• The Etruscan Necropolis near Cerveteri, known as Banditaccia. Rome, Italy An exceptional testimony to the civilization of the Etruscans, the Necropolis of the Banditaccia developed from the 9th century BCE, and expanded from the 7th century BCE onwards. Thousands of tombs exist within the cemetery, the organization which are replica to Etruscan town planning schemes. They are organized in a city-like plan, with ‘neighborhoods’ and ‘streets’. Furthermore, […] February 5, 2014
  • 4,600-Year-Old Step Pyramid Uncovered in Egypt TORONTO — Archaeologists working near the ancient settlement of Edfu, in southern Egypt, have uncovered a step pyramid that dates back about 4,600 years, predating the Great Pyramid of Giza by at least a few decades. The step pyramid, which once stood as high as 43 feet (13 meters), is one of… February 5, 2014
  • New Poems of Greek Poetess Sappho Recovered Today, only few poems by the ancient Greek poetess Sappho have survived, but thanks to new findings, two new works have been recovered, giving experts hope to find even more. These previously unknown poems by the great poetess of the 7th century B.C. came to light when the owner of an… February 3, 2014
  • The Pluvial Priestess from Peru “Over the past few weeks there have been numerous articles and press releases regarding a tomb found in Peru. Each week it seems they find out something new and interesting about this site. The tomb is located on the Pacific Coast of Peru, about 13 miles inland near the modern city of Chiclayo. It is associated […] January 27, 2014
  • Back to Assyria: Cities, villages and canals in the Land behind Nineveh Source: http://bit.ly/1egSxAJ By: Daniele Morandi Bonacossi   Decades of conflict culminated in the genocidal Anfal campaign waged against the Kurds in 1988 by Saddam Hussein’s regime. Now, the stabilization and autonomy of Iraqi Kurdistan have been accompanied by the development not only of political, economic and social life, but also education, culture and scientific research. […] January 24, 2014
  • East Lothian’s Broxmouth fort reveals edge of steel   Archaeologists have identified the earliest use of steel in the British Isles from a site in East Lothian. They now believe artifacts recovered from the site of the Broxmouth Iron Age hill fort were made from high-carbon steel. This would have been deliberately heated and quenched in water,… January 16, 2014
  • The Pluvial Priestess from Peru notesfromafuneraldirector: The Pluvial Priestess from Peru “Over the past few weeks there have been numerous articles and press releases regarding a tomb found in Peru. Each week it seems they find out something new and interesting about this site. The tomb is located on the Pacific Coast of Peru, about 13 miles inland near the modern […] October 24, 2013
  • Who Really Built the Water System at Megiddo? Who Really Built the Water System at Megiddo? Source: http://bit.ly/H122ds By: Norma Franklin Visitors to Megiddo thrill to the long descent into the famous water system, first climbing down the many steps that surround the gaping chasm dug deep into the Tel and then the rock cut shaft followed by a long tunnel cut into […] October 15, 2013
  • Lost Egyptian City Revealed After 1200 Years Under the Sea americananimal: Lost Egyptian City Revealed After 1200 Years Under the Sea It is a city shrouded in myth, swallowed by the Mediterranean Sea and buried in sand and mud for more than 1,200 years. But now archeologists are unearthing the mysteries of Heracleion, uncovering amazingly well-preserved artifacts that tell the story of a vibrant classical-era […] October 7, 2013
  • Building Inscriptions Around Moab thestreamofconsciousness777: The Stela of Mesha: building inscription from ancient Moab (modern day Jordan), famous because it describes events from the history of Israel that are also described in the Bible.  The stone was discovered intact by Frederick Augustus Klein, an Anglican missionary, at the site ancient Dibon (now Dhiban, Jordan), in August 1868, having been led to it by a local bedouin. In the first […] August 12, 2013