Modern deforestation in the Acre state of Brazil has allowed the discovery of more than 450 of large geometrical geoglyphs or enclosures, providing evidence for how indigenous people lived in the Amazon before European people arrived in the region.
Excavation site in Leicester’s (UK) city centre covered almost two thirds of a Roman city block, revealing remains of a street, and a house once floored with a mosaic.
A tomb of an ancient Chinese general and his princess wife discovered near modern Taiyuan, Central China, contained over 100 artefacts, among which the majority consisted of clay figurines.
Ruins of a Medieval building uncovered at the village of Huqoq, near the Sea of Galilee in Israel, might have been used as a synagogue. The Medieval structure was constructed between 12th-13th centuries atop a 5th century synagogue.
Excavations at a Slaves’ Hill site in the Timna Valley, Israel, revealed a fortified gate with donkey stables that dates to the 10th century BC. It was a part of a defensive system protecting a mining camp.
Archaeologists discovered an ancient tomb in northern Iraq, dating back 2400 years, in the end or right after the collapse of the Achaemenid Empire conquered by Alexander the Great. The tomb contains remains of at least 6 people.
Hikers discovered a rare engraving of a menorah and a cross in a water cistern in the Judean Hills, Israel. ancient limestone carvings date to late Roman and Byzantine periods.
Finds from the survey in ancient Corinth’s harbour at Lechaion revealed that the town was far more important than historians previously realized. Underwater survey and excavations revealed the harbour covered 500000 square meters.
Rock art dating back 5000 years was found on the ceiling of a small cavity in the Egyptian Sahara desert, between the Nile valley and the Gilf Kebir Plateau. It is believed it depicts a star in the east, a newborn between parents and two animals.
Fragments of a carpet made with silk and wool were recovered from a shipwreck dubbed the Palmwood Wreck buried at the bottom of the sea for nearly 400 years.
Over 400 historic texts dated between the 13th and 20th were recovered at the Mar Behnam monastery, which was occupied by ISIS for more than two years. The books were hidden in metal bins behind a brick wall.
Viking toolbox found during excavations in the Viking fortress at Borgring, Denmark, was carefully examined and extracted in laboratory conditions. It revealed an extraordinary set of iron hand tools that may have been used to make Viking ships and houses.
A rare paper banknote was discovered by art experts in Australia while examining an antique wooden sculpture that was being prepared for auction. The banknote is dated to the third year of the reign of Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty – 1371 AD.
Excavations in Trondheim, Norway, revealed the original shrine at the site of an Early Medieval wooden church, where Viking king Olaf Haraldsson may have been enshrined after he was declared a saint.
Scale of historic shipwreck plunder was discovered by an international team of divers in the Java Sea. The damaged wrecks include three Dutch and two British warships sank in the Java Sea in 1942.
Archaeologists discovered that the Indus Valley civilisation, that occupied the region of what is now Pakistan and North-west India during the Bronze Age domesticated rice farming far earlier than previously believed.
Archaeologists discovered numerous stone structures sprawled over about 120 hectares near the eastern shore of the Caspian Sea in Kazakhstan.
Archaeologists unearthed the remains of the first theatre of William Shakespeare, the Curtain Theatre, East London, United Kingdom, that preceded the famous Globe Theatre as a place where the Shakespeare’s plays were played.
Archaeologists discovered an ancient boat burial linked to Pharaoh Senusret III in Abydos, Egypt. Alongside boat burial remains about 120 boat images depicting Pharaonic watercraft were found on the interior walls of the building complex.
Roman projectile ammunition discovered at a hillfort in Scotland indicates an assault by Roman army around 1800 years ago. The find made at Burnswark Hill, Dumfries region, south-western Scotland, is the largest cache of Roman lead sling bullets discovered.