Rectangular copper mask, believed to be 3000 years old, that was found in Argentina is among the oldest metal man-made artefacts from South America.
A translation of a martial-arts book “Self-Defense for Women” published in 1914 written by Nobatake Yaeko has been published, telling a story of the Women’s Self-Defence League.
Analysis of bones from the Battle of Lützen, Germany, in 1632 AD revealed much information about the violent lives and deaths of soldiers from the times of the Thirty Years’ War.
Excavations of a gothic church graveyard in Lisbon, Portugal revealed an ovarian tumour that had started forming teeth.
Archaeologists revealed the spine of a young Australopithecus afarensis, a hominin who died some 3 million years ago in what is today Ethiopia, being 2.5 years old at the time of death.
Archaeologists analysed two known specimens of the fossil hominid Graecopithecus freybergi found in Bulgaria and Greece, revealing that common lineage of great apes and humans split several hundred thousand years earlier than hitherto assumed.
Scientists discovered the debris of missing World War II-era B-25 bomber planes in Madang Harbor off the coast of Papua New Guinea. One of the planes was known and being documented when the discovery of the previously unknown second aircraft occurred.
Archaeologists unearthed remains of a 4000-year-old henge structure in Newbold-on-Stour, in Warwickshire County, England. The boundary of the henge contained five well-preserved human burials.
Egyptian antiquities authorities discovered an ancient carved block in a hole in the floor of a an old two-story, mud-brick house during inspection in the Beni Mansour area of Abydos, in Upper Egypt. The block is engraved with the cartouche of the 30th Dynasty King Nectanebo II (360-342 BC).
Archaeologists discovered an underground catacombs containing numerous corridors filled with mummies at an ancient cemetery site at Tuna el-Gebel in Egypt.
A librarian has stumbled upon a rare 540-year-old page, ripped from a Medieval priests’ handbook, in a library at the University of Reading, United Kingdom.
Archaeologists managed to discover evidence of fierce battles between the British and Ottoman armies in the form of dozens of bullet cartridges, shell fragments and military items near Rosh Ha’ayin in central Israel.
A burial chamber was discovered at the site of a 3800-year-old Dahshur pyramid in Egypt, containing a wooden box inscribed with hieroglyphs bearing the female name “Hatshepset“, possibly the daughter of pharaoh Ameny Qemau (1793-1791 BC) of the 13th Dynasty.
Archaeologists returned to the discovery site of HMS Terror, one of the ill-fated vessels of the Franklin Expedition, to study the remains with use of remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs).
Archaeologists discovered a mural depicting a blue monster, a winged horse, a nude deity known as the master of wind, and other motifs in an ancient, 1400-year-old tomb, located in modern-day Xinzhou city, central China.
A new technique developed by an international team allowed to trace the remains of groups of hominids in sediments even in caves or in strata which have no skeletal remains. the researchers analysed 85 samples of sediments from the Pleistocene, between 550000 and 14000 years ago, from eight Eurasian caves, including El Sidrón (Spain) and Denisova Cave (Russia).
Scientists have gathered a DNA database from 24 skeletons of members of the 19th century ill-fated Franklin Expedition to find the Northwest Passage. They hope to identify some of the bodies scattered in the Canadian Arctic.
Subway construction works in Chengdu, Sichuan province of China, unearthed a tomb being more than 2100 years old, which contained small model looms being the earliest evidence on record of looms that could be used to weave patterns.
Researchers applying high-tech scans to the study of three Viking swords revealed details about the techniques behind sword-making over 1000 years ago.
Excavations at a 1500-year-old cemetery in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, revealed numerous artefacts, including a silk-covered body inside a wooden coffin and a silver bowl depicting Greek gods.