Archaeologists continue to excavate the Roman era cemetery at Fag el-Gamous in Egypt. They believe it contains over one million mummies. There are a number of interesting burials including that of a child and another of a man who is over 7 feet tall.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
An Egyptian coffin with unusual art has been radiocarbon dated to the Persian Period, 2,400 years ago.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 9:33 AM
Monday, December 8, 2014
Archaeologists in China have unearthed a husband and wife tomb containing well preserved clothes with elaborate decorations.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 5:45 AM
Monday, November 24, 2014
A cemetery dating back around 1,700 years has been discovered in Kucha, a city that was on the Silk Road. 10 tombs have been excavated of which 7 are large structures made with bricks.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 7:02 AM
Thursday, November 20, 2014
A codex dating back around 1,300 years has been deciphered revealing a series of invocations and spells. Written in Coptic it would have been used by a ritual practitioner.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 7:23 AM
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
A tomb dating back about 1,000 years has been discovered in China. It contains murals, a ceiling decorated with stars and a poem.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 4:34 AM
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Archaeologists have taken high resolution aerial photographs of 11 "Big Circles." Built using low stone walls all but one of these circles is around 400 meters in diameter.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 6:08 AM