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Fortified Settlements Containing Ancient Open-Air Temples Found in Turkey

In Tunceli province, in the Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey, researchers found two forts and two 7th century BC new open-air temples. This discovery is part of the Iron Age and Hellenistic (Greek) Age Tunceli Survey project. Experts have been...

Iron Age House From the 10th Century BC Discovered in Greece

One of the earliest Iron Age houses in Greece has recently been discovered by archaeologists at Thorikos, an ancient village near the city of Lavrion, south of Athens. The discovery was made by researchers from the University of Göttingen, under...

Ancient Greek Gold Coins From Iron Age Unearthed in Wales

In a remarkable find, metal detectorists stumbled recently upon a trove of ancient Greek gold coins scattered across an open field in Anglesey, a Welsh island. This momentous event marks the first instance of uncovering Iron Age currency in...

Site of Ancient Mass Animal Sacrifices Discovered in Spain

Large-scale animal feasts and ceremonies were held during mass animal sacrifices at the ancient site known as Casas del Turuñuelo, according to an investigation published in the PLOS ONE journal. Casas del Turuñuelo is an ancient site linked to the...

Isles of Scilly Remains Belong to Iron Age Female Warrior, Scientists Claim

Researchers have successfully unraveled the mystery surrounding a 2,000-year-old grave located on the Isles of Scilly. This new research has sparked intriguing inquiries into warfare during Britain's iron age. For many years, archaeologists have been perplexed about the gender of...

Iron Age Finds Point to Mediterranean-Wide Trade in Metals

New analyses of isotopes of ancient copper ingots have disclosed secrets of the surprising range of early Iron Age trade routes and how Mediterranean peoples of that time sourced metals from many areas to create their tools. The ingots, which...

Hundreds of Ancient Artifacts Stolen from Italy Have Been Recovered

Almost 800 ancient artifacts have been brought back to Italy after they were discovered to have been illegally exported to Belgium. The antiquities are worth as much as 11 million euros, and were found in the possession of a...

Lost Ancient Kingdom Discovered by Farmer in Central Turkey

An ancient kingdom which has been lost to history was discovered in Turkey by archaeologists, following a series of events which began last year and culminated in the last several months. It all happened near the city of Konya (Iconium) in...