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Viking outpost discovered in Canada

The strongest evidence yet of a Viking outpost on Baffin Island has been presented by archaeologists. It had long been suspected that the seafaring Vi…

Ancient tomb in Peru built to flood

Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient tomb with a basement designed to intentionally flood. In 2011 the team had found the remains of a pre-Inca pr…

Is Richard III buried under a car park ?

Archaeologists believe the remains of King Richard III could be buried underneath a council car park. The exact burial place of Richard III has remain…

Mystery surrounds smashed Stone Age skulls

Collections of skulls separated from their skeletons have been proving a puzzle to archaeologists. A collection of 10,000-year-old Stone Age skulls di…

Severed hands discovered in ancient Egypt

Archaeologists made the discovery while excavating a palace in the ancient Egyptian city of Avaris. The remains of 16 human hands were found within tw…

‘Frankenstein’ mummies found in Scotland

Archaeologists have discovered two mummies made up from the body parts of several other people. The remains are believed to be over 3,500 years old an…

“Vampire” Skeletons

Archaeologists in Bulgaria discovered two skeletons with iron rods piercing their chest to stop them from turning into vampires: "These skeletons stabbed with rods illustrate a practice which was common in some Bulgarian villages up until the first decade of [...]

Mayan calendar – world doesn’t end in 2012

The oldest ever Mayan calendar has been unearthed by archaeologists at the Xultun ruins in Guatemala. For years the fact that the Mayan calendar appea…

The final resting place of Jesus found ?

Archaeologists believe they may have located the final resting place of Jesus himself in Jerusalem. The team had been using a robotic arm to probe und…

Mysterious ‘winged’ structure discovered

A new structure has been discovered in England that has no typical Roman era building characteristics. Archaeologists have discovered a Roman era stru…