Skeletons, coins found in dig of ancient Pompeii shop

Jun 26, 2016

Skeletons, coins found in dig of ancient Pompeii shop

Italian and French archaeologists have discovered four skeletons and gold coins in the ruins of an ancient shop on the outskirts of Pompeii, officials have said. The skeletons are those of young people, including an adolescent girl, who perished in the back of the ...

Ancient urban networks around Angkor Wat discovered

Jun 16, 2016

Ancient urban networks around Angkor Wat discovered

An Australian archaeologist and his colleagues have found evidence of previously undiscovered medieval urban and agricultural networks surrounding the ancient city of Angkor Wat. Using high-tech lasers to scan the Cambodian jungle, Damian Evans and colleagues say they found traces of extensive networks surrounding ...

How dogs became man's best friend — twice over

Jun 3, 2016

How dogs became man's best friend — twice over

Ancient humans made dogs their best friend not once but twice, by domesticating two separate populations of wolves far apart in Europe and Asia. Scientists on Thursday said present-day genomes reveal a deep internal split between dogs from opposite ends of the Eurasian continent. ...

Tutankhamun dagger likely made from meteoric iron: study

Jun 3, 2016

Tutankhamun dagger likely made from meteoric iron: study

Scientific analysis of a 3,300-year-old dagger found buried with Tutankhamun “strongly supports” a theory it was made of meteoric iron, according to a new study. “Our study confirms that ancient Egyptians attributed great value to meteoritic iron for the production of precious objects,” said ...

May 27, 2016

Greek archaeologist claims to find Aristotle's tomb

A Greek archaeologist who excavated the birthplace of Aristotle in northern Greece in the 1990s says a destroyed structure he discovered may have been the tomb of the ancient philosopher and teacher of Alexander the Great. Konstantinos Sismanidis concedes that he has “no proof ...

Secrets of early Shakespeare theater dug up in London

May 20, 2016

Secrets of early Shakespeare theater dug up in London

British archaeologists raised the curtain Thursday on a 16th century theater that staged William Shakespeare plays like “Romeo and Juliet” and where the bard himself acted in “London’s first theater land.” The Curtain theater put on productions between 1577 and 1625 as one of ...