Roman temple discovered in Turkey

During the construction of a school in the Bartin’s Amasra disctrict in Turkey, workers uncovered a marble ground, pedestals and headers of a Roman-era temple. The school will be built in a different area as archaeologists begin unearthing this hidden temple.



Prehistoric elephant skull discovered

A team of palaeontologists in New Mexico are excavating the skull of a Stegomastodon, which is one of the most intact ever found. The skull will be covered with plaster and transported to Alburquerque for analysis. The Stegomastodon went extinct approximately 1.3 million years ago.


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Vishnu idol found in India

During the construction of a toilet in the Murshidabad District in Beldanga, India, workers uncovered a stone idol of the Hindu God, Vishnu. The idol is made from a metamorphic rock called chloride schist and is about 4.5 feet high and 2.7 feet wide. The idol is being dating to approximately the 15th century AD.


Wari artefacts found in Peru

Little is know about the pre-Incan civilisation known as the Wari, which is why the discovery of some of their artefacts is a promising step in understanding this mysterious culture. From what archaeologists do know, the Wari culture thrived from AD 500 to AD 1000. More about the findings during excavations are expected to be announced in the next few weeks.