By: Retha Boswell
In AD 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the Roman city of Pompeii, as well as nearby Herculaneum. The disaster killed many of the citizens, but also preserved many aspects of their lives, creating one of the greatest archeological sites ever discovered. Buildings, art and...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Mohenjo-Daro, an ancient and well-preserved archaeological site located in Pakistan's Sind Province, flourished for about 800 years during the 3rd and 2nd millennia BC. One of the largest excavation sites in the Old World, this 5,000-year-old urban center South Asia exceeded and influenced many...
An overview of the archaeological discoveries at Pompeii
By: Nadine Tavener
Pompeii is a well-known archaeological site near the volcano of Mt. Vesuvius. It was a thriving Roman city until 79 AD when the sudden volcanic eruption rained volcanic rock and ash, and later pyroclastic flows and poisonous gases, down on everyone and everything, causing the...
An overview of the archaeological discoveries at Pompeii
By: Brenda Speegle
Tremors still shook the ground, but the people of Pompeii knew aftershocks were normal after a big earthquake. The earthquake the day before had been larger than the quakes happening today and no cause for alarm. The day of August 24, AD 79 started normally...
Scientists declare Dragon King dinosaur a new species
By: Leigh Goessl
Scientists have declared they have discovered a new dinosaur species after studying several fossils found in northwestern China. The prehistoric remains were discovered in 2006 in a remote area of Xinjiang. According to researchers at George Washington University, the fossils have been identified as a...
The use of computer imaging to examine mummies without unwrapping them
By: Brenda Speegle
Archeology today has nothing in common with early excavations. Archeology of the past was more looting than studying. The objects of value found made it to market and sold. Modern archeology stopped the displacement of artifacts so the entire scene holds its cultural and historic...
By: David Thackston
When studying history by analyzing artifacts, one of the key terms that must be kept in mind is preservation, and this is a paramount concern when the artifact in question is several thousand years old. This is especially true when it comes to analyzing a...
Ancient Mayan pyramid destroyed
By: Leigh Goessl
International outrage was raised after it was learned a construction company in Belize bulldozed an ancient Mayan pyramid in order to use the stones for gravel to use in road fill. Once standing dozens of feet tall, the construction crews have caused great destruction to...
The discovery and analysis of Lindow Man
By: Maria C Collins
Peat cutters, cutting peat in Lindow Moss, a peat bog near Manchester Airport, Cheshire, England, in summer 1984 had a huge surprise when they discovered a body. They immediately called the police, who originally thought that the body was a modern murder victim. The peat...
By: Christyl Rivers
About 2,200 years ago, a man was murdered and thrown into a peat bog, but why? Lindow Man is an ancient Celt whose mummified remains were discovered in the summer of 1984. Found in the peat of Lindow Moss, near Manchester in the United...

 

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