Archaeologists who set out to document the rock art left by European colonists and Native American people within the cave system on the Puerto Rican island Mona, have uncovered pre-Hispanic rockart dating back to the 14th century Taino culture.
Archaeologists excavating in the Southern part of Lindisfarne island, United Kingdom, have discovered a small rectangular building thought to be part of the largest and earliest Saxon churches in the area, dated to 635 AD.
Construction works in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China, unearthed brick tombs dating back 2000 years. One of the tombs has a pyramid shape, while the other has a cylinder shape.
Excavations at Dabje Gramage, near the Barovo village in Demir Kapija, Macedonia, revealed remains of a Roman Era heroon – a mausoleum for ancient heroes. This is a first ever heroon temple discovered so far in Macedonia.
Excavations at Gorno Pole in Macedonia, reveals details of a late antiquity ancient city. The site is dated to the period between 4th-6th century BC.
Archaeologists discovered a prehistoric religious and ceremonial complex near Britain’s Stonehenge. The newly found site is said to be more than 1000 years older than the famous stone circle complex.
A cemetery of first Christians in the United Kingdom was unearthed in Norfolk. So far archaeologists uncovered over 80 coffins of Anglo-Saxon Christian community members dating back 1300 years ago.
Archaeologists unearthed two skeletons at a Roman cemetery sit at Lant Street in London, United Kingdom. The enamel analysis provided evidence that the individuals were of Chinese origin.
Excavations in the Must Farm site near Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire in United Kingdom brought to light new discoveries. The site dubbed “Britain’s Pompeii” due to the remarkable state of preservation of the remains of a Bronze Age village provides detailed insight into everyday life 3000 years ago.
Roman wooden writing tablets were found by archaeologists buried in waterlogged ground just 400 metres east of St Paul’s Cathedral in London. The documents include probably the earliest manuscript ever found in Britain – and what may be the earliest surviving example of the name London.
Computer Tomography analysis of a coffin excavated at Giza in 1907 by the British School of Archaeology revealed the youngest ever example of a mummified human foetus from Ancient Egypt. According to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge the pregnancy lasted for 16 to 18 weeks.
In Iraqi, Syria and Libya, ISIS has systematically destroyed more than 30 major historic churches, mosques and tombs – some of which date as far back as the seventh century.
Among the artefacts buried with a Chinese emperor Jing Di of the Han Dynasty the archaeologists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences discovered tea which might be the oldest tea remains found so far.