The Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine

Danish Viking grave reveals archaeological mysteries

by Dave Sadler
From the beginning of the 8th century up until the end of the 9th century, Viking graves in the town of Ribe in Denmark were largely reserved for the most holy of citizens. Ribe is considered the first city in Scandinavia and it developed into an important…

Archaeologists Unearth Unique 12,000-year-old Galilee Grave of Female Shaman

by Dave Sadler
A human foot and 86 tortoise shells were just some of the extraordinary finds discovered in the prehistoric grave of a female shaman in the Galilee, in northern Israel, dating back some 12,000 years. Also…

Lindisfarne monastery evidence found by amateur archaeologist

by Dave Sadler
An amateur archaeologist has unearthed what is believed to be evidence of one of England's earliest Christian monasteries in a dig on Lindisfarne. The rare grave marker, thought to be from the mid 7th-8th Century, has been described…

Deadly weapon found in canal by Huddersfield treasure hunters

by Dave Sadler
A group of metal detector enthusiasts got more than they bargained for during a trip to a Huddersfield canal. Members of the Huddersfield-based Team of Yorkshire Metal Detecting Group were searching Huddersfield Broad Canal on Sunday…

Has the 2,000-year-old lost city of Rhapta been found? Ancient ruins off the coast of Tanzania could be the Roman market town

by Dave Sadler
  The 'lost city' of Rhapta has baffled scholars, divers, and archaeologists It was described as Africa's…

10 buildings that survived the Great Fire of London

by Dave Sadler
The Great Fire of London destroyed over 400 acres of London, including 13,200 houses and 87 out of 109 churches. Tucked away in a small street in Farringdon, however, is a lonely survivor - 41 and 42 Cloth Fair. Built between 1597 and 1614, this house is…

Historic columns of Sardis in for cleaning

by Dave Sadler
Work is continuing in the ancient city of Sardis in the western Turkish province of Manisa, where many structures still survive, to unearth a 13-meter arch and streets. Parts of the columns that have lost their original color are being cleaned with special chemicals. The…

Major archaeological dig underway in Melbourne’s CBD

by Dave Sadler
In a dark room in the earliest days of settlement in Melbourne, a gold nugget and a lice comb fall unnoticed through a crack in the floorboards. For more than 150 years they were forgotten in the gloom, until unearthed from the rubble of the Mistletoe…

Wigtownshire Iron Age roundhouse works get under way

by Dave Sadler
Preparatory work has started on a project to reconstruct an Iron Age roundhouse near the site of a major settlement in Wigtownshire. It follows the discovery of the remains of a group of structures at Black Loch of Myrton thought to date back to the fifth…
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