Archaeologists hail ‘dream discovery’ as sarcophagus is unearthed near Cairo | Archaeology

It has lain within a burial chamber, undisturbed, for thousands of years. Now a remarkable Egyptian sarcophagus has emerged from deep beneath the sands near Cairo, to the excitement of archaeologists, who describe it as a hugely significant “dream discovery”. The giant granite sarcophagus is covered in inscriptions dedicated to Ptah-em-wia, who headed the treasury […]

Scientists dismiss Coyote Peterson’s ‘large primate skull’ discovery as fake

A “large primate skull” was allegedly found in British Columbia by American YouTuber Coyote Peterson, according to social media (opens in new tab) posts (opens in new tab) he shared on Thursday (July 7). In those posts, Peterson wrote that he had hid the discovery “for several weeks” from government officials and any others who […]

Romans ventured deeper into Wales than thought, road discovery shows | Roman Britain

The awe-inspiring beauty of the Preseli Hills and the surrounding wild moorlands have long drawn visitors to north Pembrokeshire in Wales. Now an archaeologist has found evidence that even the Romans were drawn to the area, with the discovery of an ancient road showing they travelled farther west across Britain than previously thought. Dr Mark […]

This article is more than 4 years old Islamic State attacks another ancient temple in Palmyra

Extent of damage at Temple of Bel is not known, monitoring group says of assault that comes just days after destruction of Baal Shamin Islamic State has destroyed part of another ancient temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra, according to activists on social media and a group monitoring the conflict, this time targeting the Temple […]

Australian dig finds evidence of Aboriginal habitation up to 80,000 years ago

Artefacts in Kakadu national park have been dated between 65,000 and 80,000 years old, extending likely occupation of area by thousands of years A groundbreaking archaeological discovery in Australia’s north has extended the known length of time Aboriginal people have inhabited the continent to at least 65,000 years. The findings on about 11,000 artefacts from […]

Neolithic Chinese People First Tamed Cattle Over 10,000 Years Ago

A new study reported in the journal Nature Communications provides the first multi-disciplinary evidence that humans in what is now China first domesticated cattle around 8,000 BC, around the same time cattle domestication took place in the Near East. Until now, scientists believed that humans started domesticating cattle around 10,000 years ago in the Near East, which gave […]

Archaeologists Find ‘Lost’ Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt

U.S. archaeologists digging at Abydos, Egypt say they have discovered the tomb of Woseribre-Senebkay, a previously unknown Egyptian pharaoh who ruled during the Second Intermediate Period, shortly before 1650 BC. The excavations at Abydos during the 2013 season have yielded numerous finds including a royal tomb with a large sarcophagus weighing almost 60 tons. The tomb […]