Archaeology

'Unique' network of First World War training tunnels found under Salisbury Plain

A "unique" network of tunnels used to train soldiers to fight in the First World War has been found along with graffiti they scrawled there.<p>Archaeologists working with the Ministry of Defence, which is building hundreds of military homes at Larkhill, Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, made the discovery.<p>…

Military History

Icelandic pilot pinpoints epic Viking battle next to the Borders Railway

AN Icelandic helicopter pilot believes he has discovered the site of an epic Viking battle - near the Gala Water - which shaped the future of the …

History

10 Mysterious Discoveries That Could Completely Rewrite History

Most of history comes from what gets written down. But what we know of our past is only a sliver of everything that happened. A great deal of where …

Anthropology

Idaho: Remains of 2 people found in Oregon Trail badger hole

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A fluke discovery of human bones protruding from a badger hole in southwestern Idaho has investigators trying to determine if they have discovered a double homicide or the disturbed grave of young 19th century pioneers who died going west on the nearby Oregon Trail, authorities …

Oregon

The Stonehenge tunnel: ‘A monstrous act of desecration is brewing’

Planners claim that a dual carriageway under the prehistoric monument will ease congestion. But campaigners warn that it will have a disastrous impact on one of the world’s most fascinating landmarks<p>Solstice Park is “a strategically located development opportunity”. That’s what its promotional …

UK News

Oldest evidence of patterned silk loom found in China

An ancient tomb in southern China has provided the oldest known examples, in scaled-down form, of revolutionary weaving machines called pattern …

China

If you have one of these surnames, you're probably descended from Vikings

This is how your last name could reveal your genealogy...<p>If you've ever wondered whether you're a descendant of the Vikings who invaded Britain …

Genealogy

Terracotta Army: The greatest archaeological find of the 20th century

In March 1974, Chinese farmers digging a well unearthed the greatest archaeological find of the century - the buried Terracotta Army.<p>After coming across a life-sized human head made of clay in Xi’an, China, archaeologists were called in to investigate.<p>What they found was extraordinary. Thousands of …

World History

Excavation at site of 'ancient wag' in Caithness

<b>Archaeologists are excavating the site of what is thought to be an Iron Age home known as a wag.</b><p>A small scale excavation was done at Burn of Swartigill south of Wick in Caithness in 2015.<p>A copper alloy fragment thought to have been part of a brooch possibly worn by a person of high status was among …

History

Top 10 Famous Human Remains You Can Visit Around The World

There are various fascinating things all around the world, but how human remains intrigue people, nothing else does. Archeological digs can find …

Ancient Egypt

Huge discovery as hunt for astronaut's hidden fortune continues on Cooper's Treasure

Darrell Miklos talks of his excitement after the big discovery on this week’s Cooper’s Treasure<p>A huge discovery is made on Discovery’s new series …

NASA

Police uncover antiquities trove in West Bank bust

A Palestinian man suspected of smuggling hundreds of antiquities was arrested early Tuesday morning by Israeli police in a village outside Nablus in …

Middle East

Radiocarbon dating gets a postmodern makeover

For decades, radiocarbon dating has been a way for scientists to get a rough picture of when once-living stuff lived. The method has been …

Radiocarbon Dating

Found: World War I Training Tunnels Full of Live Grenades

In Wiltshire, England, a stretch of land is being redeveloped into future housing for Army families, and as part of the work to prepare the site, …

History

Stolen Second Temple period antiquities recovered in Samaria

Israeli police and members of the archaeological department of the Civil Administration raided the village of Hawara in Samaria and confiscated …

Anti-Semitism

Highland's ruined historic Kirkmichael mausolea restored

<b>Campaigners who have spent 20 years fighting to save a historic Black Isle church have completed its £750,000 restoration.</b><p>Kirkmichael, a mausolea at Balblair, dates back to at least the early 1400s and will now house a display of carved stones found in the area.<p>The building was in a state of …

History

DNA Evidence Could Identify The Crew From The Lost Franklin Expedition

Franklin’s "lost expedition" is one of the strangest stories from the 19th-century age of exploration. Shrouded in legend and fanciful rumors, there …

History

Novel Antibiotic Recipes Could Be Hidden in Medieval Medical Texts - The Crux

By Erin Connelly, University of Pennsylvania | April 25, 2017 10:20 am<p><i>(Credit: Filip Fuxa/Shutterstock)</i><p>For a long time, medieval medicine has been …

Medicine

Archaeology meets particle physics

While the human eye is an amazing feat of evolution, it has its limitations. What we can see tells only a sliver of the whole story. Often, it is …

Particle Physics

Did A Comet Impact Push Humans Into Technological Overdrive?

About 14,500 years ago, Earth began transitioning from its cold, glacial self to a warmer interglacial state. However, partway through this period, …

Ancient History

Ancient porcelain kiln excavated in Central China

Archaeologists in Central China's Hunan province are excavating a site of a porcelain kiln to make way for a new railway.Supported by Institute of …

History

Iron-age Viking longhouses were burned and buried in funerals

From the Bronze Age until the Viking Age, burial mounds could be placed on top of the remains of three-aisled longhouses. The internal posts that …

History

Steinberg: Damien Hirst cooks up ancient treasures in Venice

Follow @neilsteinbergJames Joyce hated Rome for reasons that had much to do with him and little with the Eternal City. He was 24 years old, drifting …

Art

Prophet Samuel's Tomb in Nabi Samwil, Palestine

This tomb, located in a synagogue below a mosque built atop the ruins of a church, is considered a holy site by Muslims, Jews, and Christians alike. …

Weird

New Thoughts on the Death of the Iceman

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND—It has been suggested that Ötzi, the man whose frozen remains were found in a melting glacier in the Italian Alps in 1991, was …

Anthropology

Mexico's ancient city guards its secrets but excavation reveals new mysteries

An eight-year project at Teotihuacán, once the western hemisphere’s largest city, failed to locate its rulers’ tomb but findings offered tantalising clues to its origins<p>For decades, the hunt for a royal tomb at the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacán has gripped archaeologists trying to unravel the …

Ancient History

Treasure trove of bronze and copper reveals incredible speed of flash Inca invasion

Around 1450 CE, the Incas attacked so fast that many of the Colla people of the hill fort of Ayawiri in Peru didn't have time to take their valuables …

Radiocarbon Dating

New Thoughts on England’s White Horse Geoglyph

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND—According to a report in the <i>International Business Times</i>, archaeologist Joshua Pollard of the University of Southampton thinks …

The Vikings’ Wide Reach

<b>Recent analysis of</b> the only intact Viking boat burial ever discovered on the British mainland has revealed new information about the identity, …

History

An Anglo-Saxon Anecdote: Cnut the Great and the walking dead

<i>Alfred and the cakes, Cnut and the waves, and Eadmer the flying monk: Anglo-Saxon history is full of anecdotes. On this blog I will regularly</i> …

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