Mexico's 'tower of skulls' yields more ancient remains

World / Science & Health Dec 12, 2020

Mexico's 'tower of skulls' yields more ancient remains

Mexican archaeologists said Friday they had found remains of 119 more people, including women and several children, in a centuries-old Aztec "tower of skulls" in the heart of the capital. The new discovery was announced after an eastern section of the Huei Tzompantli was uncovered ...

Cave raiders: Thai archaeologists hunt ancient artwork

Asia Pacific Oct 6, 2020

Cave raiders: Thai archaeologists hunt ancient artwork

An antelope, a lonely figure, a family linking arms — Kanniga Premjai shines her flashlight across a cave to reveal long-hidden paintings, a stunning discovery for Thailand's scrappy team of archaeologists. For months, Kanniga and her small team have combed Sam Roi Yot National Park, ...

'Astonishing' giant circle of pits found near Stonehenge

World / Science & Health Jun 22, 2020

'Astonishing' giant circle of pits found near Stonehenge

Archaeologists have discovered a wide circle of deep pits surrounding an ancient settlement near Stonehenge, opening up new lines of investigation into the origins and meaning of the mysterious, prehistoric monument. Among Britain's most recognizable landmarks, the standing stones at Stonehenge draw tourists from around ...

Rediscovered shrine tied to Rome founder

World / Science & Health Feb 22, 2020

Rediscovered shrine tied to Rome founder

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient cenotaph that almost certainly commemorated the legendary founder of Rome, Romulus, buried in the heart of the Italian capital. A small chamber containing a simple sarcophagus and round stone block was found at the start of the last century beneath ...