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Diver Finds 900-Year-Old Crusader Sword Off Coast of Israel

An Israeli scuba diver enjoying an outing in the Mediterranean made a stupendous find this past week, spotting a 900-year-old Crusader sword, encrusted with barnacles, making it look like something out of a movie -- but it is real. The...

Egyptian Officials Claim They’ve Found Alexander the Great’s Tomb

An Egyptian official has claimed that he has evidence that Alexander the Great's tomb is in Siwa, Egypt, the Egypt Independent reported on Friday. The report says that Mohamed Omran, the director of Siwa's Tourism Department, "announced evidence suggesting the...

Why Do We Ignore the Ancient Treasures Atop Mediterranean Mountains?

In ancient times, the mountaintops of the Mediterranean held the shrines and ritual sites of the Greek gods. These days, they’re astonishingly unloved and neglected. By Jason König The mountains of the Mediterranean are permanent reminders of the past. The ancient...

Ancient Greek City Pompeiopolis Will be Turned into an Archaeopark

The team of archaeologists working in the ancient city of Soli Pompeiopolis in southern Turkey announced that the site will be converted to an archaeopark on Friday. Remzi Yağcı, who is the leader at the site, said that converting the...

40,000-Year-Old Neanderthal Cave Chamber Discovered in Gibraltar

Professor Clive Finlayson, an evolutionary biologist who is the director of the Gibraltar National Museum, recently led a team of experts along the shore of the eponymous Rock -- finding a Neanderthal cave that was inhabited long ago. They ended...

The Parthenon Has Had the Wrong Name for Centuries, Theory Claims

An intriguing claim was published in the American Journal of Archaeology and the Dutch version of the National Geographic magazine in regard to the name of the Parthenon, Greece's iconic temple. According to a Dutch researcher who published this theory,...

Asteroid Annihilated City, Possibly Inspiring Biblical Story of Sodom

New research suggests that fire from the sky in the form of a small asteroid annihilated an ancient city near the Dead Sea now called Tall el-Hammam, in the biblical city of Sodom in the Jordan Valley 3,600 years...

World’s Oldest Mosaic Uncovered in Central Turkey

The world's oldest mosaic has been discovered in Yozgat, central Turkey. Archaeologist excavated the design in Yogat's Sorgun district. The mosaic measure 10 by 23 feet, is comprised of 3,147 stones, and is thought to be over 3,500 years old....

2,200 Year Old Alexander the Great Statue Discovered in Alexandria

The Ministry of Antiquities in Cairo has discovered a statue of Alexander the Great within an ancient "residential and commercial zone" in Alexandria that they believe was a trade center in the region during the Ptolemaic period. The archaeologists...