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This Ancient Maya Pyramid Was Destroyed To Build a Road

by Dave Sadler
If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, then the road to progress is paved with…the destruction of ancient civilizations? In May of 2013, archeologists in Belize were horrified to discover that a construction crew had gutted a major Maya archeological…

‘It’s about paying attention’: Evelyn Glennie on her love of metal detecting

by Luke Higgins
                            A keen Detectorist Dame Evelyn Elizabeth Ann Glennie,[1] CH, DBE  is a Scottish virtuoso percussionist. She has been profoundly…

Survey of city’s old cemeteries reveals 13th Century headstone

by Dave Sadler
The earliest gravestone unearthed within the city walls dates from the 13th century and contains a plea for prayer to transport a man’s soul out of purgatory written in Norman French. A major survey of the 28 cemeteries and graveyards…

The Mummy Returns: Egyptian Dignitary’s Face and Brain Reconstructed

by Dave Sadler
An international team of researchers has reconstructed the face and brain of a 3,500-year-old Egyptian mummy, revealing a unique "packing" embalming treatment. Consisting of a well-preserved head and canopic jars containing…

NASA Adds to Evidence of Mysterious Ancient Earthworks

by Luke Higgins
                          High in the skies over Kazakhstan, space-age technology has revealed an ancient mystery on the ground. Satellite pictures of a remote and treeless northern steppe…

Missing Killerton mansion may have been found

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists working with the National Trust’s Killerton estate believe they may have found the location of the lost Killerton mansion that was started in 1775, but never completed. The lost house was re-discovered almost by accident. Rumours of the mansion, three times…

When hidden treasure is just a Stone’s throw away

by Luke Higgins
Metal detecting will, for some people, always be viewed as the beach equivalent of trainspotting or twitching; an activity associated with social misfits. But joining enthusiasts to uncover hidden treasure could mean potentially profiting from long summer days (or,…

In search of the mammoth: North Norfolk fossil-hunters reveal more fascinating finds

by Dave Sadler
As North Norfolk basks in one of the hottest weeks of the year, an amateur archaeologist believes he may have unearthed the site of a Stone Age barbecue. Flint expert Russell Yeomans, from Gunton, revealed…

Photos: The 10 Most Mysterious Ancient Sites in Britain

by Luke Higgins
                            10: The Ness of Brodgar The Ness of Brodgar is comparable with Stonehenge or the wonders of ancient Egypt. Yet the temple complex predates them all. Its size,…

Dig seeks signs of elusive fort, general’s estate, African presence

by Dave Sadler
The St. George River has everything Harbour Mitchell could want, but he’s not looking for a big catch, a quick current or a cool dip. “You name it, it’s got it, from about 10, 11,000 years to yesterday,” he said of…
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