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Sunken Roman city found off coast of Tunisia

The ancient Roman city of Neopolis has been found underwater off the coast of Tunisia. "It's a major discovery," Mounir Fantar, the head of a Tunisian-Italian archaeological mission which made the find off the coast of Nabeul, told AFP. He said an underwater expedition had found streets, monuments and around 100 tanks

The first big city in North America

Archaeologists working in Illinois have uncovered North America's first big city near the site of a new bridge to span the Mississippi. “The occupation is heavy,” says Tamira Brennan, the interim field station manager for the Illinois State Archaeological Survey in Fairview Heights. Although the scientists haven’t yet done a population

Ancient city ruled by Genghis Khan’s heirs uncovered

The 750-year-old remains of a city ruled by the descendants of Genghis Khan has been unearthed in Russia. The city’s name was Ukek and it was founded just a few decades after Genghis Khan died in 1227. After the great conqueror’s death his empire split apart and his grandson Batu Khan,

Two Maya cities found in the Yucatan

The remains of two Maya cities have been found in the Yucatan jungle. A monster mouth doorway, ruined pyramid temples and palace remains emerged from the Mexican jungle as archaeologists unearthed two ancient Mayan cities. Found in the southeastern part of the Mexican state of Campeche, in the heart of the Yucatan

Ancient city destroyed by fire found in India

Traces of an ancient city that was destroyed by fire has been unearthed in northern India. Remnants of a burnt ancient city, believed to be dating back to 2nd century BC, have been found in an archaeological site in Tarighat, nearly 30 km from here. The “gutted settlement” reminds one the

The history behind US city nicknames

Residents of Chicago try to catch a glimpse of President Theodore Roosevelt in 1915

How Denver got the nickname “Mile High City” is obvious. It’s a mile above sea level.The same is true of Las Vegas and “Sin City.” In a place that promotes drinking and gambling, it’s easy to see why that caught on.Even Los Angeles as the “City of Angels” is clear

Remains of ancient city found beneath Biblical-era ruins

The remains of a previously unknown Canaanite city have been found beneath the remains of Tel Gezer in Israel. The site has been excavated for a century, and most of the excavations so far date to the the 10th through eighth centuries B.C. Gezer also holds some of the largest underground

World’s oldest Bronze Age metropolis faces ruin

The 5,000-year-old city of Mohenjodaro may be ruined in 20 years due to salt corrosion. Mohenjodaro was a major centre of the pre-Hindu Indus civilisation, which dates back to 3000 BC. Its estimated 40,000 inhabitants were contemporaries of Bronze Age civilisations in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Yellow River settlements of