Ancient Hadrianopolis, located east of Eskipazar district of northern Karabük province, northern Turkey, is being excavated by archaeologists. This was an important site of pilgrimage for early Christians until the city lost its importance in 8th century AD due to birthplace location of Saint Alypius the Stylite.
Archaeologists discovered over 200 cliff carving sites along two river valleys in Chengbu, central China, written n the language of the Miao ethnic minority. The are believed to have been created during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.
A Hellenistic period burial chamber was discovered in the ancient Greek city of Mylasa, in Muğla province, south-west Turkey, during construction works. Excavations revealed a 2400-year-old burial chamber of a wealthy royal family.
Archaeologists conducting excavations at the ancient harbour town of Berenike at Red Sea, Egypt, discovered over 80 burials of cats dated to Roman times. The site functioned between the end of the 1st century AD into the first half of the 2nd century AD.
Archaeologists believe to have found the harbour at the Red Sea near Wadi el-Jarf, Egypt, built 4600 years ago and used by the Pharaoh to import things used in construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Archaeologists discovered that the Indus Valley civilisation, that occupied the region of what is now Pakistan and North-west India during the Bronze Age domesticated rice farming far earlier than previously believed.
A burial dating to between 10th-11th century AD was found during excavations of the Great Basilica in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The find was made by the regional prosecutor who volunteered to take part in excavations.
Police from the precinct in Ujście arrested a man who was conducting illegal search on registered archaeological sites with use of a metal detector. In his home the officers discovered nearly 1000 artefacts obtained in a potentially illegal way.