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Roman pond found in West Sussex village

A sphinx carved out of marble has been found in a cemetery along the Silk Road trade route in northwest China. The tomb was one of the 29 ancient graves in the area which archeologists have excavated this year to pave way for the construction of a local water plant. More

Ancient cemetery discovered in Iran

A cemetery containing over 500 graves, some of which date back 3,500 years, has been discovered in southwestern Iran. The team has excavated over 20 graves so far in the cemetery located in the Taj Amir region near the city of Yasuj in south of Iran, he added. Many artifacts such as

Viking-era graves found in Poland

Archaeologists have unearthed several graves in a cemetery in Poland which contain all sorts of treasures and weapons. Archaeologists stumbled upon the cemetery, which dates to the late 10th and early 11th centuries, after surveying a highway-construction site near the village of Bodzia, roughly 90 miles (150 kilometers) northwest of Warsaw.

Witch’s graveyard uncovered

The grave of a woman who died 800 years ago has been found in Italy, her jaw nailed to the ground to prevent her from rising from the dead. Another grave was also uncovered revealing a skeleton surrounded by 17 dice, an unlucky number. 'She was buried in bare earth, not

First Nations burial ground found in British Columbia

A First Nations cemetery has been discovered in the North Okanagan in British Columbia. Provincial archeology branch official Eric Forgeng says the bones have not been dated but there’s no question they are from a First Nations burial site. He says wear on the teeth is consistent with ancient diets that included

Bodies unearthed from Los Angeles’ first cemetery

Construction in Los Angeles has turned up skeletal remains in what was the city's first cemetery. Native American groups,  archaeologists and the L.A. Archdiocese have voiced concerns over the removal of what may be the remains of the city's first cemetery. Spanish, Native American and Mexican people were among the early settlers

Medieval hospital burial ground found in Yorkshire

Archaeologists are excavating a 700-year-old medieval hospital burial ground beneath a car park in South Yorkshire. They know a hospital run by monks was on the site but there were no written records of burials from before the early 17th century. But the skeletons of adults, children and babies have

57 Egyptian tombs found at Fayoum

A massive find of 57 ancient Egyptian tombs, dating as far back as 4,500 years, has been found in Fayoum.  Archaeologists have unearthed 57 ancient Egyptian tombs, most of which hold an ornately painted wooden sarcophagus with a mummy inside, Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities said Sunday.The oldest tombs

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