Archaeology

Cat statues on display, at an ancient necropolis near Egypt's famed pyramids in Saqqara, Giza, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies along with wooden statues depicting other animals. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
November 10, 2018 - 11:45 am
SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) — A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies along with wooden statues depicting other animals and birds. Mostafa Waziri told reporters Saturday that the...
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This composite image from the book "Borneo, Memory of the Caves" shows the world's oldest figurative artwork dated to a minimum of 40,000 years, in a limestone cave in the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo. Scientists say the red silhouette of a bull-like beast, upper left, is the oldest known example of animal art. (Luc-Henri Fage/kalimanthrope.com via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 8:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found the oldest known example of an animal drawing: a red silhouette of a bull-like beast on the wall of an Indonesian cave. The sketch is at least 40,000 years old, slightly older than similar animal paintings found in famous caves in France and Spain. Until a...
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The remains of skeletons that were found in the Pompeii archaeological site, Italy, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. The Italian news agency ANSA says new excavations in the ancient buried city of Pompeii have yielded the undisturbed skeletons of people who had taken refuge from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D.79. The director of the Pompeii archaeological site, Massimo Osanna, told ANSA on Wednesday the skeletons, believed to be two women and three children, were still intact, having been left undisturbed despite looting at the site centuries ago. (Ciro Fusco/ANSA via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 1:21 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italian news agency ANSA says new excavations in the ancient buried city of Pompeii have yielded the undisturbed skeletons of people who took refuge from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D.79. The director of the Pompeii archaeological site, Massimo Osanna, told ANSA on Wednesday...
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A nearly 1,500-year-old carved altar from the Maya site "La Corona," located in the northern Guatemalan department of Peten, is displayed at the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Guatemala City, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Archaeologists in charge of the investigation say that it is the oldest monument found to date in this site of the Classic Maya period. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
September 14, 2018 - 7:04 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — An altar found at Guatemala's La Corona site suggests the Mayan dynasty of Kaanul, known as the Snake Kings, acted like its namesake in slowly squeezing the rival kingdom of Tikal, archaeologists said Friday. A team led by Marcello Canuto of Tulane University uncovered the...
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This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs in Tell el-Samara, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt. Chief archaeologist Frederic Gio says his team found silos containing animal bones and food, indicating human habitation as early as 5,000 B.C. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)
September 02, 2018 - 8:55 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Sunday that archeologists have unearthed one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs. The Antiquities Ministry said the Neolithic site was discovered in Tell el-Samara, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) north of...
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Archaeologist Ross Harper holds a notched projectile, estimated to be 3,000 years old, found at the site of a Native American fort in Norwalk, Conn., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. The firm Archaeological & Historical Services is removing artifacts from the site for further study. The fort was found during a survey as part of rail bridge replacement project. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)
August 28, 2018 - 10:25 pm
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A 1600s Native American fort uncovered as part of a rail bridge replacement project is shining some light on a tribe's first dealings with Europeans, archeologists said on Tuesday during a tour of the site. The find on a small sliver of land next to railroad tracks that carry...
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Archaeologist Ross Harper holds a notched projectile, estimated to be 3,000 years old, found at the site of a Native American fort in Norwalk, Conn., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. The firm Archaeological & Historical Services is removing artifacts from the site for further study. The fort was found during a survey as part of rail bridge replacement project. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)
August 28, 2018 - 5:20 pm
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Archaeologists are marveling at the site of a 1600s Native American fort in Connecticut that was uncovered as part of a rail bridge replacement project. About 20 of them gathered for a tour of the site in Norwalk on Tuesday. They said it is one of the most important finds in...
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August 28, 2018 - 3:43 pm
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Archaeologists are marveling at the site of a 1600s Native American fort in Connecticut that was uncovered as part of a rail bridge replacement project. About 20 of them gathered for a tour of the site in Norwalk on Tuesday. They say it's one of the most important finds in the...
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A skull with other bones of a victim's body is classified by anthropologists following an exhumation of a mass grave at the cemetery of Paterna, near Valencia, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Archaeologists unearth the remains of some of the 100 people believed to have been executed by the Franco regime near Valencia at the end of Spain's Civil War eight decades ago. The process of exhuming some 130,000 victims from Civil War-era mass graves scattered across the country is gaining momentum under the new center-left government. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
August 28, 2018 - 2:18 pm
PATERNA, Spain (AP) — PATERNA, Spain — Remedios Ferrer scrutinizes a pit where forensic archaeologists are brushing away dusty soil and white traces of quicklime, unearthing four fractured skulls amid a mass of bones and decaying clothes. Her anarchist grandfather, Mariano Brines, was summarily...
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A skull with other bones of a victim's body is classified by anthropologists following an exhumation of a mass grave at the cemetery of Paterna, near Valencia, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Archaeologists unearth the remains of some of the 100 people believed to have been executed by the Franco regime near Valencia at the end of Spain's Civil War eight decades ago. The process of exhuming some 130,000 victims from Civil War-era mass graves scattered across the country is gaining momentum under the new center-left government. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
August 28, 2018 - 12:16 pm
PATERNA, Spain (AP) — Independent forensic experts in eastern Spain have unearthed four skulls among human remains attributed to 100 prisoners summarily executed more than eight decades ago while Gen. Francisco Franco was cementing his dictatorship. Tuesday's exhumation in Paterna, near the coastal...
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