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11,000-year-old quarry found in central Israel

The oldest-known quarry in the southern Levant, dating back 11,000 years, has been found in central Israel. Kaizer Hill quarry is the first of its age, size and scope to be revealed in the southern Levant, where the Neolithic culture is believed to have begun and farming communities have developed. The

Egyptian temple found in quarry

The remains of a 3,300-year-old temple have been found in the Gebel El Silsila quarry in Egypt. Remains of a lost 3,300-year-old temple, most likely founded by the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh Thutmose II, have been unearthed in the Gebel al Silisilah; ancient Egypt’s largest sandstone quarry located to the north of

The largest stone carved by human hands

Archaeologists working in Lebanon have uncovered the largest stone ever carved by human hands. Still partially buried, the monolith measures 19.6 meters (64 feet) in length, 6 meters (19.6 feet) wide, and is at least 5.5 meters (18 feet) high. Its weight is estimated at a bulky 1,650 tons, making it

Stonehenge quarry site found

Archaeologists believe they have identified the quarry where Stonehenge's bluestones came from. Since the 1920s much of the work in Preseli has focused on a spot known as Carn Meini. Now researchers are claiming that in fact the Stonehenge bluestones actually came from Carn Goedog – almost a mile away. Richard Bevins,

Eight Bronze Age boats found in English quarry

Eight boats dating back to the Bronze Age have been uncovered in a quarry in southeastern England. The vessels, all deliberately sunk more than 3,000 years ago, are the largest group of bronze age boats ever found in the same UK site and most are startlingly well preserved. One is covered

1st century quarry and tools found in Jerusalem

A quarry, complete with ancient tools, has been uncovered in Jerusalem. Some of the huge stones would've reached about 6.5 feet (2 meters) in length and weighed tens if not hundreds of tons, the researchers said. In total, the team uncovered an area of around 11,000 square feet (1,000 square meters) where

Easter Island stone statues “walked” out of quarry

New research suggests that the giant stone statues of Easter Island were "walked" out of the quarry by rocking them from side-to-side. Some statues are found on stone pedestals; others are in incomplete forms along roads or in a quarry. The incomplete statues — which Lipo says would have been modified

Neolithic tomb found at Stonehenge quarry

A Neolithic tomb has been found at a bluestone quarry thought to have supplied materials to build Stonehenge. They are now excavating at the site of a robbed-out Neolithic tomb, built right next to the original quarry. They knew that the tomb had been disturbed previously, so rather than excavate inside, they