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2,000-year-old wine found in China

An airtight copper pot containing 2,000-year-old wine has been found in Henan province in China. A Western Han dynasty ancient tomb group was accidentally found at a construction site in Puyang city, China's Henan province, on April 10. During the excavation, archaeologists discovered an airtight copper pot covered in rust. They found

Zapotec’s human thighbone sceptres

A new excavation of a Zapotec tomb is revealing that the practice of wielding ancestral thighbones as a sceptres may not have been limited to the ruling class. The burial excavated by Feinman at Mitla was extremely well-preserved, and had never been disturbed — except, that is, by someone who broke

2,500-year-old chess pieces found in China

Chess pieces which date back 2,500 years have been found in a tomb in China. Ten chess pieces were found next to a skeleton in a Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-24 A.D.) tomb in Pingshan county, said Fan Shuhai, a researcher with Hebei provincial institute of archaeology. The pieces were

Cao Cao’s tomb is a fake

In December of last year I reported about the discovery of a tomb in China which belonged to Cao Cao, the third century politician and general. Now a newspaper in China is reporting that more than 20 experts have declared the tomb to be a fake. Today's Modern Express reports

Sican officials tomb unearthed in Peru

A 1,200-year-old tomb belonging to a high-ranking official of the Sican culture has been unearthed in Peru. A team co-led by Peruvian archaeologist Carlos del Carpio found the tomb, along with many burial artifacts, about 1,500 meters west of the Lord of Sican's tomb in Huaca Las Ventanas archaeological site,

Tomb of Mayan king found in Guatemala

The 1,600-year-old tomb of a Mayan king has been found in Guatemala. The 1,600-year-old tomb was discovered on May 29 beneath the El Diablo pyramid in the city of El Zotz. It is packed with of carvings, ceramics, textiles, and the bones of six children, who might have been sacrificed

Neolithic tomb yields artifacts on Island of Guernsey

 A "spectacular" Neolithic tomb on the Channel Island of Guernsey has yielded 4,500-year-old pottery and flints and a greenstone ax head. He said: "We've found some quite significant archaeology. We've started to find structures that come away from the main gallery grave and we also have artefacts. "So far the

Ancient Egyptian mayors lost tomb found

The 3,300-year-old tomb of Ptahmes, the mayof ot Memphis, has been found. Archaeologists have discovered the 3,300-year-old tomb of the ancient Egyptian capital's mayor, whose resting place had been lost under the desert sand since 19th-century treasure hunters first carted off some of its decorative wall panels, officials announced Sunday.