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Down an old dirt road and across a muddy field, archaeologist Dave Muraca motions toward a hillside overlooking the Rappahannock River.
“They arrive …
Dental remains from two different sites in Italy suggest that modern humans were responsible for the Protoaurignacian culture, artifacts of which are …Archaeology
CAIRO: A 4,600 year-old tomb belonging to the little-known 3rd Dynasty Pharaoh Khaa Ba, has been unearthed in Egypt’s central Delta town of Quesna, …Egypt
Islamic State militants released two videos this past month, boasting about the bombing of priceless ancient artifacts in Iraq.
The destruction of …Ancient Civilization
One of Britain’s foremost archaeologists has voiced his fury over the government’s apparent refusal to ratify an international treaty to protect cultural property.
Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, a Conservative peer and Cambridge academic, said the world had watched in horror as Isis militants destroyed …Culture (UK)
Entries are generated directly from our collection database and might change as Museum curators discover more about the objects.
This format aims to …Museums
Italian cities are renowned for their bustling marketplaces full of bars, covered market-stalls and beautiful art in the form of water-fountains. New …Middle Ages
The theme for the 36th International Conference on Merovingian Archaeology is dedicated to new research into the rural settlements of Early Medieval …Middle Ages
The rise and fall of a Roman waterfront
In early May the excavation of a riverbank in the heart of Roman London drew to a close. Waterlogged layers …England
Here, medieval blogger Dr Eleanor Parker investigates...
Compared to some of his Anglo-Saxon predecessors, Richard III was lucky. In the medieval …Middle Ages
It is hard to fathom the way in which invasive surgery was carried out prior to the development of modern anaesthesia, but ancient people around the …Archaeology
More than 100 Indigenous and European objects have been retrieved from Springbank Island on Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin as part of a 10-day …Canberra
ATAPUERCA, SPAIN—A human jaw recovered from El Mirador Cave has a rare supernumerary tooth that has been examined with Cone-Beam Computed Tomography …Press Releases
MURSALEVO, BULGARIA—Skeletons of three children thought to have been sacrificed by the Thracians in the sixth century B.C. have been discovered in …Archaeology
According to tradition, on April 21, 753 B.C., Romulus and his twin brother, Remus, found Rome on the site where they were suckled by a she-wolf as …Rome
For ten years, Genographic Project scientists have explored and explained how patterns in our DNA show evidence of migration and expansion routes of our ancient ancestors across the globe. DNA has shown that genetically modern humans arose in Africa some 150,000 years ago, and around 60,000 years …Ancient DNA
With a height of twelve metres and built from ivory and gold overlaid on a wooden frame, the statue of Zeus was considered one of the seven wonders …Archaeology
It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the …Archaeology
The 3.3-million-year-old implements predate the first members of the Homo genus.
The oldest stone tools on record may spell the end for the theory …Archaeology
The USS Independence aircraft carrier, which operated during World War II, has been located nearly a half mile underwater off California's Farallon …20th Century
Hiding a hangover in ancient Egypt would've taken some work. Rather than popping an ibuprofen for a pounding drunken headache, people in Egypt may …Greek Food
LONDON, ENGLAND—Ancient human remains from Gough’s Cave, located in southwest England, exhibit signs of a sophisticated culture of butchering and …Natural History Museums
CAIRO, EGYPT—A team from the Russian Institute of Egyptology at Kom Tuman has uncovered white limestone fragments of the wall that surrounded the Old …Egypt
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—Neanderthals went extinct in most of Europe around 40,000 years ago, some 5,000 years after the arrival of the first modern …Humanity
VALÈNCIA, SPAIN—Josep Montesinos of the Asociación RUVID, and Xaverio Ballester of the University of València are gathering information about the …Roman Empire
The well-known societal collapse of the ancient Maya civilization in the southern Maya lowlands during the Terminal Classic Period (about 800 – 950 …Archaeology
Archaeologists have excavated the remains of a sprawling temple complex dedicated to the god Amun at the Sudanese site of Dangeil, shown in this …
In a paper titled “Has the Diagnosis of a Stroke been overlooked in the Symptoms of Julius Caesar?” doctors Francesco M. Galassi and Hutan Ashrafian …Julius Caesar
Russian archaeologists conducting a routine examination of an old sabre unearthed seven years ago in the city of Yaroslavl say it represents the …Archaeology