Archaeologists have tested a large storage jar dating back to Copper Age (early 4th millennium BC), found at Monte Kronio site, Agrigento, Italy. Chemical analysis of its residue has tested positive for organic traces characteristic for grapes and winemaking process.
The excavations were conducted prior to start of construction at the site, located near the Stadio Olympico in Rome, Italy. The sarcophagus is believed to date to between 3rd and 4th century AD.
Archaeologists excavating the are of the ancient city of Karkemish at Syrian-Turkish boarder, discovered a vessel with a hand-painted “smiley face”on its surface.
Researchers analysed the copper from Ötzi the Iceman’s axe, identifying its place of origin in central Italy. It seems the object made a long way from its place of mining to the place in Northern Italy, where the Bronze Age frozen body was found.
Archaeologists working at Rome’s new subway line have discovered ruins of a burnt early 3rd-century building and the 1800-year-old skeleton of a dog within it.
Polish archaeologists discovered remains of over 200 settlement sites, including villages and an ancient city, in the region of Northern Mesopotamia located in modern Iraqi Kurdistan.
An ornamental bronze stud has been stolen from an exhibit “Pompeii and the Greeks” inside the Pompeii archaeological site, near Naples, Italy. The site is closed and investigation continues.
A pair of 13000-year-old incisor teeth found at the Riparo Fredian site, near Lucca, Italy contain the earliest known use of man-made fillings made out of bitumen.
About thirty gold coins were found within the remains of a Crusader-era shipwreck that was discovered off the coast of Acre in northern Israel. The ship and the coins date to the end of the 13th century.
A team of divers of Italian fire service discovered a Roman anchor and an urn during a training session off the coast of Tuscany, Italy.
Study of marine pebble tools from an Upper Palaeolithic burial site Caverna delle Arene Candide in Liguaria, Italy, suggests that objects might have been ritually destroyed to remove their symbolic power some 5000 years earlier than previously thought.
A shattered Roman sculpture depicting Diana the Huntress was discovered in Terracina, central Italy. The head and the torso were found separately, with the arms and legs of the statue missing.
Archaeologists discovered a horse’s head during excavations in the Colosseum, Rome, Italy. The skull is believed to date to Medieval times.
Archaeologists discovered a well equipped Etruscan tomb at the famous necropolis at Vulci, Viterbo, Italy. Due to the nature of the finds, the discovery was dubbed “the tomb of the make-up artist“.
Archaeologists discovered a 2200-year-old ancient burial chamber from the Paphlagonian Era in Turkey’s northern Kastamonu province – first of a kind in the area.
Archaeologists discovered an Etruscan burial in Tuscany, central Italy dating back 2500 years. The ancient grave contained skeletal remains of an individual that was shackled upon burial.
The latest season of excavations in Gazzo Veronese near Verona, northern Italy, discovered a former Roman road and numerous cremation graves at a Roman cemetery.
Archaeologists from Poland and Italy are working together on numerous sites scattered across South America, in order to preserve and restore them and also to unravel their ancient mysteries. These sites include the geoglyphs at Nazca Desert, Inca sites in the Machu Picchu area in Peru, and the sites of Tiwanaku and Samaipata in Bolivia.
Archaeologists excavating at the ancient burial site at Vulci, Italy, discovered an Etruscan pit tomb dated to the 8th century BC.
Archaeologists discovered 17 new tombs at a site called Poggetto Mengarelli near the Etruscan necropolis at Vulci, Viterbo province of Italy. The presence of the tombs was indicated by illegal activities by the looters of ancient artefacts.