Though there are new archaeological discoveries all the time, every now and then, excavators will find something big. These important findings change our understanding of the past and help to fill in missing details that have been lost to history.
A 40,000 year-old eagle toe bone discovered in Spain may have been a part of a “last necklace made by the Neanderthals”, archaeologists have announced.
SCIENTISTS have stumbled across what could answer the mysterious and sudden collapse of the powerful Mesopotamian Empire some 4,000 years ago.
Queen Nefertiti, who died in 1331 B.C., was previously believed to have been buried in a large chamber behind a hidden door in the tomb of King Tutankhamun, yet a lengthy investigation of the tomb with the use of radar scans conclusively proved that there were no secret chambers.
Archaeologists under the direction of Harco Willems at the university of Leuven (KU Leuven) have discovered fragments of a “book” in a burial place dating from 2040 BC in Dayr al-Barsha, Egypt.
A contentious new paper traces the origins of modern humans to ancient wetlands in Africa, a claim other researchers have called far-fetched.
The man – known as skeleton 125 – was one of 60 full skeletons and more than 4,000 human bone fragments found after work began at the Aberdeen Art Gallery redevelopment site.
For over a century, excavations in Jerusalem have been uncovering segments of the city’s Roman-period network of streets, particularly the so-called Stepped Street that wended its way from the southernmost gate of the city, alongside the Siloam Pool and towards the Temple Mount.