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Limestone coffins found in the Philippines

Archaeologists working in the Philippines have unearthed coffins carved out of limestone in a 1,000-year-old village. The discovery of the rectangular tombs, which were carved into limestone outcrops jutting from the forest ground, is important because it is the first indication that Filipinos at that time practiced a more advanced burial

Spanish shipwreck found in the Philippines

An old Spanish shipwreck has been found off Culasi Point in Roxas City, Philippines. Ricafrente noted that divers from the National Museum and Coast Guard Special Operations Group (CGSOG) went to the area 110 feet below sea level and conducted an underwater archeological survey that included photo documentation and sample retrieval

Japanese WWII land mines discovered in Philippines

A number of Japanese land mines installed during WWII have been found dotting the coastline of Kawit Island in the Philippines. Bersales related that at the Talisay City landing on March 26, 1945, the American forces were surprised that there was no resistance or gunfire from the beach. But the coastline was

Iron Age artifacts found in the Philippines

Artifacts dating back 2,000 years have been found on the island of Cebu. Bersales said in a statement that they had uncovered six burials and 14 earthenware jars and some 3,000 accessioned artifacts believed to be dated back from the Philippine Iron Age, which is between 500 BC and AD 900. Bersales

17th-19th century Japanese porcelain found in the Philippines

A collection of Japanese pottery dating between the 17th to 19th centuries has been unearthed in southern Cebu in the Philippines. The shards of large dishes recovered from the excavation site would serve as “evidence” on the occurrence of the trading activity back in the 16th century, Nogami said. Nogami identified the

Philippines settled 20,000 years earlier than thought

A foot bone found in a cave in the Philippines is rewriting Filipino history. Archaeologists have found a foot bone that could prove the Philippines was first settled by humans 67,000 years ago, thousands of years earlier than previously thought, the National Museum said Tuesday. The bone, found in an

Sunken WWII submarine found in Philippines

A sunken vessel found in the Philippines' Balabac Straight has been identified as the WWII submarine USS Flier. The Flier, which departed Pearl Harbor in January 1944 for its first war patrol, had seen extensive action by the time it struck a mine and sank on Aug. 13, 1944. Seventy-eight crewmen were

Ancient Philippine boat recreated

A replica of an 1,700-year-old Philippine boat has been recreated and launched by a group of adventurers who are planning to sail it around Southeast Asia and possibly Africa. The replica of the balangay — a wooden-hulled boat used in the archipelago about 1,700 years ago — was built in 44