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Temple wall found in Ur

A temple wall which dates back to 2500 B.C. has been found in Iraq at the Sumerian city of Ur. An Italian archeological mission working in Tal Abu Tbeira, Thi-Qar province, unearthed the wall of a temple that dates back to the year 2500 B.C. near the ancient city of Ur, according

The Great Wall of Vietnam

A 127-kilometre long wall dating back to the early 19th century has been found in central Vietnam. In 2005, Dr. Andrew Hardy, associate professor and head of the Hanoi branch of École Française d'Extrême-Orient (French School of Asian Studies), found an odd reference to a "Long Wall of Quang Ngai" in

12th century wall in Sri Lanka destroyed

A wall in Sri Lanka which dates back to the 12th century was destroyed by construction workers puting in a new water line. An ancient wall which was said to have been built by King Parakramabahu the Great to protect the city was destroyed by an organised group using backhoes.

The oldest stone wall in Greece

A 23,000-year-old wall have been found at the entrance to a cave in Thessaly. The age of the find, determined by an optical dating test, singles it out as "probably one of the oldest in the world", according to a ministry press release. "The dating matches the coldest period of

65,000 colonial artifacts unearthed in New York City

65,000 colonial-era artifacts have been unearthed during construction of a subway station in New York City. The goat bones and oyster shells tell us what our colonial forefathers ate. Stone jugs from Germany show where they traded, and stylish brass buckles and pointy leather shoes are a reminder that

China finds new section of Great Wall

A newly discovered section of the Great Wall of China shows the wall extended 11km further east than previously thought. The newly discovered section, built during the Qin (221-206 BC) and Han (206 BC to 220 AD) dynasties, was found in northeastern Jilin province, Xinhua news agency said. A state-sponsored study team

Archaeologists battle mites to save 1,400-year-old city wall

An ancient wall in Xi'an, China, with more than 14 centirues of history, is being eaten away by mites. Experts were surprised to find it had been the mites undermining the wall at the Hanguang Entrance Remains Museum during their one-year research for further protection. "The discovery is the world's first of

554 ancient coins discovered in India

In Rajura, India, Labourers working on the foundation of a building stumbled upon a copper pot containing 554 coins, possibly from the Mughal era (16th-18th century).  554 coins were obtained from the copper pot. The cops later took the coins to a local jeweller in Virur who verified those to be

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