Two cannons which date back to the late 1700s have been recovered from a shipwreck off the coast of northeastern Florida. Amid cheers from a flotilla of onlookers Tuesday, an estimated 1,880-pound cannon and a 1,200-pound cannon were hauled to the rippled surface by the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program, the St.
Archaeologists in Canada have been working to excavate the Whitewater POW camp in Manitoba's Riding Mountain National Park. "I found four guys living who were interned at Whitewater and all four of them said it was awesome," said Myers. In part, soldiers were just delighted to be off the front lines. But,
An RAF Spitfire has been pulled from the Irish peat bog it crashed into 70 years ago. Six machine guns and about 1,000 rounds of ammunition were also discovered by archaeologists searching the Inishowen Peninsula in Co Donegal. The British fighter plane was piloted by an American, Roland "Bud" Wolf, who parachuted
Laboratory equipment from the 18th century which was used by Joseph Black has been unearthed during a dig at the University of Edinburgh. "While there will have been some clearance before the building was demolished, it seems a lot of materials were simply left there, perhaps because they had become out
Nearly 8,000-year-old BBQ leftovers have been found in the Netherlands. Stone Age barbecue consumers first went for the bone marrow and then for the ribs, suggest the leftovers of an outdoor 7,700-year-old meaty feast described in the July issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science. The remains, found in the valley of
Hundreds of painted limestone blocks once used in the construction of a temple have been uncovered in Egypt. Minister of State for Antiquities Zahi Hawass said that early studies on site revealed that these blocks were dismantled and reused in the construction of edifices during the Late Ancient Egyptian period and