It was a legend. No trace of the city had ever been found, and it appeared only in a few rare inscriptions and ancient texts. The city of Thonis-Heracleion (known by both its Egyptian and Greek names) was not something anyone was expecting to find, because no one was looking for it.
US and Europe, scientists have figured out that the most robust Roman concrete is a specific mixture of lime and volcanic rock, the details of which have been published in this month’s issues of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and American Mineralogist.
The fossilised ‘Dawn bird’, Aurornis xui, lived 160m years ago and had downy feathers but was probably unable to fly
It’s thousands of years old — a conical, manmade behemoth weighing hundreds of tons, practically begging to be explored.
Excavations at an archaeological site in Bahrain are shedding light on one of the oldest trading civilizations. Despite its antiquity, comparatively little is known about the advanced culture represented at Saar.
The world’s oldest dinosaur embryos, some of which still feature organic material, have been found in Southwest China, researchers announced Wednesday. The 190-million-year-old lufengosaurus fossils could shed light on how the largest dinosaurs grew to their enormous sizes.
Centuries before the first massive stone was hauled into place at Stonehenge, the world’s most famous prehistoric monument may have begun life as a giant burial ground, according to a theory disclosed on Saturday. More than 50,000 cremated bone fragments, of 63 individuals buried at Stonehenge, have been excavated and studied for the first time by a team
At least 35 small pyramids, along with graves, have been discovered clustered closely together at a site called Sedeinga in Sudan. Discovered between 2009 and 2012, researchers are surprised at how densely the pyramids are concentrated.
A team of history-lovers from Britain have unearthed over 300 prehistoric clay figurines in one of the biggest archaeological finds in south-eastern Europe. The archaeologists, from Southampton University, helped make the landmark discovery at a Neolithic archaeological site in central Greece believed to be dated from between 5800 – 5300 BC.