Divers find 300-year-old gold coins off Florida coast
By: Leigh Goessl
A group of divers recently found a treasure trove off the Florida coast. The remarkable cache they found was not your ordinary run of the mill bag of money, but 300-year-old gold coins. The coins were discovered in very shallow waters, only being about six...
By: D. Vogt
Major-General Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson (1810-1895) was a British military officer, politician and scholar. He is best remembered for his groundbreaking work translating cuneiform tablets left by the ancient Assyrians. Once archaeologists were able to read ancient scripts like this, it revolutionized how researchers looked...
By: D. Vogt
John Lloyd Stephens (1805-1852) was an American explorer, government official and amateur archaeologist. His work in Central America is widely credited as being crucial to the rediscovery of Mayan civilization. According to researcher Joshua J. Mark, Stephens was born in New Jersey in 1805, and...
By: D. Vogt
Monk's Mound is a massive pyramid-like earthwork in the ruins of the ancient city of Cahokia, in present-day Illinois. It was built by the Mississippians before 1,000 A.D., and was abandoned long before Europeans arrived in the area. Cahokia, including Monk's Mound, is...
1,800-year-old stone carving found in ancient garbage pit
By: Leigh Goessl
Archeologists working at a dig site in north-eastern England's County Durham recently made a remarkable discovery in what is believed to be an ancient garbage dump. What the researchers were surprised to find in the pile of rubbish was a stone carving. Researchers suspect the...
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...

 

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