Excavations of the Katsuren Castle in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan revealed numerous artefacts, including ancient coins among which are four copper ancient Roman coins dated back to the 3rd-4th century AD. The find is the first of its kind from the territory of Japan.
Archaeologists unearthed two skeletons at a Roman cemetery sit at Lant Street in London, United Kingdom. The enamel analysis provided evidence that the individuals were of Chinese origin.
Archaeologists uncovering the Haihunhou Tombs in Nanchang City, the capital of east China’s Jiangxi Province, discovered over 5000 bamboo slips containing writings. Some of them have been identified as Qi version of the “Analects of Confucius” written between 5th and 3rd cent. BC.
Archaeologists reported a discovery of a 1500-year-old tomb of a woman who was adorned with unique jewellery, including a necklace of 5000 beads and golden earrings. The find was made in Datong City in China while surveying the area before a construction project.
Researchers in China found first evidence for the legendary catastrophic Great Flood that occurred on the Yellow River, an event that resulted in emergence of the first ruling Xia dynasty of China.
Chinese archaeologists discovered a complete canal system in the ancient capital of Shang Dynasty, Yin. The site located in Yinxu, Henan Province is dated to 1600-1046 BC.
A part of a padlock was recovered at the Asukakyo Ato Enchi ruins in Nara Prefecture’s Asuka village. The site is known for remnants of artificial ponds and is believed to be Japan’s first major garden built at an imperial palace.
A model of a stupa hidden within a stone chest in a crypt beneath a Buddist temple in Nanjing (China) contained a parietal bone of the skull that according to inscriptions belonged to revered Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama himself.
Archaeologists from Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Université de Bordeaux presented the results of analysis of 17 bone tools recovered the Palaeolithic site of Ma’anshan Cave, Guizhou Province (Southern China).
Remains of a man with a deformed knee to which a prosthetic leg was attached was found in a tomb in an ancient cemetery near Turpan in China.
Five years of excavation at the Han Dynasty burial site of Haihunhou revealed more than 20000 artefacts, making the site one of the great archaeological finds of all time in China.
A rich burial was discovered near Ulan-Ude by a couple digging a hole for a compost pile. The remains are dated back 1000 years and include a rare Chinese bronze mirror.