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Archaeologists unearth ancient theater of Thouria, in Messinia

by Dave Sadler
Greek archaeologists have unearthed a major part of the ancient theater of Thouria at the outskirts of Kalamata city in southern Greece, the country's Culture Ministry announced on Thursday. The first remains of the theater of the ancient…

Ancient Greek Monument Discovered in Inexplicably Abandoned Settlement Baffles Archaeologists With 2,200-year-old Mystery

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists working on the Greek island of Thirassia have uncovered what they believe to be an ancient monument of unknown…

10 rarely known “Pyramids” across the world

by Dave Sadler
A PYRAMID  IS DEFINED BY A SHAPE THAT IS ROUGHLY THAT OF A PYRAMIDAL STRUCTURE IN THE GEOMETRIC SENSE; THAT IS, ITS OUTER SURFACES ARE TRIANGULAR AND CONVERGE UPWARDS. Everyone has heard of the Pyramids of Giza, but pyramid building has come in many forms across the civilisations.…

Peru: Inca citadel remains found in Cusco

by Dave Sadler
A group of Peru's southern rainforest inhabitants claim to have found impressive archeological remains of Inca civilization in Cusco. Joined by local authorities, villagers headed to La Convencion Provincial Municipality in order to report the find. According to locals, remains…

A Giant Volcano Eruption Could Have Sparked The Collapse of Ancient Egypt

by Dave Sadler
Cleopatra's suicide and the fall of ancient Egypt is the stuff of legend. Shakespearean drama aside, there is often far more fuelling the collapse of an empire than political squabbling alone. Now researchers have traced a domino…

Ancient grain reveals the development of the earliest cities

by Dave Sadler
Ancient grain from the Middle East has given scientists an insight into how some of the world’s first cities developed. Small, charred remains of grain that are at least 8,500 years old provide a fingerprint of ancient farming and how villages…

11,500-year-old settlement unearthed in Hasankeyf

by Dave Sadler
A settlement from 11,500 years ago has been unearthed in the Hasankeyf Mound on the Tigris River’s coastline in the fifth stage of archaeology works at the ancient town of Hasankeyf in the southeastern province of Batman, which has been initiated with the Ilısu…

How aerial thermal imagery is revolutionizing archaeology

by Dave Sadler
A Dartmouth-led study has demonstrated how the latest aerial thermal imagery is transforming archaeology due to advancements in technology. Today's thermal cameras, commercial drones and photogrammetric software has introduced a new realm of possibilities…

Bizarre ‘alien boy’ with a weird elongated skull is found in a Crimean tomb… now experts say he’s a member of a mysterious warrior race

by Luke Higgins
Archaeologists made the startling find at a burial site in Crimea, close to a giant £2.9 billion bridge…

Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

by Dave Sadler
In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent pyramid in the ruins of Teotihuacan, the ancient city in Mexico. Undisturbed for 1,800 years, the sealed-off passage was found…
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