Archeaology

Archaeologists Uncover Viking Army Camp in England

A long-held archaeological mystery has been solved as researchers have revealed the exact location, extent and character of a huge winter camp of the Viking army at Torksey, Lincolnshire, of CE 872-873. A 21st-century view looking east across the River Trent to the prominent bluff and the Viking winter camp. …

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Ancient Settlement Unearthed in Israel

Israeli archaeologists excavating near the city of Beit Shemesh have unearthed an extensive complex of ritual baths and underground refuges used by Bar Kokhba’s rebels. An underground chamber near the city of Beit Shemesh, Israel. Image credit: Assaf Peretz / Israel Antiquities Authority. The newly-discovered settlement, whose ancient name is …

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4,000-Year-Old ‘Multi-Dolmen’ Found in Israel

A rare megalithic structure, dating back 4,000 years, has been discovered at the Shamir Dolmen Field on the western foothills of the Golan Heights. The 4,000-year-old ‘multi-dolmen,’ the Shamir Dolmen Field, Israel. Image credit: Gonen Sharon, Tel Hai College. The newly-discovered megalithic stone structure is a unique, monumental, multi-chambered dolmen: …

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Archaeologists Find Viking Age Toy Boat in Norway

Archaeologists from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s (NTNU) University Museum have uncovered a toy dating back as far as 1153 CE in an abandoned well in Ørland, Norway. The 850-year-old carved wooden boat from Ørland, Norway. Image credit: Åge Hojem, NTNU University Museum. “A thousand years ago, for …

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Remarkable Maya Pendant Unearthed in Belize

A team of archaeologists led by Geoffrey Braswell, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego, has found a remarkable artifact at a Maya archaeological site in Belize: a large piece of carved jade once belonging to an ancient Maya king. The Maya jade pendant is inscribed with …

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