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Stonehenge stones 'spent centuries erected in Wales' before being transported

Stonehenge stones ‘spent centuries erected in Wales’ before being transported

Some of the stones used to create Stonehenge may well have been first erected in Wales, a new study has suggested. Archaeologists have discovered evidence of quarrying for the world heritage sites’ bluestones in Pembrokeshire – 500 years before they were erected in Wiltshire. They …

Stunning 2200-Year-Old Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Greek City

Stunning 2200-Year-Old Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Greek City

Three new mosaics were recently discovered in the ancient Greek city of Zeugma, which is located in the present-day province of Gaziantep in southern Turkey. The incredibly well-preserved mosaics date back to 2nd century BC. Zeugma was considered one of the most important centers of …

AUSTRALIA: EARTH’S ‘LARGEST ASTEROID IMPACT EVER’ DISCOVERED

  Scientists in Australia have uncovered what they say is the biggest asteroid impact area ever discovered. The 400 kilometer (250 mile) wide region is buried deep in the Earth’s crust and consists of two different impact scars.“It would have been ‘curtains’ for many species in …

Ancient 6,500-Year-Old Skeleton from Ur Excavations Gets a Public Audience

Ancient 6,500-Year-Old Skeleton from Ur Excavations Gets a Public Audience

Following an early August announcement of a “rediscovered” find in a Physical Anthropology storage room—a rare, fragile, but largely intact 6,500-year-old human skeleton from the famous Ur excavations in what is now Iraq—the Penn Museum has moved the skeleton to a public space beginning Saturday, …

The Acropolis of Athens

The Acropolis of Athens

It’s much easier to build a new building,” says Vassiliki Eleftheriou, “than to rebuild an ancient one.” Eleftheriou, an architect by training, is director of the Acropolis Restoration Service, where she oversees what could be considered the most daunting project in the history of archaeological …

2,300-Year-Old Etruscan Tomb Discovered in Italy

2,300-Year-Old Etruscan Tomb Discovered in Italy

PERUGIA, ITALY—A farmer working in his fields near the town of Città della Pieve discovered an Etruscan tomb dating to the late fourth century B.C. “It was a totally unexpected discovery. The area is away from the sites visited by tomb robbers and indeed the …

Ancient Chinese tomb dating back 2,500 years uncovered to shed light on obscure kingdom

Ancient Chinese tomb dating back 2,500 years uncovered to shed light on obscure kingdom

Chinese archaeologists have uncovered a 2,500-year-old- tomb thought to contain the skeletons of an ancient royal family. The tomb in Luoyang city, Henan province, is believed to originate from the relatively-unknown Luhun Kingdom, which only lasted 113 years between 638BC and 525BC, according People’s Daily …

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