A team of archaeologists managed to virtually unroll papyrus scrolls, using a technique called x-ray phase-contrast tomography. The scrolls were among these found at Herculaneum in 18th century.
Experts identified a number of drugs used by ancient Egyptians through careful and long analysis of a 3500-year-old papyrus. Among the medicine are bull fat, bats blood, and lizard poop.
Archaeologist of the Leon Levy Expedition discovered what is believed to be a first and only discovered Philistine cemetery. The find was made in Ashkelon, South Israel and is considered to be 3000 years old.
A pair of leather sandals, a set of pottery vessels, a large wine amphora, pieces of clothes, shards of glass vessels and a letter on a piece of papyrus were among the finds in an hermitage within the Naqlun monastery in the Fajum oasis in Egypt.