A new study suggests that farming in the Holy Land began 5,000 years earlier than previously thought.
The current thinking is that these desert denizens didn't practice agriculture before approximately the first century, surviving instead by raising animals, said Hendrik Bruins, a landscape archaeologist at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Twenty skeletons dating back between 8,000 and 4,200 years ago have been found at a rock shelter in the Sahara desert in Libya.
It must have been a place of memory," said study co-author Mary Anne Tafuri, an archaeologist at the University of Cambridge. "People throughout time have kept it, and
The ancient Roman city of Palmyra once supported a population of 100,000 people in the middle of the desert. Now researchers, using satellite photographs, believe they have figured out how this was possible.
Professor Meyer and his colleagues came to realise that what they were studying was not a desert, but
Apparently the deserts of western Egypt were once home to a large mega-lake fed by the Nile River's earliest annual floods. Fossil fish and space shuttle radar images have defined the bed and drainage channels of the long lost lake, which at times was larger than Lake Michigan, stretching as
A 3,400-year-old wall which once protected the Sphinx from desert winds has been uncovered on the Giza plateau. The two sections of mud-brick wall, which stretch for 132 meters (433 feet) in total, have been dated to the reign of Thutmose IV, the council said in an e-mailed statement. According
Mysterious lines on the deserts in Israel, Jordan and Egypt were law walls used to funnel animals into killing pits. British RAF pilots in the early 20th century were the first to spot the strange kite-like lines on the deserts of Israel, Jordan and Egypt from the air and wonder
The remains of the army of Persian king Cambyses II, buried by a sandstorm in 525 B.C., have been found in the Sahara desert.
"We have found the first archaeological evidence of a story reported by the Greek historian Herodotus," Dario Del Bufalo, a member of the expedition from the University
An elaborate 3,000 year-old irrigation systems has been found beneath the sand of the Marana desert.
In January, excavation at the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Facility at Ina Road and Interstate 10 revealed the ancient irrigation system. It is said to be the most intricate system of its kind uncovered