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Middle-Kingdom garden found in Luxor

A 4,000-year-old funerary garden has been found in the Dra Abul Naga necropolis in Luxor, Egypt. Mahmoud Afifi, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities sector at the Ministry of Antiquities told Ahram Online that the garden was found in the open courtyard of a Middle Kingdom rock-cut tomb and the layout

WWII German Bomber parts found in English garden

Engine parts from a German bomber shot down during the Battle of Britain have been found in an garden in Somerset, England. Engine parts of the Heinkel were left 5ft (1.5m) underground in Puriton for over 70 years archaeologists have said. Homeowner Alan Jennings said: "It's not everyday you get someone knock

Roman Skeleton found in Edward Jenner’s garden

A Roman skeleton has been found in the garden of Dr. Edward Jenner, best known for developing the smallpox vaccine. The skeleton is known to be adult but its sex has not yet been determined. It was found underneath the sealed remains of part of the Anglo-Saxon Mynster, founded in

Ancient royal garden found near Jerusalem

A royal garden, dating back to the 7th century B.C. has been found near Jerusalem. Researchers from Tel Aviv University and Heidelberg University in Germany have been working at Ramat Rachel, which is said to have been built by the Judeans. The newly discovered gardens date back to the

5,000-year-old tomb found in Scottish garden

A man in Scotland has found a 5,000-year-old untouched tomb in his back garden. When Hamish Mowatt decided to investigate a mysterious mound as he tidied an Orkney garden, he had little idea he would uncover a hoard of bodies that had lain untouched for around 5,000 years. Archeologists believe

The world’s oldest potted plant changes home

An ancient cycad, a palm-like tree collected on one of Captain Cook's voyages, has changed containers at London's Kew Gardens. Wes Shaw, keeper of the Palm House where Encephalartos altensteninii cycad is on display, said: 'It is a very special plant. It came to Kew in 1775 and was last repotted 20

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