Archaeology News

Synagogue unearthed in Russia may be one of the oldest outside Israel. But not everyone is convinced   Live Science - August 27, 2023

Archaeologists think the temple dates to the first century B.C., before the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

The Ancient Persians Built Windmills Over 1,000 Years Ago That Still Work Today   IFL Science - April 14, 2023

Some of the oldest windmills in the world are found in Nashtifan, on the windswept plains of northeastern Iraq. These vertical-axis windmills are thought to have been built over 1,000 years ago. They still work today and could be used to mill grain into flour.

Man holding penis and flanked by leopards is world's oldest narrative carving   Live Science - December 9, 2022

Incredible Coincidence Discovered in Long-Lost Medieval Graveyard - The 11,000-year-old carved relief, found in Turkey, is the oldest narrative carving on record   Science Alert - December 9, 2022

Archaeologists have discovered what may be the earliest known narrative scene, telling an ancient story, at the 11,000-year-old site of Sayburc in south-eastern Turkey   PhysOrg - December 9, 2022

Meet a medieval woman named 'Tora' who lived 800 years ago in Norway   Live Science - November 29, 2022

A life-size 3D model of a grinning old woman holding a walking stick looks like a contemporary elder on a stroll through her neighborhood. In reality, this woman lived nearly 800 years ago in Norway, and the model is a sculpted life-sized reconstruction based on her skeleton.

7,000-year-old structure near Prague is older than Stonehenge, Egyptian pyramids   Live Science - September 21, 2022

Archaeologists digging near Prague have discovered the remains of a Stone Age structure that's older than Stonehenge and even the Egyptian pyramids: an enigmatic complex known as a roundel. Nearly 7,000 years ago during the late Neolithic, or New Stone Age, a local farming community may have gathered in this circular building, although its true purpose is unknown.

'Ghost footprints' left by ancient hunter-gatherers discovered in Utah desert   Live Science - August 2, 2022
These unusual ancient tracks get their eerie name not because they are from an ethereal realm, but due to their earthly composition: They become visible only after it rains and the footprints fill with moisture and become darker in color, before disappearing again after they dry out in the sun.

Unique compound bow from the Bronze Age nearly 2 meters tall was reconstructed from authentic materials   PhysOrg - May 21, 2022

Research confirms eastern Wyoming Paleoindian site as Americas' oldest mine used to produce red ocher 13,000 years ago   PhysOrg - May 20, 2022

Archaeologists have discovered a 4,500-year-old "funerary avenues" in Saudi Arabia lined with well-preserved ancient tombs   CNN - January 16, 2022

Vast 4,500-year-old network of 'funerary avenues' discovered in Saudi Arabia   Live Science - January 16, 2022

Archaeologists in Iraq revealed their discovery of a large-scale wine factory from the rule of the Assyrian kings 2,700 years ago, along with stunning monumental rock-carved royal reliefs   PhysOrg - October 25, 2021

Israeli archaeologists find 'Biblical royal purple dye'   BBC - January 29, 2021

Stunning eagle sculpture uncovered at sacred Aztec temple in Mexico   Live Science - January 29, 2021

Ritual monument discovered in Scotland dates to the time of Stonehenge   Live Science - January 26, 2021

'Lost' Indigenous fort built to repel Russia rediscovered in Alaska   NBC - January 25, 2021

Archaeologists in Turkey Have Discovered a Mysterious Ancient Kingdom Lost in History   Science Alert - January 24, 2021

Archaeologists Unearth Egyptian Queen's Tomb, 13-Foot 'Book of the Dead' Scroll   Smithsonian - January 21, 2021