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Pharaonic rock carvings found in Egyptian quarry

Published on January 12th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Rock inscriptions depicting the transfer of two obelisks from a quarry has been found at Gebel el Silsila in Egypt. “The work technique shows a notable cooperation among the workers and the workshops at the quarry. ... Read More


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Palindromic amulet found in Cyprus

Published on January 12th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists working in Cyprus have unearthed an amulet that contains an inscription which can be read backwards as well as forwards. On the other side of the amulet is an inscription, written in Greek, that reads ... Read More


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Tomb of unknown queen found in Egypt

Published on January 9th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

The tomb of a previously unknown queen has been found in the necropolis at Abusir, in the Old Kingdom capital city of Memphis. Miroslav Barta, head of the Czech Institute of Egyptology mission which made the ... Read More


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$1.5 million coin hoard found by metal detecting club

Published on January 9th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A metal detecting club has found a hoard of Anglo-Saxon coins worth more than $1.5 million. Pete, 56, said: “They’re like mirrors, no scratching, and buried really carefully in a lead container, deep down. “It looks ... Read More


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Medieval silver hoard found beneath Russian museum

Published on January 8th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A hoard of medieval silver has been found beneath the Tver State Museum in Russia during building restoration efforts. Under the floor of the cabinet general director of the museum at a depth of 2 meters, ... Read More


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5,000-year-old underground city found in Turkey

Published on January 8th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A previously unknown underground city which dates back 5,000 years has been found in Cappadocia, central Turkey. “There is a fortress on top of a conical-shaped hill; it is alleged to belong to the Seljuks. We ... Read More


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Roman-era Synagogue found in Israel

Published on January 7th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Excavations in Israel have unearthed what may be a Roman-era synagogue on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. The structure’s grandeur led researchers to conclude that the site contained the ruins of an ancient synagogue. ... Read More


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Horde of imported weapons found in Wales

Published on January 6th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A horde of weapons not typical to the region have been found in Wales. Archaeologists investigating a 2.5-kilogram hoard of sword blades, scabbards and knives found by a metal detectorist in January 2013 say the plough-disturbed ... Read More


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