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Roman ‘curse tablets’ summoning up demons discovered in ancient Serbian tomb

by Dave Sadler
Ancient Romans used magical inscriptions to bring vengeance on enemies, unrequited lovers, bad neighbours and relatives. Archaeologists have unearthed the rare finds of these curses at the Viminacium…

Danish amateur finds 1000-year-old Viking amulet

by Dave Sadler
A Danish metal detecting enthusiast has discovered a 1,000-year-old Viking amulet thought to be related to the Norse god Odin, a find archeologists called “incredibly exciting and rare”. Amateur archeologist Torben Christjansen, who has devoted about 300…

Medieval seal found outside St Andrews

by Dave Sadler
A historical seal found by a person with a metal detector outside St Andrews last year has been listed as one of Scotland’s most important finds. The report of the Treasure Trove Panel lists the rare medieval artefact as being among the top dozen archaeological finds across Scotland,…

Ancient dinner set found in Turkey’s Manisa

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists working in the western province of Manisa have discovered a 2,200-year-old dinner set believed to have been buried as part of a ritual in the ancient city of Aigai. The dinner set was buried in a hollow in the bedrock as part of a ritual after being…

Roman goddess unearthed at South Shields culture spot

by Dave Sadler
Delighted volunteers at a South Shields culture spot had a blast from the past after unearthing a Roman goddess. Volunteers from the WallQuest community archaeology project and the Earthwatch Institute made the startling discovery at Arbeia Roman Fort.…

Stone Age jade from the Alps

by Dave Sadler
Found in Scotland, these exquisite axeheads were made over 6,000 years ago, high in the Italian Alps. Now, thanks to a French-led project involving National Museums Scotland – Project Jade – their fascinating story can be told. Read More - Stone Age jade from the Alps

Archaeologists find medieval inn with brothel in kastritsi fortress on Bulgaria’s black sea coast

by Dave Sadler
A large 14th century inn, which might possibly also have been a “brothel", has been discovered during the 2016 summer excavations of the Kastritsi Fortress…

Continuing dig reveals possible signs of the Alamo’s main gate

by Dave Sadler
A formation of stones unearthed in Alamo Plaza may be part of a 1700s construction associated with the main gate of the Mission San Antonio Valero and 1836 battle compound. “We have uncovered something that we are tentatively identifying…

Norton Priory: Museum reopens on monastery site

by Dave Sadler
A new museum has opened on the site of a 12th Century monastery. Established by Augustinian canons, Norton Priory in Runcorn, Cheshire, has become the most excavated monastic site in Europe with about 70,000 artefacts. The museum replaces an older one after the…

There’s history under that road! Fascinating finds uncovered by highways work.

by Dave Sadler
The remains of a 12th century farm, manor house and a medieval well are just some of the star finds uncovered by teams working on roads in Lincoln. As part of a celebration of National Archaeology…
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