Archaeological fieldwork at the ancient Roman Vindolanda fort on Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland, United Kingdom, lead to numerous Roman finds, among which are wooden toy swords, golden items, and two extremely rare cavalry swords.
Experts revealed that 22 iron beads found in 1945 at a Hopewell grave site in Illinois were crafted from the shard of a meteorite that fell more than 700 kilometres away in Minnesota, United States of America.
A 5-centimetre high Palaeolithic Venus figurine was discovered at the Khotylyovo-2 site in Bryansk Oblast, Russian Federation. Radiocarbon analysis suggests tribes of hunters and gatherers lived there between 21000-24000 years ago.
Archaeologists excavating the site of the church of St Clement in Trondheim, Norway, discovered traces of an Iron Age settlement beneath the building’s remains. The church is believed to be the shrine of 11th century saint-king Olaf II Haraldsson.
An eight-centimetre-long fragment of a Roman bronze statue in shape of an ear was found by a metal detectorist in a field near Catterick, North Yorkshire. The artefact probably broke off as the statue was transported along the ancient Roman road.
Neolithic burial found in Avignon, France, was found with 158 shells and 16 red deer teeth indicating that his cloths were adorned with the objects and that the Neolithic population traded with these items between distant locations.
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.
A jade pendant was discovered in Nim Li Punit, Belize. It is the second largest Maya jade found in the country, and dates back to AD 672. It was once worn on the chest of a Maya king and contains description of the king’s parentage.
Modern deforestation in the Acre state of Brazil has allowed the discovery of more than 450 of large geometrical geoglyphs or enclosures, providing evidence for how indigenous people lived in the Amazon before European people arrived in the region.
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.
A 4500-year-old skeleton dating to the Neolithic was found in in Weimar, Germany last year. Now, the analysis of the skeleton revealed some details about he 16-year-old girl, including that she died from tuberculosis.