Rare pieces of pottery from the 18th century were recovered from the bottom of one of brick-lined pits of 12 toilets at the site of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, USA.
Archaeologists discovered more than 50000 relics during excavations at the Ruins of Yuanmingyuan, known also as Old Summer Palace, in Beijing, China, destroyed by English and French troops during the Second Opium War (1856-1860).
Archaeologists discovered a mass grave containing disarticulated remains of about 40 bodies in two mass graves in Jaffa, Israel, dating to the late 18th century, linked to Napoleon’s struggle against the Ottoman Empire.
Ancient Ennedi cave paintings found in Sahara region of Chad have been vandalised with graffiti. The 8000-years-old artwork has been covered with names in French and Arabic.
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.
A collection of bronze weapons that were symbolic and possessed no utilitarian function were found in Oman. The finds are dated to the Iron Age II (900-600 BC).