Bronze helmets and remains of a ship, including a large ram were found near the Egadi Islands, off Sicily’s coast, by underwater archaeologists. The artefacts are dated to around 241 BC, to the battle during the First Punic War (264-241 BC).
Archaeologists have tested a large storage jar dating back to Copper Age (early 4th millennium BC), found at Monte Kronio site, Agrigento, Italy. Chemical analysis of its residue has tested positive for organic traces characteristic for grapes and winemaking process.
A wreck of an Italian naval destroyer IT Artigliere was discovered at a depth of 3700 metres off Sicily’s eastern shore by a research vessel belonging to Vulcan Inc., a company created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
Underwater archaeologists have recovered 47 lumps of orichalcum – an alloy primarily consisting of copper, zinc and small percentages of nickel, lead, iron. The cargo was recovered off the coast of Gela in southern Sicily.
Excavations of a prehistoric cemetery of Al Khiday, Sudan, revealed wallnut-size prostate stones, which were found in the pelvic area of an 12000-year-old burial of an adult male.
A rock with a round hole about 1 metre in diameter might have served as a calendar marking the beginning of winter to people living in Sicily 5000 years ago.
A pile of ancient jars was found underwater on the shore of Sicily by archaeologists that were studying a shipwreck dated to the Roman era.
The first season of excavations of a team of Polish archaeologists at the church of San Michele del Golfo (also known as Santa Maria di Campogrosso) resulted in dating the origins of the building and documenting new, unknown walls and graves next to the present ruins of the structure.