Evidence of ancient austerity found in Macedonian graves

Published on May 13th, 2010 | by Admin

Graves recently excavated in Macedonia show that funeral offerings were dramatically scaled back from gold to clay, probably by Royal decree. The graves in Pydna, a prominent city in the ancient Macedonian kingdom elevated to fame ... Read More


Easter Island road system largely ceremonial

Published on May 13th, 2010 | by Admin

Archaeologists working on Easter Island have disproved the 50-year-old theory that the road system on the island was used to move the famous statues around. The find will create controversy among the many archaeologists who have ... Read More


114 new terracotta warriors uncovered in China

Published on May 13th, 2010 | by Admin

114 new terracotta statues have been unearthed from the Qin dynasty tomb complex in Xian, China. The statues, many of which were found in pieces, were brightly coloured and lying alongside pots, weapons and other items, ... Read More


Mayan jadite ceremonial head found in Guatemala

Published on May 12th, 2010 | by Admin

A miniature ceremonial head made of jadeite has been found at the ancient Mayan city of Tak´alik Ab´aj (say that five times fast), in Guatemala. On March 23, 2010 the team of archaeologists of Tak´alik Ab´aj, ... Read More


5th-century Coptic church found in Egypt

Published on May 12th, 2010 | by Admin

Excavations at the Avenue of the Sphinxes in Luxor have uncovered a Coptic church which dates back to the 5th century as well as a Nilometer, a structure used to measure the level of the Nile ... Read More


Moon script: the precursor to Braile

Published on May 12th, 2010 | by Admin

The cataloguer’s Desk has a very interesting article about Moon script, which was the precursor to Braille. [Thx CanadaRockzz] As bibliophiles, how often do we stop to consider the ways sightless people experience books and reading? ... Read More