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By Chris Mav | New and Old World Archaeology and History.

Becoming George Washington: The Virginia Farm Where The First President Grew Up

Down an old dirt road and across a muddy field, archaeologist Dave Muraca motions toward a hillside overlooking the Rappahannock River.

“They arrive …

Ancient Teeth in Italy and Arrival of Modern Humans in Europe

Dental remains from two different sites in Italy suggest that modern humans were responsible for the Protoaurignacian culture, artifacts of which are …

Archaeology

4,600 year-old tomb of Pharaoh unearthed in Delta

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

Ancient Treasures Help IS Finance Terrorism

Islamic State militants released two videos this past month, boasting about the bombing of priceless ancient artifacts in Iraq.

The destruction of …

Ancient Civilization

Peer furious at UK ‘dithering’ over treaty to protect cultural heritage

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)

Ostrogothic coinage at the British Museum

Entries are generated directly from our collection database and might change as Museum curators discover more about the objects.

This format aims to …

Museums

Markets and Marketplaces in Medieval Italy

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

Rural settlements in Early Medieval France

The theme for the 36th International Conference on Merovingian Archaeology is dedicated to new research into the rural settlements of Early Medieval …

Middle Ages

London’s Pompeii?

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

The undignified fates of the bodies of Anglo-Saxon kings in the medieval period

Here, medieval blogger Dr Eleanor Parker investigates...

Compared to some of his Anglo-Saxon predecessors, Richard III was lucky. In the medieval …

Middle Ages

Eight Impressive but Terrifying Cases of Ancient Surgery

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 treasures excavated from Canberra's Springbank Island

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

Neolithic-Era Jaw From Atapuerca Has an Extra Molar

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

Thracian Child Sacrifice Discovered in Bulgaria

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

Rome founded - Apr 21, 753 B.C.

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

DNA Reveals Unknown Ancient Migration Into India

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

Marble naturally illuminated the statue of Zeus at Olympia

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

Replacing carpet at Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock sparks holy war over archaeology - 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

Oldest stone tools raise questions about their creators

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

WWII Ship Used for Atomic Bomb Tests Found 'Amazingly Intact'

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

Ancient Hangover Cure Discovered in Greek Texts

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

More Evidence of Cannibalism Found in Gough’s Cave

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

Fragments of the Ancient Wall of Memphis Found

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

New Thoughts on Neanderthal Cooking

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

Everyday Latin Read on Spain’s “Terra Sigillata”

VALÈNCIA, SPAIN—Josep Montesinos of the Asociación RUVID, and Xaverio Ballester of the University of València are gathering information about the …

Roman Empire

New Findings on Drought and the Ancient Maya Collapse

The well-known societal collapse of the ancient Maya civilization in the southern Maya lowlands during the Terminal Classic Period (about 800 – 950 …

Archaeology

The Cult of Amun

Archaeologists have excavated the remains of a sprawling temple complex dedicated to the god Amun at the Sudanese site of Dangeil, shown in this

Julius Caesar Suffered from Strokes, Not Epilepsy, New Study Says

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

Oldest crucible steel weapon in East Europe found by Russian archaeologists

Russian archaeologists conducting a routine examination of an old sabre unearthed seven years ago in the city of Yaroslavl say it represents the …

Archaeology