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Incredible Archaeological Discoveries Made In 2015
« on: December 28, 2015, 11:52:02 AM »
hopefully this is the right place for this.all of these sites have been covered previous with articles of their own.. listed with each if you want to go read the whole thing.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/archaeological-finds-2015_5678360be4b0b958f6574ff4

Jacqueline Howard
Associate Science Editor, The Huffington Post
12/28/2015 08:00 am ET

14 Incredible Archaeological Discoveries Made In 2015
These artifacts will leave you in awe.

Archaeologists have unearthed some pretty amazing ancient artifacts in 2015, from a medieval castle to weird medical devices aboard pirate Blackbeard's sunken ship.

Such archaeological finds give us a complex and unprecedented glimpse into human history. Curious about what scientists have uncovered? Just scroll down for 14 eye-popping discoveries that made 2015 a fascinating year for archaeologists

Mark Price

Researchers unearthed the remnants of a medieval castle dating back to the year 1110. The regal architecture was found underneath a men's prison in Gloucester, England.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gloucester-castle-prison-yard_5668653ce4b009377b2347c2

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Assaf Peretz/Israel Antiquities Authority

The remains of an extravagant 1,700-year-old mosaic floor were unearthed during the construction of a http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/roman-era-mosaic-unearthed-in-israel_564a1d84e4b045bf3df032bfvisitor center in Lod, a city east of Tel Aviv, Israel.


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Kadir Kaba

Rare treasures, such as this gold wreath, were found in ancient tombs dating back 2,400 years near Soli, a city on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cyprus-tomb-ancient-aristocrats_561fb844e4b0c5a1ce6231d2

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Tulane Public Relations

Marcello Canuto (left), director of Tulane University's Middle American Research Institute, and Luke Auld-Thomas, happened upon a previously undiscovered but well-preserved Mayan stone monument while exploring in Guatemala.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/maya-monument-discovery_55b62db6e4b0074ba5a5006b

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Flemming Kaul/The National Museum of Denmark

Archaeologists discovered a trove of 2,000 delicate gold spirals in the town of Boeslunde, on the Danish island of Zealand. The spirals are 3,000 years old.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bizarre-bronze-age-gold-spirals-unearthed-in-denmark_55a40780e4b0a47ac15d0386


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West Turkana Archaeological Project

Archaeologists working in northwestern Kenya unearthed the world's oldest stone tools yet, dating back 3.3 million years. The artifacts push back the archaeological record of tool technology by 700,000 years.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/20/worlds-oldest-stone-tools-kenya_n_7072766.html



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Rauno Koivusaari

More than $150 million worth of gold coins and jewelry were found in a centuries-old shipwreck just south of the Finnish island of Jussarö. Archaeologists have been studying the shipwreck ever since.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/08/shipwreck-treasure-finnish-coast_n_7224232.html



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Yoli Shwartz/Israel Antiquities Authority

Archaeologists unearthed pottery shards, including this piece of a bowl dating back to 3,500 B.C., in Tel Aviv, Israel. The discoveries suggest that the city was once home to an ancient Egyptian brewery.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/31/ancient-egyptian-brewery_n_6977074.html?utm_hp_ref=daily-discovery


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Ministry of Antiquity, Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt discovered two beautifully decorated ancient tombs near the historic city of Luxor. The tombs are believed to date back to the 18th Dynasty of the Egyptian New Kingdom.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/12/ancient-egypt-tombs-luxor_n_6855154.html


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Cotswold Archaeology

An elaborate Roman tombstone that dates back 1,800 years was unearthed in England at the site of a former parking garage in the town of Cirencester.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/26/roman-tombstone-bodica-video_n_6760358.html?utm_hp_ref=daily-discovery


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Schmuel Magal/Israel Antiquities Authority

Cavers in northern Israel discovered 2,300-year-old rings, bracelets and earrings, as well as silver coins believed to have been minted in the late 4th century B.C. during the reign of Alexander the Great.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/11/cave-treasure-israel-alexander-the-great_n_6839536.html


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Denis Gliksman/INRAP

An opulent tomb was unearthed in France's Champagne region, along with a trove of artifacts including elaborate pottery, a sheathed knife and a chariot. A feline head adorns the tomb that dates back to the early 5th century B.C.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/09/celtic-prince-tomb-chariot-photos_n_6831550.html?utm_hp_ref=daily-discovery


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ASSOCIATED PRESS

Gold coins were found in the seabed in the Mediterranean Sea near the port of Caesarea National Park in Caesarea, Israel. The medieval gold coins date back to the 11th century.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/19/gold-coins-israel-discovered-video-photos_n_6707540.html?utm_hp_ref=daily-discovery

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North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

Archaeologists excavating pirate Blackbeard's sunken ship, named Queen Anne's Revenge, unearthed various medical devices from the wreckage, such as an urethral syringe used to treat syphilis. The items date back to 1718.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/31/blackbeard-pirate-ship-medical-supplies_n_6582112.html



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Re: Incredible Archaeological Discoveries Made In 2015
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2015, 09:24:20 AM »
 
another publication  another list..it's all good..there are sure a lot of things being found around the globe and new species being sighted..makes you wander, doesn't it
and since this info should be from before murdock bought nat geo the info should be sound






and again links to the whole story are included for those wanting more info



http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/12/151228-top-archaeology-discoveries-2015-naledi-Tut-treasure-lost-city-Nefertiti-Jamestown-San-Jose/


Seven Major Archaeological Discoveries of 2015

By Kristin Romey, National Geographic
PUBLISHED December 28, 2015

From sunken treasure to ceremonial bobcat burials, it's time to look back at the year's biggest finds.


Anna Cohen, a University of Washington anthropology grad student, documents a cache of more than 50 artifacts discovered in the jungle. Following scientific protocol, no objects were removed from the site. The scientists hope to mount an expedition soon to further document and excavate the site before it can be found by looters.
PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVE YODER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC


2015 was a year when archaeology frequently made headlines around the world, but unfortunately, it was all too often for the same terrible reason. This was the year when ISIS (Islamic State) released their full destructive fury on ancient sites and cultural monuments across Syria and Iraq.

But this was also the year that archaeologists triumphed in the field. From plunging deep into the rainforests of Central America in search of new civilizations to altering our understanding of human behavior by simply re-inspecting the contents of dusty museum archives, researchers have made 2015 a spectacular year for archaeology.

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Hidden Chambers in Tut’s Tomb Radar scanning inside Tut's tomb has reinforced the theory that two more chambers may be hidden behind sealed doorways.
 
 Photograph by Brando Quilici, National Geographic Channels
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/08/150814-nefertiti-tomb-tutankhamun-tut-archaeology-egypt-dna/
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/11/151126-nefertiti-tomb-tut-egypt-archaeology/

video at link for     King Tut Tomb Scans Support Theory of Hidden Chamber
2016 will be another big year for Tut’s tomb, predicts Fredrik Hiebert, National Geographic Society’s archaeology fellow. Researchers plan to investigate the chambers, quite possibly by drilling small holes into the walls and inserting a fiber optic camera to examine their contents. "The evidence for the sealed chambers is really convincing," Hiebert says. " Everyone’s on tenterhooks to discover what’s in them. There’s still so much about the Valley of the Kings that we don’t know."

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“Lost Civilization” in Honduras Elaborate sculptures in the Honduran rain forest may help archaeologists better understand a virtually unknown civilization.
  Photograph by Dave Yoder, National Geographic 

Lost Civilization Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest

Researchers hacked their way into pristine rain forest in Honduras to confirm what aerial remote sensing (LIDAR) had already suggested: the remains of a virtually unknown culture that thrived in the eastern Mosquitia region a thousand years ago.

Archaeologists have begun to survey just one of several cities identified, replete with plazas, elaborate sculptures, and a pyramid. The Honduran president has pledged to protect the area from illegal loggers and looters, and researchers plan to return in 2016, despite the fact that nearly half of the team was felled by leishmaniasis during the 2015 expedition.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/150302-honduras-lost-city-monkey-god-maya-ancient-archaeology/

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 New Human Ancestor The remains of Homo naledi have sparked vigorous discussions of how, exactly, it fits into our evolutionary family tree.
  Photograph by Mark Thiessen, National Geographic 

Homo naledi: A "Baffling New Branch to the Family Tree"

Paleoanthropologists, who work millions of years back to the horizons of human evolution, love nothing more than a good argument, and 2015 gave them the gift of Homo naledi. The remains of more than 15 individuals were initially discovered by recreational cavers in South Africa in 2013, but it wasn’t until just a few months ago that Lee Berger, a paleoanthropologist at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, made it official: we’re looking at a new species of the genus Homo.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150910-human-evolution-change/

Learn more about the birthplace of humankind—is it East Africa or South Africa?
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150911-hominin-hominid-berger-homo-naledi-fossils-ancestor-rising-star-human-origins/

video at link     New Human Ancestor Discovered: Homo naledi 


Homo naledi is unexpected in the sense that, in many ways, it doesn’t make sense. Why does a hominin with such a small brain have such a large body? How do we explain a  confluence of very "apelike" features—more primitive than those found in australopithecines of Lucy fame—and much more modern elements? How did the remains end up so far back in a complicated cave system? Were they deliberately deposited there in a ritualized manner—something that until now was a behavior recognized only in modern humans and Neanderthals? And the biggest question: how old are these fossils?

What we do know is that we can look forward to years of research and analysis of how exactly Homo naledi fits into our family tree. Stay tuned


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Early American Founders ID’d Four men who played important roles in the development of Jamestown, Britain's earliest permanent settlement in America, were conclusively identified in 2015.
   Photograph by James Di Loreto   

Archaeologists Identify Bodies of Lost Leaders of Jamestown

Back in 2010, archaeologists studying a series of four male burials in Jamestown, Virginia used the location of the remains to conclusively identify the first major English church building in North America, where Pocahontas married John Rolfe in 1614. The human remains were found in what was suspected to be the chancel area of the church, where the altar was once located and where elite members of Britain’s first permanent American settlement would have been interred.

When the bodies were discovered, researchers could only guess who they were, based on the men’s status and dates of death: Reverend Robert Hunt, Jamestown's first chaplain; Sir Ferdinando Wainman, a master of ordnance for Fort James; Captain Peter Winne, a sergeant major of the fort; and Captain Gabriel Archer, a member of the colony's first governing council.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/07/150728-jamestown-archaeology-forensics-pocahontas-history-skeletons-religion/

Does climate change threaten the future of Jamestown?
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140520-threatened-historic-landmarks-climate-change/


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vid at link

The Men Buried Beneath a 400-Year-Old Church 

They got three out of four correct. This year, using chemical and genealogical analysis, archaeologists determined the remains belonged to Captain Archer, Sir Wainman, Reverend Hunt, and Captain William West, a relative of Wainman.


"These individuals were so critical to the foundation of America as we know it today," says forensic anthropologist Douglas Owsley, who led the team that identified the men. "We're sincerely interested in their lives and their stories."


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now this next one truly fascinates me


Big Discovery, Small Cat A young bobcat festooned with a collar of seashells and bear teeth and buried in a Native American mound is the first decorated wild cat burial to appear in the archaeological record.
   Photograph by Kenneth Farnsworth   

http://news.sciencemag.org/archaeology/2015/07/ancient-bobcat-buried-human-being

Ceremonial Bobcat Burial in the Hopewell Mounds

For decades after their excavation from a Hopewell-era burial mound, these bones languished in storage at Illinois State Museum in Springfield, in a box labeled "puppy burial." But it was only when zooarchaeologist Angela Perri examined the skull that she realized she was looking at something else: the only known decorated burial of a wild cat in the archaeological record.

The young bobcat was buried around 2,000 years ago in the largest of 14 Hopewell-era mounds that overlook the Illinois River some 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of St. Louis. It was interred alongside the remains of 22 people, who were buried in a ring around a central tomb with the remains of an infant.

What sounds like a blockbuster movie plot was actually a discovery originally made on a computer screen.

When archaeologists uncovered the burial in the early 1980s, they were surprised to find the remains of a small animal with what appeared to be a "collar" made of seashells and bear teeth. While people in the Hopewell culture buried dogs, they did so only in their villages—mounds were reserved for human burials.

Why do we want to squeeze adorable baby bobcats?
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/10/151010-science-psychology-babies-animals-culture-behavior/


So how to explain the deliberate burial of a wild cat? According to Perri, the young bobcat (most likely between four and seven months old) was not sacrificed but deliberately arranged in its grave with its ornamental "collar" and its paws placed together. While Perri argues that the burial is evidence for cat domestication, other researchers, who point out that animals are never deliberately buried in the Hopewell mounds, suggest the bobcat burial may have a cosmological meaning.

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Bronze Age Greek Warrior Archaeologists had a once-in-decades find with the intact 3500-year-old burial of a warrior, replete with ivory-handled sword and unusual grave goods.
  Photograph by Department of Classics/University of Cincinnati 

Rare Unlooted Grave of Wealthy Warrior Uncovered in Greece

Frenzied speculation early in the year that a Greek tomb may be the resting place of Alexander the Great turned out to be just that—speculation. But the discovery of an unlooted warrior tomb in the southwestern Peloponnese turned out to be not just the major archaeological discovery of the year for mainland Greece, but also the discovery of decades.

Archaeologists were surprised at the number of traditionally “female” grave goods buried with the warrior, including combs, beads and a mirror.

The male warrior was discovered at the site of Pylos, which features the remains of a Mycenaean palace built around 1300 B.C. The warrior was interred about two centuries earlier, in a shaft grave surrounded by around 1,400 objects, including a bronze sword with an ivory hilt.

Archaeologists were surprised at the number of traditionally "female" grave goods buried with the warrior, including combs, beads, and a mirror. "The discovery of so much precious jewelry with a male warrior-leader challenges the commonly-held belief that jewelry was buried only with wealthy females," says Sharon Stocker a University of Cincinnati archaeologist who worked on the excavations.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/10/151027-pylos-greece-warrior-grave-mycenaean-archaeology/

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The World’s Richest Shipwreck? The San Jose, which sank off the Colombian coast in 1708, may contain over a billion dollars of treasure once destined for Spanish colonial coffers.
  photograph by EFE/Colombia Ministry of Culture 


Treasure on Sunken Spanish Galleon Could Be Biggest Ever

It’s hailed as possibly "the most valuable shipwreck discovery of all time"—an early 18th-century Spanish galleon laden with around a billion dollars worth of precious metals and gems. But it’s the legal war that’s gearing up around the ownership of the wreck that may make this discovery especially interesting.

Colombia’s president recently tweeted that his country had located the San Jose, a Spanish ship sunk by the British in 1708 off the coast of Cartagena. However, the private U.S. salvage firm Sea Search Armada claims that it found the wreck more than 30 years ago. Then there’s Spain, which will most likely put a claim on this ship and the remains of almost 600 of its crew that went down with it. "Spain has been pretty successful in court when it comes to recovering their warships, regardless of who finds them," says Hiebert. "I’d be surprised if they didn’t put up a huge fight for the San Jose."

vid at link     EXCLUSIVE: Did This Shipwreck Change the Course of History?

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/12/151209-spanish-shipwreck-billion-treasure-archaeology/



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Re: Incredible Archaeological Discoveries Made In 2015
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2015, 08:39:21 AM »

sorry only one pic with this one...but links to each of the stories can be found in the article sited

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2015/december-web-only/biblical-archaeologys-top-ten-discoveries-of-2015.html

Gordon Govier/ December 30, 2015

Biblical Archaeology’s Top Ten Discoveries of 2015
A glimpse at the important work that took place at excavations this year.



Image: Courtesy of Seales' Research

A section of the digitally unwrapped Ein Gedi scroll, bearing text from Leviticus.


Archaeological discoveries made public in 2015 have given us new information about biblical events and people.

Below are the Top 10 findings of the important excavations taking place in the lands of the Bible. (This list is subjective, and based on news reports rather than peer-reviewed articles in scientific publications.)

10. Beit Shemesh idol head

An Israeli boy enjoying a picnic with his family in mid-November at the ruins of the biblical city of Beit Shemesh found what appeared to be the small head of a statue and showed it to an Israeli tour guide. The guide encouraged the boy to take the find to the Israel Antiquities Authority, which he did. They determined it was the head of a fertility goddess, probably Asherah, dating to the 8th century B.C.

9. Horvat Kur Byzantine menorah mosaic

The 2015 excavation of a Byzantine synagogue at Horvat Kur, overlooking the Sea of Galilee, revealed a mosaic depicting a menorah with a unique oil lamp design. This project is one of several synagogues being excavated near the epicenter of Jesus’ ministry, providing new insights into worship communities in the centuries after Jesus.

8. The site of Herod's palace

Early in 2015, archaeologists announced the excavations of a former Turkish prison near Jerusalem's Jaffa Gate would be open to the public via guided tours. The site is believed to have been the location of Herod's palace 2,000-years ago, and possibly the site of the trial of Jesus before Pilate.

7. Iron Age gate at Gath

Excavators of Tell es-Safi (the Philistine city of Gath) have made many discoveries over 20 years of excavations, but in 2015 they found the monumental gate of Gath from the time of Goliath (its most famous resident). It is one of the largest city gates ever found in Israel, attesting to the importance of the city 3,000 years ago.

6. Rare 3,000-Year-Old seal from Jerusalem found in Temple Mount sifted dirt

Ten-year old Matvei Tcepliaev, a tourist from Russia, participated in the Temple Mount Sifting Project during his family's visit to Jerusalem. Amidst the dirt that is the focus of this project – illegally excavated from the Temple Mount in 1999 – he discovered a seal dating to the time of King David and the Jebusites, 3,000-years ago. Archaeologists called it a rare find from that period of Jerusalem's history.

5. Eshba'al name found at Khirbet Qeiyafa

This year, excavators announced their discovery at Khirbet Qeiyafa in 2012 of a 3,000-year old jar inscribed with the name of Eshba'al. This is not the same Eshba’al who is referenced in 1 Chronicles 8:33, a son of King Saul, but that's the only other mention of the name in ancient records, both from the identical era.

4. Canaanite ostracon from Lachish

Excavations at Lachish in 2014 turned up an ostracon (clay potsherd with writing) dating to around 1130 B.C. The meaning of the nine-letter Canaanite inscription is unclear, but the excavators say it provides significant information about the development of the Canaanite alphabet, and ultimately Hebrew, Greek, and Latin alphabets.

3. Hezekiah seal impression

In 2009 excavations in the Ophel, an area adjacent to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, uncovered the clay impression of the seal of Hezekiah. "It is the first seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king ever exposed in situ in a scientific archaeological excavation," Hebrew University reported.

This was one of 34 bullae (seal impressions) turned up in this particular excavation. It took many additional months before it was accurately read, to state, "Belonging to Hezekiah [son of] Ahaz king of Judah."

2. The venerated home of Jesus from Nazareth

University of Reading (UK) professor Ken Dark analyzed the results of long-neglected archaeological work done in 1936 and earlier at the convent of the Sisters of Nazareth. While it's impossible to say that the remains of the home at the site belong to the home of Jesus during his childhood, Dark says it is clearly the place that Christians of the Byzantine era believed was the home of Jesus.

1. Carbonized scroll of Leviticus from Ein Gedi synagogue deciphered

In 1970, archaeologists discovered the charred remains of a parchment scroll in the ruins of a Byzantine synagogue at Ein Gedi, along the western shore of the Dead Sea. It was inconceivable, at the time, that this cigar-shaped charcoal briquette could reveal its contents.

But last summer University of Kentucky professor Brent Seales used digital imaging software he developed to analyze the x-rays from a computer tomography scan of the scroll. Israeli archaeologists were amazed to see the first eight verses of the book of Leviticus, making the 1,500-year old Ein Gedi scroll the oldest known book of the Bible outside of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Seales' ability to decode CT scans of ancient carbonized texts may open the door to recovering many more ancient documents, including an entire library of a Roman villa destroyed in the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 73 A.D. as well as discarded papyrus documents used to create Egyptian mummy casings.

CT also compiled the top 10 finds of 2014 and 2013. This year, CT also reported on the group attempting to save biblical-era artifacts from ISIS.

Gordon Govier is editor of ARTIFAX magazine and host of The Book & The Spade radio program.

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Re: Incredible Archaeological Discoveries Made In 2015
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2015, 08:48:09 AM »


and several other sources that might be of interest..i think I'm done looking for now.. ;D

but they all do have photos  at the links     happy reading





http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology

Ancient Ram Statue Unearthed On Christmas Eve in Israel
Dec 29, 2015 10:33 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
The ram was often used as a symbol of Jesus, and could have been part of a church. Continue reading ?
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Six Ancient Egyptian Statues Recovered: Photos
Dec 28, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Six rock cut statues have been discovered within 18th Dynasty shrines at found at Gebel el Sisila.
 
Egyptian Statues Revealed in Ancient Shrines
Dec 28, 2015 10:30 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
The 3,400-year-old statues were found at a site known for its stone quarries near the Nile.
 
Evil-Thwarting 'Rattles' Found in Prehistoric Infant's Grave
Dec 23, 2015 12:02 PM ET // Owen Jarus, LiveScience
Tiny figurines that may have been used to ward off evil spirits were discovered in the grave of an infant dating back 4,500 years.
 
Oetzi the Iceman Has World's Oldest Tattoos
Dec 22, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
The Iceman, who died between 3370 and 3100 B.C., has 61 marks on his body made by fine incisions into which charcoal was rubbed.
 
Anti-Demonic Burial Found in Poland
Dec 21, 2015 11:55 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Burials were found in a 400-year-old cemetery where sickles were placed around the throats of the deceased possibly to ward off demons.
 
King Tut's Wet Nurse May Have Been His Sister
Dec 21, 2015 09:04 AM ET // AFP
Thew news revives speculation about the identity of the mother of the boy king.
 
Restored King Tut Mask Back on Display
Dec 17, 2015 11:35 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
The mask underwent eight weeks of delicate surgery to undo damage caused by a botched procedure.
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Excavations at Craig Rhos-y-Felin, north Pembrokeshire, Wales. Image credit: Adam Stanford / Aerial-Cam Ltd.
Stonehenge Bluestones Came from Two Quarries in Wales, Scientists Say
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Photograph of the engraved schist slab from Moli del Salt. Image credit: Manuel Vaquero / Marcos Garcia-Diez.
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A seal impression of King Hezekiah unearthed at the foot of the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount. Image credit: Ouria Tadmor / Eilat Mazar.
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IAA archaeologists have unearthed the ruins of the Hellenistic period fortress of Acra, solving one of Jerusalem’s greatest archaeological mysteries. Image credit: Assaf Peretz / Israel Antiquities Authority.
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This wine press was found at the site, near Netivot. Image credit: Assaf Peretz / Israel Antiquities Authority.
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Neolithic Farming Communities Exploited Bee Products at least 8,500 Years Ago
Nov 12, 2015 by Editors
Bee products were exploited continuously at least from the seventh millennium BC, according to a multinational team of scientists led by University of...

Archaeologists survey the scatter of a Late Roman shipwreck. Image credit: V. Mentogianis.
Underwater Archaeologists Discover 22 Ancient Shipwrecks around Fourni Archipelago
Nov 10, 2015 by Editors
A University of Southampton-led of team of archaeologists has discovered almost two dozen shipwrecks around the Fourni archipelago, Greece. Archaeologists...

German archaeologists found this mosaic while excavating the site of the ancient city of Doliche in Turkey. Image credit: Peter Jülich / University of Münster.
Stunning Late Antique Mosaic Uncovered in Turkey
Nov 3, 2015 by Editors
Archaeologists digging at the site of the ancient city of Doliche in Turkey have uncovered a stunning mosaic that would’ve been used as the floor of...

This gold ring with a Cretan bull-jumping scene was one of four solid-gold rings found in the tomb. This number is more than found with any other single burial elsewhere in Greece. Image credit: University of Cincinnati.
Archaeologists Unearth Tomb of Wealthy Mycenaean Warrior in Greece
Oct 27, 2015 by Editors
A multinational group of archaeologists has unearthed a 3,500-year-old tomb of Mycenaean warrior near the city of Pylos on the southwest coast of Greece...

An aerial view of the bouleuterion recently discovered at the site of Antiochia ad Cragum. Test trenches reveal, among other things, a curved marble bench for dignitaries, supports for wooden seats for a general audience and a marble-paved orchestra area. Image credit: Michael Hoff / University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Archaeologists Make New Discoveries in Roman City of Antiochia ad Cragum
Oct 23, 2015 by Editors
A head of Medusa has been unearthed by a team of archaeologists digging at the site of Antiochia ad Cragum, an ancient Roman city on Turkey’s southern...

Stonehenge, a famous prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England.
Stonehenge’s Builders Were Heavy Meat-Eaters, Archaeologists Say
Oct 13, 2015 by Editors
Archaeologists from Germany and the United Kingdom have revealed insights into cuisine choices and eating habits at Durrington Walls, a Neolithic settlement



 


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