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.
Danish archaeologists discovered a jewellery workshop containing semi-precious gemstones on a small island of Failaka off Kuwait’s coast. The finds date to between 2100 and 1700 BC.
Excavations in ancient city of Aigai, East Turkey’s Manisa province, unearthed a final piece sarcophagus dating back 2200 years, which is said to belong to a school principal.
Underwater archaeologists located a ceramic sculpture which is said to be the largest ever found. The discovery was made off the coast of the Bozburun in Turkey’s Muğla province.
Officers of the Robbery Prevention Unit of the Israel Antiquities Authority apprehended 11 antiquities raiders at the archaeological site of Horbat Mishkena, a Roman-era Jewish town in Lower Galilee in Israel.
Stone vessels made of chlorite were found at a mountain village of Aqir al Shamoos, Yanqul province of Oman. The soft-stone vessels are dated roughly to 1300-300 BC.
Archaeological investigation at Mashhad Morghab, Fars Province, Iran, revealed relics and structures dated from Mesolithic, to Achaemenid era and Islamic era.
Excavations at Stratonikeia in Turkey’s Muğla province revealed 65 tombs containing remains of inhabitants of the city from Roman times.
Surface survey and cleaning works at the ancient site of Kızılkoyun, located at the outskirts of a historic Balıklıgöl castle in Haleplibahçe district, Şanlıurfa province of Turkey, revealed 33 inns with rock tombs and five mosaics.
Mid-January is the moment that our Staff would like to announce the 2016 Archaeological Awards for projects undertaken in Poland and worldwide. It is time to announce the research projects that our site would like to award for their contribution in archaeology, expanding our knowledge about the past, crossing new frontiers, and preservation of the cultural heritage.
Underwater archaeological investigation in Lake Van, Turkey, revealed a shipwreck that is believed to be a Russian military cargo vessel made in 1915.
An artefact covered with a medical prescription made in cuneiform script was seized by the Police Department in Diyarbakır, Turkey. The text is now believed to be the oldest medical handbook in the history of medicine.
Bioarchaeological investigation of a 800-years-old skeleton dated to Byzantine times, found near the site of the ancient city of Troy led to the discovery of two large calcified nodules nested below the ribs at the base of the chest. They possible were the reason behind the death of the 30 year old woman.
Excavations at a Slaves’ Hill site in the Timna Valley, Israel, revealed a fortified gate with donkey stables that dates to the 10th century BC. It was a part of a defensive system protecting a mining camp.
A Roman theatre, overlooking the Sea of Galilee, was found at ancient Hippos, North Israel. The find might indicate the existence of a religious centre at the site.
Archaeologists discovered an ancient tomb in northern Iraq, dating back 2400 years, in the end or right after the collapse of the Achaemenid Empire conquered by Alexander the Great. The tomb contains remains of at least 6 people.