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6,000-year-old wood carving found in Wales

A decorative wood carving has been found during the construction of a wind farm in the Rhondda Valley in Wales. Richard Scott Jones, an archaeologist from Heritage Recording Services Wales, said the piece of wood was “priceless” and would be unveiled to the public at the National History Museum in St

Carved head of Roman god found in ancient dump

A 1,800-year-old carved stone head, believe to be depicting a Roman god, has been found in an ancient rubbish dump in Durham, England. First year Durham University archaeology student Alex Kirton found the artefact, which measures about 20cm by 10cm, in buried late Roman rubbish within what was probably a bath

Thracian Lion head found in Bulgarian cave

A Thracian lion head, carved out of stone, has been found in a Cave in Bulgaria. It was German ornithologists who initially discovered the sculpture, local media inform. They stumbled upon the artifact while studying the behavior of local birds and subsequently handed it over to Bulgarian experts. The sculpture has been

The world’s oldest abstract art

A Stone Age pebble, engraved 100,000-years-ago, may be the world's oldest abstract art. “Upon engraving the piece with a sharp lithic implement, it is likely to have produced a markedly bright and dark red-maroon powder,” Rifkin said. “The design may therefore have been strikingly visible shortly after it was produced.” Ochre is

Fragments of mysterious “Lion Man” statue discovered

Archaeologists have discovered additional fragments of a 35,000-year-old figurine known as "Lion Man". Called the Lion Man, it is fashioned from the tusk of a mammoth and stands about 30 centimeters (12 inches) tall. Its creator polished it with saliva and leather -- and an experiment showed that it likely took

Experts stumped by strange ancient carvings in Jerusalem

Experts have uncovered strange stone carvings which were made thousands of years ago in Jerusalem. Israeli diggers who uncovered a complex of rooms carved into the bedrock in the oldest section of the city recently found the markings: Three "V'' shapes cut next to each other into the limestone floor of

Ancient depictions of childbirth found on pottery fragment

Two ancient depictions of childbirth, the first of its kind ever found, have been discovered on a fragment of pottery in Italy. An archaeological excavation at Poggio Colla, the site of a 2,700-year-old Etruscan settlement in Italy’s Mugello Valley, has turned up a surprising and unique find: two images of a

Aztec temple platform found in Mexico City

, decorated with carvings of snake heads has been found at Templo Mayor in Mexico City. He said the platform, which is still being unearthed, was gradually uncovered over the preceding months. It is covered with at least 19 serpent heads, each about a half-yard (meter) long. Barrera said accounts from the