Wine production site found at Imperial Roman estate

Published on April 25th, 2016 | by Admin

A possible wine-production site has been found at an Imperial Roman estate in Italy. The excavation team discovered the corner of a cella vinaria, a wine fermentation and storage room, in which wine vessels, known as ... Read More


Silver jewelry cache found in Bulgaria

Published on April 22nd, 2016 | by Admin

A cache of silver jewelry dating back to the 17th century has been unearthed in northwest Bulgaria. It notes that the silver treasure consisting of nearly a dozen female adornments dates back to the second half ... Read More


Cremation pits found in Wales

Published on April 21st, 2016 | by Admin

Construction work in Wales has led to the discovery of cremation pits on the site. A spokesman for the local authority added: “The council has been informed of the discovery of a number of cremation plots ... Read More

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Medieval chess piece found in England

Published on April 21st, 2016 | by Admin

A tiny medieval chess piece has been found in the the backyard of the Wallingford Museum in southeast England. “It is one of only about 50 medieval chess pieces found in England and, at only 21.7mm ... Read More

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3D model made of Battle of Culloden Skull

Published on April 20th, 2016 | by Admin

A skull from a soldier killed at the Battle of Culloden in 1745 has been recreated as a 3D model. This skull is the only know human remains from the Battle of Culloden. It is held ... Read More


Greek curse tablets translated

Published on April 19th, 2016 | by Admin

Five lead curse tablets that date back 2,400 years have been translated. Four of the tablets were engraved with curses that invoked the names of “chthonic” (underworld) gods, asking them to target four different husband-and-wife tavern ... Read More


Human sacrifice supported social hierarchy

Published on April 19th, 2016 | by Admin

A new study suggests that the societies with the highest levels of social stratification were most likely to practice human sacrifice. Methods of ritual human sacriifice in these cultures included burning, drowning, strangulation, bludgeoning, burial, being ... Read More