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Pylos Excavations Make Greek Archaeologists Rethink Mycenean Era

by Dave Sadler
“The results of the excavations carried out by the Archaeological Society at Iklaina in Messinia have led us to revise our knowledge about the Mycenean states, with truly unexpected findings,” the head archaeologist in charge…

Man trying to smuggle over 200 Byzantine-era artifacts detained in southern Turkey

by Dave Sadler
Security forces in Turkey's southern Mersin province detained a smuggler who allegedly carried out an unauthorized excavation and was trying to sell the artifacts abroad, reports said Monday. Upon receiving…

Ancient urn discovered at bottom of Japan’s biggest lake mystifies archeaologist

by Dave Sadler
A robot has photographed a nearly intact ancient urn at the bottom of Japan’s largest freshwater lake, according to Japanese national paper the Asahi Shimbun. Over the last century, a number of pottery…

Investigating Artifacts in a Drained Louisiana Lake

by Dave Sadler
Epiphany is a big day in Louisiana. It’s the official start of Mardi Gras season, and parties abound. But this year, I spent Epiphany walking the surreal landscape of drained Vernon Lake in west-central Louisiana. The lake was drained in late 2017 to examine…

Hill fort brambles to be removed to reveal archaeology for the first time since 1824

by Dave Sadler
The fort, in Worlebury Woods, suffered from vandalism and was classified as being ‘at risk’ by Historic England at the end of 2016. North Somerset Council has received a £10,000 grant to pay for surveys…

Should museums display human remains from other cultures?

by Dave Sadler
The newly opened Weltmuseum in Vienna has come under fire for displaying a severed head from Brazil—a war trophy that had belonged to the Munduruku people. Many scholars criticised the presentation, saying that the museum gave neither information about the person…

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…

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…
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