Parts of a 3000-year-old statue of king Ramesses II, found in Matariya neighbourhood of Cairo, Egypt, were found and lifted from the trench. Archaeologists also discovered parts of a life-sized limestone statue of Pharaoh Seti II, Ramses II’s grandson.
Two metal detectorists discovered three necklaces and a bracelet in Leekfrith on Staffordshire Moorlands farmland, United Kingdom. The items, the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs, are believed to be possibly the oldest Iron Age gold discovered in Britain.
Archaeologists discovered remains of three 1600-year-old Roman buildings under a city centre park in Chichester, United Kingdom. The discovery was made following results of ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey made back in 2015.
A Roman burial found at Stanwick near the river Nene, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom, revealed a skeleton facing down with a flat stone wedged into the mouth. The burial dates to the 3rd or 4th century AD.
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.
A circular platform dedicated to worship of Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec God of Wind, along with eight sets of human remains were found by archaeologists at site in Tlatelolco area of Mexico City. The structure is said to date more than 650 years.
Sonar images taken as a part of a construction of an underwater power line revealed the location of a World War I German U-boat, sunk in 1918. The discovery was made off the coast of Stranraer, South-west Scotland.
Archaeologist discovered two Maya tombs at the ancient ruins of Holmul, 300 miles north of Guatemala City. The tombs, located underneath two Maya pyramids date back to about 650-700AD, the era of Maya dominance before their mysterious collapse a few centuries later.
Excavation at Blick Mead at Whiltshire, United Kingdom, revealed a site that contained numerous artefacts including remains of a supposedly domesticated Mesolithic dog that lived around 5000 BC.
Archaeologists and aboriginal landowners surveyed over 250 sites in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, documenting more than 30000 images of prehistoric art.
In Lancashire, United Kingdom, archaeologists discovered a Late Bronze Age hoard of artefacts among which a complete, pressed flower was discovered. The perfectly preserved flower, identified as a thistle, is said to be 3000 years old.
Circular stone foundations were discovered by archaeologists on Rosemary Island in the Dampier archipelago off Australia’s North-West coast. The structures are said to be even 9000 years old.
Archaeologists unearthed what may be the largest royal tomb at the ruins of Xunantunich, a city on the Mopan river in western Belize. The site served as a ceremonial centre in the final centuries of Maya dominance around 600 to 800AD.
Well-preserved remains of 150 skeletons and their personal possessions were in Pocklington, east Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Burial of a man buried almost 2,500 years ago has been discovered in an iron-age settlement unearthed at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds.
Excavations at the Must Farm, on the outskirts of Peterborough (East England) led to a discovery of largest and most perfectly preserved bronze age wheel ever discovered in the UK.
Probably the oldest European foot prosthetic, dated to 6th century AD, was found in Austria by archaeologists from the Austrian Archaeological Institute.
A handful of tiny fragments of beautifully worked Tudor gold was found in a muddy stretch of the Thames foreshore over a period of years by eight different metal detectorists.