Augustus's tomb, Rome

Mausoleum of Augustus to undergo restoration

Published on April 14th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Restoration work is scheduled to begin on the mausoleum of Augustus in Rome, built in 28 B.C. Built in 28BC and as broad as a city block, the cylindrical mausoleum has seen better days after being ... Read More


Tomb and pyramid excavated in Egypt

Published on April 11th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

A tomb which dates back 3,300 years, complete with a 23-foot-tall pyramid at the entrance, has been excavated at an ancient cemetery in Abydos. The tomb, found at the site of Abydos, dates back around 3,300 ... Read More


African cattle domesticated in the Middle East

Published on April 10th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

A new genetic study suggested that African cattle, thought have been domesticated there 10,000 years ago, may actually have been domesticated in the Middle East. Prof. Decker says the genetics of these African cattle breeds are ... Read More


Churajón tomb discovered in Peru

Published on April 10th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

A Churajón tomb has been discovered by workers in building where Mario Vargas Llosa, the Nobel Prize winning author, was born. The tomb is 1.5 m deep and contains four ceramic pots recognizable as being from ... Read More

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17th-century home uncovered in Virginia

Published on April 9th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

The 17th-century home of Rev. Francis Makemie has been unearthed by students in Virginia. Makemie, known as the Father of American Presbyterianism, founded a number of Presbyterian churches on the Delmarva Peninsula. He died at his ... Read More

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Fremont culture remains found in Utah backyard

Published on April 9th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Human remains, dating back to between 700-1300 A.D., that may belong to the Fremont Culture have been found in a Utah backyard. Along the way he's moved a lot of dirt and found all kinds of ... Read More


Gold Byzantine coins found in Egypt

Published on April 8th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

29 gold coins dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries A.D. have been found at a necropolis in Luxor. During a routine excavation carried out inside a tomb at an ancient Egyptian necropolis in the ... Read More


19th century cistern excavated in Virginia

Published on April 8th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Four tons of earth have been removed during the excavation of a 19th century cistern at the University of Virginia. The cistern originally held around 75,000 gallons of water. Archaeologists have uncovered a plate and wall ... Read More

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