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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…

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…

BYZANTINE AMPHORA WITH INSCRIPTION DEDICATED TO CHRIST, VIRGIN MARY FOUND IN ROMAN FORTRESS TRIMAMMIUM IN NORTHEAST BULGARIA

by Dave Sadler
Part of an Early Byzantine amphora with a fully preserved inscription in Ancient Greek dedicated to Jesus Christ and Virgin…

Ramses II stelae found at San al Hagar archaeological site in Sharqiya

by Dave Sadler
A stelae of 19th Dynasty King Ramses II has been discovered at San al-Hagar archaeological site in Sharqiya governorate on Saturday as renovation was being carried out to develop the site into an open-air museum, Egypt’s…

Ancient finding in Peru sheds light on desert society: archaeologist

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists have discovered two chambers used for political ceremonies on Peru’s desert coast more than 1,500 years ago that had previously only been glimpsed in the illustrations of the ancient Moche people, an archaeologist…
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