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Medieval ship surfaced from Dutch river

A 65-foot-long medieval ship has been raised from the bed of the Ijssel River in the Netherlands. The boat was likely deliberately sunk by maritime engineers more than 600 years ago in an effort to alter the flow of the Ijssel River, an offshoot of the mighty Rhine River that flows

Subterranean river found underneath Mexican pyramid

A subterranean river has been found 20 metres beneath El Castillo, the main Maya pyramid at Chichén Itzá. Geophysics expert Rene Chavez said on Thursday that the underground river chamber is naturally covered by rock. Such underground rivers often connect the open cenotes, or sinkhole lakes, that dot Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula. The

20 Roman skulls found in London

20 Roman skulls, believes to have been washed down one of London's "lost" rivers, have been found during Crossrail construction. Though they have yet to be forensically dated, Nicholas Elsden from the Museum of London Archaeology said they were likely to be from the 3rd to 4th Centuries AD, as that

Ancient wooden boat found in Irish river

A log boat that dates back between 500 and 5,000 years has been found in the Boyne River in Ireland. An ancient log-boat, possibly thousands of years old, has been discovered partly embedded in the banks of the River Boyne in Drogheda, possibly where it originally sank. An initial examination by specialist

Ancient fishing village found next to B.C. river

An ancient village, which dates back more than 1,300 years, has been found along the banks of the Babine River in British Columbia. In addition to the house remains, which we excavated this year, there were also about 1,000 cultural depressions which are used for caching food and other materials." In fact,

Roman tombstone fished out of river in Croatia

Divers have discovered a Roman tombstone from the Drava river in Croatia. The relief shows a mythical scene, possibly Venus with two cupids, but archaeologists cannot be certain before the restoration work is completed. Both pieces are believed to date to the second or third century. Underwater archaeologist Kruno Zubcic discovered the

Ancient cities sprang from marshes

The great cities of ancient Iraq thrived in vast lowland marches fed by rivers, but not by the rivers themselves. Last fall, Pournelle led the first American research team of archaeologists to visit Iraq in more than 25 years. And what she and her colleagues found has caused the start of

Yangtze River 40 million years older than previously thought

New research has revealed that the Yangtze River in China is 40 million years older than previously thought. A study of minerals by a team led by Durham University reveals that the Yangtze River began to cut the Three Gorges area around 45 million years ago, making it much older