Analysis of human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire. The evidence of mitochondrial genome of malaria was found within teeth of bodies dated to 1st to 3rd cent. AD.
Excavations off Tel Dor, on the Mediterranean Sea led to discovery of Roman inscription stone mentioning the province of Judea and the name of a previously unknown Roman governor, ruling shortly before the Bar-Kochba Revolt.
A team of archaeologists will carry out a surface survey at the ancient site of Aya Tekla, one of the oldest centres of Christianity, located in the southern province of Mersin’s Silifke district in Turkey.
Archaeologists discovered numerous stone structures sprawled over about 120 hectares near the eastern shore of the Caspian Sea in Kazakhstan.
Archaeologists discovered floor mosaics excavating the site of ancient Edessa, modern Şanlıurfa, south-eastern Turkey. The ancient city was the capital of the Kingdom of Osroene between 2nd century BC to 3rd century AD.
Archaeologists discovered a prehistoric settlement dating back 1800-years at the future construction site of a Mercedes-Benz car factory in Jawor, south-western Poland.
Archaeologists discovered a cremation burial of a warrior in north-western Poland. The find is dated to the Roman period.
Over 400 ancient Roman shoes were discovered by archaeologists conducting excavations at the Vindolanda Fort on Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland, United Kingdom.
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.
Archaeologists are researching the so far unexplored border, or limes, of the Roman Empire in north-western Romania. Among the finds of the recent season is an unknown border sentry post near the legion fort of Resculum, near Bologa.
Excavations at a construction site near Nowa Huta, South Poland, proceeding construction of a road linking Warsaw with Cracow, bring new discoveries. Recently graves dating back 2000 years were found.
Archaeologists conducting excavations at an Iron Age settlement in Pełczyska, South Poland, discovered a number of artefacts that indicate the presence of Germanic and Celtic peoples in the area. Among the finds are numerous fibulae, coins, and fragments of glass vessels.
Archaeologists conducting excavations in the Yumurtalık district of the Adana province in south-eastern Turkey discovered an elaborate mosaic depicting the ancient Greek god of the sea, Poseidon. The artwork is dated to 2-4th century BC.
During excavations at Gush Etzion site, south of Jerusalem, Israel, a stone ballista ball was discovered, possibly dating to the times of the Bar-Kochba revolt (132-136 AD) against the Roman Empire.
Capitolias (modern Beit Ras), an ancient city in Jordan that was created in the end of the 1st century AD and served the legions which protected the eastern border of the Roman Empire was the scene of excavations of a team of archaeologist from the Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of University of Warsaw which continued their 3rd season at the site.
An archaeological site was uncovered in Trogir (Croatia) as workers found the remains of Roman urns during the expansion of a private parking lot in the area of Put Dragulina, a street located in the path of the former ancient Roman road that used to lead to the Trogir hinter
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.
Divers discovered in the port of ancient Caesarea (modern Israel) a cargo of a merchant ship that sank there during the Late Roman period, about 1,600 years ago. Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority conducted research at the site and found numerous objects such as iron anchors, remains of wooden anchors and items that were used in the construction and running of the sailing vessel.
A hunter and gamekeeper found a treasure trove in the middle of a ploughed field near Zalewo (warmińsko-mazurskie voivodeship). The accidental discovery was made while Przemysław Kulpa was looking for boar tracks damaging local crops and silage.
Unparalleled remains of a Roman villa were found under modern English garden in the county of Wiltshire.