A strong storm that hit Spanish coast near Cadiz in March unearthed remains of an ancient Roman aqueduct at Cortadura beach. The structure dates back to 1st century AD.
Recent study by scientists suggests that acoustic qualities of a rock shelter may have been a key factor in its selection as a site for rock art and indicate a spiritual significance to the practice.
A treasure of silver and golden coins, rings, and other gold objects was discovered within the Abbey of Cluny, Saône-et-Loire, France.
Scientists have found graves dating back to 1000 BC during excavations of a Visigoth cemetery in Sena, Huesca, Spain.
Archaeologists returned to excavate the Medieval Tintagel Castle located in Cornwall, which is a place usually linked with the legend of King Arthur, who was said to have been conceived there.
A mass grave found in the area of La Pedraja, Spain, with the bodies of people killed during Spain’s Civil War (1936-1939) contained preserved brains of 45 people.
A trove of around 50 gold and silver ancient Roman coins were discovered at a mining site in Huelva, South Spain.
Archaeologists in East Spain discovered remains of cats at the site of El Bordellet, that were potentially skinned about 1000 years ago for the Medieval cat-fur industry or some sort of alleged ritual.
Two bronze mules dating back to the ancient Roman times were discovered during excavations in the former barracks of the Guardia Civil in Tarragona, Spain.
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).
Officers of the Guardia Civil in Spain seized over 3000 ancient coins and 20000 artefacts in an operation aimed against illegal looting and trade of antiquities.
Analysis of dental calculus from a Neanderthal upper jaw found in cave sites in Spy, Belgium, and El Sidrón, Spain, provided new details about the diet of the Neanderthal populations living in Europe between 50000-42000 years ago.
Study of marine pebble tools from an Upper Palaeolithic burial site Caverna delle Arene Candide in Liguaria, Italy, suggests that objects might have been ritually destroyed to remove their symbolic power some 5000 years earlier than previously thought.
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.
Drought lasting for seven months revealed the remains of several villages and archaeological sites as waters lowered in Belesar reservoir, an artificial lake in the region of Galicia, north-west Spain.
In an international operation named “Pandora”, aimed at criminal networks involved in cultural theft, conducted in nearly 20 European countries from both inside and outside the EU 3561 works of art and cultural goods were seized by the authorities.
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.
Scientists examined tartar from 1.2-million-year-old teeth, one of the oldest hominin remains discovered in Europe. Food remains from tartar revealed the palaeodiet of the individual.
Renovation works at the Santiago de Compostela cathedral, north-western Spain, lead to a rediscovery of a buried statue that was believed being lost 500 years ago.
Possibly the oldest depictions of Spanish conquistadors, pictured in typical 16th century outfits, were found by archaeologists in five remote mountain caves in the State of Guerrero, Mexico.