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Medieval graveyard found in Scotland

A medieval graveyard has been discovered during renovations at the Aberdeen Art Gallery in Scotland. "Under the back premises, around 40 disarticulated skeletons were found, in three wooden coffins and placed in a brick-built chamber (known as a charnel house). Significant quantities of coffin wood, fixtures, fittings and furniture, and textile

Badger unearths warrior graveyard

A badger digging in northern Germany has lead to the discovery of a medieval graveyard for Slavish warriors. The Berliner Zeitung newspaper said Wilhelm called the experts as soon as he realized the animals had dug up bones. Archaeologists moved in and expanded the work of the badgers, freeing up eight

Cathaginian baby graveyard not for victims of child sacrifice

A new study of an ancient Cathaginian burial site suggests that the remains of thousands of babies there is not because of sacrificed children as it appears many of the remains may belong to still-born babies and fetuses. Based on historical accounts, scientists believed Carthaginians sacrificed children at the Tophet before

Remains of 18th century plantation unearthed in Virginia

The remains of a plantation, complete with slave quarters and graveyard, have been unearthed in Danville, Virginia. In 1783, Thomas Fearn — one of the original trustees of the Town of Danville — began acquiring property in that area, ultimately owning more than 1,200 acres. By 1823, the property had changed

Remains of Napoleonic soldiers found in Poland

The remains of 350 people have been found in a forgotten graveyeard in northern Poland. “Analysis of the bones of several men buried there shows changes characteristic of people who rode on horseback for much of their lives,” archaeologist Hubert Augustyniak told the Polish Press Agency. About half of those buried were

More than 4,600 Civil War graves identified in New York

The final resting place of more than 4,600 Civil War fatalies have been identified in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. Today, the 478-acre expanse of greenery and statuary covering the cemetery's rolling hills is believed to be the final resting place of about 8,000 Civil War veterans. A team of volunteers

World’s largest dinosaur graveyard found in Alberta

A dinosaur boneyard 1.43-square miles in size has been discovered in Alberta, Canada, making it the largest dinosaur graveyard in the world. Scientists in northern Alberta say they've uncovered the largest dinosaur graveyard in the world and unlocked the mystery of why so many fossils are found in the province.

Roman and Byzantine graveyards found near Damascus

Five graveyards, which date back to the 3rd and 4th century AD, have been unearthed in old Darya City new Damascus. The discovered graveyards, mostly dating back to the roman and byzantine era, contain tens of skulls, Mahmoud Hamoud, Damascus Countryside archaeology director told local news and media. Hamoud