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King Alfred The Great Bone Fragments May Have Been Discovered
2014-01-19 03:48:39

A bone fragment discovered during a 1999 archaeological dig in the UK could belong to King Alfred the Great, who according to legend fought off the Vikings and helped lay the foundation for the nation of England.

Archaeologists Find More Than 600 Ancient Seals And Amulets In Turkey
2013-11-18 12:39:22

Classical scholars from the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” made an unusually large find of seals in an ancient sanctuary in Turkey.

Home Of Last Neanderthals
2013-10-17 14:53:05

Archaeologists have discovered geological deposits on the British island Jersey linked to some of the world's last Neanderthal populations.

Wealth Of History Uncovered At Richard III, Grey Friars Excavation Site
2013-08-02 06:33:36

The site where King Richard III’s remains were first uncovered in September 2012 has been heralded as the "site that keeps on giving" by the archaeological team tasked with the latest dig.

Viewing Platform Erected At Richard III, Grey Friars Dig Site
2013-07-12 06:29:39

As archaeologists continue to find pieces of medieval artifacts at the Richard III/Grey Friars dig site under a car park in Leicester, team officials are inviting the public to watch workers do their thing.

Leicester Interns Unearth Medieval Artifacts At Richard III Dig Site
2013-07-09 06:19:06

Just a few days into a month-long excavation of Grey Friars church in Leicester, where University of Leicester researchers uncovered the grave of King Richard III last September, university interns have already found some interesting artifacts.

2009-04-20 14:04:00

Free Call to 8-1-1 Ensures Digging or Excavation Does Not Puncture Gas Lines CANONSBURG, Pa., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Warmer temperatures and the arrival of spring typically signal the beginning of outdoor projects -- everything from replacing the mailbox and installing a new pole lamp to building an addition on a home or excavating the yard for a new swimming pool.

2007-11-11 03:00:10

By Fagan, Brian Archaeology continues to be an irresistible lure to publishers, broadcasters and the general public. And the last fifteen years have seen an extraordinary number of spectacular finds across the globe and equally spectacular revelations from ever more sophisticated lab techniques.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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