Researchers have identified the source of one of tiny fragments of paper found on board of the wreckage of Queen Anne’s Revenge – the flagship of the pirate Edward Teach, known better as Blackbeard. It was revealed to be from a 1712 first edition of a book by Capt. Edward Cooke.
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.
Archaeologists reconstructed the face of a wealthy Wari noblewoman who was buried 1200 years ago at the age of at least 60 in a tomb located in El Castillo de Huarmey, Peru, with rich goods, such as jewellery, flasks, and weaving tools made of gold.
Researchers have reconstructed the faces of a family of an ancient chief that were buried together 3700 years ago in a shell midden with thousands of stone beads at the shore of the Salish Sea, British Columbia, Canada.
Warsaw Mummy Project is the largest scientific venture ever undertaken in Poland to study the mummies belonging to the collection of the National Museum in Warsaw. We would like to closer present the details behind the research of one of Archaeofeed’s 2016 Archaeology Award winners.
As government forces drive ISIS terrorists out of Mosul and nearby Nimrud the scale of destruction to one of Iraq’s greatest archaeological treasures comes to light. Once magnificent masterpieces of art are now broken into pieces and bulldozed flat. Moreover, the crippled Mosul Dam threatens to flood vast populated areas filled with archaeological sites with water from the Tigris river.
Archaeologists conducted investigation and specialised analysis of the structures within the ancient city built atop a coral reef at Temwen Island in Federated States of Micronesia. A monumental tomb said to belong to the first chief of the island of Pohnpei was studied.
Chinese archaeologists discovered a tomb with a male individual covered with a burial shroud made of cannabis plants. The find was made in the Turpan Basin, north-western China and dates back 2400-2800 years.
The time capsule left by the Nazis in 1934 that was dug up two weeks ago in Złocieniec, Northern Poland, was finally opened. It revealed numerous items left by the Nazi Party members for the future generations.
Scientist using 3-D imaging diagnosed an aggressive type of cancer called osteosarcoma in a foot bone belonging to a human relative who died in Swartkrans Cave in South Africa. The remains are dated to between 1.6-1.8 million years ago.
The wreckage of the 16th cent. battleship Mars, once pride of Swedish navy became the subject of research by divers and scientists. The remains of the ship, resting on the Baltic Sea’s floor, is said to be the best preserved vessel of the first generation of big, three-masted warships.
Archaeologists discovered a rare structure called a nilometer in the ruins of the ancient city of Thmuis in Egypt’s Delta region. The nilometer was used to predict harvest and set taxes linked to the rise and fall of the Nile River.
Archaeologists in Jerusalem (Israel) have unearthed ruins of a fortress built 2000 years ago by Greeks. The ruins form relics of the Hellenistic Period of the region. The citadel, until now known only from texts, was at the heart of a bloody rebellion that eventually led to the expulsion of the Greeks.