Archaeology

Photo: Pre-Roman tomb unearthed in Pompeii Pre-Roman tomb unearthed in Pompeii
The Local (Italy) - Mon Sep 21, 2015
A rare pre-Roman tomb has been unearthed in Pompeii, shedding new light on life at the site in the fourth century BC. More»

Photo: Depleted Texas lakes expose ghost towns, graves Depleted Texas lakes expose ghost towns, graves
Associated Press - Sun Nov 20, 2011
BLUFFTON, Texas - Johnny C:dot: Parks died two days before his first birthday more than a century ago. More»

Photo: Stonehenge was a 'neolithic rave venue' Stonehenge was a 'neolithic rave venue'
Daily Mail, UK - Sun Jan 4, 2009
The mysterious Stonehenge was a dance arena for ancient revellers listening to 'trance-style' music, according to one professor who is an expert in sound. More»

Photo: Childhood 'toy' revealed as ancient Persian relic Childhood 'toy' revealed as ancient Persian relic
AFP - Tue May 27, 2008
LONDON - An ancient gold cup mysteriously acquired by a Taunton scrap metal dealer is expected to fetch some 500,000 pounds at auction after languishing for years in a shoe box under its current owner's bed. More»

Photo: Archaeologist claims discovery of Cleopatra's tomb Archaeologist claims discovery of Cleopatra's tomb
ANI - Sat May 24, 2008
A flamboyant archeologist claims to have identified the final resting place of Cleopatra, the Hellenistic ruler of Egypt, who originally shared power with her father Ptolemy XII and eventually gained sole rule of Egypt. More»

Photo: Divers find Caesar bust that may date to 46 B.C. Divers find Caesar bust that may date to 46 B.C.
Associated Press - Mon May 12, 2008
PARIS - Divers trained in archaeology discovered a marble bust of an aging Caesar in the Rhone River that France's Culture Ministry said Tuesday could be the oldest known. More»

Photo: 'Mythical Roman cave' unearthed 'Mythical Roman cave' unearthed
BBC - Mon Nov 19, 2007
Italian archaeologists say they have found the long-lost underground grotto where ancient Romans believed a female wolf suckled the city's twin founders. More»

Photo: Archaeologist uncovers 11,000-year-old artifacts in Syria Archaeologist uncovers 11,000-year-old artifacts in Syria
AFP - Mon Oct 22, 2007
DAMASCUS - Deep in the heart of northern Syria, close to the banks of the Euphrates River, archaeologists have uncovered a series of startling 11,000-year-old wall paintings and artifacts. More»

Photo: Greek archaeologists unearth rich tomb Greek archaeologists unearth rich tomb
Associated Press - Tue Apr 3, 2007
ATHENS, Greece - Archaeologists on a Greek island have discovered a large Roman-era tomb containing gold jewelry, pottery and bronze offerings, officials said Wednesday. More»

Photo: 3,000-year-old tombs are found in Egypt 3,000-year-old tombs are found in Egypt
Associated Press - Mon Feb 19, 2007
SAQQARA, Egypt - Archeologists unveiled Tuesday the tombs of a Pharaonic butler and scribe that had been buried in the sand for more than 3,000 years. More»

Photo: Archaeologists find huge Neolithic village near Stonehenge Archaeologists find huge Neolithic village near Stonehenge
AFP - Mon Jan 29, 2007
Archaeologists at the University of Sheffield have unearthed a huge settlement at Durrington Walls, near Stonehenge, confirming that the Stonehenge monument was part of a larger ritual centre. More»

Photo: Thieves Lead to Discovery of Egyptian Tombs Thieves Lead to Discovery of Egyptian Tombs
Associated Press - Sun Oct 22, 2006
SAQQARA, Egypt - The arrest of tomb robbers led archaeologists to the graves of three royal dentists, protected by a curse and hidden in the desert sands for thousands of years in the shadow of Egypt's most ancient pyramid, officials announced Sunday. More»

Photo: Looted Gold Headdress Returned to Peru Looted Gold Headdress Returned to Peru
Associated Press - Fri Sep 15, 2006
Peru celebrated the return Friday of a prized 1,300-year-old embossed gold headdress looted from an ancient tomb nearly 20 years ago. More»

Photo: 'Palace of Ajax' found in Greece 'Palace of Ajax' found in Greece
BBC - Wed Mar 29, 2006
Greek archaeologists say they have unearthed the remains of a 13th Century BC palace linked to the legendary warrior-king Ajax. More»

Photo: Ancient Sarcophagus Unearthed in Cyprus Ancient Sarcophagus Unearthed in Cyprus
Associated Press - Sun Mar 19, 2006
NICOSIA, Cyprus - A 2,500-year-old sarcophagus with vivid color illustrations from Homer's epics has been discovered in western Cyprus, archaeologists said Monday. More»

Photo: Egyptian Temple Yields 17 Statues of Lion-Headed Goddess Egyptian Temple Yields 17 Statues of Lion-Headed Goddess
National Geographic News - Sun Mar 12, 2006
Archaeologists working in Luxor, Egypt, have unearthed 17 statues of an ancient Egyptian goddess with the head of a lion and the body of a woman. More»

Photo: Did Chinese Discover America? Did Chinese Discover America?
CNN - Sun Jan 15, 2006
NEW YORK - In his new book, "1421: The Year China Discovered America" (William Morrow), Gavin Menzies claims that a massive Chinese fleet of huge junks and support ships made a two-year circumnavigation of the globe, with extensive exploration of the Americas, nearly a century before Magellan and Columbus. More»

Photo: Peru Wants Machu Picchu Artifacts Returned Peru Wants Machu Picchu Artifacts Returned
USA Today - Fri Jan 6, 2006
MACHU PICCHU, Peru - The Incas built their mysterious city here to be closer to the gods. More»

Photo: Body of Copernicus identified Body of Copernicus identified
BBC - Mon Nov 7, 2005
Scientists say they have probably solved the mystery of where the father of modern astronomy was buried. More»

Photo: Archeologists discover Tomb of Odysseus? Archeologists discover Tomb of Odysseus?
Madera Tribune - Fri Aug 26, 2005
POROS, Island of Kefalonia, Greece - The tomb of Odysseus has been found, and the location of his legendary capital city of Ithaca discovered here on this large island across a one-mile channel from the bone-dry islet that modern maps call Ithaca. More»

China: Ancient stone-coffin tombs discovered in Sichuan province
People's Daily Online - Sat Jul 23, 2005
Archaeologists discovered more than 20 ancient tombs with stone coffins dating back nearly 2,800 years ago in southwestern China's Sichuan province, local government announced Tuesday. More»

Archeologists unearth 'Chinese Pompeii' destroyed in quake 700 years ago
AFP - Sun May 15, 2005
Chinese archaeologists have discovered what could well be a local version of Italy's Pompeii, in the form of an entire village destroyed in an earthquake nearly 700 years ago, state media has reported. More»

Photo: 2,300-Year-Old Mummy Unveiled in Egypt 2,300-Year-Old Mummy Unveiled in Egypt
Associated Press - Mon May 2, 2005
SAQQARA, Egypt - A superbly maintained 2,300-year-old mummy bearing a golden mask and covered in brightly colored images of gods and goddesses was unveiled Tuesday at Egypt's Saqqara Pyramids complex south of Cairo. More»

Photo: Tsunami Reveals Ancient Ruins in India Tsunami Reveals Ancient Ruins in India
AP - Wed Mar 16, 2005
MAHABALIPURAM, India - For a few minutes, after the water had receded far from the shore and before it came raging back as a tsunami, the fishermen stood along the beach and stared at the reality of generations of legends. More»

Photo: Archaeologists Uncover Bead-Covered Mummy Archaeologists Uncover Bead-Covered Mummy
Associated Press - Tue Mar 1, 2005
SAQQARA, Egypt - Archaeologists uncovered three coffins and a remarkably well-preserved mummy in a 2,500-year old tomb discovered by accident - after opening a secret door hidden behind a statue in a separate burial chamber, Egypt's chief archaeologist said Wednesday. More»

Photo: Tsunamis Reveal Ancient Sculptures on Southern Indian Shores Tsunamis Reveal Ancient Sculptures on Southern Indian Shores
AFP - Fri Feb 11, 2005
MAHABALIPURAM - The deadly tsunamis that crashed into southern India have unearthed priceless relics, including two granite lions, buried under sand for centuries, archaeologists say. More»

Photo: Interviews: Exploring Tibet's Lost Civilization Interviews: Exploring Tibet's Lost Civilization
NPR - Wed Feb 9, 2005
"It's kind of like entering a time warp, leaving the modern world behind and entering a world that's no longer populated -- but its monuments remain, its stones are there for us to see and measure and to try to understand the kind of culture that gave rise to them. More»