Trial begins for archaeologist accused of forging earliest portrayal of Jesus’ crucifixion

A criminal trial has begun of an archaeologist accused of forging a trove of Roman artifacts that allegedly show a third-century depiction of Jesus’ crucifixion, Egyptian hieroglyphics and the early use of the Basque language. Archaeologist Eliseo Gil and two former colleagues appeared this week in a criminal court in Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital of Spain’s […]

Archaeologists Discover Mysterious 4,000-Year-Old Carved Stones That Look Like Humans

The stones have large bodies, distinct necks and heads. Archaeologists discovered nine mysterious stone-carved objects scattered around an ancient hearth on the Mainland of Orkney, an archipelago off the coast of Scotland. The stones likely date back 4,000 years and resemble human figures, with large bodies, distinct necks and heads. The stones, about 1.6 feet […]

Mexican mammoth trap provides first evidence of prehistoric hunting pits

More than 800 bones found including one with spear wound ‘This is evidence of direct attacks on mammoths’ Mexican archaeologists say they have made the first ever discovery of pits built around 15,000 years ago to trap mammoths. Announcing the find on Wednesday, researchers from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said the two […]

The Staffordshire hoard is spectacular. But now the countryside will be overrun with metal detectorists

Unearthing the Anglo-Saxon treasure will spark a modern gold rush There is no reason to believe that Terry Herbert, the 55-year-old Staffordshire man who stumbled upon one of the greatest hoards of Anglo-Saxon treasure discovered in Britain, has any particular interest in the early Middle Ages. He is a metal detectorist, and they are generally […]