The Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine

Noah’s Ark discovered? Researchers ‘99.9 per cent certain’ of astonishing Biblical find

by Luke Higgins
                          The Daily Express has reported that a team of evangelical Christian explorers have…

First Evidence of Ancient Egyptian Funerary Garden Found in Luxor

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists have long known that ancient Egyptians planted funeral gardens to honor their dead. Illustrations of these gardens are etched onto tomb walls, amidst scenes that show how the deceased wanted their funerals to be carried…

Roman mosaic wows history fans in Leicester

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists admit they have been surprised by the interest a dig that has uncovered a Roman street. Among the finds from the excavation at the old Stibbe factory site in central Leicester is the largest mosaic uncovered in the area for 150 years. Items including brooches,…

Beads made from meteorite reveal prehistoric culture’s reach

by Dave Sadler
Blackened and irregular, the prehistoric beads found in a centuries-old Illinois grave don’t look like anything special. But the latest analysis shows that they were fashioned from an exotic material: the shards of a meteorite that…

Diver Finds 17th Century Gold Coin Worth $17,000 in Moscow River

by Dave Sadler
A 400-year-old gold coin worth over $17,000 was found by an amateur treasure hunter at the bottom of the Yauza River in Moscow. This valuable discovery was found by an amateur diver who was sweeping the Yauza River bed with a search…

Prehistoric henge discovered in Newbold-on-Stour

by Dave Sadler
A prehistoric henge, dating back almost 6,000 years, has been uncovered on farmland in Warwickshire. The site, in Newbold-on-Stour, is earmarked for a housing development. A geophysical survey led to an initial dig in 2016, but archaeologists have been "excited" to…

14th Century Tudor piece of pottery unearthed as 29 students join archaeology dig

by Dave Sadler
Students have been getting a hands-on opportunity to uncover history in Old Clee, Grimsby - as part of a project funded by the University of Cambridge. Twenty-nine Years 9 and 10 pupils from three schools,…

Wood you believe it? Dig finds UK’s oldest sacred site is in Shrewsbury

by Dave Sadler
An archaeological dig around a Shrewsbury church has revealed it is the earliest known sacred site that is still in use in Britain today – dating back 4,050 years. Carbon dating of a wooden post, extracted from the dig at…

Follow an Urban Treasure Hunter as He Unearths Strange Americana

by Luke Higgins
UNLIKE THE PIONEERS and prospectors of the Wild West, who dwelled in choleric, ramshackle camps and risked rickety mine shafts in hopes of striking it rich, today’s treasure hunters trudge through the parks and junkyards within city limits.…

Cave dig shows the earliest Australians enjoyed a coastal lifestyle

by Dave Sadler
Archaeological excavations in a remote island cave off northwest Australia reveal incredible details of the early use by people of the continent’s now-submerged coast. Out latest study reveals that at lower sea levels, this island…
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