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Remains of Two Children Buried Under a “Dragon Stone” in the Bronze Age Discovered in Armenia

In an archaeological discovery that could change the understanding of Bronze Age funerary practices in the Caucasus, an international team of scientists has unearthed the remains of two infants buried under a basalt monument known as a dragon stone at the Lchashen site in Armenia. This finding stands out not only for the peculiarity of […]

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Iron Age Burial Mounds Predating the Arrival of Samnites and Romans, Discovered in Southern Italy

The Superintendency of Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Landscape for the provinces of Caserta and Benevento announces the remarkable discovery of a pre-Roman necropolis in Amorosi (Benevento), in the Telesina Valley, characterized by a rich collection of burial goods. The excavations, conducted in accordance with preventive archaeology regulations, were related to the construction of a power […]

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Burial Mounds with a Ritual Path and a Neolithic Chariot Tomb Found in Magdeburg

Near Magdeburg, an industrial area is being developed for the US chip manufacturer Intel. Archaeologists from the Saxony-Anhalt State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology (LDA) have been investigating the area since 2023. The work will be completed in April 2024, months before construction of the first two semiconductor plants begins. The investigations have once […]

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Tomb of Famous Ming Dynasty Official Discovered in China

In the second half of 2023, the Shanxi Provincial Archaeological Research Institute, in collaboration with the Xinzhou City Cultural Relics and Archaeology Research Institute, conducted archaeological excavations in Xinfu District as part of the realignment project for National Highway 108 between Shahe and Shilingguan. During the excavations, two Longshan culture sites and sites from the […]

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285 Neolithic Structures from over 4,000 Years Ago at the Pontcharaud Archaeological Site in France

In the context of the expansion of the A75 highway, on the eastern outskirts of the Clermont-Ferrand urban area, a significant Neolithic site was excavated in 2019-2020 by a team from Inrap. Located on the left bank of the Artière, a tributary of the Allier, the Pontcharaud site occupies the summit and slopes of a […]

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1300-Year-Old Tomb of a Man Buried Face Down on Top of a Woman with a Fabulous Gold Treasure Trove Found in Panama

A recent excavation at the El Caño archaeological park in the province of Coclé has unearthed the remains of a powerful ruler of the region and a spectacular funerary assemblage composed of gold pieces, ceramics, and other materials. The discovery, made this summer by a team from the Ministry of Culture and the El Caño […]

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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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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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Unknown Celtic Rituals and Beliefs May Explain Strange Burials of People with Animal Parts Found in Verona

Archaeologists have discovered clues about the relationships between ancient humans and animals in northern Italy. A new study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE examines 161 burials from the 3rd to 1st centuries BC at the Seminario Vescovile archaeological site in Verona, Italy. Sixteen of the burials contained animal remains. Many contained edible animals […]