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- Archaeologists shed new light on Biblical site linked to the Ark of the Covenant
Excavations in Israel are shedding new light on the history of a Biblical site linked to the Ark of the Covenant.
Fox News. Tuesday, 18 Dec 2018.
- Painting with urine! Ancient Peruvian culture used chameleon waste to create white paint
Members of the ancient Paracas culture in Peru used chameleon urine to paint their pottery, scientists have found. The pots were found during excavation of cemeteries.
Daily Mail. Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018.
- Roman-era mosaics returned to Turkey decades after being smuggled out
Archaeologists discovered the mosaic 20 years ago while excavating the remains of the city of Zeugma, founded by a general of Alexander the Great and destroyed in the 3rd century
CBS News. Sunday, 9 Dec 2018.
- Medieval skeleton unearthed in London wearing 'expensive' leather boots
An estimated 500-year-old skeleton still wearing the boots he died in was recently unearthed by archaeologists excavating a site in London.
Fox News. Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018.
- Leda and the Swan: A Fresco Comes to Life in Pompeii Excavation
An expensive excavation campaign to shore up an at-risk area of the city is a constant font of archaeological discoveries.
New York Times. Sunday, 25 Nov 2018.
- Excavation Hints at Opulent Lifestyle Enjoyed by Inhabitants of Ancient Greek City
This is the first time that residential remains have been discovered at Tenea, once thought to have been founded by Trojan prisoners
Smithsonian. Thursday, 15 Nov 2018.
- NSW's oldest boat uncovered during works
New South Wales' oldest boat has been uncovered during excavation works for one of Sydney's new light rail stations.The timber vessel was believed to ...
Daily Mail. Saturday, 10 Nov 2018.
- 10,000 Years of British History to Be Unearthed in Excavations in Advance of Planned Rail Line
Initial finds include hunter-gatherer site on outskirts of London, Wars of the Roses battlefield, Industrial Revolution burial guard
Smithsonian. Wednesday, 7 Nov 2018.
- Skeletons unearthed in giant UK train line excavation
Tucked beside one of London's busiest railway stations, a small army of archaeologists dig through clay as they clear a burial site of 40,000 bodies to make way for a new train line. ...
Yahoo. Thursday, 1 Nov 2018.
- Irish gov't approves excavation of orphanage mass grave site
The remains of hundreds of children were found in a Catholic-run orphanage.
ABC News. Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018.
- Excavation Of Lithuania's Great Synagogue Highlights A 'Painful Page' From History
The synagogue is "very important," says an archaeologist, "not only for Jews but all people living in Lithuania." Just 3,000 Jews are left in the capital, compared to some 70,000 before World War II.
NPR. Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018.
- Uncovered 'Vampire Child' Reveals Bizarre Ancient Burial Practice
Archaeologists excavating and ancient Roman site in Italy have come across the body of a child who may have died of malaria that appears to have been given a so-called "vampire burial."
Forbes. Saturday, 13 Oct 2018.
- New remains discovered in Salida cold case
Investigators say they recovered new human remains and items they believe could shed more light on the 1980 death of Beverly England in a five-day excavation and search operation last week.
ABC News. Monday, 1 Oct 2018.
- Eighth-century skeleton found at Torcello
On the island of Torcello, at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice excavation site, some protagonists of the island's thousand-year history have begun to emerge. A tomb datable to around 700 A.D. ...
Science Daily. Monday, 1 Oct 2018.
- Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour might have been found in US
Researchers in the US will release a 3D image on Friday before a planned excavation in 2019.
BBC News. Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018.
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