Archaeologists investigating the island of Blå Jungfrun, off the east coast of Sweden, have found evidence of Stone Age rituals that were performed in the island's caves. Interestingly stories have been told for centuries that associate the island with witchcraft and curses.
16 pyramids, with tombs underneath, have been discovered in a cemetery located near the ancient town of Gematon in Sudan. Excavations at the cemetery began in 1998 and they've been uncovered gradually, along with other types of tombs, in that time.
Researchers are developing a solar powered device that allows fragile texts to be kept in an environment where humidity and temperature can be carefully controlled. It will be helpful in situations where energy is unavailable or unaffordable to museums and archives.
This image shows a "proof of concept" model demonstrated at the University of Toronto in August 19.
-New documents found on origins of papyrus may allow for story behind it to be uncovered (two images included)
-New scientific tests completed will be published in a few months, will focus on papyrus's ink
-Professor King recently published a letter in Biblical Archaeology Review discussing papyrus
Archaeologists in China have uncovered a 5,000 year-old house found packed with the remains of at least 97 bodies. They appear to have died as a result of a "prehistoric disaster" researchers say, possibly an epidemic.