Greek Police broke up an antiquities smuggling ring, arresting nearly 30 people and securing over 2000 archaeological artefacts which are said to have been looted from sites all over Greece.
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.
Excavations at the mound at Skipsea Castle, near Bridlington in East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, where a Norman castle was located, revealed an even older, untouched earthwork, dated to the Iron Age.
A metal detectorist with over 10 years of experience discovered a rare Roman pendant in Farndon, Cheshire, United Kingdom. The piece of jewellery is said to be 2000 years old.
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.
Archaeological research prior to construction works at a site in Manchester, United Kingdom, discovered 200-year-old remains of a pub. The place was once called the Astley Arms and the researchers discovered contained intact bottles of brandy in its remains.
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.
Excavations within a quarry at Woodsford near Dorset, United Kingdom, revealed a Roman Age burial. The male individual was buried inside a stone sarcophagus with his feet bent backwards.
A site at Rendlesham, south-eastern United Kingdom, located about 6 kilometres from the Sutton Hoo burial site, might contain remains of a lost Anglo-Saxon royal palace.
Over 50 archaeologists and metal detectorists surveyed the area of the Medieval Battle of Grunwald. The 1410 battle between an alliance of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, against the Teutonic Knights was a decisive clash that shifted the balance of power in Eastern Europe.
Excavations at Chelmsford, Essex, East England, revealed a post-medieval lime kiln at a sight scheduled for future housing development.
Excavations near the ancient Roman city wall of Gloucester, United Kingdom, revealed a rare artefact from the Roman Age. It’s a small bronze wing that came from a winged statuette.
Excavation site in Sherford, on the eastern edge of Plymouth, south-western United Kingdom, revealed numerous artefacts dated to the Bronze and Iron Age, including the Roman occupation period.
Excavations by the 12th century Holy Trinity Church in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, south-western United Kingdom, revealed Early Medieval graves. The inhumations, dated to the 9th century AD provide evidence for Christian burials in the area.
A flood bank, dated to 3rd-4th century AD was discovered during excavations in Gloucester, United Kingdom, at a site of a demolished bus station. The banks were constructed to protect the Roman city of Glevum.
Archaeological project conducted by archaeologists from Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom discovered a human bone that is said to possibly be 90000 years old. The find was made at Taas al-Ghadha site, near Tayma in northwestern Saudi Arabia.
Excavations at a Roman villa complex near Ilchester in Somerset, United Kingdom, revealed an underfloor heating system. Earlier works revealed an octagonal plunge bath surrounded by ornate mosaics.
Archaeologists conducting excavation at a Neolithic site at Durrington Walls discovered that the site was possibly surrounded by timber posts and not by standing stones as previously thought. The 4500-year-old site and located in the vicinity of Stonehenge.
Nine Iron Age skeletons were uncovered during excavations at a pre-Roman town near Winterborne Kingston in Dorset, United Kingdom. The find is significant due to the fact that most tribes of that time cremated or put bodies in wetlands.
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.