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Florida shipwreck identified

Published on April 7th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

A shipwreck found off the coast of St. Augustine, Florida, has been identified as the Deliverence, which ran aground in 1947. After a nor'easter in January exposed more of the wreck than ever before, the archaeologists ... Read More


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World’s oldest yacht excavated on Isle of Man

Published on April 7th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

The remains of an 18th century yacht named Peggy is being excavated out of the former cellar of a home on the Isle of Man. The vessel, Peggy, was built for Castletown politician and bank owner ... Read More


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Arizona construction reveals ancient village

Published on April 4th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Traces of an ancient village, dating back 4,000 years, have been found at a construction site in southern Arizona. Experts agree discovery is significant archaeologically — the settlement is likely from the Early Agricultural Period, which ... Read More


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1,600-year-old labour contract translated

Published on April 4th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

A Greek document written on papyrus in the 4th century A.D. has been translated, revealing a contract written for a guard hired to protect a vineyard in Egypt. According to Helms' translation, the ancient text reads: ... Read More


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Hospital scans reveal tattoo on Egyptian mummy

Published on April 3rd, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

New analysis carried out on a 1,300-year-old Egyptian mummy has revealed a clear picture of a tattoo on the woman's inner thigh. he tattoo represents the symbol of the Archangel Michael, who features in both the ... Read More


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Colossal statues of Amenhotep III unveiled in Luxor

Published on April 2nd, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Two colossal statues depicting Pharaoh Amenhotep III have been revealed in Luxor, Egypt. The two monoliths in red quartzite were raised at what European and Egyptian archaeologists said were their original sites in the funerary temple ... Read More


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Roman irrigation system found in England

Published on April 2nd, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Construction work at Cambridge University has led to the discovery of an early Roman irrigation system which dates back between 70-120 A.D. "Our findings have unearthed zebra-like stripes of Roman planting beds that are encircled on ... Read More


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