Custodian of a parish archive discovered a wardrobe filled with forgotten documents in the church of St Joseph at Podgórze, Kraków, Poland. Among the documents is a 16th cent. Bible, census of population, promissory notes, old photographs, banner of a railway guild, and a marriage contract of a famous vodka distillery owner.
Subway construction works in Chengdu, Sichuan province of China, unearthed a tomb being more than 2100 years old, which contained small model looms being the earliest evidence on record of looms that could be used to weave patterns.
Restoration work on mosaic flooring from the site of Great Basilica in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, continues with dozens of square metres already restored.
A cache of 30 lead coffins was discovered during the refurbishment of the Garden Museum, in a deconsecrated medieval parish church next to Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s official London residence. Metal plates on the coffins revealed names of five former Archbishops of Canterbury, going back to the early 1600s.
Detailed analysis of belt buckles unearthed in 1970s by a tractor driver in Iyus, modern day Republic of Khakassia, Russian Federation, proves the existence of a distinct dragon motif in Siberian art 2000 years ago.
Construction workers at Bob Scott Retirement Village, Lower Hutt’s Petone on North Island, New Zealand, found a large trove of 19th century artefacts. The area is located on the site of the former Petone College.
A ring of antiquities thieves who were digging illegally in the Lower Galilee was caught in a cave in the Beit Keshet Forest, Israel.
Sites dating to Prehistoric, historic and Islamic eras, reaching as far back as Palaeolithic, were found in the region of the Qaen city in South Khorasan, Iran.
A tunnel walled with stones was discovered in the water reservoir in the village of Pedavegi, Andhra Pradesh province, India. The structures is believed to be 1500 years old.
Construction works unearthed a Neolithic skeleton, dating back 5000 years, in the Guar Kepah site, near Kepala Batas, on mainland Penang, Malaysia.
A 5-centimetre high Palaeolithic Venus figurine was discovered at the Khotylyovo-2 site in Bryansk Oblast, Russian Federation. Radiocarbon analysis suggests tribes of hunters and gatherers lived there between 21000-24000 years ago.
Archaeologists discovered a tomb that dates back to the 18th Dynasty, containing 8 Pharaonic mummies, 10 coffins, hundreds of ushabti statues and masks coloured with gold in Luxor, Egypt.
A metal detectorist, discovered remains of a 17th century pistol, while surveying a St Aubin’s Bay at the Channel Island of Jersey.
An inscription dating to the the reign of King Aditya Chola I (c. 871-c. 911 AD) was found in Sri Arunachaleswarar temple, Tamil Nandu, India.
Archaeologists identified over 120 sites in the area of Chamshir in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province, Iran. Most of the sites are of he nomadic tribes.
A large number of Japanese bomb warheads were found during renovation works, buried under a house in Daye, Hubei province, China.
A scientific project aimed at environment monitoring and water purification of the Sulejowski Reservoir, Central Poland, lead to a possible discovery of German WW2 Panther tank’s remains resting at the bottom since 1945.
Archaeologists conducted archaeological investigation of a Prehistoric shell mound on Scott Creek at Edisto Island, South Carolina, United States of America. The structure is being destroyed by erosion by waves and tides.
Excavations at Thorton Abbey in Lincolnshire revealed 700-years-old remains of a priest who died during during the Great Famine, which killed millions across the continent in the 14th century.
Archaeologists working prior to the construction of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, revealed an intriguing artefact from the site, which is a tool made from the leg bone of a sheep.