Archaeologists using electrical imagining techniques found that the pyramid Temple of Kukulcan at Chichen Itza, which is also known as El Castillo, was built atop two other structure that were possibly earlier pyramids.
As government forces drive ISIS terrorists out of Mosul and nearby Nimrud the scale of destruction to one of Iraq’s greatest archaeological treasures comes to light. Once magnificent masterpieces of art are now broken into pieces and bulldozed flat. Moreover, the crippled Mosul Dam threatens to flood vast populated areas filled with archaeological sites with water from the Tigris river.
An epigrapher deciphered ancient script that was engraved in stone between the inner and outer arches of the Bhadra citadel, Ahmedabad, India. The script talks about an unusual event in history during the Mughal Empire rule.
A team of archaeologists will carry out a surface survey at the ancient site of Aya Tekla, one of the oldest centres of Christianity, located in the southern province of Mersin’s Silifke district in Turkey.
Since the discovery in 1907, the excavations in Klaros in Menderes district of the western Turkish province of İzmir unearthed one of the centres of ancient belief since the 13th century BC and an oracle centre of Apollo during ancient Greek times.
A 6000-year-old amulet discovered at a Neolithic site in Mehragarh, Baluchistan province central Pakistan might be the world’s oldest example of applying lost-wax casting technique to create metal objects.
Archaeologists discovered objects of French origin and other intriguing artefacts during excavations near the Taz River in Yamalo-Nenets autonomous region, Russian Federation. The artefacts are said to date back 300 years to the time of Luis XIV reign.
A special coin was unearthed at the Shari village in Hokkaido, Japan. It dates back 1200 years and suggests contacts between the Okhotsk culture of northern Hokkaido and Japan’s main island of Honshu as early as the ninth century.
Scientists used 3D CT scans to look inside a three-metre-long mummified Egyptian “giant crocodile”. They revealed that, besides the two crocodiles previously spotted inside the wrappings, the mummy also contains dozens of individually wrapped baby crocodiles.