archaeology


  • Rare bronze artifacts, part of a large ancient marine cargo of a merchant ship that sank during the Late Roman period 1,600 years ago seen during a presentation of the Israel Antiquities Authority in Caesarea, Israel. Monday, May 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

    Video: Israeli Divers Find Massive Treasure From a Roman Shipwreck 1,600 Years Ago

    Israeli divers discovered a trove of of artifacts, including statues and thousands of coins 1,600 years old, lying on the seabed of the ancient harbor... Read more

  • Ashkenazic Jews residing in the "American colony," 1900-1920. (Library of Congress, Public Domain)

    Uncovering Ancient Ashkenaz—the Birthplace of Yiddish Speakers

    At 1,000 years, the search for the location of Ashkenaz—thought to be the birthplace of Ashkanazic Jews and the Yiddish language—is one of the longest... Read more

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    Workers Find 1,300 Pounds of Ancient Roman Coins in Spanish Town of Tomares

    Culture officials said park workers in Spain made a unique historic discovery: over a thousand pounds of Roman coins in the town of Tomares outside... Read more

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    Taiwan Archeologists Unearth 4,800-Year-Old Mother Cradling a Child

    An archaeological find in central Taiwan is both striking and heartwarming.  Uncovered graves in central Taiwan’s Taichung municipality has led to the discovery of 4,800-year-old fossilized remains of a woman gazing at... Read more

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    Earth Day 2016: The 20 Most Amazing Discoveries Since Earth Day 2015

    To celebrate Earth Day 2016, we have compiled some of the amazing archeological finds that our Earth has been hiding since last Earth Day. From... Read more

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    How Ancient Egypt Shaped the Modern World (Infographic)

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  • Father Carlos Crespi Croci, a Salesian monk in Ecuador, with strange artifacts he acquired. (Ancient-Origins.net)

    The Truth About Father Crespi’s Controversial Missing Artifacts

    CUENCA, Ecuador—The story of the late Father Carlos Crespi Croci is one of mystery and controversy, including purported evidence of unknown civilizations, strange golden artifacts, a subterranean... Read more

  • Archaeologists discovered a mass grave near Athens, and some historians believe it may house the remains of insurgents involved in an attempted 7th century B.C. coup. (AOL Screenshot)

    Skeletons Found in Shackles Near Athens May Belong to Ancient Greek Insurgents (Video)

    A roughly 1-acre area just outside of Athens is well known to be filled with mass graves, with the first of many being discovered roughly... Read more

  • A discovery made by an archaeologist in Bosnia and Herzegovina has the scientific community up in arms. (AOL Screenshot)

    Mysterious Stone Sphere Found in Europe Sparks Debate About Its Origins (Video)

    A discovery made by an archaeologist in Bosnia has the scientific community up in arms. The object is a large, round rock, and though there... Read more

  • Luke Irwin, a rug designer from Wiltshire in the U.K., was trying to install lighting last year when he struck something hard underground. (AOL Screenshot)

    Home Renovation Leads to Accidental Discovery of a Rare Roman Villa (Video)

    It’s not every day someone stumbles upon a thousands-year-old piece of history. It’s even more rare for such a discovery to be so well-preserved and... Read more

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    1,500-Year-Old Mummy Found in Mongolia

    Archaeologists say they have found an ancient mummy in Mongolia from 1,500 years ago in the Altai Mountains. The remains, which were wrapped in felt,... Read more

  • Petroglyphs (rock carvings) in the mountains on the northern side of the Saudi city of Hael, known for its old forts and historic structures. (Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images)

    Have Humans Always Gone to War?

    The question of whether warfare is encoded in our genes, or appeared as a result of civilization, has long fascinated anyone trying to get to... Read more

  • Archaeologists have come across a significant Etruscan inscribed slab they believe could provide a great deal of information about the deities the people of the time worshiped. (AOL Screenshot)

    Engraved Text Buried For 2,500 Years May Hold Clues to Etruscan Religion (Video)

    The Etruscans were a highly advanced society, but not one that took great efforts to preserve their written texts. Archaeologists have come across a significant... Read more

  • A general view taken on March 31, 2016 shows a photographer holding his picture of the Temple of Bel taken on March 14, 2014 in front of the remains (far-L) of the historic temple after it was destroyed by Islamic State (IS) group jihadists in September 2015 in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.
Syrian troops backed by Russian forces recaptured Palmyra on March 27, 2016, after a fierce offensive to rescue the city from jihadists who view the UNESCO-listed site's magnificent ruins as idolatrous.

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    These Photos of Palmyra Before and After ISIS Are Heart Wrenching

    The archaeological and historical marvel that is the ancient city of Palmyra has been ravaged by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). AFP photographer... Read more

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    How Robot Explorers Are Making the Finds of the Future

    Gone are the days when archaeology was just a whole load of sand, dust, and bones. These days the real explorers are all about the... Read more

  • Excavations in Liang Bua, a limestone cave on the Indonesian island of Flores. (Smithsonian Digitization Program Office Liang Bua Team)

    The ‘Hobbits’ Were Extinct Much Earlier Than First Thought

    New discoveries at the Indonesian cave site of Liang Bua are changing the way we look at the mysterious Homo floresiensis—known as “hobbits” because of... Read more

  • A general view taken on March 27, 2016 shows the theatre in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, after government troops recaptured the UNESCO world heritage site from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists on March 27, 2016.            
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    Video: Drone Footage Shows Palmyra Ruins After ISIS Attack

    Drone footage shows the remains of the city of Palmyra after being recaptured from ISIS by Syrian troops. An archaeological gem and UNESCO world heritage... Read more

  • Delphi, Greece. (Luarvick/wikimedia, CC BY-SA)

    6 Tools That Are Revolutionizing Archaeology by Helping Us Find Sites Without Digging

    In the past decade there has been a quiet revolution in archaeology, virtually allowing archaeologists to see through the ground without digging. Advances in geophysics,... Read more

  • The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun in his burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings, close to Luxor, 310 miles south of Cairo, Egypt, on Nov. 28, 2015. Scans in King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings point to a hidden chamber, possibly heralding the discovery of Queen Nefertiti's resting place. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

    From Stonehenge to Nefertiti: How High-Tech Archaeology Is Transforming Our View of History

    A recent discovery could radically change our views of one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, Tutankhamun’s tomb. Scans of the complex in Egypt’s... Read more

  • The sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun, known as the Child Pharaoh, remains empty in its burial chamber after the mummy was placed in a glass urn. (Cris Bouroncle/AFP/GettyImages)

    More Evidence Supports Claim Hidden Chamber in Tutankhamun Tomb Contains Another Burial

    Last month, the Tourism Minister of Egypt Hisham Zaazou appeared to have slipped up during a visit to Spain when he said the hidden chamber... Read more

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