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Stunning Narcissus fresco uncovered at Pompeii

Stunning Narcissus fresco uncovered at Pompeii

A stunning fresco depicting Narcissus gazing at his own reflection has been uncovered during new excavations at Pompeii, the interim direct...
Radiocarbon dates show the origins of megalith graves and how they spread across Europe

Radiocarbon dates show the origins of megalith graves and how they spread across Europe

How did European megalith graves arise and spread? Using radiocarbon dates from a large quantity of material, an archaeologist at the Unive...
Dog burial as common ritual in Neolithic populations of north-eastern Iberian Peninsula

Dog burial as common ritual in Neolithic populations of north-eastern Iberian Peninsula

Coinciding with the Pit Grave culture (4200-3600 years before our era), coming from Southern Europe, the Neolithic communities of the north...
Biocolonizer species are putting the conservation of the granite at Machu Picchu at risk

Biocolonizer species are putting the conservation of the granite at Machu Picchu at risk

The Sacred Rock is one of the most important monuments at the Inca sanctuary Machu Picchu, located in the Cusco region in Peru. It is a gra...
Skeleton of teenage girl found buried alongside two bull skulls at Egypt's Meidum pyramid

Skeleton of teenage girl found buried alongside two bull skulls at Egypt's Meidum pyramid

Egyptian archaeologists excavating the ruins of a pyramid 60 miles outside of Cairo have discovered the skeletal remains of a 13-year-old g...
Sixteen ancient tombs discovered in Shandong

Sixteen ancient tombs discovered in Shandong

A collection of painted terracotta figures dating back to the West Han Dynasty (202 BC-8 AD) has been discovered on the outskirts of Qingda...
Well preserved 2,000 year old settlement found hidden under dense forest in northern Poland

Well preserved 2,000 year old settlement found hidden under dense forest in northern Poland

Polish archaeologists have discovered a completely preserved layout of an ancient settlement with cultivated fields, boundary walls, farms,...
First Neanderthal footprints found in Gibraltar

First Neanderthal footprints found in Gibraltar

The prestigious international journal Quaternary Science Reviews has just published a paper which has involved the participation of Gibral...
Ptolemaic ship repair workshop uncovered in Sinai

Ptolemaic ship repair workshop uncovered in Sinai

Excavations carried out by an Egyptian mission at the Tel Abu Seify archaeological site in Northern Sinai uncovered the remains of a limest...
Giant 'megalodon' shark extinct earlier than previously thought

Giant 'megalodon' shark extinct earlier than previously thought

Megalodon - a giant predatory shark that has inspired numerous documentaries, books and blockbuster movies - likely went extinct at least o...

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