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New Evidence Suggests Ancient Egyptians Only Ever Visited Pyramids When Friends Were In From Out Of Town

by Dave Sadler
In a discovery that sheds new light on the civilization’s cultural practices, researchers at University College London presented evidence Monday that suggests ancient Egyptians…

The underwater church can be accessed during a drought

by Dave Sadler
Often, when I think of abandoned places, I instantly imagine how they used to function, their purpose, how they were once part of some pulsating times, and how suddenly all of that stops and they are left to testify for some mysterious past.  Saint Nicholas church…

Roman carved stone found in community dig at Irthlingborough

by Dave Sadler
A carved stone block dating to the Roman period was recently unearthed during a community excavation at Irthlingborough in Northamptonshire. Volunteers from the Irthlingborough Archaeological Society, in conjunction with staff from Oxford Archaeology…

A pin, two grots and the find of a lifetime

by Dave Sadler
A DREAM find for a Forest metal detectorist started off with a piece of farm machinery and a couple of ‘grots’. But that led to the “once in a lifetime” discovery of a hoard of 2,000-year-old silver Roman coins for detectorist Susan Hurrell of Cinderford. What makes the collection…

Earliest known settlement in Cork discovered on Events Centre site

by Dave Sadler
CHANGES may be needed to the foundations of the proposed events centre site following a number of significant archaeological finds. The site at the former Beamish & Crawford brewery on South Main Street is the location for the…

What’s the real history behind ‘Britannia’?

by Dave Sadler
It’s AD 43 and the Romans are coming. With the advertising tagline “No one wants to be civilised", Sky Atlantic’s new sword and sandals TV series Britannia is about to invade our living rooms with – if the trailers are to be believed – more than a fair smattering…

China’s top archaeological finds of 2017 announced

by Luke Higgins
Archaeological findings that contain the most valuable information on human activity were unveiled and ranked at the 2017 Archaeology Forum held by the China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in Beijing on Tuesday. The event was jointly organised by the…

Fragment of Black granite statue of King Amenhotep III discovered in Sohag parking lot

by Dave Sadler
The Ministry of Antiquities announced the discovery of an artifact in a parking lot in Akhmim, Sohag governorate, during a drilling operation to develop the site. The ministry said in a statement…

Stone Found In Egypt Has Minerals We Have Never Seen Before On Earth Or In Space

by Dave Sadler
A newly published study sounds like the beginning of a great sci-fi story: A stone recovered in 1996 in Southern Egypt is puzzling scientists because, although definitely from outer space, it doesn’t look like any regular meteorite…
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