Archaeology

Scientists use X-rays to read ancient scrolls hidden and preserved in Pompeii

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the days of ancient Rome left two cities almost perfectly preserved, as Pompeii and Herculaneum were quickly buried …

X-rays

Storm Ophelia unearths ancient skeleton with skin still attached after waves batter Irish coast

Storm Ophelia has unearthed an ancient skeleton with parts of its skin still intact after waves battered a walkway on the west coast of Ireland.<p>The …

Ireland

Archaeologist Lutz: ‘We really weren’t expecting this tremendous discovery’

The great ape teeth found in Eppelsheim last year could topple the understanding of our earliest history. Herbert Lutz, head of the excavation team, …

World News

Ancient ‘Hellgates’ found in desert

That’s about it.<p>They’re deep within Saudi Arabia’s deserts.<p>They were detailed through analysis of satellite photographs by University of Western …

Australian News

Ahoy There! The Buried Secrets of The World's Very First Lighthouse

For 1600 years, the Pharos stood on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea guiding ships into the port of Alexandria, before an earthquake consigned it to the bottom of the ocean.<p>Well before the calendar reset to year one, Alexandria was a bustling hub of technological innovation and commerce that …

Ancient History

Caligula Artifact Found in New York Home

ROME, Italy — The Roman Emperor Caligula is renowned for his sadistic, debauched rule of ancient Rome that lead to his own assassination after just …

Rome

The Happisburgh Hand Axe – the oldest hand axe in north-west Europe

The Happisburgh Hand Axe. © Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service<p>Colly Mudie, Learning Manager at Norwich Castle Museum on the Happisburgh Hand …

Anthropology

Stolen mosaic that once adorned Emperor Caligula's lavish pleasure barge returned to Italy after being used as a coffee table

A mosaic that once adorned a lavish pleasure barge built for the Emperor Caligula, who was reputed to have dressed as a woman and appointed his horse as a consul, has been returned to Italy decades after it was stolen and smuggled to the United States.<p>The multi-coloured mosaic had been bought in …

Rome

In China’s ‘underground Great Wall,’ tunnels go dry and Uyghurs fear for their culture

Tahir Tomur steps out of his car and looks in astonishment at the side of a dusty street, where a hole the size of a large sewer grate has been piled full of dirt and refuse.<p>"Oh my God, they've covered it," he says. "This is a <i>karez</i>!"<p>A few dozen metres away, he finds another similar hole stuffed …

News

Signs of Ritual Violence Discovered on Ancient Skeletons From a Peruvian Civilisation

They suffered blows to the head.<p>Skeletal remains uncovered from a ritual platform in the Peruvian highlands at the site now known as Pacopampa show …

Science

Excavation of Thouria’s Theater Continues

KALAMATA CITY, GREECE—According to <i>The Greek Reporter</i>, structures have been uncovered in the theater discovered last year in the ancient city of …

9.7 Million-Year-Old Teeth Discovered in Germany Have Scientists Puzzled

Scientists in Germany say they've found ape teeth that are surprisingly similar to the teeth of an early human relative dating to millions of years …

Women in Science

Stone Age Britons Feasted While Building Stonehenge

Quite understandably, building Stonehenge required plenty of fuel. After all, the small army of Stone Age Britons who built the massive bluestone …

Stone Age

Crosse and Blackwell 1830–1921: a British food manufacturer in London’s West End

2016<p>Nigel Jeffries with Lyn Blackmore and David Sorapure<p>£10.00<p>Excavation and building survey, related to the redevelopment of parts of Tottenham …

London

A Pen Fit for A Viking: Graf von Faber-Castell’s Pen of the Year 2017

The German pen maker pays tribute to the age of the Vikings with runic engravings and sacred wood inlays.<p>For centuries, the mere sight of a Viking …

Illustration

The Historic Places of County Kerry

Ireland may be modern and vibrant, with a lively social scene, but it is also an ancient country. The first people arrived almost 10,000 years ago, …

Ireland

Ancient Turkish town prepares to vanish under floodwaters

At first glance all is as normal in the Turkish town of Hasankeyf, which has seen the Romans, Byzantines, Turkic tribes and Ottomans leave their mark …

The Most Spectacular Mosaics Exposed in Israel to Receive the Most Spectacular Permanent Home in Lod | The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com | JNi.Media | 30 Tishri 5778 – October 20, 2017

The cornerstone of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Lod Mosaic Archaeological Center was laid on Thursday in a festive ceremony that included Lod Mayor …

'Disturbed grave' family support grieving daughter devastated by mum's shocking burial

Liz Moir has told of her family’s horror at watching her mum’s coffin being lowered into a “ditch” by gravediggers and submerged in water as the lair …

Some Archaeological Dating can be as Simple as Flipping a Coin

“A coin? You found a coin in your square? Why didn’t you tell me?!” I asked Allie.<p>Alexandra Castellanos, Halie Adams, and Jake Marchman had been …

Natural History Museums

Bronze Age Structures Unearthed on Greek Island of Thirassia

SANTORINI, GREECE—<i>Newsweek</i> reports that archaeologists from Ionian University, the University of Crete, and the Cycladic Antiquities Bureau have …

Bronze Age

Is this lost city a glimpse into the future?

Full screen<p>1/4 SLIDES © ANGEL NAVARRETE/AFP/Getty Images<p>2/4 SLIDES © Bill Weir/CNN<p>3/4 SLIDES © Christoph Gerigk © Franck Goddio / Hilti Foundation<p>4/4 …

Egypt

A Dig in Israel Unearths Clues About Ancient Food and Drink

Tel Kabri, Israel — In a lush avocado grove, shaded by a tarp, a group of archaeologists and volunteers carefully hacked away at an ancient plaster floor. It felt like summer camp for adults as they sang songs from the 1980s in English and Hebrew. In a way it was.<p>The site, Tel Kabri in Upper …

Food & Dining

Sea of Thieves Introduces Skeleton Forts

“Skeleton Fort” sounds a lot like a name spitballed by Skeletor for Castle Greyskull. Sea of Thieves skeleton forts, however, are a bit more …

MMOGs

Italy gets back looted mosaic from Emperor Caligula's ship

ROME (Reuters) - A floor mosaic from one of Roman Emperor Caligula's opulent private ships, which was stolen after World War Two, is on its way back to Italy from the United States where it has been recovered from a private collection.<p>The first century AD marble, serpentine and porphyry mosaic came …

Rome

When Wealth Inequality Arose - The Crux

By Mark Barna | October 20, 2017 12:30 pm<p>Anthropologist Teresea Fernandez-Crespo examined megaliths, or stone burial sites, in north-central Spain to …

Anthropology

Roman Theater Uncovered Near Jerusalem's Western Wall

Archaeologists in Jerusalem have uncovered a theater dating back nearly two millennia underneath the city's famed Western Wall, providing valuable …

Western Wall

Oxus Treasure

Object type<p>Museum number<p>123941<p>Title (series)<p>Oxus Treasure<p>Description<p>Circular gold plaque ornament: with embossed decoration showing the head of a …

History

Remains of Temple to Ramses II Discovered Near Cairo

It was a discovery five years in the making. Back in 2012, an Egyptian-Czech archaeological team discovered initial evidence of a temple in the …

Egypt

New York Repatriates Caligula’s Marble Mosaic to Italy

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK—According to a report in <i>NBC News</i>, a four-foot square piece of mosaic thought to have graced a ceremonial ship belonging to …

Rome