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Neolithic longhouse uncovered in Denmark

Traces of a 4,000-year-old longhouse has been found at a construction site in Denmark. “It proved to be a gigantic farmhouse from the Late Neolithic Period. Up until now, we’ve only seen four farmhouses of this size from this period,” said Jens Johannsen, an archaeologist from Roskilde Museum. “The house is nearly

5,000-year-old copper ax uncovered in Switzerland

A copper ax dating back 5,000 years has been found at the northern foot of the Alps. "It was a very efficient general-purpose ax, especially proper for woodworking," said Gishan Schaeren, an archaeologist with the Office for Monuments and Archaeology in the Swiss canton (or state) of Zug. But in addition

6th-dynasty obelisk found in Egypt

An 8'-long piece of an Old Kingdom obelisk has been found in Saqqara, Egypt. A Swiss-French archaeological mission at the Saqqara necropolis, directed by Professor Philippe Collombert from the University of Geneva, has unearthed the upper part of an Old Kingdom obelisk that belonged to Queen Ankhnespepy II, the mother of

Unusual Bronze Age tools discovered in Wales

A cache of stone tools, the likes of which have not been seen before, has been found in Wales. The tools appear to have been deposited deliberately — perhaps ceremonially — in what would have been a stream around 4,500 years ago, according to the researchers. Around 20 of the roughly triangular

Sunken Australian merchant ship found

An Australian merchant ship, the SS Macumba, which sank in 1943 has been found off the coast of northern Australia. The 2,540-ton merchant ship was sunk by two Japanese aircraft on Aug. 6, 1943, while transporting a cargo of supplies from Sydney to the northern city of Darwin. The ship's captain

Carved reindeer antler found in Poland

A carved piece of reindeer antler which may date back 10,000 years has been found in central Poland. The antler was discovered in the spring of 2013, in the village of Go??biewo, during excavation of a fish pond. It is just over 30cm long and about 2-3cm in diameter. Along the