A Roman Era sarcophagus was discovered by archaeologists at the Borough of Southwark, Central London.
Construction workers discovered an ancient Roman sarcophagus at a building site near Borough Market, London, United Kingdom. The find dates back 1600 years and is said to contain remains of a mother after the bones of a baby were found earlier nearby.
A cache of 30 lead coffins was discovered during the refurbishment of the Garden Museum, in a deconsecrated medieval parish church next to Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s official London residence. Metal plates on the coffins revealed names of five former Archbishops of Canterbury, going back to the early 1600s.
A rare Dutch Golden Age map of the world that was discovered, scrunched up in a ball, in a house in Aberdeenshire has been restored by conservators in a project said to be the most difficult one in their carriers.
A total of 22 individual shoes made of thick cattle leather were found in London, United Kingdom, a massive rediscovered ditch called the Faggeswell brook that ran down to the old Fleet river.
Ancient Egyptian ushabti statue that went missing from the storage room of a museum in Aswan in 2013 was recovered in London. The artefact dates 3800 years to the past.
A World War 2 German bomb was discovered in London at the bank of Thames, near the Houses of Parliament. Disposal of the unexploded ordnance needed Waterloo and Westminster bridges to be closed and river traffic halted.
The letters were discovered in a Tudor mansion Knole House, West Kent, south-eastern United Kingdom. They date to 1603, 1622 and 1633 and tell how the mansion was run in the 17th century.
During the building of Crossrail in London, archaeologist discovered thousands of Victorian jam jars and pickle pots thrown into a cistern beneath a former nightclub in Tottenham Court Road.
Archaeologists found artefacts connected with the first settlers of Australia’s South West in the 1830s. The items were found in Augusta and are believed to be linked to the Turner family.
A limestone relief stolen from Queen Hatshepsut’s temple in El-Deir El-Bahari in Luxor and illegally smuggled out was recovered by Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities from London.
Excavations near near Immingham in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, revealed a mass burial pit of victims of the Black Death pandemic. Carbon dating shows that the skeletons come from 14th century while DNA tests confirmed presence of the plague bacteria.
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.
Lord Elgin’s ship, The Mentor, which sunk overladen off the island of Kythera in 1802, carrying the Parthenon marbles to Britain, slowly reveals its cargo as underwater archaeologists study the wreckage.
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.
A study of sequenced DNA from remains of cats dated from 13000 BC to 18th century AD reveals how cats spread throughout ancient Eurasia and Africa.
Archaeologists discovered a Late Roman cemetery at Leicester’s West End at a dig by Western Road. The team from University of Leicester Archaeological Services unearthed 83 skeletons.
Roman wooden writing tablets were found by archaeologists buried in waterlogged ground just 400 metres east of St Paul’s Cathedral in London. The documents include probably the earliest manuscript ever found in Britain – and what may be the earliest surviving example of the name London.