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Vesuvius' Eruption Didn't Kill
Newly Found Bodies in Pompeii
May 17, 2023 3:03 PM CDT
Vesuvius' Eruption Didn't Kill Newly Found Bodies in Pompeii
Archeologists speculate the men were killed during quakes accompanying the eruption
- A pair of newly discovered skeletons dating from the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius 2,000 years ago are adding to the tragic story of the destruction of Pompeii, which wasn't inflicted solely by the eruption, reports
. In a statement , Pompeii archaeological park director Gabriel Zuchtriegel writes that...
Piece of Ancient Object Found,
but Romans Left No Clues
Feb 8, 2023 6:25 PM CST
Piece of Ancient Object Found, but Romans Left No Clues
Experts still are trying to learn the purpose of dodecahedrons
- Experts are certain that an amateur archaeologist and his metal detector found a piece of a dodecahedron in northern Belgium, but no one is quite sure what that means. A dodecahedron is a 12-sided Roman object, and this one is probably more than 1,600 years old,
Vikings Were in
Oct 20, 2021 2:02 PM CDT
Vikings Were in North America Exactly 1K Years Ago
Cosmic ray event provided firm date for settlement in what is now Newfoundland
- Researchers have long known that a Viking settlement existed in North America centuries before Christopher Columbus was born—and they now have a firm date for it for the first time. Scientists who looked for the impact of a solar storm in tree rings from wood at the Newfoundland site...
Tombs Unearthed in Egypt
Could Be Up to 8K Years Old
Apr 27, 2021 2:35 PM CDT
Tombs Unearthed in Egypt Could Be Up to 8K Years Old
110 ancient tombs were found at Nile Delta site
- Egyptian archeologists have unearthed 110 burial tombs at an ancient site in a Nile Delta province, the country's Tourism and Antiquities Ministry said Tuesday. The graves, some of which have human remains inside, were found at the Koum el-Khulgan archeological site in Dakahlia province around 93 miles northeast of...
Study Suggests an Ancient
Invasion Never Happened
in case you missed it
Jul 19, 2020 2:10 PM CDT
Study Suggests an Ancient Invasion Never Happened
Hyksos weren't foreign invaders of Egypt; they were already living there before rising to power
- Archaeologists believe they've uncovered an ancient Egyptian propaganda campaign and in the process busted a millennia-old myth. It centers around the Hyksos , the first known people of foreign origin to rule ancient Egypt. They seized power from the pharaohs around 1638 BCE and ruled for a century. More than...
Ancient Skull Could Be
First Known Tsunami Victim
Oct 26, 2017 7:01 AM CDT
Ancient Skull Could Be First Known Tsunami Victim
Papua New Guinea was site of catastrophe 6K years ago
- An ancient skull found in Papua New Guinea is evidence of early "human interactions with catastrophic events such as tsunamis," researchers say—and in this case, the "interactions" likely involved "death by sand blasting, dismemberment, impact, and drowning." In a study published in the journal...
America's Oldest European
Settlement Has Been Found
Dec 17, 2015 5:22 PM CST
America's Oldest European Settlement Has Been Found
The colony in Pensacola predates Jamestown by nearly 50 years
Pensacola News Journal
has a highly interactive and informative look at a major discovery out of Florida: the oldest multi-year European settlement in the United States. “This is one of those almost once-in-a-lifetime type things,” University of West Florida professor John Worth says. "I didn’t...
Young Couple Found
in Embrace of 6K Years
Feb 14, 2015 7:07 AM CST
Young Couple Found in Embrace of 6K Years
They apparently died holding each other in Greece
- Your dose of Valentine's Day coupledom comes courtesy of archaeologists in Greece, who unearthed a man and woman locked in an embrace for about 6,000 years. The pair in their early 20s were found buried together in southern Greece at a dig site known as Alepotrypa Cave, reports...
Discovered Off Greece
Nov 29, 2014 8:31 AM CST
'Underwater Pompeii' Discovered Off Greece
Buildings just 6 feet underwater near island of Delos
- It was believed that underwater ruins off the Greek island of Delos were simply ancient docks—but now experts are telling a much more exciting story. They've found what's left of several buildings, including a pottery workshop, at the site just six feet below the surface. The ruins...
Tiny Ice Age Babies Open 'Windows' to Ancient Alaska
Nov 11, 2014 8:53 AM CST
Tiny Ice Age Babies Open 'Windows' to Ancient Alaska
Girls, possibly twins, buried 11.5K years ago in central Alaska
- One summer 11,500 years ago, two baby girls, possibly twins, were buried in an Ice Age village in central Alaska—one about 5 weeks old and the other a fetus, possibly a stillborn. Today, the girls' remains are the oldest in the North American arctic,
reports. Archaeologists recently...
Ancient Temple in
Ukraine Is Full of
Oct 20, 2014 1:01 PM CDT
Ancient Temple in Ukraine Is Full of Animal Bones
Ukraine site holds possible game pieces, hair decorations
- Researchers working in Ukraine are revealing a stunning find: a temple that's older than the invention of writing, LiveScience reports. The temple of wood and clay, which measures 197 feet by 66 feet, contains lots of animal bones—perhaps the remains of animals sacrificed on the building's eight...
Found in Israel
Oct 19, 2014 7:33 AM CDT
Home of Ancient Cult Found in Israel
Giant complex contains animal bones, face masks
- Archeologists in Israel have discovered a 3,300-year-old complex where an ancient cult likely gathered, UPI reports. The complex, at a site known as Tel Burna, is made up of rooms surrounding a giant courtyard measuring 52 feet by 52 feet. It's not certain who the cult worshiped, but...
2 Ancient Villages
Emerge in Arizona
Oct 6, 2014 2:20 PM CDT
2 Ancient Villages Emerge in Arizona National Park
Dwellings built into sand dunes
- An ancient village has come to light in Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park—and it's the second such find in as many years. The villages are some 1,300 years old, dating from between 200 AD and 700 AD, ABC News reports. Archaeologists discovered homes dug into the...
In Early Image
of Jesus, He's
Got No Beard
Oct 4, 2014 8:00 AM CDT
In Early Image of Jesus, He's Got No Beard
Archaeologists in Spain find 4th-century engraving
- Jesus shaved. Archaeologists in Spain have unearthed what they say is one of the earliest images of him, but you wouldn't know it from a quick glance. The engraving on a glass plate from the 4th century depicts a short-haired Jesus without a beard; he's joined by two...
Sep 18, 2014 1:53 PM CDT
Skeletons Holding Hands for 700 Years
Ancient remains found at burial site in England
- Archaeologists in England digging at a 14th-century burial site made an unexpected discovery: A couple buried together holding hands had remained that way all this time, reports ABC News . The man and woman were found at the site of an ancient chapel in Hallaton, along with nine other skeletons, reports...
Woman Finds 80 Skeletons
Crammed Into Ikea Bags
Aug 1, 2014 2:45 PM CDT
Woman Finds 80 Skeletons Crammed Into Ikea Bags
Gruesome discovery made in Swedish church
- Centuries-old skeletons should probably be 6 feet under—not overflowing out of blue Ikea bags and shoved under a tarp in a Scandinavian church. But that's exactly what Kicki Karlén says she recently found at the Kläckeberga church in Sweden. "There were loads of skulls and...
May 6, 2014 11:50 AM CDT
Archaeologist: Here's King David's Citadel
Reports fuel Israel-Palestine controversy
- An Israeli archaeologist says he's discovered a citadel once captured by the Biblical King David, fueling controversy over his methods and the Israel-Palestine divide. "The whole site we can compare to the Bible perfectly," Eli Shukron says of the find, which emerged in a dig that started...
Tsunami Wiped Out
in North Sea
May 1, 2014 2:08 PM CDT
Tsunami Wiped Out Ancient 'Paradise' in North Sea
Huge wave eliminated last settlers on 'Doggerland,' says new research
- So where did the inhabitants of an ancient "paradise" in the North Sea known as Doggerland go? Under the waves of a giant tsunami about 8,000 years ago, according to a new study. UK researchers say an enormous landslide off the coast of Norway triggered a 16-foot tsunami...
Utah Teen Finds
Mar 31, 2014 2:27 AM CDT
Utah Teen Finds Ancient Remains in Backyard
Bones turned out to be 1K years old
- A Utah teen digging a trout pond in his backyard unearthed human remains that turned out to have been there for at least a thousand years. The teen's father called police after a skull and other bones were found and the case was turned over to archeologists after medical...
Ancient Village Found ...
in Downtown Miami
Feb 4, 2014 4:00 AM CST
Ancient Village Found ... in Downtown Miami
Developer wants to build on prehistoric site
- Archeologists say they have unearthed what is probably one of the most important prehistoric sites in America—on land in downtown Miami earmarked for a huge entertainment complex. The researchers confirm that after months of work they have found evidence of an extensive Tequesta Indian village dating back up to...
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