• Fragment of Greek warrior relief found in Bulgaria

    Updated: 2021-04-02 01:41:03
    A piece of a terracotta relief depicting ancient Greek warriors has been discovered at Sozopol on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. The fragment dates to around 500 B.C. and features two hoplites at march. They both wear Corinthian style helmets and armored breastplates. The one of the left (the more intact figure of the […]

  • 136-year-old lifeboat found in hay shed rafters

    Updated: 2021-03-31 02:20:00
    The wooden lifeboat that carried the crew to safety after their ship wrecked off the western coast of Australia in 1891 has been found intact in the rafters of a hay shed. Archaeologist Bob Sheppard was taking a tour of the old farm’s historic outbuildings. John Grigson showed him the nifty boat in the rafters […]

  • Huge pottery production complex found in Poland

    Updated: 2021-03-30 03:47:21
    Archaeologists have found the remains of a massive Roman-era pottery production facility in Wrzępia, southern Poland. A geophysical survey of the five-hectare site found approximately 130 furnaces, which makes it by far the largest pottery production site of its type in Poland and one of the largest in Eastern Europe. The pottery was in operation […]

  • Curule chair found in Roman funeral pyre

    Updated: 2021-03-29 03:29:00
    The charred remains of a curule chair have been recovered from a 1st century A.D. funeral pyre in the town of Épagny-Metz-Tessy in southeastern France. Archaeologists discovered the remains of two Roman funeral pyres in a salvage excavation before construction of new residential buildings. The first pyre is the oldest of the two. It contains […]

  • Spider god mural found in Peru

    Updated: 2021-03-27 03:53:50
    Archaeologists have discovered a mural depicting the spider god of the pre-Hispanic Cupisnique culture in the Lambayeque region of northern Peru. The mural was applied to the mud brick wall 50 feet wide 16 feet of a sacred structure. It was painted in ochre, yellow, grey against a white background. It’s hard to make out […]

  • Roman villa with large mosaic found in Spain

    Updated: 2021-03-25 03:02:36
    The remains of a grand Roman estate with a large floor mosaic has been unearthed in the town of Rus in southern Spain. Found in the El Altillo neighborhood, the villa was in use between the first and fifth centuries, with the bulk of the construction documented thus far dating to the fourth century. The […]

Previous Months Items

Mar 2021