The underwater shipwreck of Zhiyuan (or “Chih Yuan”) that sunk with 245 people on board 120 years ago is under archaeological excavation. The wreck is located off Dandong in northeast China’s Liaoning province.
Archaeologists found evidence for industrial activities such as metalwork, glasswork and pottery in Tom Maroon, in Iran’s area of Persian Gulf. The site dates back from ancient Bronze Age up to the historic and Islamic periods.
Excavations at Laodicea, an ancient city located near Eskihisar, Denizli province of Turkey, revealed a 100-metre long agora covering the area of 35000 square metres.
Archaeologists unearthed remains of an ancient rampart in Palaepaphos at Kouklia, Cyprus. The structure dated back to the 6th century BC.
Engineers working on a water works construction in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England discovered remains of a defensive ditch that used to protect the city in 17th century AD.
Danish museums have come together to create a new database, where amateur archaeologists, often metal detectorists, can register their finds. The database is called DIME – Digital Metal Finds.
Archaeologists discovered remains of buildings, pavements and rubble in the Chahar Bagh Abbasi street in Isfahan, Iran. The structures are dated from 16th to 20th century.
Hikers discovered a rare engraving of a menorah and a cross in a water cistern in the Judean Hills, Israel. ancient limestone carvings date to late Roman and Byzantine periods.
Students from Mumbai discovered ancient structures, possibly forming a temple, within caves in Sion and Chunabhatti, Mumbai, India. The caves seem to have been occupied during Medieval times.
Archaeologists found artefacts connected with the first settlers of Australia’s South West in the 1830s. The items were found in Augusta and are believed to be linked to the Turner family.
A German WW2 anti-tank mortar weapon, Panzerfaust, was found in Gdynia, northern Poland. The discovery was made during construction works.
We normally do not provide news related to palaeontology but this case is different, as it is connected with deliberate vandalism. The case involves vandalism of 165 million year old dinosaur footprints at Staffin on Isle of Skye.
Archaeologists discovered a hidden chamber in the late 5th-century Inariyama burial mound in Gyoda, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Experts wonder who was buried inside.
Archaeological investigation in the village of Natel Kenar Olia, by the city of Nour, northern Iran, resulted in numerous finds, among which are different architectural remains, including establishment of a castle, pottery dated to of the 3rd-4th centuries, and a glass seal with inscriptions in Kufic.