Top ten archaeology finds of 2009

Published on December 8th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

National Geographic has compiled a list of the top ten archaeology finds of 2009. 10. “Extraordinary” Ancient Skeletons Found Several graves dating as far back as the early Stone Age—complete with the dog-tooth jewelry and sitting ... Read More


Viking anchor found on Scotland’s Isle of Skye

Published on December 8th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A 1,000-year-old anchor has been found on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Measuring 4ft high and a similar distance from tip to tip, the artefact is undergoing dating and metallurgical testing. Preliminary results showed it ... Read More


Minoan-style painting found at Canaanite palace

Published on December 8th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A Minoan-style painting has been found at the Canaanite palace of Tel Kabri. Tel Kabri is the only site in Israel where wall paintings similar in style to those found in the Aegean 3,600 years ago ... Read More


Egypt wants the Rosetta Stone back

Published on December 8th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Egypt is preparing a formal request for the return of the Rosetta Stone from the British Museum. Zahi Hawass, the head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, said he is preparing to “fight” for the restitution ... Read More


George Washington letter sells for $3.2 million

Published on December 7th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A letter written by George Washington which praises the new Constitution has been sold at auction for $3.2 million. The four-page letter in Washington’s slanting penmanship was written to his nephew Bushrod Washington in November 1787, ... Read More

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