Egyptian archaeologists find four Greek and Byzantine-era tombs in old Alexandria’s eastern necropolis, bringing a halt to planned residential project.
Mesolithic artefacts from a lost settlement are coming to light after 6 millennia after currents scoured sand from the seabed just of the coast of Denmark in Horsens Fjord.
Monkeys banging on typewriters might never reproduce the works of Shakespeare, but they may be closer to reading Hamlet than we thought. Scientists have trained baboons to distinguish English words from similar-looking nonsense words by recognizing common arrangements of letters. Go to the link to see a video of a baboon performing the test.
A bronze, Viking-era “piggy-bank” containing thousands silver coins dating from the 11th century has been unearthed on the Baltic island of Gotland in what Swedish archaeologists have described as a “fantastic” treasure find.
Mexican archaeologists believe they have identified an unknown son of the Maya king Pakal II after reconstructing the inscriptions of the Northern Tableau of the Temple of the Sun Sanctuary, in Palenque.
The skeletal remains of at least 44 American Indians have been unearthed during construction of a new state office building in downtown Logan, and some people say West Virginia officials should have known they might be there.
University of Cincinnati research is revealing some of the earliest farming in Europe at the site of Vashtëmi, a former wetlands region that was largely cut off from Western researchers until recently.
Two thousand years ago, an Egyptian purchased a mummified kitten from a breeder, to offer as a sacrifice to the goddess Bastet, as shown by radiographs of a cat mummy.
Researchers at the Chotuna-Chornancap archaeological digs near the Peruvian city of Chiclayo have found the funerary remains of a woman who was a priestess of the Lambayeque or Sican culture, who lived during the second half of the 13th century A.D. in the waning days of the Sican culture on Peru’s northern coast.
More than 50 ancient and rare relics were uncovered in a tomb excavation in Guxian County, Anhui province. The 53-tomb complex is believed to have been under construction over many dynastic periods dating back to the Eastern Han Dynasty nearly 2,000 years ago.
One of Italy’s top culture officials has pushed private investment in the country’s museums and galleries and the Chinese and Indian appetites for art and archaeology as the way to pull the country out of its recession.
The earliest evidence of human tool use may be written on the bones of other animals, but in order to produce reliable conclusions, researchers are calling for improved tools and analysis, including an easy-to-access large collection of sample specimens and more unified standards.
American archaeologists are heading back to the site of Shengavit in Armenia, a 4th to 2nd millennium site thought to have trade links across Mesopotamia and the Near East.
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a Neolithic portal dolmen, one of Western Europe’s oldest ritual burial chambered monuments, in an isolated field in Wales. The tomb is thought to date from 3,800 BCE, and rarely for the region still contains human remains.
A Washington, D.C.-area collector and his family have donated more than 1,000 Civil War photographs to the Library of Congress and at NPR they go on a search to identify one of the soldiers from the photographs, with a misidentification and then a new possibility.