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Stunning Warrior Grave — Complete with Chariot, Horses - Uncovered in England


Dec 9, 2019

Inside a 2,200-year-old grave, archaeologists have discovered a stunning Iron Age shield, along with a chariot and two ponies buried in a leaping pose, in what archaeologists are calling one of the most important discoveries in the U.K.

A team of archaeologists led by Paula Ware of MAP Archaeological Practice Ltd. discovered the grave near Pocklington, England. The shield, which is about 30 inches (75 centimeters) across, “was discovered in July 2018, but its true glory was only revealed recently once conservation was completed,” Ware told Live Science. The restoration revealed that the shield is decorated with a series of complex swirls and what looks like a sphere protruding from its center.

https://www.livescience.com/warrior-...n-england.html
 
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Dazzling 'Temple of Colored Marbles' Honoring Roman God Discovered in Italy


Dec 13, 2019

Some 1,600 years ago, ancient Romans would have worshipped the god Mithras, possibly in an altered state of consciousness, within the “Mithraeum of Colored Marbles,” said archaeologists who found the remains of this temple in Ostia, Italy.

Artifacts and inscriptions found in the mithraeum suggest that the worshippers venerated both Mithras, a popular god in the Roman Empire, and other gods.

https://www.livescience.com/mithraeu...iscovered.html
 
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Archaeologists find graves of high-status Romans in Somerset


Jan 7, 2020

The remains of a woman found at a Roman cemetery in Somerton, Somerset

The resting places of more than 50 adults and children have been found in an unusual Roman cemetery unearthed during building work for a new school in Somerset.

Archaeologists say the discovery at Somerton, near Glastonbury, sheds significant light on life and death in the south-west of Britain after the Roman invasion.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...erton-somerset
 
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How A-Boat This! Massive Centuries-Old Shipwreck Found on Bottom of River Vistula


Jan 22, 2020

A huge shipwreck measuring 37-metres-long and dating back centuries has been discovered by archaeologists in the Vistula River north of Warsaw.

The 6-metre-wide vessel which was probably used to carry up to 100 tonnes of goods, was found by scientists carrying out research on the bottom of the Vistula in an area covering a dozen or so kilometres.

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/new...r-vistula.html
 
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7000-year-old Neolithic era wooden well in Czech could be the oldest engineering marvel on earth

Feb 4, 2020

A well built in the Early Neolithic period —over 7,000 years ago— by farmers in modern-day Czech, may be the oldest wooden structure known to man on this planet, according to archaeologists. The well was accidentally discovered near the town of Ostrov while digging for a highway in 2018.

Following the discovery, archaeologists excavated a wooden structure lining the water well. It was found to be 140 cm in height and its base are was 6400 sq cm. The findings from the excavation will be published in a study in March 2020. However, the abstract highlighting key features of the find is available.

https://www.ibtimes.sg/7000-year-old...el-earth-38841
 
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Ancient carvings of scores of animals unearthed in Spanish cave (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)


8 Feb, 2020

In a discovery that local media have dubbed the ‘Catalan Altamira’, an extraordinary trove of 15,000-year-old carvings, depicting dozens of animals, has been found in a cave in northeast Spain’s Tarragona region.

Around 100 carvings of animals including horses, oxen and deer, as well as mysterious abstract symbols, were found in a cave in the village of L'Espluga de Francolí.

https://www.rt.com/news/480396-ancie...covered-spain/
 
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