New advances in radiocarbon dating are threatening to upend old theories about when modern humans colonized Europe from Africa, and how rapidly they advanced. The research casts new light on significant patterns of human migration into Central and Western Europe in the crucial period from 50,000 to 35,000 years ago, scientists say. It suggests that […]
Studies by five linguists from the United States, France, Russia, Denmark, and Iran on a discovered inscription in Jiroft indicate that this Elamit script is 300 years older than that of the great civilization of Susa. Archeologists believe that Jiroft was the origin of Elamit written language in which the writing system developed first and […]
Newswise — A Johns Hopkins University archaeological expedition in Luxor, Egypt, has unearthed a life-sized statue, dating back nearly 3,400 years, of one of the queens of the powerful king Amenhotep III. The statue, which dates to between 1391 and 1352 B.C.E., was uncovered Jan. 21 by the expedition’s director, Betsy Bryan, Johns Hopkins professor […]
Deep in the soft black earth beneath the cleared slum tenements of old Istanbul, Metin Gokcay points to neatly stacked and labelled crates heaped with shattered crockery. “That’s mostly old mosaics and old ceramics,” said the Istanbul city archaeologist. “And over there we found bones and coins.” Looking at huge slabs of limestone emerging from […]
Australian archaeologist Royce Richards is among a team preparing to look for the truth behind a theory that Bosnia-Herzegovina has an ancient pyramid.
If the central sewage line for Jerusalem’s Old City, which runs down the slope of the village of Silwan, had not gotten blocked a year ago, it would probably have been many years before we would have discovered the real dimensions of the historic Pool of Siloam from the Second Temple Period.
Discovery of an ancient village just outside Jerusalem has brought into question one of the strongest images of biblical times – the wholesale flight of Jews running for their lives after the Roman destruction of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE.
JERUSALEM — Ancient wooden anchors preserved by natural salt for more than 2,000 years have been discovered on the receding shores of the Dead Sea, Israel TV reported Monday. Archaeologist David Mevorach told the TV station that one anchor dated back 2,500 years — the oldest ever found. Another anchor was 2,000 years old, he […]