3000-Year-Old Pharaoh Ramses II Statue Found In Cairo Slum: It’s “One Of The Most Important Discovery Ever” – FLOW ART STATION

3000-Year-Old Pharaoh Ramses II Statue Found In Cairo Slum: It’s “One Of The Most Important Discovery Ever” A team of German and Egyptian archaeologists made a colossal discovery on March 9th – lit…

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Fossils cast doubt on human lineage originating in Africa | Reuters

The lower jaw of the 7.175 million-year-old Graecopithecus freybergi (El Graeco) from Pyrgos Vassilissis, Greece is shown in this handout provided May 19, 2017. Courtesy of Wolfgang Gerber, University of Tübingen/Handout via REUTERS

Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa.

Scientists said on Monday the creature, known as Graecopithecus freybergi and known only from a lower jawbone and an…

Source: Fossils cast doubt on human lineage originating in Africa | Reuters

Buried History: Tutankhamun | A R T L▼R K

On the 4th of November 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter (1874 –1939) and his team found the entrance to the 14th-century BC Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, …

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Incredible 5,000-Year-Old Temple Complex In Orkney Could Re-Write History Of Scotland | MessageToEagle.com

More important than Stonehenge: The temple precinct being uncovered in Orkney contains 100 Stone Age buildings

MessageToEagle.com – The excavations at the Ness of Brodgar have been attracting a lot of attention recently and now it’s time for yet another surprise that could re-write the history of Scotland and change our image of prehistoric people who inhabited this region. Ness of Brodgar is an archaeological site between the Ring of Brodgar and […]

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The Minoans | Letters from Athens

On the island of Crete, which lies nearer to the coast of Africa than to the Greek mainland, a brilliant civilization flourished from approximately 3650 to 1400 BCE. It was rediscovered at the begi…

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Escape Tunnel, Dug by Hand, Is Found at Holocaust Massacre Site – The New York Times

Jewish forced laborers dug a tunnel from this holding pit near Vilnius, Lithuania, into the surrounding forest. Credit Ezra Wolfinger for NOVA

A team of archaeologists and mapmakers say they have uncovered a forgotten tunnel that 80 Jews dug largely by hand as they tried to escape from a Nazi extermination site in Lithuania about 70 years ago.

The Lithuanian site, Ponar, holds mass burial pits and graves where up to 100,000 people were…

Source: Escape Tunnel, Dug by Hand, Is Found at Holocaust Massacre Site – The New York Times

WWI-era Graffiti Found in French Tunnels

British and Australian soldiers stationed in France would occasionally be allowed to leave the front lines in order to visit local attractions. There is evidence of this tourism in the underground city of Naours, a large network of ancient tunnels in the rural region of Picardy in northern France.

In 2014, Gilles Prilaux of the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP), coordinated…

Source: WWI-era Graffiti Found in French Tunnels

Earliest Handwritten Document in Britain Found – artnet News

Over 400 wax tablets were discovered. Photo DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images.

Archaeologists have found a haul of ancient items, including the earliest handwritten document in Britain, at the site of the new Bloomberg HQ in London.

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CAIRO: A 3,800 year-old mummy of a high class Egyptian woman has been unearthed on the west bank of the Nile River near Aswan, the antiquities ministry announced in a statement Tuesday – @AceHistoryNews | ‘ Ace Worldwide History ‘

#AceHistoryNews – May.27:

Photo courtesy of Ministry of Antiquities Facebook page

3,800 year-old mummy of high-class Egyptian woman unearthed in Aswan “The mummy of a woman named “Sattjeni” was found wrapped in linen bandages lying inside two coff…

Source: CAIRO: A 3,800 year-old mummy of a high-class Egyptian woman has been unearthed on the west bank of the Nile River near Aswan, the antiquities ministry announced in a statement Tuesday – @AceHistoryNews | ‘ Ace Worldwide History ‘

Barn conversion leads to amazing find of palatial Roman villa

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It was the urge to avoid playing ping-pong in the dark that led Luke Irwin to make one of Britain’s most extraordinary archaeological discoveries in recent years. Without that compulsion, he might never have found out that he lives on the site of one of the biggest Roman villas ever…

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‘Hugely important’ iron age remains found at Yorkshire site | Science | The Guardian

Bronze bracelet with coral decoration discovered at the site in Yorkshire. Photograph: MAP Archeology

Almost 3,000 years after being buried, the remarkably well-preserved remains of 150 skeletons and their personal possessions have been discovered in a small market town at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds.

The remains of the burial ground that contained skeletons of people from the middle-iron age Arras culture in Pocklington, east Yorkshire is being hailed as…

Source: ‘Hugely important’ iron age remains found at Yorkshire site | Science | The Guardian

The Ancient City Where People Decided To Eat Chickens | Ancientfoods

Lee Perry Gal measures chicken long bones at the zooarchaeology lab, Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa.

An ancient, abandoned city in Israel has revealed part of the story of how the chicken turned into one of the pillars of the modern Western diet.

The city, now an archaeological site, is called Maresha. It flourished in the Hellenistic period from 400 to 200 BCE.

“The site is located on a trade route between Jerusalem and Egypt,” says Lee Perry-Gal, a doctoral student in the department of archaeology at the University of Haifa. As a result, it was a meeting place of cultures, “like New York City,” she says.

Not too long ago, the archaeologists unearthed something unusual: a collection of chicken bones.

“This was very, very surprising,” says Perry-Gal.

The surprising thing was not that chickens lived here. There’s evidence that humans have kept chickens around for thousands of years, starting in Southeast Asia and China.

But those older sites contained just a few scattered chicken bones…

Source: The Ancient City Where People Decided To Eat Chickens | Ancientfoods

6,000-year-old skeletons in French pit came from victims of violence | Science News

CIRCLE OF DEATH A circular pit excavated in France (left) contains the remains of eight people probably killed in a violent attack around 6,000 years ago. Seven severed left arms lay at the bottom of the pit. A diagram of the pit discoveries denotes bones of each individual in different colors.

A gruesome discovery in eastern France casts new light on violent conflicts that took lives — and sometimes just limbs — around 6,000 years ago.Excavations of a 2-meter-deep circular pit in Bergheim revealed seven human skeletons plus a skull section from an infant strewn atop the remains of seven human arms, say anthropologist Fanny Chenal of Antea Archéologie in Habsheim, France, and her colleagues.

Two men, one woman and four children were killed, probably in a…

Source: 6,000-year-old skeletons in French pit came from victims of violence | Science News

FEATURED: ‘ Israeli Archaeologists Set to Uncover Complete Roman Villa ‘

#AceHistoryNews – Nov.17: The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and the Lod municipality are inviting the public this week to view the most recently discovered parts of a unique villa dating back to the 4th century CE.

“What is special about this discovery is that we’ve almost finished uncovering the whole Roman villa,” said IAA archaeologist Dr. Amir Gorzalczany, to Tazpit Press Service (TPS). The villa was already partially discovered in the 1990s when the Israel Antiquities Authority was inspecting development work prior to the construction of Highway 90.

Gorzalczany described some of the villa’s aesthetic attributes to…

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