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Eric Bloodaxe: Murderous Viking King of Norway and Northumbria
Eric Haraldsson, nicknamed Eric Bloodaxe, was a Norwegian ruler who lived during the 10th century. He is believed to have been the King of Norway, and [...]
Shipwreck’s Cargo Belonged to Most Important Shogun Clan in Japanese History
In recent decades marine archaeology has greatly expanded our knowledge of the past. A Japanese team of marine archaeologists has made an amazing discovery [...]
Ancient tomb group unearthed in Shaanxi
Archaeologists in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province said Friday they have discovered an ancient tomb group dating back more than 1,500 years in a [...]
Roman tombs discovered in Egypt's Dakhla Oasis
Two Roman tombs have been uncovered during excavation work at Beer El-Shaghala site in Mut village in Dakhla Oasis. Credit: Egypt. Ministry of [...]
Conservation work begins on medieval Dutch trade ship
Conservation work on a 14th century ship found near Kampen on the river IJssel has started this week after a storm early last year demolished the roof of [...]
Oldest known human burial identified in Lower Central America
The remains of a young woman were discovered by archaeologists in what is now the Nicaraguan village of Bleera Kaanu. Buried some 5,900 years ago, the [...]
Human skull unearthed near north China border confirmed to be 10,000 years old
A human skull found near the borders of China, Mongolia and Russia is confirmed as dating back more than 10,000 years, researchers announced Saturday. A [...]
Ibn Battuta—The Marco Polo of Dar-al-Islam
Before the invention of transportation such as trains, airplanes, and efficient, cheap travel over open ocean, people did not usually travel farther than [...]
Cotton Seed Sprouts on the Moon's Far Side in Historic First by China's Chang'e 4
Before China finished packing up its Chang’e 4 lunar lander to be blasted off on a never-before-accomplished journey to the far side of the moon, [...]
The First Complete Maya Steam Bath For Ritual Use Found in Guatemala
Archaeologists at a major Maya site in Guatemala have been forced to rethink an important find. What was initially believed to be a tomb has turned out to [...]