Wreckage of the USS Lexington, a U.S. aircraft carrier used in World War II, was discovered at the bottom of the Coral Sea around 800 kilometres off the eastern coast of Australia by the expedition organised by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft.
Recent excavations at Kanaljorden in Sweden, have revealed disarticulated 8000-year-old human skulls with remains of wooden stakes on which they were mounted, intentionally placed at the bottom of a former lake.
Archaeologists conducting an aerial survey over 10 ancient sites in northern Guatemala have identified over 60000 new Maya structures, including pyramids, causeways, house foundations and defensive fortifications, through LiDAR scans of the jungle area.
A recent study revealed that people of the Bronze Age Indus Valley civilisation relied on seasonal monsoon flooding and the rich, water-trapping clays of the old river valley, rather than – in contrary to popular belief – on major glacier-fed rivers. These are now said to have dried up more than 3000 years before the peak of the Indus Valley civilisation’s development.
Cremated human remains were found in Gongchi Village, Jingchuan Country, China. They were inside a ceramic box bearing an inscription that says they are of Siddhārtha Gautama, the Buddha. The box was found along with more than 260 Buddhist statues.
Ornamented antler found in Gołębiewo, central Poland, subjected to DNA and stable isotope analyses, revealed its origin as coming from between northern Scandinavia and north-western Russia, indicating it might have travelled from North Karelia to Central Poland during Mesolithic Era.
Archaeologists announced deciphering the text of a copy of a 3,200-year-old stone inscription from the archive of James Mellaart, telling about the rise of a powerful kingdom called Mira, which launched a military campaign led by a prince named Muksus from Wilusa (ancient name for Troy).
A Roman law code manuscript dating to 6th century has been discovered within a book binding of 1537 copy of Hesiod’s of “Works and Days” using a combination of imaging techniques, including visible-light hyperspectral imaging, and X-ray fluorescence imaging.