Wednesday, September 17, 2014

3,300 Year-Old Egyptian Skeletons with Intact Hairstyles Discovered

Archaeologists at the site of Amarna have discovered several skeletons whose hairstyles are still intact. Among them is a woman who has 70 hair extensions.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Massive 5,000 Year-Old Stone Monument Identified in Israel

Archaeologists in Israel have identified a crescent shaped stone monument that is longer than a football field and dates back around 5,000 years. It was originally believed to be part of a city wall but research shows that there is no city beside it and it is a standalone monument.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

2,800 Year-Old Tomb with Zigzagging Art Discovered in Greece

Archaeologists working at the ancient city of Corinth, in Greece, have discovered a tomb dating back around 2,800 years. It contains a limestone sarcophagus and pottery decorated with zigzagging designs.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

'Evil Eye' Box and Other Ancient Treasures Found in Nile River Cemetery

Archaeologists in Sudan are excavating a cemetery that dates back around 2,000 years. The artifacts they've found include a silver ring engraved with an image of a god and a faience box decorated with udjat eyes. The udjat eyes offered protection from the evil eye.

Monday, August 4, 2014

'Rich' 2,100 year-old King's Mausoleum Discovered in China

Archaeologists in China have discovered a mausoleum, built for a king, that dates back over 2,100 years. They found about 10,000 artifacts including treasures made of gold, silver, bronze, jade and lacquer.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Newly Discovered Egyptian Carving Bears Scars of Ancient Religious Revolution

Archaeologists at the site of Sedeinga, in modern day Sudan, have discovered an Egyptian carving that was defaced by pharaoh Akhenaten and later restored by one of his successors, possibly King Tutankhamun.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New Painting Discovered in Tomb near Great Pyramid of Giza

A new wall painting has been discovered in a tomb located located just 300 meters east of the Great Pyramid of Giza