Latest laser technology was used to uncover the faded frescoes in the Catacombs of St Domitilla in Rome, which are dated to be 1600 years old and were discovered first in 16th century.
Archaeologists discovered remains of ancient coastal structures and a port, a large number of shipwrecks dating back to various eras and significant smaller finds during underwater excavations at the island of Delos.
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.
Researchers discovered an anomalous layer of sandstone overlying Phoenician graves in Tel Achziv, Israel, that might potentially indicate a tsunami hit the coast about 2800 years ago.
Underwater archaeologists discovered remains of an ancient Roman vessel that sank off the coast of Cabrera, near the southern coast of Mallorca. The shipwreck is believed to be 1800 years old.
Excavations at Grojec hill in Żywiec, southern Poland, revealed numerous glass artefacts and half-products that indicate a glass workshop operated there 2000 years ago. This might be the possible oldest glass production site in Poland.
A monumental house with a stone foundation containing bronze artefacts and an object made of amber was discovered at Maszkowice, southern Poland. The house, belonging to a larger settlement, dates back 4000 years.
Archaeologists believe to have found the harbour at the Red Sea near Wadi el-Jarf, Egypt, built 4600 years ago and used by the Pharaoh to import things used in construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
A shipwreck dated to the 7th century BC off the coast of Gozo island in the Maltese archipelago is studied by underwater archaeologists. Its cargo revealed that the Maltese islands were an integral part of the Phoenician trade route in the Mediterranean.
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 an Ottoman period building in Ashkelon, Israel. The building was once used by local inhabitants engaged in fishing along the Mediterranean coast.
Excavations in the Izmir province, West Turkey, revealed a well-preserved brick vault structure. It was discovered in the area of the ancient Mediterranean city of Metropolis, presently between the Yeniköy and Özbet villages. The structure is a part of a bath-palaestra complex that dates back 1900 years.
Israel Antiquities Authority received artefacts from a family of a man who collected numerous ancient objects but recently deceased. The man was a power station worker at the Orot Rabin Power Station in Hadera, West Israel.
Excavations in the Must Farm site near Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire in United Kingdom brought to light new discoveries. The site dubbed “Britain’s Pompeii” due to the remarkable state of preservation of the remains of a Bronze Age village provides detailed insight into everyday life 3000 years ago.
Archaeologists from Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of Polish Academy of Sciences conducted research in a remote area between modern Egypt and Sudan revealing Neolithic sites belonging to the early pastoral societies.
Polish archaeologists continue work in Palmyra, the ancient city in Syria that was recently freed from ISIS forces’ occupation. A short visit of the experts from Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of University of Warsaw focused on securing artefacts for transport and gathering pieces of shattered sculptures and wall decorations.
Archaeologists found a restaurant-like structure roughly 2100 years old, making it one of the earliest such taverns in the western Mediterranean. The excavations took place in the ancient town of Lattara, Southern France.
The remains of a 3400 year old citadel were recently discovered during archaeological excavation at a site on Balfour Street in Nahariya, Northern Israel.
A wooden shipwreck was found in the Mediterranean off the Salento coast in the region of Puglia (South Italy).