Polish bioarchaeologists, studying the skeletal remains ranging from Neolithic to modern times from Mesopotamia in search for signs of trauma, discovered that physical violence was possibly not so common as the historic sources might suggest.
Archaeologists discovered an ancient Roman road near Beit Shemesh, Israel. The structure was unearthed on a stretch measuring 150 metres.
Crossing Authority Security Officers at Erez Crossing between Israel and Palestine prevented smuggling of rare artefacts while three men were arrested attempting to loot gold coins from the archaeological site of the Bar Kokhba Revolt (132-136 AD).
A mysterious stone chamber was discovered near Kibbutz Shamir in upper Galilee, Israel. The structure contains numerous engravings which date back 4000 years.
During documentation of ISIS destruction of the Tomb of the Prophet Jonah in Mosul, Iraq, inscriptions and sculptures dating back to the Assyrian empire were found.
A Roman house dating back 1900 years was found at Omrit in northern Israel. The structure is decorated with frescoes depicting nature scenes.
Archaeologists identified stone mines from the Achaemenid era in the Pasargadae Plain, Fars Province, Iran, which are connected with the historical complex of the city of Pasargadae, the ancient capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great.
Officers of the Istanbul Police Department have detained a man over illegal excavation in the city’s historical Sultanahmet neighborhood. Numerous Byzantine and pre-Byzantine artefacts were confiscated.
Police seized a 18th century icon in Turkey’s east province of Adana. It depicts one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ embroidered on gazelle skin.
After initial discovery of a sarcophagus in an olive grove in Turkey’s Bursa province city of İznik last November, three more tombs are reported to have been recently found at the site.
Customs authorities at the Allenby Crossing between Jordan and Israel foiled smuggle of 53 historical coins dating from Roman period.
A rounded block of marble, used as a table in a hospital in Turgutlu, West Turkey, was identified a part of a historical column from the Roman era.
Police officers in Turkey seized ancient jewellery from individuals conducting illegal excavations in Western Muğla province.
A twelfth cave once containing Dead Sea Scrolls has been identified by archaeologists in the area of Qumran, Israel. The cave contained no scrolls but a small scrap of parchment in a jar and a collection of at least seven storage jugs identical to those found in the other caves were found.
Excavations in the vicinity of in Cham-Naqd Ali village located in the basin of Seymareh Dam, West Iran, revealed first Achaemenid pottery found in the region.
Archaeologists discovered numerous sites on the island of Marawah and Baynunah in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The sites date back over 7000 years.
Archaeologists working at a construction site at İsmet Paşa district of Muğla province, western Turkey, discovered an ancient jar containing burnt human remains. It is believed to date to the Hellenistic period.
More than 100 Assyrian and Early Islamic artefacts have been discovered in the house of an ISIS official in Mosul’s West Bank after it was recaptured by the Iraqi Army. Among the relics are household pottery items such as jugs, vases and bowls.
Pieces of pottery attributed to the Dalma culture were found during excavations at Nadali Beig Hill, Kermanshah Province of Iran. The monochromatic and painted pottery is dated to the 5th millennium BC.
Ruins of a Medieval building uncovered at the village of Huqoq, near the Sea of Galilee in Israel, might have been used as a synagogue. The Medieval structure was constructed between 12th-13th centuries atop a 5th century synagogue.