archeology

Post image for Striking Mosaic Floor Found in Greek Tomb

Last month, archeologists uncovered two oversize marble caryatids and a colorful marble panel in a substantial tomb complex in Amphipolis, Greece. Now, after excavating behind the sealing wall that the caryatids were guarding, they’ve found a chamber with a large and largely intact mosaic floor.

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Post image for Archeologists Use Digital Underground Mapping to Discover the Landscape of Stonehenge

A massive experiment in virtual archeology has led to the mapping of 3,000 acres around Stonehenge, and with it the discovery of a host of new information about the area, including over a dozen previously unknown monuments, National Geographic reported.

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Post image for Marble Caryatids and Panel Discovered in Greece’s Largest Tomb

Archeologists have unearthed two lifelike caryatids and a large colored marble panel in a tomb in northern Greece — a find described by Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras as “extremely significant.”

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Post image for Cultural Destruction by Islamic State Continues with No End in Sight

Since our last report in early July, the destruction by the Islamic State has not stopped.

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Archeological researcher examines artifacts at Huaca de la Luna

Archeologists in Peru have discovered the 1,500-year-old tomb of a Moche nobleman, which they say could shed further light on the pre-Inca civilization. Along with some things you might expect to find in an archeological dig was a curious pair of metal feline paws with sharp claws.

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Post image for Archaeologists Find Mummified Royal Children in Egypt

Archaeologists have discovered that a previously unexplored tomb in the Valley of Kings is actually a royal necropolis containing the mummified remains of at least 50 people.

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Post image for Archeologists Uncover 5,000-Year-Old Board Game Pieces

Some things are as old as civilization as we know it: agriculture, government, written language, a reverence for cats, and gaming. As further proof of that last one, Turkish archeologists have unearthed what they think are the oldest board game tokens ever found.

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Post image for Researchers Discover the Oldest Petroglyphs in North America

Petroglyphs in western Nevada have been identified as the oldest of their kind in North America. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder conducted a study that dates the rock carvings to between 10,500 and 14,800 years ago.

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Post image for Earliest Chinese Writing: Historical Discovery or Dubious Scratches?

Archaeologists in China have apparently unearthed 5,000-year-old hieroglyphs, a discovery with potentially significant implications for the study of the origins of written language, the Associated Press reported today.

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Post image for Ancient Mayan Temple Destroyed in Belize

The shocking destruction of a Mayan archeological site that dates back to at least 2,300 years is raising serious questions about the safety of Belize’s cultural heritage and archeological sites.

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