Archaeology

The Sea Peoples of the Transjordan

On a clear day, standing on the summit of this mound, one can see as far as the hills of Nazareth and Mount Tabor to the west, and major parts of the …

1,800 year old Hebrew inscriptions found on a column capital in Peqiin Village

<b>JERUSALEM</b><b>.-</b> An 1,800 year old limestone capital dating to the Roman period that is engraved with two Hebrew inscriptions was discovered during the …

The island of lost explorers

On Canada’s bleak Beechey Island are the remains of four men who died in the 19th Century. They weren’t famous in life – but their deaths sparked 165 years of searching for answers.<p>Through icy rain and mist, I could just make out the headstones of the graves on the bleak shores of Beechey Island. …

History

Tomb Belonging to Pregnant Aristocrat Found in North China

February 25, 2017 Editor: liaoyifan<p>Some burial wares made from bronze [hxnews.com]<p>Two tombs whose owners were identified as noble women from the …

Ancient History

2 kidnapped German archaeologists freed, Nigerian governor says

KADUNA, Nigeria – Nigerian security agents have freed two German archaeologists kidnapped by gunmen from a remote dig, the governor of northern Kaduna state said Sunday.<p>Governo Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai "commended the security agencies for their efforts in securing the release of the Germans," said a …

Kaduna

10 Mysterious Ancient Labyrinths

February 26, 2017<p>Do not confuse labyrinths with mazes. Mazes are complex, multibranched puzzles. Labyrinths are single, nonbranching paths that lead …

Ancient History

Rethinking the Staffordshire Hoard – Piecing together the wealth of Anglo-Saxon kings

Months of painstaking work by Anglo-Saxon expert Chris Fern has allowed him to identify matching fragments, and to reunite suites of weapon fittings, …

Discovery Of Egyptian Army At The Bottom Of The Red Sea Brings Biblical Exodus To Life

There are testaments, there are manuscripts and there are epics. So, historians, archaeologists and researchers abide by some and ignore some. And, …

Egypt

This village may hold key to a bygone civilisation

A chance discovery of six copper axes and some pieces of pottery has spurred the Archaeological Survey of India into excavating a site in Sakatpur …

History

Precisely Cut Underground Waterways Connecting Pyramids to Nile River

Precisely Cut Wells, Shafts, and Underground Channels Connecting the Pyramids to the Nile River<p>Aerial photo of Giza Plateau. The dark blue represents …

Ancient History

Making McHistory? Businesses step up to preserve Rome's antiquities.

This week, a McDonald's outside Rome opened a two-millennia-old road to the public, after discovering it at the restaurant site and investing in its …

Rome

Secrets of the Staffordshire Hoard: Skills of the Saxon smiths revealed

Birmingham’s flourishing jewellery quarter has created stunning replicas of a number of the most famous Hoard items for the new displays, including …

Archaeologists to use VR to find long-lost tomb of murdered Scottish King James I

A VR version of the court will be recreated to conduct planned digs over two years.<p>Archaeologists are seeking to uncover the long-lost tomb of …

Ancient History

Ashmolean Museum: British Archaeology Collections - Dorchester-on-Thames Buckle

British Collection Highlights:<p>Late Roman Grave Group from Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire<p>Among the more important pieces in the Ashmolean's …

UK Universities

Four of five hidden gold objects found in Scunthorpe

<b>Four of five gold artefacts hidden in Scunthorpe as part of a treasure hunt have been found inside a week.</b><p>The event is part of an art exhibition at the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, which began on Saturday 18 February.<p>To find and keep the pieces, worth at least £1,000 each, people must study five …

Stone Age Fences Discovered in Denmark Surround Mystery

When Ginger's original dream of writing the next great American novel didn’t quite work out she turned her thoughts to math and science. She earned a …

Stone Age

The mystery in the marsh: Exploring an Anglo-Saxon island at Little Carlton

In May 2014, <i>Current Archaeology</i> reported on the discovery of a plaque inscribed with the name of an Anglo-Saxon woman, ‘Cudburg’, at Little Carlton …

London’s Pompeii?

The rise and fall of a Roman waterfront<p><b>In early May the excavation of a riverbank in the heart of Roman London drew to a close. Waterlogged layers</b> …

Courthouse site dig gives insight into Toronto's history

A plate inspired by the 1852 novel <i>Uncle Tom’s Cabin</i> and a 19th century black doll are among items now on display in a new exhibit at City Hall, dug …

History

CA 236

What a month! We thought we had big news at <i>Current Archaeology</i> — preparing to launch our new design in issue 236 — until the Staffordshire Hoard came …

Ancient sanctuary from obscure religion that competed with Christianity unearthed in Corsica

A sanctuary dedicated to the god of an ancient and mysterious religion known as Mithraism has been discovered on the French island of Corsica for the …

Ancient History

Settlements Dating Back 12,000 Years Uncovered in England

LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND—Excavations in Lincolnshire associated with the construction of a new roadway have uncovered evidence of inhabitation …

History

Archaeologists And Historians Argue With Geneticists Over Controversial Viking DNA Study

<b>MessageToEagle.com</b> – Clash among scientists! There is currently a heated debate in the scientific community. Archaeologists maintain geneticists have …

DNA

Rock tombs of Turkey's Şanlıurfa to open to tourism - ARCHAEOLOGY

ARCHAEOLOGY >Rock tombs of Turkey's Şanlıurfa to open to tourism<p>ŞANLIURFA – Anadolu Agency<p>AA photo<p>Rock tombs nearly 2,000 years old, which have been …

Ancient History

Archaeologists discover what might be the oldest known image on Earth

The oldest images in the world might have been discovered in France — and they're made of "pixels."<p>Archaeologists have uncovered 16 stones in a …

Vincent Van Gogh

Neanderthal Genes Still Influencing Health Today

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON—<i>New Scientist</i> reports that a recent genetic study shows that Neanderthal DNA that survives in people of non-African descent is …

Genetics

Second largest Maya jade found in Belize has unique historical inscription

To say that UC San Diego archaeologist Geoffrey Braswell was surprised to discover a precious jewel in Nim Li Punit in southern Belize is something …

Ancient History

Rethinking Durrington Walls: a long-lost monument revealed

Durrington Walls, two miles from Stonehenge, is named after the Neolithic henge that calls the location home. But with ongoing research revealing a …

Project Reports Overview — Access Cambridge Archaeology (ACA)

View ACA Sites in a larger map<p>Data from archaeological projects run by ACA can be found via this page. Sites are listed in alphabetical order by …

UK Universities

CWA 81 – Out Now!

At their peak in the 4th century AD, the people who built Teotihuacan in Mexico ruled an empire every bit as impressive as that of Rome on the other …