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Remains of ancient city found in India

The remains of a city dating back to the 2nd or 3rd century B.C. has been found in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh. He said it was a chance discovery during his personal visit to Tarighat in 2008 when he found some old coins, beads, pottery items, bones and some

Palatial house uncovered in Iran

Iranian archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of a palatial Sasanian home which dates back 1,400 years. The discovered structure which is speculated to date to around 600 CE is described as having five interconnected halls, two columned halls and a courtyard. The archaeologists have uncovered several pieces of glazed and unglazed earthenware,

Mayan city of Kiuic was abandoned in a hurry

The Maya who lived in the city of Kiuic fled the city in a hurry, leaving behind half-constructed walls. But why? "Why did they leave? That's the question," says archaeologist George Bey of Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss. The ancient Maya fled Kiuic, nestled in the Puuc (pook) foothills of

Unearthing the ruins of Tel Tayinat

The Ottawa Citizen has posted an interesting article about how archaeologists are trying to unravel the mystery of what happen to the empire that rose and fell on Turkey's Amuq Plain. The Ottawa archeologist is working on one of the world's richest digs: 100,000 artifacts a year emerge from Tel

2,400-year-old Etruscan home found in Italy

A 2,400-year-old Etruscan home has been uncovered in Italy. Hailed as an exceptional find, the luxury home was uncovered at an archeological site at Vetulonia, 200 kilometres north of Rome. Archeologists say it is rare to find an Etruscan home intact and believe the home was built between the 3rd

2,000-year-old city found in China

The ruins of an Eastern Han Dynasty city have been found in China. The site, located near Fujiacun village in Fengcheng city in Jiangxi province, covers about 18,000 square metres and is surrounded by a moat, Xinhua news agency reported. About 30 metres of the wall surrounding the ancient city

Roman townhouse found under Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury

The ruins of a Roman townhouse have been found under the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, England. The townhouse, thought to date from between the late second and early third Centuries, is believed to have belonged to a wealthy citizen. Archaeologists found the remains of the building's under-floor heating, leather shoes, seeds and

Divers explore submerged Mayan pilgrimage site

Scuba divers are exploring the depths of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, where they have found an ancient site where Mayan pilgrams flocked to worship. "No one believed me, even when I told them all about it. They just said 'he's mad'," said Roberto Samayoa, a businessman and recreational diver who grew