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Researchers discover unique dinosaur fossil with four wings

Changyuraptor yangi fossils were recently discovered in a Chinese expedition. The remains reveal a creature with four wings that has been dubbed the largest specimen of this type.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 4 comments

My kingdom for a grave: court rules on Richard III burial site

London - British judges on Friday finally ended a bitter debate over the burial of king Richard III, ruling that his remains should be laid to rest in a cathedral in the city where they were found under a car park.
In the Media by Danny Kemp (AFP)

Climate change endangers historic U.S. landmarks

Washington - Climate change and sea level rise are threatening historic U.S. landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to NASA's coastal rocket launch sites, and the nation needs to prepare, scientists said.
In the Media by Kerry Sheridan (AFP)

New finds indicate tantric worship in South India 2000 years ago

Kondapur - New archaeological evidence indicates that the Satavahana kings who ruled parts of South India between the 3rd century BCE and 3rd century CE, practised Tantric worship. Earlier studies suggested that this region was a Buddhist site.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

Spain hunts remains of 'Quixote' author Cervantes

Madrid - Scientists launched a radar-assisted hunt in a Madrid convent on Monday for the remains of Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes, author of "Don Quixote".
In the Media by Daniel Silva (AFP)

Sensors and satellites deployed to save Pompeii

Rome - Ground sensors and satellites will be deployed in a new bid to keep the ancient Roman city of Pompeii from crumbling following a series of recent collapses at the sprawling and long-neglected site near Naples.
In the Media by AFP

Spain's 'Holy Grail' faces sceptical inquisition

Madrid - Claims that the Holy Grail has been found after sitting for 1,000 years in a Spanish church face a tough inquisition from doubtful historians.
In the Media by Roland Lloyd Parry (AFP) - 1 comment

Crowds swamp church in Spain after 'Holy Grail' claim

Le - Curators were forced to remove a precious cup from display in a church in Spain when crowds swarmed there after historians claimed it was the Holy Grail, staff said.
In the Media by AFP

Two more colossal pharaoh statues unveiled in Egypt

Luxor - Archaeologists on Sunday unveiled two colossal statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III in Egypt's famed temple city of Luxor, adding to an existing pair of world-renowned tourist attractions.The two monoliths in red quartzite were raised at what European and ...
In the Media by Jay Deshmukh, Riad Abou Awad (AFP)

Famed Syria Crusader castle survives fierce battles

Safita - Columns are blackened with soot and vaults have crumbled in one of the courtyards of Syria's the Krak des Chevaliers, a Crusader castle that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and victim of the country's three-year civil war.The army seized the medieval f...
In the Media by Rim Haddad (AFP)

3,200-year-old skeleton found with cancer

London - Archaeologists have found the 3,200-year-old skeleton of a man with a spreading form of cancer, the oldest example so far of a disease often associated with modern lifestyles, scientists said Monday.The remains of a man believed to be aged between 25 a...
In the Media by AFP

Australians, Canadians held for stripping at Machu Picchu

Lima - Police detained four male tourists, two Australians and two Canadians, for several hours after filming and taking nude photos at Peru's famed Machu Picchu, local authorities said.The culture ministry has put up signs at the world-famous Inca site warni...
In the Media by AFP

Shilling discovery could rewrite Canadian history

Victoria - An amateur treasure hunter with a hand-held metal detector has turned Canadian history on its head after finding a 16th century shilling buried in clay on the shores of Vancouver Island.The 435-year-old coin discovered in western-most Canada has rekind...
In the Media by Clément Sabourin (AFP)

Mayan Majesty: Mexico's Chichén Itzá Special

Tucked deep in the verdant heart of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, the Chichén Itzá beckons visitors with towering temples, columned arcades and other regal remnants of the once-mighty Mayan civilization.
Digital Journal Report by Brett Wilkins - 8 comments

Skulls found in London may be those of ancient gladiators

London - Forensic researchers involved in the examination of skulls discovered by labourers in 1988 along the Walbrook River in London are now saying they could belong to ancient gladiators during the time that the city was known as Londinium under Roman rule.
In the Media by Andrew Dyer - 1 comment

Poland archaeologists unearth ancient 'Vampire Grave'

Archaeologists found skeletons with their heads removed and placed on their legs, indicating they had been subjected to an execution ritual designed to ensure the dead stayed dead. Vampires in the Middle Ages were defined more broadly than Bram Stoker’s
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 4 comments

'Operation Helmet' launched against Spanish tomb raiders

While it might sound like something out of the movies, "Operation Helmet" has been launched by the Guardia Civil (civil guard) to recover archaeological pieces from the Celtiberian period in Spain.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

New theatre to rise at site of Shakespeare playhouse

Shoreditch - During a London archaeological dig in 2008 the site of a theatre, once used by William Shakespeare, was discovered. Now planning permission has been granted which will result in a theatre being built on the site.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 12 comments

Photo Essay: Izmit archaeology museum & train station Special

Izmit - A small museum in Izmit, Turkey, not far from Istanbul, features amazing exhibits of Roman, Greek, Byzantium, and Ottoman architecture, statues, burial markers, artifacts, and even gold leaf jewelry.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams

A visit to Caral-Supe, oldest civilization of ancient Peru Special

Lima - The Caral-Supe culture of Peru, the oldest civilization in the Americas, developed almost simultaneously with those of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China and India and about 1500 years before the Mesoamerican civilizations.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 16 comments

Amphitheatre To Rival Rome's Colosseum Discovered Near Vienna

Vienna - Archaeologists working at the "Archaeological Park Carnuntum" in lower Austria claim to have located and excavated a huge amphitheatre used to train gladiators.
In the Media by Anthony Organ

Beer and wine archaeologist studies ancient stains

Archaeologist Patrick McGovern discovers details about ancient cultures -- their trade routes, agricultural practices and more -- by chemically analyzing stains on pot shards, a specialty he innovated, according to a recent Smithsonian profile.

Archaeologists discover tomb of Jesus's disciple

Izmir - The tomb of a disciple of Jesus of Nazareth has been discovered by archaeologists in Denizli, western Turkey under a newly-unearthed church in what was once the ‘city of priests’, Hieropolis.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 3 comments

Pre-Colombian Maya statues found at archaeological site in Mexico

Ocosingo - Mexican researchers have found in the archaeological zone of Toniná, State of Chiapas, two stone sculptures representing captive warriors belonging to the allied Maya states of Palenque, Mexico and Copán, Honduras.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 2 comments

New Egyptian Monuments Discovered at Karnak Temple in Luxor

Cairo - Archaeologists have discovered new ancient treasures in Egypt near Karnak Temple in Luxor on Sunday, according to the ministry of antiquities.
In the Media by Jenna Griffith

Rich Old Hungarian grave could have belonged to prince

Budapest - Rich grave finds from the Conquest Era of the Magyars or Hungarians have been uncovered by archaeologists in Pest Country, including ninth Century horse furniture and a belt, with a particularly rich sabretache, or pouch.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Archaeologists unearth 150 Roman graves in Canterbury

Canterbury - An ancient burial ground has been uncovered by archaeologists in the southern England county of Kent. The Roman cemetery dates back to around 290AD.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

11,500 year-old child's remains found in Alaska

The preserved remains of a three-year-old child who lived in the era during which the first humans traveled to and populated the Americas have been found
In the Media by Chris Stewart - 3 comments

Evidence of 130,000-year-old sea voyage found in Crete

Athens - Archaeologists in the Greek island of Crete have uncovered startling evidence on Monday showing that early humans navigated across open waters thousands of years earlier than previously believed.
In the Media by Adeline Yuboco - 4 comments

Celtic noble's tomb discovery is a 'milestone of archaeology'

Stuttgart - Scientists have discovered a 2,600 year-old aristocratic burial, likely of a Celtic noblewoman, at the hill fort site of Heuneburg in southern Germany. The discovery has been described as a “milestone” in the study of Celtic culture.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 7 comments
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Ruins of Old Panama. Old masonry arch that was used to hold large water buckets going in and out of ...
Ruins of Old Panama. Old masonry arch that was used to hold large water buckets going in and out of the fountain providing drinking water for the residents.
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Ruins of Old Panama. The land occuppied by the ruins of Old Panama covers about 32 hectares. This vi...
Ruins of Old Panama. The land occuppied by the ruins of Old Panama covers about 32 hectares. This view from one of the Cathedral's top windows looks towards the modern city.
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Ruins of Old Panama. The archaelogical site of Old Panama has many high stone walls still remaining ...
Ruins of Old Panama. The archaelogical site of Old Panama has many high stone walls still remaining from the close to 100 civic and religious buildings in the old town.
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Ruins of Old Panama. The tower of the Cathedral was built to serve two purposes: religious and milit...
Ruins of Old Panama. The tower of the Cathedral was built to serve two purposes: religious and military. The tower held the church's bells and was also a look-out to the ocean and the surrounding lands.
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Ruins of Old Panama. View towards the Pacific Ocean from one of the Cathedral s top windows. Beyond ...
Ruins of Old Panama. View towards the Pacific Ocean from one of the Cathedral's top windows. Beyond the coastal forest is the South Corridor over Panama Bay, a highway linking downtown Panama and Tocumen International Airport.
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Colosseum  Rome (2010)
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Colosseum, Rome (2010)
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Ruins of Old Panama. The largest buildings in the ruins of Old Panama are the remains of civic or re...
Ruins of Old Panama. The largest buildings in the ruins of Old Panama are the remains of civic or religious structures, or the residences of important authorities in the city.
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Clay oil lamps were exposed during the 11th season of excavation at the Sussita site  on the east sh...
Sussita Expedition/Courtesy of the University of Haifa
Clay oil lamps were exposed during the 11th season of excavation at the Sussita site, on the east shore of the Sea of Galilee, which was conducted by researchers of the University of Haifa.
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National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Maya mask. Stucco frieze from Placeres  Campeche. Ea...
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National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Maya mask. Stucco frieze from Placeres, Campeche. Early Classic period (c. 250 - 600 AD. Joyce Kelly 2001 An Archaeological Guide to Central and Southern Mexico, p.105. ISBN 0-8061-3349-X.
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Ruins of Old Panama. The Cathedral is the most important monument of Old Panama and its bell tower i...
Ruins of Old Panama. The Cathedral is the most important monument of Old Panama and its bell tower is the largest element within the archaeological site. Built with masonry and wood, the tower measures about 30 metres. It is considered the most emblematic monument of Panama.
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The Luxor Temple at dusk.
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The Luxor Temple at dusk.
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Ruins of Old Panama. The archaelogical site of Old Panama has many high stone walls still remaining ...
Ruins of Old Panama. The archaelogical site of Old Panama has many high stone walls still remaining from the close to 100 civic and religious buildings in the old town.
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Ruins of Old Panama. View from the tower looking down the surface that was occupied by the main nave...
Ruins of Old Panama. View from the tower looking down the surface that was occupied by the main nave of the church.
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Finders Keepers - A tale of archaeological plunder and obsession. By Craig Childs  Little  Brown & C...
Finders Keepers - A tale of archaeological plunder and obsession. By Craig Childs, Little, Brown & Co. New York, Boston, London (2010)
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Remains of Roman buildings  Lyon France
Remains of Roman buildings, Lyon France
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Ruins of Old Panama. Most of the thickest walls have resisted the passing of almost four centuries.
Ruins of Old Panama. Most of the thickest walls have resisted the passing of almost four centuries.
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