Archaeology

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