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Ancient Peruvian mural at Ventarrón destroyed in fire

by Dave Sadler
A fire at the Ventarrón archaeological complex in northern Peru has destroyed a mural dating back to 2000BC, officials say. The fire at the 4,500-year-old archaeological site is believed to have been caused by farm workers burning sugar cane nearby. The…

Ancient golden Egyptian mummy discovered in battered coffin

by Dave Sadler
An Ancient Egyptian mummy with an amazing, well-preserved gold and blue burial mask has been discovered after seven years of excavation work. The mummy, which has been dated back to the Greco-Roman era (332 BC -395 AD), was found in a good…

Hidden Crypts Discovered at Famous Monastery of St. John on Patmos Island

by Dave Sadler
The complex that houses the grotto where tradition says Saint John wrote the Book of Revelation and his Gospel, on the eastern Aegean island of Patmos, has revealed hidden crypts, windows and doors during recent restoration…

Archaeologist uncovers rich history at Bradford’s lost football ground

by Dave Sadler
In his 40-year career as an archaeologist, Jason Wood has travelled the world, searching for Roman remains in Jordanian citadels and helping to restore royal palaces in Nepal. But his recent project was a little less…

‘World’s oldest wine’ found in 8,000-year-old jars in Georgia

by Dave Sadler
Scientists say 8,000-year-old pottery fragments have revealed the earliest evidence of grape wine-making. The earthenware jars containing residual wine compounds were found in two sites south of the Georgian capital, Tbilisi,…

One of America’s Largest Collections of Memento Mori Is for Sale

by Dave Sadler
BEFORE HER DEATH ANITA SCHORSCH was America’s foremost collector of mourning art and jewelry—paintings, brooches, rings, and other objects that commemorate people who had died. During her life she displayed her large collection at the…

San Francisco shipwreck: Divers find ‘cannonball clue’

by Dave Sadler
A team of underwater archaeologists believe they have found a cannonball from a Spanish ship that sank in a storm off Japan in 1609. The San Francisco was travelling from the Philippines to Mexico when it sank. The galleon was believed to…

Bronze Age find made during Lake District Viking search

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists looking for Viking remains have found artefacts that are 2,000 years older. The dig at Longhouse Close on fells above Seathwaite, Cumbria, was excavating Norse longhouses, dating from the early 10th Century. But 70 volunteers, led by professional…

1,500 ancient skeletons unearthed in European mass graves

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists in the Czech Republic have uncovered some 1,500 skeletons from 30 mass graves dating back to the 14 and 15th centuries, in what is being described as the largest discovery of its kind in central Europe. The graves, each filled with…

Archaeologists find buried treasure at Abbey of Cluny in France

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists have unearthed a mound of buried treasure at the Abbey of Cluny in France. The find was announced Tuesday by the French National Center for Scientific Research, or CNRS. The haul included 2,200 silver deniers and oboles, 21…
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