Archaeology and History

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

Wreck of 16th-century Spanish ship found off Florida coast

The third of six sunken Spanish ships that were lost in a hurricane in 1559 has been discovered off the coast of Pensacola, Florida.<p>In the summer of 2016, the wreck of the ship, dubbed the Emanuel Point III, was found resting under the sand 7 feet below the ocean surface in Pensacola Bay. …

Archaeology

Norway’s Saint Olaf Uncovered: Archaeologists Believe They have Discovered the Shrine of the Lost Viking King

A team of Norwegian archaeologists believes they have discovered the remains of a 1,000-year-old church that once served as the final resting place …

Archaeologists and Metal Detectorists Find Common Ground

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Keith Wille was metal detecting in the woods of Connecticut a few years ago when he found a triangle of brass about two-and-a-half inches long with a small hole in the middle. He thought little of the find at first, and threw it in his scrap pile. Mr. Wille, 29, is a manager at …

Archaeology

Britain's 'first selfie' discovered carved into 4,000 year-old stone

A 4,000-year-old Stone Age selfie has been unearthed from one of Britain’s spookiest areas.<p>Stunned Gordon Holmes, 64, discovered the ancient picture of a face etched into a rock on Baildon Moor in Yorkshire.<p>Gordon said: “I realised that I was looking at a Stone Age selfie.”<p>“It also shows a stick …

Archaeology

Hundreds of coffins to be restored in Egyptian conservation project

More than 600 wooden coffins at Egyptian Museum in Cairo to be documented and restored by team of conservationists<p>Egypt will restore hundreds of coffins dating back thousands of years to the time of the pharaohs as part of a joint American-Egyptian project to document and preserve one of the …

Egypt

Were Egyptian 'Pot Burials' a Symbol of Rebirth?

Ancient Egyptians who buried their deceased kin in pots may have chosen the burial vessels as symbols of the womb and rebirth, scientists argue in a …

Ancient History

Listen To The 'Accurate' Reconstruction Of Ancient Greek Music

From the historical perspective many scholars believe that music played an integral role in the lives of ordinary ancient Greeks, given its role in …

Ancient History

Prehistoric forest uncovered by storms in Cardigan Bay - in pictures

The skeletal trees of Borth forest – last alive 4,500 years ago and linked to lost kingdom of Cantre’r Gwaelod – appear at shoreline

Hoards of the Vikings

<b>The accepted image</b> of the Vikings as fearsome marauders who struck terror in the hearts of their innocent victims has endured for more than 1,000 …

Archaeology

Ancient Aiane Opens Up for the Public

The site of Aiane, the ancient settlement and great necropolis, is revealed in all its glory, giving the history of Macedonia a new dimension.<p>An …

Greece

Blog Archive » Remains of 2000-year-old cats found in Denmark

Danish archaeologists have found the skeletal remains of three ancient housecats in Aalborg, northern Jutland. At 2,000 years old, they are by far …

Archaeology

Results of the 2016 excavations at the Kouklia site in Palaepaphos

The Department of Antiquities of Cyprus has announced the completion of the University of Cyprus 2016 field project in the economic-administrative …

Sanctuary of Asklepios unearthed on Greek island of Kythnos

1/11/2017 07:00:00 PM<p>Many impressive finds came to light in 2016 on Kythnos, at the site “Vryokastro”, where the ancient capital of the island is …

Archaeologists discovered 7 thousand old years old house in Moldova | News | Science & Scholarship in Poland

"This is an important discovery, because we finally have proof that representatives of the Linear Pottery culture, who inhabited huge areas in Europe …

Ancient History

India’s ancient engineering marvel

This unique architectural idea was medieval India’s ingenious answer to perennial water shortage.<p>Hidden in plain sight, just minutes away from the bustle of New Delhi’s commercial hub, Connaught Place, is an ancient landmark unknown even to most locals.<p>Agrasen ki baoli is a 14th-century stepwell …

Ancient History

Rare Anglo-Saxon finds at Cherry Hinton, Cambridge

12th January 2017:<p>Archaeologists from Oxford Archaeology East working at Hatherdene Close at Cherry Hinton in Cambridge have uncovered a wealth of …

The first humans arrived in North America a lot earlier than believed

UNIVERSITY OF MONTREAL—The timing of the first entry of humans into North America across the Bering Strait has now been set back 10,000 years.<p>This …

Are Humans as Violent Today as in the Middle Ages?

The chances of dying from violence in the Middle Age was at least five times higher than it is today. It appears culture and state-formation has an …

Middle Ages

A Visual Who's Who of Greek Mythology

The hero of the Trojan War, leader of the Myrmidons, slayer of Hector and Greece's greatest warrior, who sadly came unstuck when Paris sent a flying …

Ancient History

Giant mausoleum in Rome that held the remains of the emperor Augustus to be restored after decades of neglect

After decades of shameful neglect, the biggest mausoleum ever to be built by the ancient Romans is to be brought alive with a spectacular multimedia experience projected onto its 2,000-year-old walls.<p>The Mausoleum of Augustus, located in the centre of Rome just a stone’s throw from the Tiber, was …

Italy

As more DNA sequencing data continues to become available, including extinct hominids, a new human origins study has been performed that augments a trio of influential papers published in 2016 in the journal Nature.

Share on Facebook Share<p>Share on TwitterTweet<p>Share on Google Plus Share<p>Share on Pinterest Share<p>Share on LinkedIn Share<p>Send email<p>The papers all …

Humanity

Roman doctor's room with 2,000-year-old bronze surgical instruments discovered in Cyprus

A collection of bronze and iron surgical instruments has been discovered in what archaeologists think are the remains of a doctor's treatment room …

Archaeology

Traces of a Civil War Trench Uncovered in Virginia

FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA—A report by <i>The Free Lance-Star</i> states that archaeologists working ahead of the construction of a park near the Rappahannock …

Archaeology

How the World’s Oldest Computer Worked: Reconstructing the 2,200-Year-Old Antikythera Mechanism

In 1900, Greek sponge divers discovered a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera. The artifacts they came back up with included money, …

Ancient History

Ben Lawers: An archaeological landscape in time

Research by GUARD Archaeology has just been published, presenting the results of the Ben Lawers Historic Landscape Project, a multi-disciplinary …

Archaeology

Understanding Castle Rushen

Castle Rushen has been at the heart of Manx history, politics and life for over 800 years and has changed radically over time as its purpose and …

Middle Ages

Cats and Dogs: The Development of the Household Pet through Symbolic Interpretations and Social Practices in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

The shifting attitudes and social practices between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in Western Europe fostered the reexamination of the …

Wildlife