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Stone vessel workshop found in Galilee

Published on September 13th, 2017 | by admin

A second workshop where vessels were carved out of chalkstone has been found in Lower Galilee. A rare workshop for the production of chalkstone vessels, dated to the Roman period, is currently being excavated at Reina [&hellip... Read More

4,000-year-old bone ornaments found in southern India

Published on September 12th, 2017 | by admin

A collection of 50 carved bone ornaments has been found in India. Shaped precisely like a rhombus with round holes in the middle and circular indentations, these are thought to have been used as jewellery. Samples [&hellip... Read More

Medicine Buddha found during excavation at Angor

Published on September 12th, 2017 | by admin

An 800-year-old Medicine Buddha statue has been found at an 800-year-old site in Angkor Archaeological Park in Cambodia. “We identified him because of an object in the palm of his hand…whose form is similar to a [&hellip... Read More

Vikings freeze-dried cod for long journeys

Published on September 11th, 2017 | by admin

Analysis of ancient cod samples has shown that the Vikings would freeze-dry to fish to transport them on their long journeys. By comparing the ancient DNA with genetic material taken from around 170 modern cod tissues, [&hellip... Read More

Pharaoh with gigantism identified

Published on September 11th, 2017 | by admin

The remains of a Third-Dynansty pharaoh who stood more than 6 feet tall may have had gigantism. Ancient Egyptian kings were likely better fed and in better health than commoners of the era, so they could [&hellip... Read More

Preserved head found in Arctic cemetery

Published on September 8th, 2017 | by admin

The remains of a woman whose heard was remarkably preserved has been found in the Arctic. This haunting 12th century woman is a member of an unknown hunting and fishing civilisation that held sway in the [&hellip... Read More

Luxury Roman neighbourhood discovered in southern France

Published on September 7th, 2017 | by admin

A Roman neighbourhood of luxury homes and public buildings has been found on the banks of the Rhone River in France. A “little Pompeii” is how French archaeologists are describing an entire ancient Roman neighbourhood uncovered [&hellip... Read More

Construction reveals Antwerp’s 16th-century city walls

Published on September 6th, 2017 | by admin

Construction work in Antwerp has revealed a 16th-century fortification wall and the pillars of a city gate. “When we compare to other cities, it was really a monumental and impressive masterpiece already at that time, and [&hellip... Read More

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