During archaeological works at an ancient residential complex at the site of Dainzú-Macuilxóchitl in the Oaxaca Valley (southern Mexico) unique artefacts were discovered. Painted human mandibles were found that may have been worn like necklace pendants. They date back ca. 1300 years.
The remains of a second century imperial barracks were found nine metres below street level in November, when construction began on Amba Aradam-Ipponio station on the city’s new metro Line C. The 1,753 square-metre ruin contains some 39 rooms, many of which contain original mosaics and frescoes.
A metal detectorist has found a deposit of two bronze bracelets during illegal search near the Trzcianka village located in the valley of the Noteć river. The detectorist secured the find and reported it to the local heritage authorities handing the artefacts over and presenting the hoard’s location.
Construction of Rome’s third line of subway revealed ancient sites, as ruins of barracks and a burial place have been excavated by archaeologists at the planned Amba Aradam station.
Divers discovered in the port of ancient Caesarea (modern Israel) a cargo of a merchant ship that sank there during the Late Roman period, about 1,600 years ago. Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority conducted research at the site and found numerous objects such as iron anchors, remains of wooden anchors and items that were used in the construction and running of the sailing vessel.
Belize’s Midnight Terror Cave revealed around 10000 human bones, bone fragments and teeth on the cave floor during excavations conducted between 2008-2010. Many of the human remains came from 4- to 10-year-olds but over 9.5 thousand from not older than 14 years.
A pair of leather sandals, a set of pottery vessels, a large wine amphora, pieces of clothes, shards of glass vessels and a letter on a piece of papyrus were among the finds in an hermitage within the Naqlun monastery in the Fajum oasis in Egypt.
The prehistoric fort in Chodlik (lubelskie voivodeship) in eastern Poland received its virtual museum after the archaeologists created multimedia platform for the broad audience. The project has been undertaken by the Scientific Society of Polish Archaeologists in co-operation with the Museum Nadwiślańskie in Kazimierz Dolny and the local government of Karczmiska municipality.
Excavations on a sports area in Skoki, Wielkopolska voivodeship in Poland, resulted in finding a treasure of 117 silver coins, dated to 15th and 16th century AD. The initial discovery of first few coins was made in December last year by an archaeologists from the local Regional Museum in Wągrowiec, Marcin Krzepkowski together with Michał Kołpowski.
Computer Tomography analysis of a coffin excavated at Giza in 1907 by the British School of Archaeology revealed the youngest ever example of a mummified human foetus from Ancient Egypt. According to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge the pregnancy lasted for 16 to 18 weeks.
During excavations in the Raphael’s church in the royal complex in Dongola (Sudan) archaeologists of The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University in Warsaw have discovered the largest number of paintings so far.
Archaeologists from The Australian National University discovered fragments from the edge of the world’s possibly oldest-known axe. The discovery was made in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The artefact dates back between 46000 and 49000 years, around the time people first arrived on the continent.
Archaeologists from Institute of Archaeology of the University of Warsaw and Collegium Polonicum in Słubice discovered over one hundred fortifications in the Sudetes – a mountain range in Southern Poland. The types of documented features range from simple trenches from World War II to medieval forts.
A hunter and gamekeeper found a treasure trove in the middle of a ploughed field near Zalewo (warmińsko-mazurskie voivodeship). The accidental discovery was made while Przemysław Kulpa was looking for boar tracks damaging local crops and silage.
Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Piotr Gliński awarded accidental discoverers of a 15th cent. treasure trove and of World War I gas containers who alerted the appropriate authorities.
An accidental find of over 230 silver coins with remains of a clay vessel was made in Złotoria in North-eastern Poland by a man walking a field after ploughing. The finder reported the hoard to Muzeum Podlaskie authorities.
The first season of excavations of a team of Polish archaeologists at the church of San Michele del Golfo (also known as Santa Maria di Campogrosso) resulted in dating the origins of the building and documenting new, unknown walls and graves next to the present ruins of the structure.
An interior cooling system of a house, dated to 7th-9th century has been found by Slovak archaeologists during excavations at the al-Kusur settlement on the Failaka Island in the Persian Gulf (Kuwait). Archaeologists from the Archaeological Instituteof the Slovak Academy of Sciences studied and documented the largest inhabitable settlement building at the site.
A 2,000-year-old tablet was uncovered in the Beyşehir district of the Central Anatolian province of Konya (Turkey). Being part of the Lukuyanus Monument, the tablet was apparently built to honour a jockey named Lukuyanus, who died at an early age in the Pisidian era. The discovery was made on the site of an ancient hippodrome.
Construction workers unearthed remains of buildings dated pre-World-War-2 in Poland’s capital Warsaw.