Archaeology

Sicily: 1,800-year-old Roman villa is the largest and most extravagant ever excavated

The spectacular villa was occupied for 500 years straight.<p>Archaeologists have revealed the remains of a 5,000-square-metre Roman villa in Italy …

Rome

Secrets of 100-year-old Kilwinning cottage are revealed after archaeological dig

Kilwinning Heritage and Rathmell Archaeology led a dig at the site of the demolished cottage.<p>The secrets of a 100-year-old Kilwinning cottage have …

Girl Guides

Silver Composition in Coins Confirms the Story of the Rise of Rome

Archaeologists love coins. Not only are they a great way to date a dig site, they also show the extent and influence of an ancient culture and …

Ancient History

British Museum will return bronze artifacts looted from Benin kingdom nearly two centuries ago

The British Museum will host a summit along with other European museums to discuss the return of bronze artifacts looted in 1897 from the kingdom of Benin, now southern Nigeria.<p>The museum boasts the second largest collection of art from the Benin kingdom after the Ethnological Museum in Berlin. It …

British Museum

Thousand-year-old Viking fortress reveals a technologically advanced society

When archaeologists uncovered four ancient ring-shaped fortresses in Denmark in the 1930s, the find profoundly changed the way they thought about the …

Greek-Style Temple Uncovered in Jordan

AMMAN, JORDAN—A Greek-style temple has been discovered in Umm Qais, around 75 miles north of Amman, according to a report from <i>The Jordan Times</i>. A …

History

Rock Rings

The cardinal directions, set in stone.<p>Western Washington University is about as far northwest as you can go and still be in the United States. The …

Culture

Pacheco Creek: Native American remains, artifacts found at proposed dam site

In a wild and pristine creek canyon, there’s a collision between Santa Clara County’s past and future.<p>Ancient bones and abundant artifacts lie along …

Anthropology

Finding Somaliland's ancient cave art is hard. Protecting it could be harder.

Five-thousand-year-old rock art is tucked into an outcropping 40 miles northeast of Hargeisa, the capital of this breakaway region of Somalia. But …

Confederate monuments removed overnight in Baltimore

Confederate monuments in Baltimore were quietly removed and hauled away on trucks in darkness early Wednesday, days after a violent white nationalist …

Racism

Hidden Under New England’s Green Canopy : Image of the Day

As a child growing up in Rhode Island, Katharine Johnson would run through the woods and wonder about how things used to be. She would see old apple …

New England

City judge asserts authority over Arch Street bones

Philadelphia Orphans’ Court has asserted its authority over human remains uncovered during building construction on Arch Street in Old City and has …

Philadelphia

Citrus fruit: From ancient luxury item to today’s cash crop

The citron arrived in Rome from what is now Israel.<p>Although Israelis take oranges for granted and may even be reluctant to eat them because they’re …

South-east Asia

Losing the past or changing the future? Archaeologists and modern monuments

As images of white supremacists rallying to protest the planned removal of monuments to the confederate past filled the news, some people on social …

UC Berkeley

Stunt Riding Lifestyle from San Agustín, Colombia

Stunts from around the world<p>When I caught wind of a stunt riding competition to be held in the tiny town of San Agustín, Colombia, I knew I had to be …

Avital Sheffer's Wanderlust at Beaver Galleries

There is in all Sheffer's ceramics a strong sense of structural design.

Australian News

'Mayan Pompeii' offers snapshot of ancient village frozen in time by massive volcanic eruption

Joya de Cerén was a small Mayan village buried under ash in the 7th century.<p>Between 650 and 660 CE, a small Mayan village located in present-day El …

History

Archaeologists uncover ruined remains of Henry VIII’s birthplace Greenwich Palace

Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of Greenwich Palace, the birthplace of Henry VIII and his daughters Mary and Elizabeth I.<p>A team working on …

London

Ancient Egyptian tombs more than 2,000 years old are discovered by archaeologists in hidden burial chambers

Archeologists in Egypt have uncovered ancient rock tombs, carved almost two and half millennia ago during the time of the pharaohs, as they excavated …

History

Ancient Greeks Built an Eclipse-Predicting 'Computer' 2,000 Years Ago

More than 2,000 years before the Great American Solar Eclipse, which will darken the skies over the U.S. on Aug. 21, astronomers in ancient Greece …

Cool Stuff

Mystery of 8,500-year-old copper-making event revealed through materials science

An international team of archaeological scientists have put an end to the more than half-a-century old claim about the earliest copper smelting event …

Chemistry

Ancient Earthquake Turned Mosaic Workshop into Time Capsule

An earthquake-toppled house in the ancient city of Jerash is providing archaeologists with clues on how artisans constructed mosaics during the …

Time Capsules

Mummies of San Bernardo

No one knows for sure why this town's dead refuse to rot.<p>In the small town of San Bernardo, Colombia, high within the Andes, people become naturally …

Culture

Lives of 18th Century British Troops Unfold in Upstate New York

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. — Stuart Sutton wasn’t interested in a typical summer vacation, so he traded in suntan lotion and a towel for bug spray and a trowel.<p>“The classic Maryland vacation is go to Ocean City,” said Mr. Sutton, 66, a retired industrial arts teacher from Glenburnie, Md. “I can’t get …

History

Anglo-Saxon Cemetery on Lindisfarne Excavated

DURHAM, ENGLAND—Two complete skeletons have been discovered in what is thought to be an Anglo-Saxon cemetery on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, off …

Frederick Douglass

Farm becomes archaeological site of Native American history

<b>SCOTT COUNTY, Iowa (KWQC) —</b> Take a step back to the mid-1960s.<p>A father and son were digging a post hole for a fence on their Scott County, Iowa farm. …

Native Americans

Scientists think the first Americans arrived by boat

The prevailing theory of how the Americas were settled has been than human hunters followed big game across the ice-free land bridge between North …

Anthropology

Archeologists uncover new economic history of ancient Rome - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News

Some of the mystery behind one of Sicily’s largest ancient Roman villas is now solved thanks to a team of archeologists from the University of South …

Rome

These Technologies Are Giving New Life to the Ancient World

From ocean-going robots to virtual reconstructions of ancient cities, new tools and techniques are transforming archaeology like never before.<p>Subscribe<p>Let our news meet your inbox.<p>SIGN UP<p>From radiocarbon dating in the 1940s to remote sensing techniques in the 1960s, archaeologists have long been …

Ancient History

Afraid of the Dark? Why Eclipses Frightened Ancient Civilizations

Total solar eclipses have inspired wonder and awe throughout history, with the first known reference to an eclipse dating back about 5,000 years. But …

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