An object found in the tomb of an Egyptian architect may be the world's first protractor. The architect Kha helped to build pharaohs' tombs during the 18th dynasty, around 1400 BC. His own tomb was discovered intact in 1906 by archaeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli in Deir-al-Medina, near the Valley of the Kings.
A mosaic-covered wall has been found in a tunnel built to support Trajan's Baths. Archaeologists and city officials unveiled the recent find to reporters Friday on the Oppian Hill. The mosaic-covered wall is 16 meters (53 feet) wide and at least 2 meters (6.6 feet) high. Officials think the wall continues down
An Etruscan holy site which dates back 3,000 years have been found 50 miles north of Rome. A number of materials were linked to cult fires and "clear evidence of votive offerings," Cardarelli said. "Religious activities 1,000 years B.C. were carried out through fire," he said. "Offerings were burnt for the gods
Archaeologists in Mexico have uncovered a 2,800-year-old monument carved by the Olmecs. The work – standing more than 1.5 meters (5 feet) tall – was discovered in late April on the north slope of Chalcatzingo as archaeologists were building a containing wall and protective roofs for the other monoliths in the