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Neolithic house unearthed in Scotland

A 6,000-year-old Neolithic house has been unearthed in southern Scotland. Excavations have unearthed a number of post-holes which formed part of a rectangular building and fragments of Neolithic carinated bowl, used for cooking and storage. It is thought that they date to around 4000 BC. The rectilinear hall, which measured 14m in length

Early Islamic house found in Jordan

The remains of an Islamic period house has been found in the city of Jerash in Jordan. The ancient house was likely undergoing a remodel when, on Jan. 18, 749, the massive earthquake struck Jerash, located in what is now Jordan, the researchers of a new study found. Before the earthquake, artisans

Bronze Age house found in Slovakia

A 3,000-year-old dwelling has been found in central Slovakia. Archaeologist Roman Hron?iak supposed to find settlement holes, but the real discovery surprised him. The discovery of the dwelling is significant not only for Detva but for whole region, according to the archaeologist. Until now, only holes were found in Detva but it

Roman town houses uncovered in English city park

The foundations of three Roman buildings have been found in a city park in England through the use of ground-penetrating radar. Scans showing two large town houses the size of Chichester’s Pallant House Gallery – most likely lived in by members of the aristocracy – and a third building, of great

Ottoman-era fisherman’s house discovered in Israel

An Ottoman-era fisherman's house and lookout tower have been found in Israel. In an unprecedented discovery, archeologists from the Antiquities Authority recently unearthed an Ottoman-era fisherman’s house off the coast of Ashkelon, marking the first time a structure found in the area is definitively associated with the fishing industry. According to the

6th century B.C. home found in Rome

A house dating back to the 6th century B.C. has been unearthed in Rome, near Quirinal Hill. The sixth-century BC abode had a rectangular layout most likely divided into two rooms, on a tufa stone base and with an entrance possibly preceded by a portico opening onto one of the long

2,800-year-old farmhouse found in Israel

A 23-room farmhouse which dates back 2,800 years has been found at Rosh Ha-‘Ayin in Israel. An impressive farm house, 2,800 years old, which comprised twenty-three rooms, was exposed in recent weeks during archaeological excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority is carrying out in Rosh Ha-‘Ayin before the city is enlarged in

Viking boat timbers used to build houses in Ireland

An excavation of a Viking settlement in Ireland has should that the settlers used wood from their long-boats to build houses and jetties. Archaeologists also discovered sections of mud and wattle walls, door posts, sections of the bow of a Viking boat, fragments of decorated hair combs, metal artefacts, coins, bronze

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