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Bronze Age Greek City Found Underwater

By: An important archaeological discovery was announced in Greece that was found underwater in Kiladha Bay on the Peloponnese Peninsula south of Athens. Resting there for millennia, the remnants of an ancient Greek village of the 3rd millennium B.C. were found by divers just under the surface of the bay that forms part of […]

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Did Secret Agent Priest Infiltrate Jamestown Colony?

By: Skeletal remains unearthed at Jamestown suggest the first permanent English settlement in the Americas might have been infiltrated by an undercover priest working to undermine the English on behalf of Spain. The remains of explorer Captain Gabriel Archer, 34, were found along with those of three other men; all four are thought to […]

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U.S. Bible Museum to Display Artifacts from Holy Land

By: The Museum of the Bible being built in Washington will feature ancient artifacts and treasures from the Holy Land under a new deal that ensures Israel’s leading archaeological organization will have an outpost in the U.S. capital. An agreement between the museum and the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Tuesday will bring a selection […]

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Rare Ancient Roman Frescos Found in South of France

By: Extremely rare ancient Roman frescos, comparable to those found in the Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii, have been uncovered in the historic southern French city of Arles. Photos of the ancient painting were released Friday after the mural from a villa bedroom was found in April. The first full mural in the Pompeii […]

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Archaeologists Hope to Discover Where the People Who Built Avebury Stone Monument Lived

By: Archaeologists are hoping to discover where the people who built a world famous Neolithic stone monument lived. The ancient site of Avebury in Wiltshire includes an inner circle of great standing stones, enclosing two more stone circles, each with a central feature. Some people say Avebury is more impressive than its neighbour Stonehenge […]

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Amateur Archaeologist Finds Nazi Gold Hoard

By: The dream of every treasure-hunter came true for Florian Bautsch last October when he found 217 Nazi-era gold coins in Lüneburg, the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) reported on Tuesday. Bausch – a certified metal detectorist – was exploring old burial mounds in the town south of Hamburg when he stumbled across the first gold […]

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BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 10:  The bust of Egyptian beauty Queen Nefertiti is on display at Neues Museum on September 10, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The bust is a 3400-year-old painted limestone bust of Nefertiti, the Great Royal wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaton and is one of the most copied works of ancient Egypt.  (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Has the Tomb of Nefertiti Finally Been Found?

By: The answer to one of Egyptology’s most enduring mysteries may have been lying in plain view the whole time, an archaeologist has claimed. According to new research, the long-sought final resting place of Egypt’s Queen Nefertiti may lie beyond two hidden doorways inside the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The discovery was made by […]

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The Man Who Found the Titanic Is Not Done Yet

By: Thirty years ago, Bob Ballard discovered the wreck of the Titanic. He could have stopped there. Yet today, at seventy-three, he remains the world’s most vigorous ocean explorer. September 1, 1985, 1:05 a.m., the North Atlantic Robert Ballard is belowdecks on the R/V Knorr, a 279-foot research vessel owned by the Woods Hole […]

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Viking Raiding Wasn’t Just About the Booty

By: The Viking hit-and-run raids on monastic communities such as Lindisfarne and Iona were the most infamous result of burgeoning Scandinavian maritime prowess in the closing years of the 8th Century. These skirmishes led to more expansive military campaigns, settlement, and ultimately conquest of large swathes of the British Isles. But Dr Steve Ashby, […]

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Here Are Stunning Pictures of the Wreck of One of America’s First Aircraft Carriers

By: USS Saratoga (CV-3), commissioned in 1927, was an Lexington-class American Aircraft carrier measuring 268 meters (880 ft.) in length and weighting 39,000 tons. Originally she was designed as a battlecruiser, but was later converted into one of the Navy’s first aircraft carriers during construction to comply with the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. […]

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Burials of High-Status Leaders Identified at Jamestown

By: Archaeologists from Jamestown Rediscovery and Smithsonian forensic anthropologist Douglas Owsley and his team have identified the remains of four men buried in the chancel of the 1608 church at Jamestown as the Rev. Robert Hunt, Capt. Gabriel Archer, Sir Ferdinando Wainman, and Capt. William West with archaeological evidence, skeletal analyses, chemical testing, 3-D […]

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Isolated People in Sweden Only Stopped Using Runes 100 Years Ago

By: Most people associate runes with the Viking age but in Älvdalen in western Sweden, the local population continued to use runes for centuries after the ancient written language had been abandoned by the rest of Scandinavia. Hidden deep in the Swedish forests the runes were allowed to live on until the early 20th […]

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Kidd Vessel in Crossfire

By: The producer leading a television documentary team that says it has found 17th-century pirate William Kidd’s sunken ship fought back on Wednesday, against a Unesco report dismissing their claims. Sam Brown, who is making a film with marine archaeologist Barry Clifford, called United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco’s) report a “disgrace” […]

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Ancient Thracian Shrine Discovered Under Mosque in Bulgaria

By: A large Ancient Thracian shrine (which may turn out to be a necropolis) has been discovered in the town of Karlovo by the Bulgarian archaeologists excavating the 15th century Lead Mosque (Kurshum Dzhamiya), a historical monument from the period of Ottoman Yoke (1396-1878/1912) when Bulgaria was part of the Ottoman Empire, Archeology in […]

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Pirate Treasure Is Real. Here’s How We Found It.

By: John Chatterton and John Mattera were days away from launching a quest they’d been planning for more than two years, a search for the treasure ship San Bartolomé, sunk in the seventeenth century and worth a hundred million dollars or more. To find it, they’d moved to the Dominican Republic and risked everything […]

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Dr. Robert Schoch: The REAL Age of The Sphinx Revealed

By: [youtube] This research means there is a huge segment of human history that is entirely absent from the textbooks. What else has been forgotten along the way? In this discussion, geologist Dr. Robert Schoch explores his analytical findings after examining the world-famous Egyptian Sphinx. Traditional Egyptologists considered the Sphinx to have been […]

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