Recent excavations of a Roman villa under the town of Positano, south of Naples, Italy, revealed well-preserved lavish decoration of the once luxurious seaside mansion. The structure, dated to the 1st centuries BC and AD is located nearly 9 metres under a modern church in the centre of the town.
A hoard of 12 century copper coins, containing 273 specimen was discovered during excavations near the village of Uzuntepe in Jalilabad region, south-eastern Azerbaijan. The coins date back to the rule of the Eldiguzid dynasty in 12th century AD.
The Upward Sun River site in central Alaska revealed remains of hearths that served as cooking pits for people living in the area between 13200-11500 BC. Abundance of salmon remains, discovered within these features sheds new light on the diet of the Palaeolithic people, as this is the oldest evidence of cooking salmon in the New World.
Excavations at the Cathedral Hill in Chełm, East Poland, revealed remains of a building that was constructed with carefully chiselled blocks of stone and Romanesque bricks. The structure was found during last years excavations but was fully unearthed this season.
Excavations at a 17th century burial ground in Drawsko, northern Poland, revealed over 20 burials that are considered “deviant”, meaning departing from the contemporary norm. What makes them abnormal is that the individuals were equipped with sickles or knives around the neck or by the pelvis.
Archaeological investigation in Chinnaariyapatti village, Tamil Nadu province in southern India, ended in discovery of a sculpture dated to the 10th century AD. The sculpture contains the image of Ayyanar, a folk deity and an inscription in ancient Tamil writing.
Polish researchers produced a facial reconstruction of a female skull that belonged to an individual buried within a crypt of Yaroslav I the Wise, Grand Prince of Kievan Rus’. The woman is believed to be the second wife of the ruler, Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden.
A 12th century storage jar of Chinese manufacturing was discovered in a private house in Pandillapali, Prakasam district in western India. The owner claimed he discovered it in Motupally, Krishna district, where an international seaport existed since antiquity, visited even by Marco Polo in 1289.
A flood bank, dated to 3rd-4th century AD was discovered during excavations in Gloucester, United Kingdom, at a site of a demolished bus station. The banks were constructed to protect the Roman city of Glevum.
Chilean researchers documented over 150 rock art paintings in the Coquimbo Region, South of Atacama Desert in northern Chile. Specialised digital analysis software was used to detect colours and patterns unobservable in normal conditions by human eye.
Excavations at the Acemhöyük site, a Bronze Age Assyrian trade colony located near modern Yeşilova in Aksaray province of Turkey, revealed a terracota rattle dating back to 2200 BC. The rattle is said to be one of the most interesting artefacts found at the site this season.
Archaeologists discovered the burial chamber while conducting cleaning work in the tomb of the 25th Dynasty Thebes Mayor Karabasken in Asasif, on Luxor’s west bank in Egypt. The burial chamber contained the sarcophagus of the mentioned ancient Egyptian official.
At a site located 600 kilometres within the Arctic Circle, archaeologists discovered artefacts dating back to the 3rd or 4th millennium BC. The Neolithic site is located on Taymyr peninsula, on the bank of Novaya River, far North of Krasnoyarsk region in Russia.
Construction works at a housing developement near Monmouth, Wales, was stopped after archaeologists found a piece of what they believe to be a Bronze Age logboat.
A recently discovered time capsule from a town hall in Brzeg, south-western Poland, has been opened. The artefacts found inside indicate that they have been stored there 200 years ago but the capsule contained also objects dated to 16th and 19th centuries.
Archaeologists excavating an area near Trzińsko-Zdrój by the Trzygłowskie lake, north-western Poland, where previously a Bronze Age treasure trove was found, discovered a settlement dated to the transition period between Bronze and Iron Age.
Archaeologists and amateur metal detectorists are thoroughly scouring fields near Stary Czarnów, north-western Poland. It is here that hundreds of early medieval coins were hidden at a point in the past and scattered across the area by ploughing.
Archaeologists conducting excavations at an Iron Age settlement in Pełczyska, South Poland, discovered a number of artefacts that indicate the presence of Germanic and Celtic peoples in the area. Among the finds are numerous fibulae, coins, and fragments of glass vessels.
Construction workers conducting reconstruction of the Eliasz Goldhammer street in Tarnów, South Poland, discovered wooden water pipes dating back to 19th century. The discovered waterworks once conveyed water to the well placed at the town square.
A fragment of a bronze cup from the Medieval times was discovered in the Gydan Peninsula by a team of explorers set to monitor the permafrost. The artefact is 1000 years old and comes from Persian Iran.