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Earliest British gun flints found on Scottish Island

Gun flints dating back to the 16th-century have been found at the stronghold of Clan Morrison on the Scottish island of Dùn Èistean. Surrounded by sheer cliffs, the island of Dùn Èistean is separated from Ness, at the northern tip of the Isle of Lewis, by a 15-metre wide gap. It

Forgotten rifle found in Great Basin National Park

A forgotten 132-year-old Winchester rifle has been found leaning against a tree in Great Basin National Park. The rifle, exposed for all those years to sun, wind, snow and rain, was found leaning against a tree in the park. The cracked wood stock, weathered to grey, and the brown rusted barrel

18th-century weapons recovered from Alexandria harbour

French weapons from the 18th century have been recovered from the waters in Alexandria's eastern port. The find includes a collection of guns, pistols and cannons that were once onboard a French boat named Le Patriot, part of Napoleon Bonaparte's fleet during the French expedition to Egypt in 1798, said Egypt's

School kids unearth loaded gun during “Archaeology Day”

A group of 5th-graders in Massachusetts unearthed a loaded gun during a school “Archaeology Day” trip. At first Wendy Robinson thought it was a joke when one of the fifth-graders participating in this year’s archaeology day yelled “gun” while digging in the dirt near Main Street. She soon saw with her

Musket recovered from 18th century shipwreck

Archaeologists working off the coast of Florida have salvaged a musket, sword and bottleneck from an 18th century shipwreck. The three artifacts, raised from about 30 feet underwater, were stuck together and covered with a buildup of sand, shell particles and coral after years of corrosion under water. They were found at

San Francisco WWII gun battery restored

A WWII-era gun battery that once guarded San Francisco Bay has been restored. The Army built Battery Townsley into a Marin County hillside more than 70 years ago to house weapons that could lob 2-ton shells 25 miles. The series of underground tunnels and concrete gun emplacements became an underground party

The world’s first gunfight

The Battle of Towton in 1461 has been identified as the locale where the world's first gunfight took place. It was the bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil and changed the course of history.But a remarkable archaeological discovery means the Battle of Towton on March 29, 1461, will go