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Bronze dog statue found in England

A hoard of Roman bronze artifacts, including a statue of a dog, has been found in southwest England. The 1,700-year-old licking dog is a ’healing statue’ and experts think it may be linked to the Roman temple at Lydney or that there could be a previously undiscovered temple elsewhere in the

Roman swords found at Vindolanda

Two metal swords and two wooden toy swords have been found at Vindolanda. The first sword was found by volunteer Rupert Bainbridge in the corner of a living room of the barrack. It had a bent tip and a Vindolanda spokesman said it was the "ancient equivalent of a modern soldier abandoning

Ancient coastal settlements uncovered in East Yorkshire

Traces of Roman and medieval-era coastal settlements have been found along the Humber River in East Yorkshire. The villages were abandoned hundreds to thousands of years ago due to historic coastal erosion and sea level rise. Many of the lost settlements were thought to be in the area from records in

Sunken Roman city found off coast of Tunisia

The ancient Roman city of Neopolis has been found underwater off the coast of Tunisia. "It's a major discovery," Mounir Fantar, the head of a Tunisian-Italian archaeological mission which made the find off the coast of Nabeul, told AFP. He said an underwater expedition had found streets, monuments and around 100 tanks

Roman-era tombs uncovered in Egypt

Five Roman-era tombs have been found at the Beir Al-Shaghala necropolis in Egypt. The first tomb has an entrance leading to a rectangular hall with two burial chambers while the second has a vaulted ceiling and its entrance leads to a burial chamber. The third tomb is a pyramid-shaped tomb. The mission

Ancient Roman villa undergoes excavation in Sicily

Portions of a Roman villa found on the island of Sicily are offering new insights into daily life in the region 2,000 years ago. According to the university, the new walls and floor levels, staircase and water channel found in the structure has helped the researchers conclude that it was “consistently

Luxury Roman neighbourhood discovered in southern France

A Roman neighbourhood of luxury homes and public buildings has been found on the banks of the Rhone River in France. A “little Pompeii” is how French archaeologists are describing an entire ancient Roman neighbourhood uncovered on the outskirts of the southeastern city of Vienne, featuring remarkably preserved remains of luxury

Hoard of Roman coins found in Cornwall

A couple metal detectorists have uncovered a hoard of nearly 2,000 Roman coins. A pair of metal detecting enthusiasts have spoken of their disbelief and joy after they unearthed nearly 2,000 Roman coins in a farmer’s field in Cornwall. Mixed up with the money was the remains of a pure tin container,

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