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.
A well dated 1800 years back dedicated to the god Apollo and connected with his oracle was found in Athens. This is the first ancient oracular edifice to Apollo to have been found in the ancient city. The well would have been used for hydromancy, a method of divination by means of water.
The hoard of silver coins dating to the Hasmonean period (126 BCE) were discovered during excavations carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority near Modi‘in. The treasure was hidden in a rock crevice, up against a wall of an impressive agricultural estate that was discovered during the excavation there.
A box of archaeological finds that were shelved for over 50 years in one of the buildings of Polish Academy of Sciences have been brought back to the Auschwitz Museum. They originated from archaeological excavations conducted in 1967 in the area of the gas-chamber and the crematory no. III in Auschwitz concentration camp.
ISIS extremists destroyed the 2,500-year-old temple of Nabu in the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud and released footage of the incident. The final scene in the ten-minute video shows the Great Pyramid of Giza near Egypt’s capital, Cairo and a fanatic pledging to blow up ancient sites built by the infidels.
Over century-old slip-way in the Czerniakowski Port in Poland’s capital, Warsaw has been demolished. During renovation works, conducted by the Przedsiębiorstwo Budownictwa Wodnego (Hydroengineering Company), without the investors (Warsaw’s City Hall) knowledge and in disregard to preservation recommendations part of the pavement on the south side of the rampart has been completely dismantled.
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.
Excavations in the Kolegiacki square in Poznań (Western Poland) revealed a burial with trepanation marks on the skeleton’s head. The remains, dated to 17th century may be one of the oldest known signs of such surgical techniques in Poland, as another well studied find of such marks is dated back to 1613.
A tomb raided in the past has been discovered in the ancient metropolis of Paphos on Cyprus. The tomb is one of six such features discovered by archaeologists in the area of Kato Paphos, dated to Greco-Roman Period between 300BC-300AD. The uncovered tomb contains decorated wall murals and contained important artefacts.
Archaeologists from the University of Oregon have found evidence of oldest human activity in coastal Southern California. Three sites scattered with ancient tool-making debris and the shells of harvested shellfish have been found on Santa Cruz Island, the largest of the Channel Islands.
Roman wooden writing tablets were found by archaeologists buried in waterlogged ground just 400 metres east of St Paul’s Cathedral in London. The documents include probably the earliest manuscript ever found in Britain – and what may be the earliest surviving example of the name London.
Capitolias (modern Beit Ras), an ancient city in Jordan that was created in the end of the 1st century AD and served the legions which protected the eastern border of the Roman Empire was the scene of excavations of a team of archaeologist from the Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of University of Warsaw which continued their 3rd season at the site.
A discovery of four bronze swords as old as 3000 years were found in Southern Poland by teens gathering mushrooms. Archaeologists from the Karpacka Troja open-air archaeological museum in Trzcinica and regional Heritage Office has been informed and inspectors went to the discovery site near Nowy Żmigród.
The dagger with which Pharaoh Tutankhamun was buried was created with use of meteorite iron, a new X-ray fluorescence spectrometry analysis by a team of Italian and Egyptian researchers revealed.
Cooperation between archaeologists and metal detectorists exceeded any expectations as three treasure troves and over 500 metal artefacts have been discovered. The systematic fieldwork took place in the valley of the river Sieniocha between Komarów and Tyszowce.
Relics of ancient fortifications and monumental tombs were found among numerous sites by a group of archaeologists from the Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw. The fieldwork in a the project, coordinated by prof. Piotr Bieliński, was led by dr Łukasz Rutkowski.
During construction of the ring road around Kłodzko a trace of the settlement has been found. Excavations that were conducted as part of the standard procedure preceding the construction revealed that a settlement dated even back to the 9th century BC along the road’s planned course.
A series of prehistoric cave paintings has been uncovered in the Basque Country (Northern Spain). The paintings include those of bison, horses and goats. They were discovered by archaeologist Diego Garate at a depth of 300m in the Atxurra caves.
A bracelet, dated to the Bronze Age (1600-1350 BC), has been secured by the Police after a detectorist, who brought it to the local Heritage Office. The men has recovered the priceless artefact a few weeks a ago, while illegally searching with a metal detector.
An archaeological site was uncovered in Trogir (Croatia) as workers found the remains of Roman urns during the expansion of a private parking lot in the area of Put Dragulina, a street located in the path of the former ancient Roman road that used to lead to the Trogir hinter