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Roman artifacts found in Ethiopia

Published on June 17th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

2,000-year-old Roman artifacts have been found in eleven graves uncovered in Ethiopia. She was particularly excited about the grave of a woman she has named “Sleeping Beauty”. The way the body and its grave goods had ... Read More


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Late Period tombs found in Egyptian cemetery

Published on June 17th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Six tombs dating back to Egypt’s Late Period (664-332 B.C.) have been found in a cemetery west of Aswan. The tomb revealed a group of mummies found inside stone and wooden sarcophagi, faience statues representing the ... Read More


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Looters raid Thracian mound in Bulgaria

Published on June 16th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Looters in Bulgaria have raided an ancient Thracian burial mound in southern Bulgaria ahead of planned excavations. At least one of the Ancient Thracian burial mounds (tumuli) in the southern Bulgarian town of Tatarevo, Plovdiv District, ... Read More


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Aboriginal artifacts found in Australian park

Published on June 16th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Aboriginal spear barbs and other blades and flakes have been found at the future site of a playground in Sydney. Archaeologist Jillian Comber said many of the artefacts found during the past two weeks were thousands ... Read More


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French noblewoman remains found in lead coffin

Published on June 15th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

The 17th century remains of a French noblewoman and her husband have been found inside of a lead coffin. The corpse of Louise de Quengo, a widow from an aristocratic family from Brittany, was discovered in ... Read More


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Roman rubbish dump gives clues to ancient trading networks

Published on June 15th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists examining the millions of shards of Roman amphorae found at Monte Testaccio are finding clues to the extent and sophistication of trade in the Mediterranean. Monte Testaccio is an artificial hill in the centre of ... Read More


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Natural pearl found in 2,000-year-old shell midden

Published on June 12th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

A natural marine pearl which dates back 2,000 years has been found in a shell midden in Australia. “Pearls have not been recovered before from ancient sites in Australia. Since the find is unique, analysis could ... Read More


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3,000-year-old stone axes unearthed in Vietnam

Published on June 11th, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists working near the Ngu Hanh Son Mountains in Vietname have unearthed five stone axes. An archeological team from Viet Nam Archaeology Institute found five stone axes believed to come from the 3,000-year-old Sa Huynh Culture ... Read More