A pile of ancient jars was found underwater on the shore of Sicily by archaeologists that were studying a shipwreck dated to the Roman era.
Archaeologists from the Museum in Gliwice in southern Poland discovered evidence for a motte type structure while conducting excavations at a mound in Pniów.
Archaic period Sanctuary of Apollo on the uninhabited islet of Despotiko in Greece’s Cyclades revealed numerous finds during last years excavations. Its results were announced by the Greek Ministry of Culture.
A basement filled with numerous stone decorations and a air raid shelter tunnel were among the finds made by archaeologists in two cities in North Poland.
The building of Henryk Dąbrowski’s Chemical plant in Warsaw, pre-dating World War II was destroyed by the developer despite the structure being registered as an architectural monument. The demolition was conducted despite the decision of the Heritage Office and district authorities.
A recent find of a Palaeolithic tool made of mammoth ivory causes speculations that it might have been used for production of rope and twine during the Paleolithic Era.
After 3 weeks of excavations of the Empúries site on the Costa Brava, Spain, a ceramic vase containing 200 silver denarius dating from the 1st century BC was found. Also 24 amphorae of wine have been discovered in the cellar of an ancient house, a simpulum (bronze slab to extract wine) and two bracelets.
A double burial was discovered within the ringfort in Czermno, East Poland. It belongs to a beheaded 30-year old male and a few-years-old child. The Czermno ringfort was supposedly known as Czerwień, being the the main keep of so called called Cherven Cities – a state that was fought over by the kings of the Piast dynasty against rulers of Kievan Rus. The graves discovered are dated to 12th-13th century, the time when the Cities were under Rus’ influence.
Annual season of aerial prospection in South Poland brought excellent results this year. Archaeologists conducting the flights and prospection over the Nida river basin detected numerous archaeological sites and other features, indicating presence of relics of man-made structures.
A cannon was discovered by construction workers in Gdańsk, Poland while conducting works at the Motławska street. The find weights a ton and is dated to 17th century.
The oldest known Bronze Age settlement from area of Poland was surrounded by fortifications. The site, dated to 2200-2050 BC was unearthed by archaeologist conducting excavations prior to road construction in southern Poland, near the village of Sadowie.
Nine Iron Age skeletons were uncovered during excavations at a pre-Roman town near Winterborne Kingston in Dorset, United Kingdom. The find is significant due to the fact that most tribes of that time cremated or put bodies in wetlands.
Archaeological studies of the Lithuanian square (Plac Litewski) in Lublin, East Poland revealed numerous Medieval structures and finds from more recent times.
Early Medieval burial mounds and a Medieval cemetery were found during excavations of the ringfort in Ryczyn, South-western Poland. The ringfort was one of the most important strongholds in Silesia of the early times of the kingdom of the Piast dynasty.
Remains of possibly the largest Anglo-Saxon building were revealed during excavations in Globe Field, Aberlady in Scotland. The foundations of the structure which might have been a monastery or even a royal home date back 1200 years.
Aerial Laser Scanning revealed presence of a prehistoric farming in the area between Arun river valley in West Sussex and Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Hampshire. The LiDAR survey produced images showing that a field system already protected as a scheduled monument was just a small part of a vast swathe of later pre-historic cultivation.
The area of Fourni, a cluster of 13 small Greek islands in the East Aegean was the place of a recent discovery of 22 shipwrecks, made by a team of Greek and American divers. Now, after a second investigation 23 new shipwrecks have been found, adding up to a total of 45 vessels.
Excavations in the Must Farm site near Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire in United Kingdom brought to light new discoveries. The site dubbed “Britain’s Pompeii” due to the remarkable state of preservation of the remains of a Bronze Age village provides detailed insight into everyday life 3000 years ago.
Four crypts are being investigated by archaeologists who started excavation in the Collegiate Church in Stargard, North-western Poland.
The wreckage of the 16th cent. battleship Mars, once pride of Swedish navy became the subject of research by divers and scientists. The remains of the ship, resting on the Baltic Sea’s floor, is said to be the best preserved vessel of the first generation of big, three-masted warships.