archaeology 2018 / 3 posts found

Archaeologists Could Be Close to Finding the Tomb of King Tut’s Wife

by Luke Higgins
King Tut became a household name because the teenage pharaoh’s tomb escaped the notice of looters for millennia until Egyptologist Howard Carter popped it open in 1922, revealing incredible treasures, including his golden funerary mask—imagery…

Fossil DNA sheds light on origins of early Scandinavians

When the ice sheets retreated from what is now Scandinavia around 12,000 years ago, the stage was set for plants and forests to grow. At the same time, animals began to appear – and hot on their heels came hunters. For some time now, researchers have…

‘Distinguished’ Greco-Roman tombstone unearthed at Alexandria cemetery

by Luke Higgins
An Egyptian archaeological mission has unearthed the remains of several Greco-Roman tombs, including a "distinguished" tombstone, in the eastern cemetery of the ancient city of Alexandria. The archaeologists…
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