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Pyramids, castles, palaces: symbols of power and status have taken many forms down the ages, and for the Vikings what really counted was the longship.This month Norwegian archaeologists hope to complete their excavation of a rare, buried longship at Gjellestad, an ancient site south-east of Oslo. It

Norway excavates a Viking longship fit for a king

Pyramids, castles, palaces: symbols of power and status have taken many forms down the ages, and for the Vikings what really counted was the longship.This month Norwegian archaeologists hope to complete their excavation of a rare, buried longship at Gjellestad, an ancient site south-east of Oslo. It

An 8-mile-long "canvas" filled with ice age drawings of mastodons, giant sloths and other extinct beasts has been discovered in the Amazon rainforest.The gorgeous art, drawn with ochre — a red …

Sprawling 8-mile-long 'canvas' of ice age beasts discovered hidden in Amazon rainforest

An 8-mile-long "canvas" filled with ice age drawings of mastodons, giant sloths and other extinct beasts has been discovered in the Amazon rainforest.The gorgeous art, drawn with ochre — a red …

The remains of a Stone Age-era dog and his master were found buried together at an excavation site in Sweden, with clear photos now showing the ancient canine bones, reports said.The dog, believed to …

Faithful 8,400-year-old dog found buried with his master in Sweden

The remains of a Stone Age-era dog and his master were found buried together at an excavation site in Sweden, with clear photos now showing the ancient canine bones, reports said.The dog, believed to …

The record-setting discovery of 68 projectiles from the Neolithic to the Viking Era also upends ideas on how ice both preserves and destroys archaeological finds.Archaeologists in Norway have discovered dozens of arrows—some dating back 6,000 years—melting out of a 60-acre ice patch in the county’s h

6,000 years of arrows emerge from melting Norwegian ice patch

The record-setting discovery of 68 projectiles from the Neolithic to the Viking Era also upends ideas on how ice both preserves and destroys archaeological finds.Archaeologists in Norway have discovered dozens of arrows—some dating back 6,000 years—melting out of a 60-acre ice patch in the county’s h

In the scrub-speckled desert north of AlUla in Saudi Arabia, rocky outcrops and giant boulders the size of buildings, beautifully carved and with classical-style pediments and columns, poke out of …

Hegra, an Ancient City in Saudi Arabia Untouched for Millennia, Makes Its Public Debut

In the scrub-speckled desert north of AlUla in Saudi Arabia, rocky outcrops and giant boulders the size of buildings, beautifully carved and with classical-style pediments and columns, poke out of …

(CNN) — After Tropical Storm Eta swept across northern Florida earlier this month, a beachgoer made a discovery while walking on the shore in St. Augustine.What Mark O'Donoghue spotted peeking through the sand dunes of Crescent Beach were timbers likely belonging to a shipwreck dating back to the 180

Beach erosion from Tropical Storm Eta unearthed remnants of an 1800s shipwreck in Florida

(CNN) — After Tropical Storm Eta swept across northern Florida earlier this month, a beachgoer made a discovery while walking on the shore in St. Augustine.What Mark O'Donoghue spotted peeking through the sand dunes of Crescent Beach were timbers likely belonging to a shipwreck dating back to the 180

Fresh analysis of Europe's earliest known battle has thrown up the possibility the 1,400 people who died at the site, in Germany's Tollense Valley, were not warriors engaged in a brutal melee, but …

Bronze Age Battle of Tollense Valley was actually a massacre

Fresh analysis of Europe's earliest known battle has thrown up the possibility the 1,400 people who died at the site, in Germany's Tollense Valley, were not warriors engaged in a brutal melee, but …

Monte d’Accoddi is an ancient prehistoric complex, located on a hill in the Flumenargia territory, in the Sassari area of Sardinia.Studies of the monument have described Monte d’Accoddi as a …

The Prehistoric Altar of Monte D’Accoddi - HeritageDaily - Archaeology News

Monte d’Accoddi is an ancient prehistoric complex, located on a hill in the Flumenargia territory, in the Sassari area of Sardinia.Studies of the monument have described Monte d’Accoddi as a …

An elegant summer palace once belonging to the Minoan aristocracy at Zominthos on Crete, first discovered in 1982, has yielded many more of its priceless secrets in a recent dig.It was found in this …

New Secrets Unearthed at Minoan Palace of Zominthos on Crete

An elegant summer palace once belonging to the Minoan aristocracy at Zominthos on Crete, first discovered in 1982, has yielded many more of its priceless secrets in a recent dig.It was found in this …

An elegant summer palace once belonging to the Minoan aristocracy at Zominthos on Crete, first discovered in 1982, has yielded many more of its priceless secrets in a recent dig.It was found in this …

New Secrets Unearthed at Minoan Palace of Zominthos on Crete

An elegant summer palace once belonging to the Minoan aristocracy at Zominthos on Crete, first discovered in 1982, has yielded many more of its priceless secrets in a recent dig.It was found in this …

Incredible pictures have revealed how an abandoned former swimming pool was reportedly used as an air raid shelter during the Second World War.Eerie snapshots of Cottage Homes swimming pool, in …

Eerie room found under derelict swimming pool with hidden history

Incredible pictures have revealed how an abandoned former swimming pool was reportedly used as an air raid shelter during the Second World War.Eerie snapshots of Cottage Homes swimming pool, in …

When a battered stone head was unearthed from its resting place in the ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey, archaeologists were puzzled. For a start, the sex of the subject was unclear. The flowing locks suggested a woman, the jawline a man.At first Julian Richards, who led the dig in Dorset, thought the head

'I thought, this is strange': mystery of royal stone head at Shaftesbury Abbey

When a battered stone head was unearthed from its resting place in the ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey, archaeologists were puzzled. For a start, the sex of the subject was unclear. The flowing locks suggested a woman, the jawline a man.At first Julian Richards, who led the dig in Dorset, thought the head

(CNN) — Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of an Iron Age massacre, frozen in time for thousands of years until excavation.Discovered in 1935 and first excavated in 1973, the ancient town of La Hoya in northern Spain's Basque Country was destroyed in a violent attack between 350 and 200 BC.The to

Archaeologists discover Iron Age massacre, frozen in time

(CNN) — Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of an Iron Age massacre, frozen in time for thousands of years until excavation.Discovered in 1935 and first excavated in 1973, the ancient town of La Hoya in northern Spain's Basque Country was destroyed in a violent attack between 350 and 200 BC.The to

A Stone Age skull found in a Spanish cave bears the marks of a failed brain surgery and postmortem decapitation.The skull, which may have belonged to an adult woman, dates back to approximately 4800 …

Failed brain surgery and possible human sacrifice revealed in Stone Age burial

A Stone Age skull found in a Spanish cave bears the marks of a failed brain surgery and postmortem decapitation.The skull, which may have belonged to an adult woman, dates back to approximately 4800 …

KARLSKRONA, SWEDEN—According to an Associated Press report, an 8,400-year-old burial containing the well-preserved remains of a dog and a person were uncovered at the site of a Mesolithic settlement …

Dog Remains Found in Mesolithic Burial in Sweden - Archaeology Magazine

KARLSKRONA, SWEDEN—According to an Associated Press report, an 8,400-year-old burial containing the well-preserved remains of a dog and a person were uncovered at the site of a Mesolithic settlement …

A Canaanite fort from the blood-soaked biblical epoch of the Judges has been found near Kibbutz Gal-On in southern Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Sunday.The IAA archaeologists …

Canaanite Fort From Judges Epoch Found in Southern Israel

A Canaanite fort from the blood-soaked biblical epoch of the Judges has been found near Kibbutz Gal-On in southern Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Sunday.The IAA archaeologists …