A historic sword, belonging to Col. Robert Gould Shaw, leader of the first American Civil War unit in the North made up of African-American soldiers, was donated to the Massachusetts Historical Society after resting for decades at attics of private owners.
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.
Excavations in Coventry, central England, prior to building of a student development revealed part of a Medieval wall hidden under the tarmac of a car park.
Archaeologists discovered caches of American Revolutionary War artefacts at Gloucester Point, Virginia, United States of America. Excavations were conducted prior to construction of a new Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
An amateur archaeologists found a Medieval city in South Wales, called Trellech. The land was bought by him 12 years ago with the intent of finding the lost city – now the excavations confirmed its existence.
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.