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Prehistoric artifacts and burials discovered in Wiltshire

Construction work at a military base located near Stonehenge has uncovered prehistoric artifacts and burials. Six trenches were excavated and revealed archaeological features cut into the natural chalk geology, ranging in date from the prehistoric period through to the Second World War. Ruth Panes, the project manager for Wessex Archaeology, said: “Of

Viking boat burial uncovered in Norway

A possible Viking boat burial dating back between the 7th-10th centuries A.D. has been found in Norway. The boat was at least 13 feet (4 meters) long and was buried in the ground in a roughly north-south direction, according to archaeologists from the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage (NIKU). It's not

200-year-old burials found in England.

Nine burials dating back 200 years have been uncovered in Southern England. A 200-year-old burial site has been discovered during redevelopment work at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange. One skeleton was found earlier this week, but now nine graves have been uncovered. The remains are in the process of being exhumed from underneath the

Viking-age burials found in Iceland

Four Viking-era burials have been found at Eyjafjörður fjord in Iceland. Yesterday archeologists discovered a second boat burial at an archeological site at Dysnes ness in Eyjafjörður fjord in North Iceland. On Tuesday a burial site where a Viking age chief was buried in his boat, along with his sword and

Sacred burial found unearthed in England

A sacred burial ground recently unearthed in Shewsbury, England, dates back more than 4,000 years. They say the site, which was discovered at a Greek Orthodox Church, may be the country's oldest-known continuously used sacred ground. Finds suggest it has been used during every era since the late Neolithic period. Carbon dating of

Unusually posed burial found in Russia

The remains of a man buried in what appears to resemble a dance pose has been found in Russia’s Far East. The ancient skeleton surprised archeologists because he appeared to be dancing when his grave was opened in Amur region. Archeologist Denis Volkov, 35, said: 'We jokingly nicknamed this skeleton Mikhail. 'He

4,000-year-old burials uncovered at possible Henge site in England

Five burials dating back 4,000 years have been uncovered at a possible Henge site in the West Midlands of England. Archaeologists have found the 4,000 year-old remains at a new housing development in Newbold-on-Stour, on fields at Mansell Farm. Experts say it is an ‘important discovery’. The findings include a Neolithic henge,