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Archaeologists Reveal the Amazing Way of Life of the Prehistoric Inhabitants of the “British Pompeii”

An important report has revealed unprecedented details about the daily lives of prehistoric inhabitants in England from the remains of a Bronze Age village destroyed by fire almost 3,000 years ago. Located at Must Farm, the late Bronze Age settlement dates to around 850 BC. Archaeologists from the University of Cambridge excavated four large, round […]

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British Warship Wreckage Sunk off Florida in 1742 During the War of Jenkins’ Ear Identified

Archaeologists from the United States National Park Service have identified the archaeological remains of HMS Tyger, an 18th century British warship, within the boundaries of the Dry Tortugas National Park. The park consists of seven small islands of reefs and sand located about 113 kilometers west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. Built […]

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Two Roman Copper Bracelets with Hinges and Trisqueles Found in Wales

In a remarkable find that provides insight into the cultural interactions during the Roman occupation of Britain, two copper alloy bracelets were recently discovered in Llanddyfnan, Anglesey, Wales. The bracelets, which date back to the 2nd century AD, were found by Andrew Hutchinson while metal detecting in September 2023. The bracelets feature a unique design, […]

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Earth’s Oldest Fossilized Forest Found: it’s 390 Million Years Old

Along the towering sandstone cliffs of the Devon and Somerset coast in southwest England, researchers have uncovered an extraordinary find – the oldest known fossilized forest on Earth dating back 390 million years. The fossilized trees, discovered and identified by researchers from the University of Cambridge and Cardiff University, represent the oldest fossilized trees ever […]

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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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Roman Egg Found in England Still Intact with its Contents

Archaeological research at a site in Aylesbury, UK has unearthed an extraordinary find that is reshaping our understanding of the past. Excavated between 2007-2016 for a housing development, the Berryfields location has kept scientists busy well after initial fieldwork concluded. In 2019, Oxford Archaeology published an in-depth report on decades of investigations at Berryfields, illuminating […]

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Saxon City of Lundenwic Found by Archaeologists Under London’s National Gallery

Archaeologists in London may have discovered some missing pieces of the city’s early history. A team digging at the northern end of Trafalgar Square found evidence that Saxon London’s center was larger and extended further west long ago than previously believed. The excavation took place as part of a renovation project celebrating the 200th anniversary […]

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Archaeologists Find Exceptionally Rare Roman “Funerary Bed” in London

Archaeologists in London have discovered a fully preserved wooden funerary bed, the first of its kind found in Britain. The bed, described by experts as “unparalleled”, was unearthed at the site of an ancient Roman cemetery near the Holborn Viaduct in central London, alongside five oak coffins. Before this excavation, only three Roman wooden coffins […]

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Roman Ligula or “Toilet Spoon” Unearthed in Wales

A metal detectorist found a Roman silver “ligula” in the municipality of St. Nicholas and Bonvilston in Wales, commonly known as a “toilet spoon”. The discovery, made in June 2020, has now been declared a treasure by Welsh authorities, along with other items. Immediately after the discovery, Mark Lodwick, Coordinator of the Portable Antiquities Scheme […]

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More than 100 Eerie Bronze Age Tombs Similar to the Embrace One Discovered Across Europe

Archaeologists have long been fascinated by prehistoric burial sites containing the remains of an adult holding or embracing a child in death. A new international study provides fascinating new insights into these enigmatic burial practices and the family relationships of early Bronze Age communities in Western Eurasia around 3000-2000 BC. Researchers from Johannes Gutenberg University […]