Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Massive Stone Tool Site in Saudi Arabia Discovered

Most of the stone tools date to the Acheulean - a time period between 1.76 million years ago and 100,000 years ago.

Friday, December 15, 2017

New aerial photograph of Stone Structures in Saudi Arabia

New aerial photographs taken by researchers between Oct 27-29 showing stone structures and natural features in Saudi Arabia.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tomb full of Incredible Food Vessels Discovered in China

Dating back around 3,100 years the bronze food vessels found in this tomb have incredible designs.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Provenance of 4th century 'Santa Claus' Bone Revealed

The 4th century 'Santa Claus' bone tested by Oxford went viral over the internet this week. Live Science reveals the provenance of the artifact.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Medieval Stone carved with Runes found in Oslo

This stone carved with runes was recently discovered by archaeologists during an excavation in Oslo.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Real Story Behind Turkey's "Underwater Castle"

Archaeologists interviewed say that much of it may be medieval. The site was mentioned in reports in the 50s and 60s which discuss a medieval structure that has re-used Urartian blocks.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

260 Buddhist Statues & Remains of Buddha Discovered in China

More than 260 Buddhist statues and the cremated remains of what a 1,000 year-old inscription claims is the Buddha have been discovered in a village in China.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Ancient Stone Structures of Saudi Arabia Revealed

Between Oct 27-29 an archaeological team took nearly 6,000 aerial photographs of ancient stone structures and other archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

2,000 year-old Egyptian Child Mummy shown in Great Detail

A new technique that merges CT scans with colorful 3D scans of a mummy's surface allows for this 2,000 year-old Egyptian child mummy to be shown in great detail.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Yuan Dynasty Shipwreck Discovered in China

A shipwreck dating to the "Yuan Dynasty," a time when the descendants of Genghis Khan ruled China, has been discovered by archaeologists.

Monday, October 23, 2017

"Hundred Rules of War" of the Samurai told in English

A 450 year-old book supposedly written by Tsukahara Bokuden, a renown samurai, has been translated into English. Called the "Hundred Rules of War" it provides a series a rules that inexperienced samurai could sing so that they could learn how to prepare for battle.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

What are they? 400 Ancient Stone Structures Discovered in Saudi Arabia

Almost 400 mysterious stone structures that range in size from 13 meters to 518 meters have been discovered in Saudi Arabia. Their purpose and exact date are unknown.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

3,200 year-old Beykoy inscription published

A 3,200 year-old Luwian inscription from Beykoy in Turkey has been published. The text tells of the rise of a powerful kingdom called "Mira" and a Trojan prince named "Muksus" who led a naval expedition to Ashkelon.

Friday, September 29, 2017

What are they? Documents Tell of Treasures sent to New Orleans at end of Cold War

Documents obtained by Live Science tell of treasures sent to New Orleans in three shipments after the Cold War that had a combined value of $285 million.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Early Viking Boat Burial Discovered in Norway

A boat burial dating to around the dawn of the Viking Age has been discovered in Norway.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

4,300 Year-Old Pharaoh's Head Found at Hazor Leaves Mystery

Newly published research shows that this pharaoh's head was constructed in Egypt around 4,300 years-ago during the Old Kingdom and was smashed apart when Hazor, in Israel, was sacked around 3,300 years ago. It leaves scholars with a number of mysteries.... 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Looters of Egypt's Past Try to Recruit Egyptologists for Help

Egyptian looters are seeking out professional Egyptologists, and others with knowledge of Egypt's past, to help them loot and sell artifacts.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

46 Prehistoric Sites Discovered in Saudi Arabia

Forty-six prehistoric sites have been discovered near the remains of ancient lakes in Saudi Arabia.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New Tomb Discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings

A new tomb has been discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Located near the tomb of the pharaoh Ay the new tomb may belong to Queen Ankhesenamun who was the wife of Tutankhamun and later Ay.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Hundreds of Stone Tombs Discovered in Jebel Qurma

Hundreds of ancient stone tombs have been discovered in Jebel Qurma, a desert in Jordan that is so barren that one early explorer called it a land of 'dead fire'.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Face of 4,500 Year-Old English Man Revealed

He was buried in a barrow in what is now Derbyshire about 4,500 years ago and his surviving facial bones are in pieces at a museum.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Samurai 'Sword Scroll' Translated into English

A samurai text known as the "sword scroll" has been translated into English. It tells of numerous techniques that allowed samurai to prevail in battle.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Roman Sculpture sold by Denver Art Museum for nearly $1 million

The Denver Art Museum has sold an 1,800 year-old Roman sculpture from its collection for $930,000.

Monday, June 19, 2017

3,400 Year-Old Tomb Discovered on Sai Island on Nile River

A 3,400 year-old tomb, originally built for a "master gold worker" named "Khnummose," has been discovered on Sai Island, on the Nile River, in Sudan. Discoveries include an inscribed stone shabti and heart scarab.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Martial Arts Book Written by a Woman for Women Translated

A 1914 Japanese martial arts book written by a woman for women has been translated into English.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Four Ancient Ceramic Heads Discovered in Lebanon

Four ceramic heads depicting women who may be deities have been discovered in Lebanon. They date back around 2,400 years.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Catacomb filled with Mummies Discovered in Egypt

A catacomb containing corridors filled with mummies has been discovered at the site of Tuna el-Gebel in Egypt.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

3,800 Year-Old Pyramid Has Inscription for Princess 'Hatshepset'

A newly discovered 3,800 year-old pyramid at Dahsur has an inscription on a wooden box in its burial chamber that tells of a princess named "Hatshepset"

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

4,000 Year-Old Animals Revealed in Egypt

A mongoose on a leash, a colorful pelican and images of bats are among the drawings being recorded by a survey team working at a group of tombs at the site of Beni Hassan in Egypt.

Monday, May 1, 2017

1,400 year-old Tomb with 'Blue Monster' Mural Discovered in China

A 1,400 year-old tomb with a mural showing a 'monster-like' creature painted in vivid blue has been discovered in China.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Solstice Alignments Discovered in Garden of Kensington Palace,

A physics professor has discovered a series of solstice alignments in the gardens in front of Kensington Palace in the UK.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Body covered in Yellow Silk Discovered in 1,500 year-old cemetery in Inner Mongolia

A body covered in yellow silk and adorned with gold jewelry has been discovered in a 1,500 year-old cemetery in Inner Mongolia. The discoveries in the cemetery illustrate the riches that traversed the silk roads in ancient times.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Newly Discovered Pyramid has pharaoh Ameny Qemau's name

Three Egyptologists have told Live Science that the inscription found in the recently discovered pyramid at Dahshur has the name of pharaoh Ameny Qemau who ruled about 3,800 years ago. This is the second pyramid at Dahshur that has artifacts bearing the pharaoh's name.

Monday, April 3, 2017

28 Unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls fragments in US

Live Science has found that there are 28 unpublished 'Dead Sea Scroll' fragments that are in three institutions in the United States. Some of them will be published in the next year.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ancient Assyrian Tomb Discovered in Erbil

A vaulted brick tomb dating back to the Neo-Assyrian period (9th-7th centuries B.C.) has been discovered in Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan. Among the discoveries are three clay sarcophagi.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

$100 Million in Artifacts Shipped from Egypt & Turkey to US in 2016

US Census Bureau docs reveal that in 2016 about $50 million worth of artifacts were shipped from Egypt to the US and about $50 million from Turkey to the US. The highest amount from each country in at least 20 years. There are concerns that some of the artifacts may be looted or stolen.

Monday, March 13, 2017

1,000 Year-Old Tomb Decorated With Colorful Murals Discovered in China

A tomb dating back around 1,000 years to China's Liao Dynasty has been discovered.

Monday, February 20, 2017

1,900 Year-Old Roman House With Frescoes Discovered in Israel

A 1,900 year-old house containing frescoes has been discovered in Israel.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Scientists Gagged in King Tut 'Hidden Chamber' Research

-Scientists whose radar scans show that there is NO hidden chamber in Tut's tomb are still barred from speaking publicly or presenting their research.

-Scientists not involved with research say that Egyptian authorities should allow data to be released and should allow data from upcoming scans by Turin team to be released.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New Dead Sea Scrolls Discoveries Made

Discoveries include:

-A new cave located found near the site of Qumran. Although no scrolls were found in the cave evidence reportedly indicates that the cave was once looted in the mid 20th century and the scrolls may be out on the antiquities market.

-15 new Dead Sea Scrolls fragments that recently appeared on the antiquities market and were recently sold to an undisclosed institution in the United States.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Ancient Tomb Filled with Figurines Discovered in China

A 1,500 year-old tomb, filled with figurines, has been discovered in China. An inscription found in the tomb says that it belongs to general Zhao Xin and his wife princess NeĆ© Liu and that they were buried together on March 18, AD 564

Monday, January 23, 2017

Possible Medieval Synagogue found near Sea of Galilee

A possible medieval synagogue has been found at the site of Huqoq near the Sea of Galilee. The medieval structure re-used some of the architectural remains from an earlier 5th century synagogue.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Massive Medieval Burial Ground Uncovered in Sudan

A medieval burial ground, containing four cemeteries, is being uncovered near the al-Ghazali monastery in Sudan.

Monday, January 9, 2017

2,400 Year-old Tomb Discovered in Northern Iraq

A 2,400 year-old tomb has been discovered in northern Iraq. Inside the tomb archaeologists found several skeletons and a bracelet which shows two snake heads peering at each other.