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Cache of silver coins found at estate in Israel

Published on June 21st, 2016 | by Admin

Excavations at a 2,100-year-old estate in Israel has led to the discovery of a cache of Hasmonenean-era silver coins. Dr. Donald Tzvi Ariel, head of the Coin Department at the antiquities authority, said the cache contained ... Read More


WWI-era training trenches found in Ireland

Published on June 17th, 2016 | by Admin

Archaeologists working in Ireland have uncovered WWI training trenches near the Ballykinler army base. Near the firing ranges of Ballykinler army camp in County Down, archaeologists have been excavating trenches used for training during World War ... Read More


King Tut’s dagger is made of meteorite

Published on June 16th, 2016 | by Admin

New analysis carried out on the blade of a dagger found buried with King Tutankhamen has revealed that it was made out of a meteorite. The dagger was found by archeologist Howard Carter in 1925, three ... Read More


Iron Age remains unearthed on Isle of Wight

Published on June 16th, 2016 | by Admin

An Iron Age skeleton exposed by low tide has been found on the Isle of Wight. The bones of a woman who lived 2,000 years ago, and found in a bay off the Isle of Wight, ... Read More


Stonehenge wasn’t that hard to build after all

Published on June 15th, 2016 | by Admin

Some experiential research carried out by University College London has found that moving Stonehenge’s large stones required far less effort than was expected. In fact the one tonne stone whizzed along the make-shift silver birch track ... Read More


Palaeolithic cave paintings found in Spain

Published on June 15th, 2016 | by Admin

At least 70 cave paintings depicting animals have been found in Spain’s Atxurra caves. The paintings, which include those of bison, horses and goats, were discovered by archeologist Diego Garate at a depth of 300m in ... Read More


Phoenician genome mapped

Published on June 14th, 2016 | by Admin

Scientists have mapped the genome of a Phoenician male who lived 2,500 years ago. To find European lineage in North Africa dating from 2,500 years ago was “very unexpected”, the professor said. The scientists were expecting ... Read More


Studying Neanderthal construction

Published on June 14th, 2016 | by Admin

Researchers are studying a number of semicircular walls built from Stalagmites by Neanderthals 176,000 years ago. Neanderthals built one of the world’s oldest constructions — 176,000-year-old semicircular walls of stalagmites in the bowels of a cave ... Read More