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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, ENGLAND—The Northampton Chronicle & Echo reports that an Anglo-Saxon settlement and cemetery, and Bronze Age barrows and burials, were discovered in England’s East Midlands during …

Anglo-Saxon Settlement and Cemetery Unearthed in England - Archaeology Magazine

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, ENGLAND—The Northampton Chronicle & Echo reports that an Anglo-Saxon settlement and cemetery, and Bronze Age barrows and burials, were discovered in England’s East Midlands during …

2020 — what a tumultuous year! Pandemic, politics, and pandemonium reigned, and while many of us were working from home, Biblical scholarship and archaeology were continuing where it could, producing …

The top 10 Bible discoveries of 2020

2020 — what a tumultuous year! Pandemic, politics, and pandemonium reigned, and while many of us were working from home, Biblical scholarship and archaeology were continuing where it could, producing …

(CNN) — The world's oldest known figurative artwork has been discovered in a cave in Indonesia -- an endearing image of a warty pig.Archaeologists working on the site on the island of Sulawesi said the cave art was at least 45,500 years old. It is also thought to be the oldest surviving image of an a

A warty pig painted on a cave wall 45,500 years ago is the world's oldest depiction of an animal

(CNN) — The world's oldest known figurative artwork has been discovered in a cave in Indonesia -- an endearing image of a warty pig.Archaeologists working on the site on the island of Sulawesi said the cave art was at least 45,500 years old. It is also thought to be the oldest surviving image of an a

It seems like an impossible find, but an extremely well-preserved woolly rhino was recently revealed in the melting permafrost of Siberia. The extinct Ice Age species is projected to be the best-preserved woolly rhino found in the Yakutia region—a place known for its exceptionally cold temperatures.S

Extremely Well-Preserved Woolly Rhino Is Discovered in Siberia’s Melting Permafrost

It seems like an impossible find, but an extremely well-preserved woolly rhino was recently revealed in the melting permafrost of Siberia. The extinct Ice Age species is projected to be the best-preserved woolly rhino found in the Yakutia region—a place known for its exceptionally cold temperatures.S

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of an ancient ritual bath church at Gethsemane, a place near Jerusalem where the Bible says that Jesus was betrayed by Judas and arrested.The 2,000-year-old …

Ritual bath unearthed at site where Judas betrayed Jesus

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of an ancient ritual bath church at Gethsemane, a place near Jerusalem where the Bible says that Jesus was betrayed by Judas and arrested.The 2,000-year-old …

Three barrels found along the River Vesle in France have quickly taught researchers about ancient barrel production.A team of archaeologists working in Reims (the largest city in the Champagne …

Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Roman Wine Barrels in Champagne

Three barrels found along the River Vesle in France have quickly taught researchers about ancient barrel production.A team of archaeologists working in Reims (the largest city in the Champagne …

Researchers surveying the Urla-Çeşme peninsula in western Turkey have unearthed a sixth-century B.C. temple dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite.“Aphrodite was a very common cult at that time,” team …

Archaeologists in Turkey Unearth 2,500-Year-Old Temple of Aphrodite

Researchers surveying the Urla-Çeşme peninsula in western Turkey have unearthed a sixth-century B.C. temple dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite.“Aphrodite was a very common cult at that time,” team …

Permaforst melt, while it doesn’t make climate change any less threatening, is revealing the bodies of Ice Age megafauna that are so impeccably preserved that they might as well be in permanent …

Prehistoric woolly rhino is so well-preserved it could have just gone to sleep

Permaforst melt, while it doesn’t make climate change any less threatening, is revealing the bodies of Ice Age megafauna that are so impeccably preserved that they might as well be in permanent …

Melting permafrost in the icy north of Siberia is revealing a veritable graveyard of frozen prehistoric animals.In recent decades, locals and scientists in the Russian Republic of Yakutia have …

A Freakishly Well-Preserved Woolly Rhino Was Plucked From Siberia's Melting Tundra

Melting permafrost in the icy north of Siberia is revealing a veritable graveyard of frozen prehistoric animals.In recent decades, locals and scientists in the Russian Republic of Yakutia have …

A Sanctuary of Apollo was recently located by archaeologists at Pera Oreinis-Fragkissa Lefkosia, Cyprus. The spectacular find, announced by Cyprus’ Department of Antiquities and the Ministry of …

Archaeologists Locate the Lost Sanctuary of Apollo in Cyprus

A Sanctuary of Apollo was recently located by archaeologists at Pera Oreinis-Fragkissa Lefkosia, Cyprus. The spectacular find, announced by Cyprus’ Department of Antiquities and the Ministry of …

Archaeologists say they have found the earliest known example of a stone tool used for abrading surfaces, dating it to 150,000 years before such tools were thought to have first been used.Prehistoric …

Stone found in Israel is oldest known tool used for ‘delicate’ abrading

Archaeologists say they have found the earliest known example of a stone tool used for abrading surfaces, dating it to 150,000 years before such tools were thought to have first been used.Prehistoric …

When Gilad Shtienberg began digging on an Israeli beach in August 2018, the last thing he expected to find were seashells. Boring some 30 feet below the sandy surface, Shtienberg, a geomorphologist at the Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology in …

Archaeologists Find Evidence That a Massive Tsunami Hit Ancient Levantine Coast

When Gilad Shtienberg began digging on an Israeli beach in August 2018, the last thing he expected to find were seashells. Boring some 30 feet below the sandy surface, Shtienberg, a geomorphologist at the Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology in …

Conservation work has revealed stunning new detail of an Anglo-Saxon cross buried for over 1,000 years as part of the Galloway Hoard, one of the UK’s most important archaeological finds of recent …

'It was encrusted in a 1,000 years of dirt' Stunning new detail of Galloway Hoard cross revealed

Conservation work has revealed stunning new detail of an Anglo-Saxon cross buried for over 1,000 years as part of the Galloway Hoard, one of the UK’s most important archaeological finds of recent …

Year In ReviewYear In ReviewWe look back at the best, worst, and most significant moments of the year, and look forward to next year.Archaeology is the closest thing we have to a time machine. Instead of using flux capacitors, however, archaeologists …

The Most Intriguing Archaeological Discoveries of 2020

Year In ReviewYear In ReviewWe look back at the best, worst, and most significant moments of the year, and look forward to next year.Archaeology is the closest thing we have to a time machine. Instead of using flux capacitors, however, archaeologists …

ANCIENT DESTINATIONS on Instagram: “Dartmoor has a rich pre-historic past with hundreds of sites of interest including many stone circles.  Other monuments include stone rows,…”

ANCIENT DESTINATIONS on Instagram: “Dartmoor has a rich pre-historic past with hundreds of sites of interest including many stone circles. Other monuments include stone rows,…”

A skeleton discovered leaning against the sides of a pit with its legs outstretched is "a little mystery", an archaeologist has said.The find was made during an excavation atWhittington Way, Bishop's Stortford in Hertfordshire, along with Bronze Age and Roman burials.Project manager Louise Moan said

'Mystery' pit skeleton found during Bishop's Stortford digs

A skeleton discovered leaning against the sides of a pit with its legs outstretched is "a little mystery", an archaeologist has said.The find was made during an excavation atWhittington Way, Bishop's Stortford in Hertfordshire, along with Bronze Age and Roman burials.Project manager Louise Moan said