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Part of 2,500-year-old fort falls into sea

by Dave Sadler
A magnificent historic stone doorway, along with a 10-metre section of a large rampart, has fallen into the sea following weather damage to the cliff at the foot of a 2,500-year-old fort on the Slea Head drive in west Kerry, an archaeologist said yesterday. The Dún Beg or Dún Beag…

How a Mormon lawyer transformed archaeology in Mexico—and ended up losing his faith – inc VIDEO

by Luke Higgins
Thomas Stuart Ferguson lay in his hammock, certain that he had found the promised land. It had been raining for 5 hours in his camp in tropical Mexico on this late January evening…

Outcry after ‘joke’ police investigation into metal detecting in Bognor park

by Dave Sadler
A former county councillor has criticised police after officers appealed for public help over illicit metal detecting in Hotham Park. Many people questioned why money spent on the investigation was not instead being…

Ancient Jew’s harps found in Altai Mountains as musical instruments reappear after 1,700 years

by Dave Sadler
The musical finds were made by archeologists at two sites Chultukov Log 9 and Cheremshanka in Altai Republic. Three of the Jew’s harps - also called jaw or mouth harps - from the…

China’s 2,500-year-old ancient lacquer bed restored

by Dave Sadler
Employees at the Chengdu Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology spent almost 17 years in restoring 290 Chinese cultural relics, including China’s most ancient lacquer bed, which can be dated back to 2,500 years ago in the early Warring States Period…

New Evidence Suggests Ancient Egyptians Only Ever Visited Pyramids When Friends Were In From Out Of Town

by Dave Sadler
In a discovery that sheds new light on the civilization’s cultural practices, researchers at University College London presented evidence Monday that suggests ancient Egyptians…

The underwater church can be accessed during a drought

by Dave Sadler
Often, when I think of abandoned places, I instantly imagine how they used to function, their purpose, how they were once part of some pulsating times, and how suddenly all of that stops and they are left to testify for some mysterious past.  Saint Nicholas church…

Roman carved stone found in community dig at Irthlingborough

by Dave Sadler
A carved stone block dating to the Roman period was recently unearthed during a community excavation at Irthlingborough in Northamptonshire. Volunteers from the Irthlingborough Archaeological Society, in conjunction with staff from Oxford Archaeology…

A pin, two grots and the find of a lifetime

by Dave Sadler
A DREAM find for a Forest metal detectorist started off with a piece of farm machinery and a couple of ‘grots’. But that led to the “once in a lifetime” discovery of a hoard of 2,000-year-old silver Roman coins for detectorist Susan Hurrell of Cinderford. What makes the collection…

Earliest known settlement in Cork discovered on Events Centre site

by Dave Sadler
CHANGES may be needed to the foundations of the proposed events centre site following a number of significant archaeological finds. The site at the former Beamish & Crawford brewery on South Main Street is the location for the…
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