Medieval Chinese coin discovered in Hampshire ‘genuinely ancient’

Medieval Chinese coin discovered in Hampshire 'genuinely ancient'

Medieval Chinese coin discovered in Hampshire ‘genuinely ancient’ For the second time in three years, an 11th-century Chinese coin has been discovered in England, according to a recent blog post by Cambridge historian Caitlin Green, a strong indicator that mediaeval trade between England and the Far East was more prevalent than previously believed. The Northern Song Dynasty coin was found by […]

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Gloucestershire Roman artefacts found by metal detectorists

Gloucestershire Roman artefacts found by metal detectorists

Gloucestershire Roman artefacts found by metal detectorists An amateur metal detector has found the motherlode: a cache in Gloucestershire of bronze artefacts that date back to the last decades of the British Ancient  Roman occupation . The first such discovery in British history consists mostly of broken pieces, but one is intact: a bronze statue of a “licking dog” the first of […]

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Archaeologists Unearthed Oldest Viking Settlement in Iceland

Archaeologists Unearthed Oldest Viking Settlement in Iceland

Archaeologists Unearthed Oldest Viking Settlement in Iceland It dates back decades before Vikings are supposed to have settled the island. Archaeologists have made a discovery that could rewrite the history of Iceland, an ancient Viking settlement that predates known human presence on the island. Two ancient longhouses were found near the village outside of fjord of Stöðvarfjörður, while one was built […]

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Archaeologists Discover Details of Buried Roman City Without Digging

Archaeologists Discover Details of Buried Roman City Without Digging

Hidden temple in a buried Roman city discovered by ground-penetrating radar A hidden temple was discovered recently in an ancient Roman city that’s mostly still underground. The temple was once part of the town of Falerii Novi, which had been abandoned and buried about a thousand years ago,   In recent times. Recently archeologists have mapped the entire town in remarkable detail […]

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Breakthrough in Translating Proto-Elamite, World’s Oldest Undeciphered Writing

Breakthrough in Translating Proto-Elamite, World’s Oldest Undeciphered Writing

Breakthrough in Translating Proto-Elamite, World’s Oldest Undeciphered Writing Specialists believe that the oldest undeciphered writing system will be decoding 5,000-year-old secrets “I hope we are actually about to make a breakthrough,” said Jacob Dahl, fellow at Oxford Wolfson ‘s College and Director of the Ancient World Research Cluster. Live Science has confirmed that Dahl’s secret weapons can see this writing more […]

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1200 YEARS OLD ANCIENT HINDU TEMPLE CARVED ENTIRELY FROM A SINGLE ROCK

1200 YEARS OLD ANCIENT HINDU TEMPLE CARVED ENTIRELY FROM A SINGLE ROCK

Kailasa Temple, The Massive Temple Was Chiseled By Hand For More Than 20 Years Kailasa Temple is the world’s biggest monolithic piece of art in Ellora, Maharashtra, India. The gigantic structure was carved from a single solid stone by master craftspeople on a mountainside of a cave. More than two decades were needed to carve the entire building. There are […]

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A Cave in France Changes What We Thought We Knew About Neanderthals

A Cave in France Changes What We Thought We Knew About Neanderthals

A Cave in France Changes What We Thought We Knew About Neanderthals The stone rings found inside the French cave were probably built by the Neanderthals 176,500 years ago. The study says that the structures are the oldest known human constructions, possibly altering the way we think about our ancestors. The team led by archaeologist Jacques Jaubert of the University […]

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Tour Through the Most Stunning Prehistoric Cave Paintings in the World

Tour Through the Most Stunning Prehistoric Cave Paintings in the World

Tour Through the Most Stunning Prehistoric Cave Paintings in the World Paintings and engraving on rocks started 10,000 years before civilizations such as Greece and Mesopotamia were born. Although most remain mysterious, they provide important clues to daily life, religious beliefs, and culture change among prehistoric people. It is somewhat remarkable that these delicate ancient records have long survived in […]

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Ancient Drug Dealers? Opium Discovered Inside Juglet Sealed for 3000 Years

Ancient Drug Dealers? Opium Discovered Inside Juglet Sealed for 3000 Years

Ancient Drug Dealers? Opium Discovered Inside Juglet Sealed for 3000 Years Researchers at York University and the British Museum discovered the traces of opioids in a unique vessel of the Late Bronze Age. This type of vessel, known as ‘base ring juglets,’ is believed to have long been linked with opium, as when inverted it resembles the seed heads of the […]

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