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.
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.
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.
Archaeologists working on a Roman villa in Leicester have discovered an array of artefacts including coins, tweezers and ceramics. Continue reading
Twelve prehistoric rock art paintings have been found in eastern Spain by a group of archaeologists. The paintings depicts hunting scenarios and different animals from 7,000 years ago. At the moment, the specific location of the rock art is being kept on the down-low, as cave paintings were recently vandalised.
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.