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3rd century buildings found in Rome

Traces of buildings dating back to the 3rd century A.D. have been found during Metro construction in Rome. Two ancient Roman edifices have been discovered during excavations to extend Metro Line C in Rome. Archeologists were undertaking reinforcement works on monuments near the new public transport line when the ancient solarium

Medieval buildings found at Pembroke Castle

A geophysical survey carried out at Pembroke Castle in Wales has identified patches on the ground suggesting possible outlines for medieval buildings. Neil Ludlow, consultant archaeologist, said it shone new light on the castle. Much of the interior of the castle, which dates from the 11th Century, was destroyed after the Middle

4,000-year-old sauna unearthed in Scotland

A 4,000-year-old building which may have served as a sweat house has been unearthed in Orkney, Scotland. The early analysis work suggested that the building is likely to be a ‘burnt mound’, which generally comprises of a fireplace, water tank and a pile of burnt stone. Through experimentation and reference to

2,800-year-old farmhouse found in Israel

A 23-room farmhouse which dates back 2,800 years has been found at Rosh Ha-‘Ayin in Israel. An impressive farm house, 2,800 years old, which comprised twenty-three rooms, was exposed in recent weeks during archaeological excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority is carrying out in Rosh Ha-‘Ayin before the city is enlarged in

1,300-year-old imperial building found in Japan

The foundation holes of a 1,300-year-old imperial building has been found in Japan's first capital: Kashihara. The holes, 1.2 meters to 2 meters across, were discovered in the Toho Kanga section, which is known as the district for government ministries. Toho Kanga was located 250 meters east of the ruins of

3,500-year-old Minoan building found on Crete

A huge 80-room Minoan building which dates back 3,500 years has been uncovered on the island of Crete. In the past few years, the remains of an impressive and luxurious building from 3,500 years ago has seen the light. The building has two or three floors and some 80 rooms including

Remains of Jane Austen’s home unearthed

The remains of Jane Austen's Steventon home, where she wrote drafts of Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, have been unearthed in Hampshire, UK. Debbie Charlton, of archaeologists Archaeo Briton, who led the dig, said: "Our main focus for the project is putting together the puzzle of what Jane's first

Remains of 6th-century pond found in Japanese

The remains of a 6th-century pond mentioned in ancient history books has been found in Japan. The Kashihara Municipal Board of Education announced Dec. 15 that the late 6th-century remains of what is likely an embankment of the ancient "Iware Pond" have been found in Kashihara, Nara Prefecture. The Iware Pond