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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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.


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.


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.


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 […]



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