Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Archaeologists Excavate Cemetery of a Million Mummies

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.

http://www.livescience.com/49147-egyptian-cemetery-million-mummies.html

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Ancient Brain Drain: Egyptian Coffin with 'Odd' Art Revealed

An Egyptian coffin with unusual art has been radiocarbon dated to the Persian Period, 2,400 years ago.

http://www.livescience.com/49059-ancient-egyptian-coffin-odd-art.html


Monday, December 8, 2014

Finely Decorated Ming Dynasty Clothes Unearthed in China

Archaeologists in China have unearthed a husband and wife tomb containing well preserved clothes with elaborate decorations.

http://www.livescience.com/49041-clothing-unearthed-ming-dynasty-tomb.html

Monday, November 24, 2014

1,700 Year-Old Cemetery Discovered on Silk Road

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.

http://www.livescience.com/48878-ancient-silk-road-cemetery-discovered.html

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ancient 'Handbook of Ritual Power' Deciphered

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.

http://www.livescience.com/48833-ancient-egyptian-handbook-spells-deciphered.html

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Archaeologists Discover 1,000 Year-old Tomb Containing Murals, Stars & Poetry

A tomb dating back about 1,000 years has been discovered in China. It contains murals, a ceiling decorated with stars and a poem.

http://www.livescience.com/48671-tomb-china-murals-stars-poetry.html

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ancient 'Big Circles' in Mideast Leave Mystery

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.

http://www.livescience.com/48532-big-circles-archaeological-mystery.html