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1,900-year-old brick vault found in Anatolia

A well-preserved brick vault which dates back 1,900 years has been found in the ancient city of Metropolis. Serdar Aybek, an associate professor at Manisa Celal Bayar University who is heading the excavations, said the structure is one of the best preserved brick vaults in the world. He also said the

19th century Burial vault found near Washington Square Park in NYC

A burial vault thought to date back to the 19th century has been found near Washington Square Park in New York City. Workers on a water main project at Washington Square Park have uncovered a burial vault that could be as ancient as the century-old infrastructure they're upgrading, officials said. The vault

17th-century burial vault found under Gloucester Cathedral

A family burial fault dating back to the 17th century has been found beneath Gloucester Cathedral. The tomb in the North Transept contains coffins belonging to the Hyett family dating from the 17th and 18th Centuries. It was found by archaeologists who lifted a neighbouring ledger stone while carrying out an

Egyptian bank hands over 200 artifacts recovered from vault

Egypt's Al-Ahly Bank has released to the Supreme Council of Antiquities 200 artifacts that have sat unclaimed in their vaults since the late 19th and 20th centuries. These antiquities collectors had stored their collection inside boxes in the vaults of the Al-Ahly Bank, according to Tarek Amer, chairman of the

Actress discovers 500-year-old church vault by accident

While rehearsing a scene, an actress accidentally put her foot through into a previously unknown 500-year-old church vault. Kathy Mills exposed the entrance to the secret chamber that had been hidden for centuries as she rehearsed a scene for an upcoming production of the musical Quasimodo at St Mary's Church,