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Egypt Clads Pyramid in Granite in a Controversial Project

Egypt is renovating an ancient pyramid using granite blocks in a project that has been criticized by experts and likened to "straightening the Tower of Pisa." The granite blocks are being installed at the Pyramid of Menkaure, the smallest of...

The Greek Mummy Portraits Discovered in Fayoum, Egypt

In December 2022, archaeologists made a remarkable discovery in Fayoum, Egypt – a monumental funerary building dating back to the Ptolemaic and Roman periods, along with several stunning Greek mummy portraits. This is the first time in over 110 years...

Ancient City Discovered in Albania Could Have Greek Origins

Excavations of an ancient site in Albania, first discovered by archaeologists in 2018, have revealed further details about a lost ancient city that ancient Greeks could have built. Archaeologists, led by Piotr Dyczek and Saimir Shpuza, have uncovered at least...

Ancient Assyrian Deity Statue Uncovered in Iraq

In a recent announcement from the The Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage (SBAH), archaeologists have successfully unearthed a remarkable ancient Assyrian deity statue known as a "lamassu" in Kursbad, Iraq. A lamassu is a special Assyrian guardian deity,...

Archaeologists Afraid to Open the Tomb of China’s First Emperor

Archaeologists are scared to open the 2,200-year-old burial place of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. They worry that it might contain dangerous booby traps. The tomb of this ancient emperor, who reigned from 221 to 210 BC, lies in...

Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Roman Complex in Switzerland

Archaeologists from the Office for Monument Preservation and Archaeology have made a significant discovery. They found a substantial Roman complex while digging in a gravel quarry near Cham-Oberwil, situated in the Canton of Zug, Switzerland. Positioned on a raised spot...

Bedroom Used by Slaves Unearthed at Pompeii

In a notable revelation, archaeologists have unearthed a modest sleeping chamber within a Roman estate close to Pompeii. This recent discovery sheds significant light on the marginalized position held by slaves during ancient times. Italy's Ministry of Culture released...

Votive Offering of Figurines Found at the Valley of the Temples, Italy

Archaeologists have recently discovered a set of votive offerings of small figurines that were offered as gifts at the Valley of the Temples. This special place is a part of the old city of Agrigentum, which is located in...

The Best-Preserved Ancient Greek House Today

In Greece, the best preserved ancient houses from the Classical and Hellenistic periods can be found in the ancient city of Orraon or Horreum in Epirus. There are four well-preserved buildings of the late Classical period, namely three private houses...

Stunning Facial Reconstruction of Paleolithic Woman

Archaeologists have reconstructed the face of a Paleolithic woman whose human skull was found buried inside a cave in 1881 in the hamlet of Mlade located in today's Czech Republic. The subject was identified as male at the time,...