A burst of water pipes washed out ancient sarcophagi in the Biga district of Çanakkale province, western Turkey. While repairing the pipes the workers discovered three sarcophagi that afterwards have been unearthed and examined by experts.
Cleanup workers discovered an ancient pre-hispanic Inca altar at the Vilcanota River in the Cuzco region, south-eastern Peru.
A metal detectorist discovered a hoard of silver coins on a farm outside Rønne, Bornholm. The treasure is dated to the Viking age.
Archaeologists excavating for the first time in the area of the forgotten city of Dzwonowo, western Poland, discovered hundreds of artefacts and revealed a cemetery dated to period between 14th-18th centuries. The city itself was discovered through analysis of satellite images in 2014.
The time capsule left by the Nazis in 1934 that was dug up two weeks ago in Złocieniec, Northern Poland, was finally opened. It revealed numerous items left by the Nazi Party members for the future generations.
Archaeologists excavating the Çavuştepe Castle in the Gürpınar district of East Turkey’s Van province unearthed numerous architectural features including a sewage system dating back 2800 years.
Archaeologists discovered new artefacts at the Mayan burial site of prominent members of Copán aristocracy. The burial sites located in West Honduras are dated to between 500-550 AD.
Several Bronze Age fortified settlements, dating to 4th millennium BC, were found during the course of the research project in Jordan. They are said to be among the earliest fortifications in Southwest Asia.
Blocks covered with hieroglyphic writing at the Matariya site near Heliopolis in Egypt bear evidence for existence of a temple of Pharaoh Ramses II.
Archaeological research prior to construction works at a site in Manchester, United Kingdom, discovered 200-year-old remains of a pub. The place was once called the Astley Arms and the researchers discovered contained intact bottles of brandy in its remains.
Archaeologists studied the remains and personal belongings of individuals buried at the Middle Ages cemetery in Schüpfen, at the Bernese Lakeland region of Switzerland. The remains included an unusual grave of a man buried face down.
A bronze drum, believed to be 2500-2000 years old, was discovered in Vinh Loc district, the central province of Thanh Hoa, Vietnam. The ancient musical instrument was discovered during construction works.
Excavations of the Katsuren Castle in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan revealed numerous artefacts, including ancient coins among which are four copper ancient Roman coins dated back to the 3rd-4th century AD. The find is the first of its kind from the territory of Japan.
Anthropologists analysing the body of a 800-year-old individual came to a conclusion that the person was possibly killed by a boomerang strike to the head. The remains were found in Toorale National Park, eastern Australia and pre-date by 600 years the arrival of Europeans to the continent.
Remains of 2000-year-old fountains, a pool, and irrigation channels used for maintaining gardens in ancient Petra, south-western Jordan, were discovered by archaeologists.
Archaeologists discovered burials of the Pazyryk culture at the Taldur II site near Old Beltir village, Russia’s Altai Republic. One of the grave mounds at the site contained the remains of an adult and a child with their heads cut off and places near the knees of the older individual.
Palaeontologists visiting a 800-year-old stone structure, typical for Ancestral Puebloans discovered fossilised tracks of a theropod dinosaur on a rock slab used as a lintel for the door.
Archaeologists unearthed two skeletons at a Roman cemetery sit at Lant Street in London, United Kingdom. The enamel analysis provided evidence that the individuals were of Chinese origin.
Cave art dating back 8000 years was discovered near Mersin, southern Turkey. The cave located in the city’s Gülnar district holds the first cave paintings in Middle Taurus mountains in the region of Cilicia.
The skull of the Moche mummy discovered in 1987 in Huaca Rejada near Sipán in Peru, known as the Lord of Sipán, received a digital facial reconstruction despite its severe damage.