Ruins of a Medieval building uncovered at the village of Huqoq, near the Sea of Galilee in Israel, might have been used as a synagogue. The Medieval structure was constructed between 12th-13th centuries atop a 5th century synagogue.
Danish archaeologists discovered a jewellery workshop containing semi-precious gemstones on a small island of Failaka off Kuwait’s coast. The finds date to between 2100 and 1700 BC.
Workers removing silt and weeds at Hosakerehalli Lake, Bangalore, India, discovered a stone structure that turned out to be remains of a “mandapa”, a pillared outdoor hall. The find is believed to be 400 years old.
Artefacts dating back to the Iron Age Kingdom of Urartu were found near the village of Hatsarat, East Armenia. Experts believe that most of the objects originated in 7th century BC.
An intact Viking boat burial was discovered in the Ardnamurchan peninsula, Western Scotland in 2011, and the results of its excavations were just published. This is the first boat burial from mainland UK ever found.
Remains of a bronze foundry was discovered in Szczepidło, central Poland, dating back 3500 years, to the Late Bronze Age. The site was occupied by people of the Tumulus culture, distinguished among others for the practice of burying the dead beneath burial mounds.
A World War 2 German bomb was discovered in London at the bank of Thames, near the Houses of Parliament. Disposal of the unexploded ordnance needed Waterloo and Westminster bridges to be closed and river traffic halted.
A shattered Roman sculpture depicting Diana the Huntress was discovered in Terracina, central Italy. The head and the torso were found separately, with the arms and legs of the statue missing.
Excavations in ancient city of Aigai, East Turkey’s Manisa province, unearthed a final piece sarcophagus dating back 2200 years, which is said to belong to a school principal.
The letters were discovered in a Tudor mansion Knole House, West Kent, south-eastern United Kingdom. They date to 1603, 1622 and 1633 and tell how the mansion was run in the 17th century.
Tunisian officers arrested a man involved in illegal trade of ancient artefacts and fake ones at a flea market in Sbeitla, north-central Tunisia.
Three shipwrecks were discovered off shore of north-eastern Australia, at Kenn Reefs in the Coral Sea. The wrecks are believed to be at least 150 years old.
Workers segregating metal at a scrapyard in Pleszew, West-Central Poland, discovered 80 kilograms of various unexploded ordnance dating to World War II.
Underwater archaeologists located a ceramic sculpture which is said to be the largest ever found. The discovery was made off the coast of the Bozburun in Turkey’s Muğla province.
Archaeologists discovered a horse’s head during excavations in the Colosseum, Rome, Italy. The skull is believed to date to Medieval times.
A potential site of Viking Age settlers of Iceland is revealed by aerial pictures taken at the tip of Seltjarnarnes Peninsula, north-western Iceland. The ring structures were discovered in 1980s but so far were not a subject of archaeological excavations.
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.
Officers of the Robbery Prevention Unit of the Israel Antiquities Authority apprehended 11 antiquities raiders at the archaeological site of Horbat Mishkena, a Roman-era Jewish town in Lower Galilee in Israel.
Over 300 graves of of various types were discovered by archaeologists in a necropolis dated to late Antiquity, found at Bouc-Bel-Air in southern France.
After nearly 3 years of work archaeologists finally removed last coins from the trove of Celtic coins found in Grouville on Jersey, United Kingdom, in 2012. The trove by then was the largest trove of Celtic coins ever found.