Archaeology

Brass trumpets among cargo of 16th century shipwreck

Underwater archaeologists from the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar have discovered a cargo of brass trumpets at the wreck site of a 16th-century ship.

Ancient Egyptian carvings found submerged in Lake Nasser

A joint French/Egyptian archaeological mission has discovered a collection of Ancient Egyptian carvings beneath the waters of Lake Nasser, Egypt.

3,800-year-old textile dyed using insects found in desert cave

Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), Bar-Ilan University, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, have discovered the earliest known example in Israel of red-dyed textiles made using insects.

Archaeologists discover traces of Roman circus at Iruña-Veleia

Archaeologists from ARKIKUS have announced the discovery of a Roman circus at Iruña-Veleia, a former Roman town in Hispania, now located in the province of Álava, Basque Autonomous Community, Spain.

Archaeologists make new discoveries at Bodbury Ring hillfort

Bodbury Ring is a univallate hillfort, strategically located at the southern tip of Bodbury Hill in Shropshire, England.

A Death By A Thousand Kisses, The Grave Of Oscar Wilde is Saved

For over 100 year his grave has been a Mecca for admirers of the Irish playwright and author who wish to honor and remember this remarkable man. However these devotees who have smothered Oscar Wilde's grave with kisses have contributed to its near destruction. Action by both the Irish and French authorities will ensure that fans will no longer be able to get so close to the stone memorial as lipstick marks are eroding it.

Discoveries provide evidence of a celestial procession at Stonehenge

Archaeologists led by the University of Birmingham with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection have discovered evidence of two huge pits positioned on celestial alignment at Stonehenge. Shedding new light on the significant association of the monument with the sun, these pits may have contained tall stones, wooden posts or even fires to mark its rising and setting and could have defined a processional route used by agriculturalists to celebrate the passage of the sun across the sky at the summer solstice.

New exhibition captures historic residency at Stirling Castle

The remarkable success of Historic Scotland’s artist-in-residence project is being celebrated with a new exhibition at Stirling Castle, where works inspired by the iconic landmark will capture the site’s turbulent history and outstanding built heritage.

Conservation Works to Mound on Hill of Tara

Heritage Daily, Mound of the Hostages, Hill of Tara, County Meath, Ireland, Archaeology, Jimmy Deenihan

Skellig Michael New Excavations

The National Monuments Service of Ireland over the summer completed a major investigation of the island monastic site of Skellig Michael which has cast further light on previous unknown buildings on the site.

Nile rock art is at least 15,000 years old

The Qurta rock art - a series of carved images of birds, animals and some human figures - is at least 15,000 years old, according to an analysis of grains of sediment blown onto the rocks from the Nile river banks.

Building the Western Wall: Herod Began it but Didn’t Finish it

Professor Ronny Reich of the University of Haifa and Eli Shukron of the Israel Antiquities Authority: A ritual bath exposed beneath the Western Wall of the Temple Mount shows that the construction of that wall was not completed during King Herod’s lifetime. 

St Paul’s Cathedral before Wren

The past archaeological lives of the St Paul's Cathedral site have been revealed in a new English Heritage book.

“Crown” in Damascus Gate Jerusalem Restored

For hundreds of years, when visitors arrived in Jerusalem and entered the city by way of Damascus Gate – the largest and most magnificent of Jerusalem’s gates – they glanced up and saw the large ‘crown’ that the sultan Suleiman the Magnificent built atop the gate in 1538 CE. Now they can enjoy that sight again!

Archaeologists uncover Pictish seat of power in tiny Scottish village

Archaeologists excavating a fortified early medieval settlement have determined was a seat of major political power and influence.

Temple of Mithras to be reconstructed and moved to original site of discovery in London

Plans to dismantle and move the reconstructed Roman Temple of Mithras to temporary storage, ahead of a more faithful reconstruction, will begin on the 21 November 2011 by Museum of London Archaeology.

Soybean adoption came early by many cultures, archaeologists say

Domestication occurred beyond China's borders and may provide a roadmap to making better crops.

9,000 People To Take Part In Major Archaeology Project In Manchester

The University of Salford is to manage a huge archaeology project that will see digs in all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester as well as Blackburn over the next four and a half years.

Byzantine Prayer Box Discovered in Jerusalem

Archaeologists from the Israel Antiques Authority have uncovered a decorated miniature box from the Byzantine period in the walls that surround the Jerusalem National Park.

An excavation is no camping trip

Bonn archeologists discover a huge ancient Greek commercial area on Sicily.

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