible, published in 1535 by Henry VIII's printer. It is one of just seven surviving …

Ancient Roman Tavern Uncovered in Southern France

The 2,100-year-old bar is one of the oldest in the Mediterranean.<p>Archaeologists with Gettysburg College have unearthed what they believe is a 2,100-year-old tavern at the Lattara site near the city of Montpellier, France. The presence of a common area with a central fire pit and artifacts such as …

Archaeology

Ancient DNA identifies 'early Neanderthals'

<b>The oldest "nuclear DNA" from a human has identified some early representatives of the Neanderthal lineage.</b><p>The well-preserved ancient remains from the "Pit of Bones" site in Spain have been known for more than three decades.<p>They are about 400,000 years old, but their relationships to Neanderthals …

Lavau Celtic prince: Inside the 5th century BC tomb that could reveal secrets of ancient civilisation

On 5 March 2015, French archaeologists revealed to the world the presence of one of the most important discoveries in more than 50 years.<p>Following …

When We Can Expect Information On Pokemon Sun And Moon

Nintendo recently announced Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon for the Nintendo 3DS. The games are expected to arrive later this year. However, in the …

Quarrying Stonehenge

<b>A team of archaeologists</b> and geologists excavating two ancient quarries in the Presili Hills of west Wales has confirmed that these sites are the …

Roadwork Reveals Medieval Village in Scotland

HAMILTON, SCOTLAND—Roadwork in central Scotland has uncovered traces of a medieval site that may be the lost village of Cadzow. “This dig has …

The Seven Wonders Of The World Look Totally Different In These Unique Photos.

9.6k views<p>You've probably had your breath taken away by aerial or bird's eye view photography before, but until now, you've never seen an aerial shot …

8 Awesome Anthropologists Advancing Public Outreach

It’s International Women’s Day, and I’ve seen an abundance of posts about the amazing pioneers in my field of anthropology. One that sticks out for many people is Margaret Mead, an all-around awesome anthropologist known for her research, museum work, policy creation, and public outreach in the …

Anthropology

Beads found in 3,400-year-old Nordic graves were made by King Tut's glassmaker

Stunning glass beads found in Danish Bronze Age burials dating to 3400 years ago turn out to have come from ancient Egypt – in fact, from the …

How to get a job at an NYC museum

New York City is known for its incredible museums, so it’s no wonder that curator hopefuls flock here looking for jobs. But since “museum curation” …

Vast 4,200-Year-Old Tomb Complex Unearthed Near Bethlehem

A vast prehistoric necropolis some 4,200 years old has been found near the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, proving for the first time that the city …

Archaeology

Ancient Burial Ground with 100 Tombs Found Near Biblical Bethlehem

An ancient necropolis that once held more than 100 tombs from as far back as 4,000 years ago has been discovered near the Palestinian town of …

Scientists discover 8000-year-old tiny hand prints in ancient cave were NOT made by humans

Anthropologists probing the discovery of tiny 8000-year-old hand prints in an Egyptian cave say they were not made by human hands.<p>Explorers stumbled …

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Hopes excavation unearths remains predating priory ruins on island famous for St Cuthbert and Lindisfarne Gospels<p>Archaeologists are to launch a search on Holy Island in Northumberland for the monastery where one of the most beautiful books in western Europe, the Lindisfarne Gospels, was made.<p>The …

Archaeology

Pokemon Go "Field Test" Sign-Ups Go Live in Japan, Other Regions Coming Later

Pokemon fans in Japan can now sign up for a Pokemon Go "field test," developer Niantic has announced. This field test will start in Japan later this month (Japanese gamers can sign up here) and will come to other countries in the weeks to come.<p>"The Pokemon Company and Niantic will be inviting users …

Thousands of Ancient Egyptian Texts Have Just Been Deciphered, Revealing Hangover Cures And Death Notes

Sign up now to transcribe some ancient Egyptian papyri.<p>In January 1897, British archaeology students Bernard Grenfell and Arthur Hunt dug into what …

Ancient Anglo-Saxon island discovered in middle of Lincolnshire field

The remains of an ancient Anglo-Saxon island have been discovered in Lincolnshire. Archaeologists have found a number of artefacts from more than …