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Medieval town discovered in Scotland

Archaeologists called in to examine an area ahead of a development project have found traces of a medieval town. "One of the more surprising groups of features excavated on the site was a series of three animal burials that lay together at the back of one of the burgage plots. In

Townfolk lived longer in Romain Britain

An analysis of more than 300 remains from Roman Britain suggests that those who lived in towns lived longer than those who did not. "The assumption is always that if you're living in the countryside it's healthier," says Rebecca Redfern of the Museum of London, who headed the investigation. "But we

Neolithic town found outside Greek cave

The remains of the ancient town of Ksagounaki have been unearthed outside the entrance of Greece's Alepotrypa Cave. The Field Museum’s Dr. William Parkinson explains that perhaps the most surprising discovery was a Mycenaean-period burial structure, filled with the disarticulated bones of dozens of individuals accompanied by Late Bronze Age painted

2,000-year-old Biblical town found by Sea of Galilee

A 2,000-year-old town has been discovered during a field survey of the coast of the Sea of Galilee. The ancient town may be Dalmanutha (also spelled Dalmanoutha), described in the Gospel of Mark as the place Jesus sailed to after miraculously feeding 4,000 people by multiplying a few fish and loaves

Ancient Egyptian town discovered in northern Egypt

The remains of an ancient Egyptian town, dating back 2000 years, has been found in northern Egypt. The town includes a residential area with a collection of houses and royal palaces, as well as a four metre-tall mud brick fortress and a necropolis with a large number of rock-hewn tombs. A collection

Legendary Viking town unearthed in Germany

Archaeologists have uncovered 200 houses and scores of Viking artifacts at a site in northern Germany. Danish archaeologists believe they have found the remains of the fabled Viking town Sliasthorp by the Schlei bay in northern Germany, near the Danish border. According to texts from the 8th century, the town served as

German settlement of Cölln excavated

Archaeologists are busy excavating the town of Cölln, which sat across the River Spree from Berlin before being swallowed up by Berlin's expansion. I'll be in Berlin in June and will definitely stop by to check out the site. Up to now, historians have known very little about the early history of

The first pre-Roman planned town in Britain

Archaeologists in Britain have found the first pre-Roman planned town which shows that Iron Age societes were much more sophisticated than previously thought. Prof Mike Fulford, an archaeologist at the University of Reading, said: "The people of Iron Age Silchester appear to have adopted an urbanised Roman way of living. "They did

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