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4,000-year-old tombs found in Romania

Nine Bronze Age tombs have been found in eastern Romania. “Some tombs are located closer to the surface and were not so well preserved because of the agriculture works. But those deeper in the ground have rich inventories. Each tomb usually has a minimum of three jugs. There are also bronze

Human footprints found in cave may be Europe’s oldest

New dating carried out on human footprints found in a Romanian cave have revealed the prints were made 36,500 years ago, making them Europe's oldest. About 400 footprints were first discovered in the cave in 1965. Scientists initially attributed the impressions to a man, woman and child who lived 10,000 to

Spy satellites reveal Roman fortifications

Declassified spy satellite images have lead to the discovery of ancient Roman walls and fortifications in Romania. Archaeologists from two United Kingdom universities examining declassified spy photos rediscovered part of a what they believe is a series of Roman fortifications dating back to the 2nd century A.D. Although parts of the ruins

Iron age tools and jewelry unearthed in Romania

Highway construction in Romania has uncovered jewelry and tools which date back to the Iron Age. [Thanks to Piet for sending in the link!] Archaeologists discovered 200 bronze and iron pieces in a ceramic bowl on the track of the future Orastie – Sibiu highway, Romania’s Transport Ministry announced. The jewelry, weapon

Three tombs uncovered in Romania

Two 4,500-year-old tombs and one 1,000-year-old tomb have been unconvered in Romania. Inside the 1,000-year-old tomb archeologists found the remains of a human buried in a position similar to Christians and the remains of a horse, making specialists believe the tomb belongs to a member of the Pechenegs, nomadic people that

Holocaust mass grave found in Romania

A mass grave containing the bodies of 100 Jews has been discovered in a Romanian forest. The find in a forest near the town of Popricani, about 350 kilometers (220 kilometers) northeast of Bucharest, contains the bodies of men, women and children who were shot in 1941, the Elie Wiesel

One of Europe’s last carnivorous dinosaurs

The remains of a Balaur bondoc, a relative of the Velociraptor, has been found in Romania. It is the first-meat-eating dinosaur to be describe which live in Europe during the final 60 million years of the dinosaurs. “Balaur might be one of the largest predators in this ecosystem because not

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