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

Monday, July 7, 2014

Remains of Long-Lost Temple Discovered in Iraq

An archaeologist working in Iraqi Kurdistan has discovered giant column bases that belong to the Temple of Haldi, the supreme god of the kingdom of Urartu. The temple was located in Musasir, a place which ancient inscriptions call a "holy city" and "the city of the raven."

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Chariot Burial over 4,000 year-old Discovered in Georgia

Archaeologists in the country of Georgia have discovered a burial chamber that was intended for a chief. It contain two chariots, with four wheels each, gold artifacts and possible human sacrifices.