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Pompeii's excavation uncovers 'duck and snails' fast food shop
New work to preserve the remains of the city of Pompeii has uncovered some interesting archaeological discoveries.
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The chalk drum statue is a significant development in understanding Britain's neolithic inhabitants and will feature in an exhibition on the subject.
Unearthed items show a time when Italy was colonised by ancient Greece
Southern Italy used to be a Greek colony and recent archaeological excavation could explain the religious practices of soldiers praying to Athena.
60 years on: What do we know about the Derveni Papyrus
Discovered by accident, the Derveni Papyrus offers key insights into ancient philosophy and literature. Here's what we know about it.
Mass grave in Peru uncovers remains of those who lived before Columbus
Chan Chan was a citadel of the Chimu culture which prospered between the years 900 and 1450 before falling to the Incas.
Ancient Greek God statue heads have been discovered in Turkey
Carved from limestone 5,000 years ago, archaeologists found the depiction of Aphrodite and Dionysus at the bottom of a creek bed.
Ancient winemaking complex unearthed in central Israel
Jon Seligman, one of the directors of the excavation, said the wine made in the area was known as “Gaza” wine and exported across the region.
Exploring Belize's unspoiled jungles and historic Maya ruins
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Uncovering lost Egyptian city 'the most important discovery' since King Tut's tomb
Archaeologists have found the largest ancient city ever discovered in Egypt, dating back more than 3000 years, just prior to the reign of the most famous pharoah, Tutankhamun. Dubbed 'The Rise of Aten', the city was found during excavation works near the southern city of Luxor.
Conch shell found in French cave oldest known seashell instrument
The shell, thought to be around 18,000 years old, was found during the excavation of a cave with prehistoric wall paintings in France - and it still works.
Archaeologists discover ancient Islamic necropolis in northern Spain
Workmen came across the human remains while widening a road in Tauste, a small town in the province of Zaragoza. Archaeologists then uncovered 400 tombs containing more than 4,500 bodies dating from the 8th century.
Watch: Archaeologists find at least 100 coffins in 2,500-year-old tomb
Sealed sarcophagi and statues, that were buried more than 2,500 years ago, were found at the famed Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara.
Work begins to unearth Norway's first Viking ship in a century
Archaeologists believe the war ship had up to 35 rowers and could have carried up to 100 men on board
Egypt unveils the 2,500-year-old mummy of a high priest
Egyptologist Zahi Hawass and an Egyptian team opened three sealed sarcophagi from the 26th Dynasty. One contained the well-preserved mummy of a powerful priest, wrapped in linen and decorated with a golden figure depicting Isis, an ancient Egyptian goddess.
Pompeii petrified horse found frozen and ready for action
In AD79 the ancient city of Pompeii was destroyed by an eruption that killed more than 2,000 people. The city’s ruins have become one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world.
8000-year-old statue could ‘push back’ Europe’s Neolithic era
The upper part of an 8,000-year-old figurine thought to represent a mother goddess has been discovered in northwestern Bulgaria.
Watch: Pipeline construction workers find dozens of ancient sites
Construction workers building a gas pipeline from Albania to Italy have stumbled upon some 30 ancient sites that contain treasures from as far back as 1100 BC