Archaeology

In this Thursday, May 1, 2014, photo, Eli Shukron, an archeologist formerly with Israel's Antiquities Authority, walks in the City of David archaeological site near Jerusalem's Old City. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Israeli says he has found King David’s citadel

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli archaeologist says he has found the legendary citadel captured by King David in his conquest of Jerusalem, rekindling a longstanding debate about using the Bible as a field guide to […]

05/06/2014

This June 2013 photo provided by the University of North Florida Office of Research, shows an aerial photo taken from a drone of the Blue J area in northwestern New Mexico.  (AP Photo/ Jesse Casana)

Drones unearth more details about ancient culture

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient […]

04/22/2014

This undated photo released by Israel’s Antiquities Authority shows a sarcophagus found at Tel Shadud, an archaeological mound in the Jezreel Valley. (AP Photo/ Israel’s Antiquities Authority)

Rare sarcophagus, Egyptian scarab found in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an Egyptian pharaoh, Israel’s Antiquities Authority said Wednesday. The mystery man whose […]

04/09/2014

Pre-Viking Age monuments uncovered in Sweden

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Archaeologists in Sweden said Thursday they have unearthed the remains of unusually large wooden monuments near a pre-Viking Age burial ground. As archaeologists dug in preparation for a new railway line, they […]

10/17/2013

China's flag

China discovers primitive, 5,000-year-old writing

BEIJING (AP) — Archaeologists say they have discovered a new form of primitive writing in markings on stoneware excavated from a relic site in eastern China dating about 5,000 years back. The inscriptions are about […]

07/10/2013

Calif. archaeological site defaced with paint

BLYTHE, Calif. (AP) — Federal officials are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of vandals who spray-painted an archaeological site in the desert near California’s border with Arizona.

04/10/2013

Ziggurat temple in Ur, Iraq (AP Photo)

Ancient site unearthed in Iraqi home of Abraham

BAGHDAD (AP) — British archaeologists said Thursday they have unearthed a sprawling complex near the ancient city of Ur in southern Iraq, home of the biblical Abraham.

04/04/2013

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Colosseum cleaning yields old frescos, graffiti

ROME (AP) — A long-delayed restoration of the Colosseum’s only intact internal passageway has yielded ancient traces of red, black, green and blue frescoes— as well as graffiti and drawings of phallic symbols.

01/18/2013

Mexico: Mayan ball court was celestial 'marker'

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Experts in Mexico say they have determined that the ancient Mayas used watchtower-style structures at the temple complex of Chichen Itza to observe the equinoxes and solstices. The bases of the […]

10/05/2012

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