1,800-year-old stone carving found in ancient garbage pit
By: Anne Penny
Binchester in County Durham, which is on the north-eastern side of England, was the site of a large Roman fort. A little more than a mile from the present-day town of Bishop Auckland, it was known as Vinovia to the occupying Roman troops, who were...
By: D. Vogt
By the time of the great empires of the ancient Middle East, the city of Jericho was already an important military and commercial centre. One account of its fall even appears in the Judeo-Christian Bible. However, Jericho's history is much older, with prehistoric settlements dating...
Mysterious remains found at gravesite of Richard III
By: Leigh Goessl
Archeologists working at the Grey Friars dig site in Leicester have made a mysterious discovery. The team found a medieval stone coffin, which when opened they found an inner lead coffin. This is the site where the remains of Richard III were found in September...
By: D. Vogt
Sir William Flinders Petrie (1853-1942) was a British archaeologist best known for his contributions to the study of ancient Egypt (known as Egyptology). He was the modern discoverer of the Merneptah Stele monument at Thebes and an important pioneer in the development of methods of...
The contributions of Sir William Flinders Petrie to modern Egyptology
By: Cynthia Astle
Indiana Jones, that daring archaeologist of "Raiders of the Lost Ark," and his real-life counterparts owe a tremendous debt to a man that many people today barely know: Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, considered by many to be the father of Egyptology. Thanks to...
Researchers date world's oldest globe showing New World
By: Leigh Goessl
A remarkable find has been made by researchers who have dated the world's oldest known globe to depict the New World. The newly discovered globe is dated back to the early 1500s and is described to be the size of a grapefruit. Researchers say the...
Rare treasure of 7th century CE coins found at Temple Mount
By: Leigh Goessl
Researchers working at the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount have made public an astonishing find they made this past summer. While working at the ancient historical site, archaeologists from the Hebrew University's Institute of Archaeology uncovered numerous rare 7th century gold and silver coins...

 

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