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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…

Workmen have unearthed something incredible at Loughcrew

by Dave Sadler
Workmen digging near the ancient Loughcrew Megalithic Centre in Oldcastle were still in shock today after unearthing what appears to be an ancient sculpture or tomb. The structure which the workmates named 'Birdman' after the very distinctive nose or…

Ancient highland ruins probed by archaeologists

by Luke Higgins
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…

Possible cause of early colonial-era Mexican epidemic identified

by Luke Higgins
AN INTERNATIONAL TEAM, LED BY RESEARCHERS FROM THE MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN HISTORY (MPI-SHH), HARVARD UNIVERSITY AND THE MEXICAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND HISTORY (INAH), HAS USED ANCIENT DNA AND…

Swiss archaeologist discovers the earliest tomb of a Scythian prince

by Dave Sadler
Deep in a swamp in the Russian republic of Tuva, SNSF-funded archaeologist Gino Caspari has discovered an undisturbed Scythian burial mound. All the evidence suggests that this is not only the largest Scythian princely tomb in South…

Archaeologists unveil two major discoveries in Upper Egypt’s Tel Edfu and Kom Ombo

by Dave Sadler
Egyptian and American archaeologists unveiled two new discoveries in Aswan, including a royal administrative complex in the ancient Egyptian city of Tel Edfu and a collection of artefacts in the…
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