Churches found in Egypt

Three early churches and their adjacent living quarters, some scrawled with ancient biblical graffiti, have been found in Egypt. The new discovery is shedding light on the life monks led within ancient Egypt’s Coptic Church, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. A Norwegian-French archaeological team found the fourth- to seventh-century A.D. buildings, […]

‘Pet cemetery’ discovered in ancient Egypt

One monkey was buried with three kittens, shells and a piglet. Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the oldest pet cemetery on record — a nearly 2,000-year-old burial ground filled with well-loved animals, including the remains of cats and monkeys still wearing collars stringed with shell, glass and stone beads, a new study finds. Ancient Egyptians are […]

Secret Atomic Role of WWII-Era Aircraft Carrier Revealed

A team of underwater archaeologists has pieced together information from declassified government documents and a shipwrecked World War II-era naval vessel to understand the secret role played by one of the most historic U.S. aircraft carriers: the USS Independence. The Independence (CVL 22) was one of 90 vessels assigned to Operation Crossroads — the atomic bomb […]

US Navy Dive Will Explore World War II-Era Shipwreck

The U.S. Navy, in partnership with the Indonesian Navy, is planning to dive later this month to the sunken USS Houston, a World War II-era shipwreck, according to Navy officials. The mission’s purpose is to assess the vessel’s condition and allow salvage and rescue divers to train at a real shipwreck site. U.S. and Indonesian Navy divers […]

Pompeii 2,000-year-old car unearthe

An ornate four-wheeled chariot of iron, bronze and wood that archaeologists think was drawn by a team of horses in processions through Pompeii almost 2,000 years ago has been unearthed during excavations of a wealthy Roman villa just north of the ancient city’s walls. Archaeologists discovered the elaborate chariot, which still has imprints of organic materials such […]