Ancient village unearthed on road to Jerusalem
By: Leigh Goessl
In a remarkable find, Israeli archaeologists have announced they have found evidence of a 2,300-year-old village. The ancient village was found in June 2013 along a stretch of pathway known as "Burma Road", a road that leads to Jerusalem, according to Haaretz. It was...
Ancient dog burial site found in Mexico
By: Christine Zibas
A new discovery has been unearthed in Mexico City beneath an apartment building: an ancient burial ground for dogs. According to National Geographic, it was the result of an ongoing archaeological dig, conducted in the neighborhood of “Azcapotzalco, in the northwestern part of the...
Scientists find 800000-year-old footprints in UK
By: Robin Lamb
On the fast-eroding Norfolk coastline, “a million to one” set of circumstances has uncovered the oldest set of human footprints ever seen outside Africa. According to scientists from several leading British universities, the rare prints – possibly of a family group – may be...
Fossils from 'swamp monsters' found in Texas
By: Leigh Goessl
A new discovery made in West Texas is one that is actually pretty old. A team of scientists working in the area found the remains of a 200-million-year-old creature that once roamed the Earth during the Triassic-age. According to Live Science, the skull found by...
Was Noah's Ark really round?
By: Robin Lamb
It is an old and familiar story: A message from on high that reveals explicit instructions for the construction of a large sailing vessel, into which the animals of the world will be placed “two by two.” But the god who has given...
Lost dynasty discovered in Egypt
By: Leigh Goessl
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have uncovered evidence of an unknown pharaoh and a forgotten Ancient Egyptian dynasty while at a dig site located in the region known as Abydos, an area richly entwined in early civilization. The group of archaeologists, working in collaboration...
Biblical-era jug discovered in Mediterranean Sea
By: Leigh Goessl
Osnat Lester, who lives in a village near the Sea of Galilee, received a remarkable inheritance from a relative of hers who was a fisherman for many years. As the man went about his work day fishing in the Mediterranean Sea, he apparently amassed quite...
Richard III dig: Richard Buckley nominated as archaeologist of the year
By: Leigh Goessl
The year 2013 was a pretty exciting year for archaeology with many incredible finds being made. These included ancient cave paintings in Mexico, 3,700-year-old wine jars in Israel, various shipwrecks resting in ocean sea beds, and a remarkably preserved Roman eagle statue unearthed in...
First-ever Hasmonean structure found in Jerusalem
By: Robin Lamb
More than a century of dedicated archaeological study has yielded some tantalising clues about Hasmonean-era Jerusalem (ca. 140-37 B.C.E.) but until now there have been no Hasmonean structures uncovered in the ancient city. In recent months, however, a team of researchers working...
Ancient wine cellar discovered in Israel
By: Leigh Goessl
A team of archaeologists working in Israel have made a remarkable discovery that shows the sophistication of an earlier civilization as they uncovered what could be the most expansive and oldest wine cellar in the Near East. The dig project is a collaboration between universities...

 

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