Gold and silver treasures discovered with ‘elite craftspeople’ burials near powerful Wari queen’s tomb

Archaeologists excavating a necropolis north of Lima have unearthed a 1,300-year-old ornate tomb from the Wari era of Peru. The tomb contains the remains of a high-status man dubbed the “Lord of Huarmey.”  The remains of six other people were found in the same tomb, some of which were likely reinterred after first being buried […]

Hoard of Islamic era gold and silver coins found behind Egyptian temple

Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered a nearly 1,000-year-old cache of gold and silver coins behind a temple in Esna, a city located along the Nile River. The hoard, which was discovered by a team of researchers from Egypt‘s Supreme Council for Archaeology, includes coins minted throughout different parts of the Islamic era, which began in […]

Treasure trove of gold and jewels recovered from a 366-year-old shipwreck in the Bahamas

A treasure trove of gold coins, gemstones and jewels was recently uncovered at a 366-year-old Spanish shipwreck.  In an effort to conserve what’s left of the ship and its prized cargo, an international team of preservationists and underwater archaeologists has been working to recover objects from the shipwreck, which sits in the Atlantic Ocean about […]

Mass grave of Revolutionary War mercenaries and rare gold coin unearthed in New Jersey

Researchers at a Revolutionary War battlefield in New Jersey have unearthed a mass grave holding the remains of around a dozen Hessian mercenaries who died during the Battle of Red Bank in 1777. Volunteer diggers also unearthed a number of treasures, including weapons and a rare 1776 King George III gold guinea coin. The burial […]