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Roman Wooden Cellar Found in the Ancient City of Nida in Frankfurt

In the past few months, the restorers at the Frankfurt Archaeological Museum have completely restored an exceptionally well-preserved wooden cellar from Roman Nida. It was discovered and carefully unearthed in March 2023 during an excavation by the city of Frankfurt Monument Office. The wooden cellar was part of a Roman residential building, likely constructed in […]

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Archaeologists Discover Intriguing Pre-Hispanic Burial in Mexico, Intended as Founding Ritual of a Settlement

Staff from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) of Mexico made a significant archaeological discovery while supervising construction works in the locality of Pozo de Ibarra, Nayarit. While excavating for the sewer system, they uncovered a complex burial from the pre-Hispanic era that sheds light on the funerary practices of the region at […]

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Analysis of Seeds and Fruits at the Biblical Site where Goliath Lived Reveals Philistine Ritual Practices

For over 25 years, archaeologists have been excavating the historic site of Tell es-Safi in Israel, home to the biblical city of Gath. New evidence uncovered at the site is shedding light on the mysterious Philistine culture that flourished between 1200-604 BC. A recent study published in Scientific Reports details analyses of plant remains found […]

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Researchers Decipher Golden Ratio in Famous and Mysterious Riace Bronzes

More than fifty years ago, in August 1972, the so-called Riace Bronzes were recovered from the Ionian Sea off Riace Marina, near Reggio Calabria, in southern Italy. They are two bronze statues considered masterpieces of classical Greek sculpture from the 5th century BCE. Despite decades of study, there are still unknowns about their origin and […]

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Rare Mercury Head Found at Roman Archaeological Site in England

Excavations at Smallhythe Place in Kent, England, once used for shipbuilding, have delighted archaeologists with evidence of an earlier Roman occupation. Among objects from a 1st-3rd century CE settlement were the head of a terracotta statue of the god Mercury – considered “incredibly rare” by experts. Mercury was the god of commerce, trade, eloquence, messages […]

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Expedition Discovers More than 100 Astonishing New Species in Chile’s Coastal Seamounts

An international team of scientists, led by Dr. Javier Sellanes of Chile’s Universidad Católica del Norte, may have discovered over 100 new species living on the undersea mountains off the coast of Chile. The recent expedition by the Schmidt Ocean Institute allowed researchers to identify several potentially new species, including deep sea corals, glass sponges, […]

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Monumental Etruscan Tomb Discovered in the Necropolis of San Giuliano North of Rome

A monumental Etruscan tomb has been discovered in the necropolis of San Giuliano, north of Rome. After years of work, a team of archaeologists unearthed an impressive Etruscan tomb that had remained partially hidden underground in the rock-cut necropolis of San Giuliano in the town of Barbarano, north of Rome. The discovery occurred while researchers […]

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Roman Altar from the High-Imperial Period Recovered from River in Northeastern Italy

In the municipality of San Vito al Torre (province of Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, in northeastern Italy), operations to recover an important ancient artifact, a Roman funerary monument, were carried out on Tuesday, February 6th, in the bed of the river of the same name. These operations were conducted under the scientific direction of archaeologist […]

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Paleontologists Discover 240-Million-Year-Old “Chinese Dragon”

Scientists have unveiled a remarkably complete fossil of a specialized reptile named Dinocephalosaurus that swam the oceans 240 million years ago during the Triassic Period. This bizarre creature measured over 16 feet long and boasted an extremely elongated neck containing 32 individual vertebrae – more than any other known species from the Triassic. This enabled […]

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Kerguelen, the Remote French Archipelago with More than 300 Islands Between Africa and Antarctica where a Hundred People Live

To an archipelago being known as the “Islands of Desolation” says quite a bit. If we also add that it’s located in the subantarctic region, meaning north of Antarctica and between 46 and 60 degrees latitude, the nickname is understandable. We’re referring to Kerguelen (which is its current name as “Desolation” fell out of use), […]