Archaeologists found 8 ancient strips of wood adorned with kanji characters among treasures dedicated to the imperial family by Horyuji temple in Nara Prefecture in 1878.
Chinese archaeologists discovered a complete canal system in the ancient capital of Shang Dynasty, Yin. The site located in Yinxu, Henan Province is dated to 1600-1046 BC.
Japanese archaeologists claim to have unearthed a fragment of a building that might have been the tallest pagoda ever built in Japan. The artefact is a part of a “sorin”, a decorative element that was placed atop the pagoda.
Diving team from Hong Kong Underwater Heritage Group recovered two monumental artefacts marking city’s Maritime heritage milestone. The items brought to the surface consist of the upper part of an anchor and a ship cannon.
A Bronze Age burial discovered at a cape on Maloe More near Chernorud at Lake Baikal in Russia revealed an ancient couple of an elderly man and his wife or concubine.
A part of a padlock was recovered at the Asukakyo Ato Enchi ruins in Nara Prefecture’s Asuka village. The site is known for remnants of artificial ponds and is believed to be Japan’s first major garden built at an imperial palace.
A model of a stupa hidden within a stone chest in a crypt beneath a Buddist temple in Nanjing (China) contained a parietal bone of the skull that according to inscriptions belonged to revered Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama himself.
Archaeologists discovered ancient furnaces after noticing slag and coating on a rough road used by tourists to access the shoreline of Shida Bay at Lake Baikal in Siberia.
New season of excavations conducted at Barikot in the valley of Swat (Pakistan) revealed fortifications built by the Indo-Greek kings that ruled the city after the siege by Alexander the Great.
Bronze Age rock paintings were studied by archaeologists in the region of the Gorbitsa village, nearly 550 kilometres North-east of regional capital Chita (Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia).
Vast fields of dome-shaped earthen mounds were found by archaeologists in 1000-year-old sites in Cambodia. The features are organised into gridded patterns. The scientists are puzzled what these structures were used for.
Archaeologists from the University of Wrocław studied a part of the area of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia revealing it’s interesting past. Nowadays a remote place deprived of any road infrastructure and settlements, few thousands years ago it was a thriving area with conditions more suitable for habitation than at present.
Archaeologists in Kunan village (Bandipora district in North Kashmir) discovered a rare statue dating back to the Karkota era (600 AD- 800 AD). The artwork in form of a memorial stone slab was found during an excavation conducted to remove the debris from the local playing area.
Sculptures and carvings dating back more than 1,700 years have been discovered in the remains of a shrine and its courtyard in the ancient city of Bazira (Pakistan). One of the sculptures, carved in green schist, depicts a prince named Siddhartha leaving a palace on a horse named Kanthaka.
Polish archaeologists from University of Warsaw search for the lost fort of a Roman legion in the vicinity of Mount Ararat. The research is a part of a project financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education aimed at documenting remains of Roman presence in the region south of Armenia’s capital Yerevan.
Remains of suspected female of Turkik origin found in at an altitude of 2,803 metres in the Altai Mountains in Mongolia.
Researchers from Australia and Laos has uncovered burials on the Plain of Jars, dated back to the Iron Age, some 2,500 years ago.
A bronze workshop was discovered adjacent to the ancient Royal Palace of Angkor (Cambodia) on a site that that was first considered as a stone workshop.
Archaeologists from Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Université de Bordeaux presented the results of analysis of 17 bone tools recovered the Palaeolithic site of Ma’anshan Cave, Guizhou Province (Southern China).
Archaeologists led by Yang Yimin of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing found wooden carvings of male genitals found in the hands of female mummies in graves at the Xiaohe Tomb complex in Lop Nur, Xinjiang (China’s Uyghur autonomous region).