10th century relief discovered in southern India

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.

Medieval Chinese jar found in south-eastern coastal India

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.

Over 150 rock paintings discovered in Chile

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.

Siberian cave reveals possibly world's oldest needle

Archaeologists working in the Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains, around 160 kilometres South of the city of Barnaul, South-Central Russia, discovered a needle made roughly 50000 years ago. The cave is known for artefacts that indicate that all three human forms (Homo Sapiens, Neanderthals and Denisovans) have lived there one time or another.

Ancient brick vault structure discovered in Turkey

Excavations in the Izmir province, West Turkey, revealed a well-preserved brick vault structure. It was discovered in the area of the ancient Mediterranean city of Metropolis, presently between the Yeniköy and Özbet villages. The structure is a part of a bath-palaestra complex that dates back 1900 years.