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  • Sep 10, 2021
    Archaeologists in Buckinghamshire, England, have unearthed the remains of a medieval church dating back to 1080, reports Esther Addley for the Guardian.
  • Sep 2, 2021
    Excavations on the Channel Island of Alderney have revealed a Nazi bunker built within the ruins of the Nunnery, one of the most well-preserved Roman forts in the British Isles,...
  • Aug 3, 2021
    Researchers surveying the ancient Talayotic settlement of Son Catlar in Menorca, Spain, have unearthed a cache of Roman military equipment dated to around 100 B.C. As Antoni...
  • Aug 1, 2021
    Archaeologists off the coast of Palermo, Sicily, have discovered an ancient Roman shipwreck laden with amphorae, or jars used mainly for transporting wine and olive oil. The...
  • Jul 28, 2021
    Researchers in Saudi Arabia have discovered a sixth-century B.C.E. rock carving of the last Babylonian king, Nabonidus. As Arab News reports, archaeologists from the Saudi Commission...
  • Jul 12, 2021
    Archaeologists exploring a subterranean cave in Gabon have discovered the skulls of medieval-era adults who altered their appearance by removing their front teeth. As Mindy...
  • Jun 24, 2021
    Archaeologists in Turkey have unearthed a 2,800-year-old castle linked to Urartu, an ancient kingdom that spanned modern-day Armenia, eastern Turkey and northwestern Iran.
  • Jun 17, 2021
    Archaeologists on the Croatian island of Hvar have unearthed an ancient necropolis, or vast burial ground, dated to between the fourth and fifth centuries A.D. As local news outlet...
  • May 5, 2021
    Archaeologists surveying Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne have discovered the remains of a submerged Bronze Age village. As Swissinfo.ch reports, the new finds suggest that the area...
  • Apr 22, 2021
    A farmer conducting routine land improvement work recently uncovered an “untouched” ancient tomb on the Dingle Peninsula, a stretch of land on Ireland’s southwest...
  • Apr 20, 2021
    Around 100,000 years ago, a group of Neanderthals with children in tow walked along the coast of what is now southern Spain, leaving behind footprints as they padded through the sand.
  • Mar 30, 2021
    Researchers have reconstructed the face of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh who may have been King Tutankhamun’s father, Akhenaten. As Mindy Weisberger reports for Live Science,...
  • Mar 25, 2021
    Archaeologists in Maryland have discovered the remains of St. Mary’s Fort, a structure built in 1634 by the first English colonists to reach the western side of the Chesapeake...
  • Mar 24, 2021
    Archaeologists have uncovered a trove of 3,000-year-old artifacts—including fragments of a gold mask—at Sanxingdui, an excavation site in China’s Sichuan...
  • Mar 18, 2021
    Back in the 1980s, anthropologist Emanuel Vlček visited Prague Castle to examine two skeletons linked to the Přemyslid dynasty, a royal house active between the late 800s and 1306...
  • Feb 15, 2021
    Archaeologists in Cape Cod have recovered six skeletons from the ruins of the Whydah, a British pirate ship that sank during a 1717 storm with 146 men—and a trove of...
  • Feb 9, 2021
    Israeli and French archaeologists have found what may be one of humans’ earliest known uses of symbols: six lines inscribed on a bovine bone some 120,000 years ago. As Rossella...
  • Jan 22, 2021
    Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed a cache of treasures—including more than 50 wooden sarcophagi, a funerary temple dedicated to an Old Kingdom queen and a 13-foot-long...
  • Jan 4, 2021
    This September, a British birder who’d stopped on the edge of a farmer’s field to watch a buzzard and a pair of magpies stumbled onto a trove of 2,000-year-old Celtic...