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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…

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…

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…

Ancient highland ruins probed by archaeologists

by Dave Sadler
ARCHAEOLOGISTS are probing an ancient mystery uncovered by workers deep in a Highland forest. The crumbling ruins are believed to have been an Iron Age fort, or possibly the home of a local chief or lord, and date back to about 2,400 years ago. The site was known…

Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in UK for the first time

by Dave Sadler
The Bayeux Tapestry is set to be displayed in the UK after France agreed it could leave its shores for the first time in 950 years, the BBC understands. French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to announce the loan during his visit to the UK on Thursday. Continue…

WW2 bomb detonated at Warrington building site

by Dave Sadler
A World War Two shell has been detonated in a controlled explosion after being found at a building site. The 30cm (1ft) artillery device was unearthed at the site on Edgewater Place, Warrington, at about 15:45 GMT on Tuesday. Fading light conditions meant a bomb disposal…
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