An Egyptian-Canadian mission unearthed a Fort from the Old Kingdom in Fairuz area in South Sinai.
The mission, which is represented by experts from Egypt's Supreme Council for Antiquities and Toronto University, was conducting digging operations in Sahl El Markha site, 160 kilometers south of Suez, on the Western Coast of Sinai.
Dr. Mohamad Abdel Maqsoud, director-general of the Lower Egypt and Sinai monuments, said the unearthed stone fort rose three to Four metres high.
"The Fort was discovered inside turquoise and copper mines in the area.
Collapsed riverbank exposes host of sunken vessels
A section of the Mississippi riverbank near Audubon Park collapsed about a year and a half ago, with astonishing results.
No, muddy water did not inundate Uptown New Orleans. Riverbank repairs are a routine task that the Army Corps of Engineers performs adeptly. What made this job special was the historical treasure trove it turned up: 19 sunken ships, including the remains of a Civil War ironclad that played a major role in the 1864 battle of Mobile Bay.
Hmmmmmm. . . Archaeologists propose replicas for Moenjodaro ruins
Archaeological experts in their lectures on the 6th day of a 14-day workshop have suggested that the centuries-old remains of the Indus Valley Civilisation in DK, BC and Munir areas of Moenjodaro, which cannot be preserved and conserved, may be buried and their replica be constructed on them.
They said this would help keep the buried remains intact and the replica would serve as a sample for them.
The article doesn't make a lot of sense, language-wise. But it appears burying a lot of stuff to preserve them is the plan. Probably a good one.
Good idea. Hire more archaeologists Unearthing history - State and others keep Independent Archaeological digging year-round
The call to Katherine Wheeler came at 8:07 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2004.
A manhole was being installed at the corner of Court and Chestnut streets in Portsmouth, and field engineer Rob Trzepacz called Wheeler when his crew discovered something out of the ordinary.
"Weve found something," he said. "I think its a coffin."
Trzepacz had called the right person and, in this case, the right firm, Independent Archaeological Consulting.
The rest of the story has become part of Portsmouths history - an old Negro burial ground had been uncovered.
Exploring the Sun Through Ancient Civilizations
What do Stonehenge, Mayan pyramids, and a spacecraft a million miles away have in common? They're linked by a human need to explore and understand the Sun, moon, planets, and stars. This year's Sun-Earth Day on March 20 focuses on "Ancient Observatories: Timeless Knowledge" and falls on the vernal equinox when day and night are the same length. Appropriately, NASA and the Exploratorium in San Francisco are focusing on ancient peoples and their fascination with the Sun, which played a major role in most Native American religious practices and social events.
NASA continues to pay close attention to the Sun today through ground and satellite-based observatories, still seeking to understand this star as a dominant influence on our lives. The Sun seems to have a major role not only in religious practices of indigenous people, but also art, culture, and more.
Update on Swedish-found Chinese coffins The sand dune that time forgot
Achaeologists working in the extreme desert terrain of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have moved a step closer to unravelling the mystery of a 40-century-old civilization.
They unearthed 163 tombs containing mummies during their on-going and long excavation at the mysterious Xiaohe Tomb complex.
And it's all thanks to the translation of a diary kept by a Swedish explorer more than 70 years ago.
A civilization we'd never heard of Archeologist says Central Asia was cradle of ancient Persian religion
The mysterious Margianan civilisation which flowered in the desert of what is now Turkmenistan some 4,000 years ago was the cradle of the ancient Persian religion of Zoroastrianism, Greco-Russian archeologist Victor Sarigiannidis claimed here.
He said the theory would provoke controversy amongst his fellow archeologists, but said his excavations around the site of Gonur Tepe have uncovered temples and evidence of sacrifices that would consistent with a Zoroastrian cult.
Antiquities Market update Cambodia tries to save its past
Hidden among stands of bamboo far from the throngs of tourists who clamber over the grand temples of Angkor, bas-reliefs in rose and gray sandstone stand in solitary splendor.
The gods and demons and half-human, half-animal figures revered by the Angkor civilization were carved at Mount Kulen by anonymous artists, and like countless other artworks disappeared into nature when the empire collapsed 500 years ago.
Now, like much else at Angkor, the carvings are symbols, not only of the mystique of the past, but also of the greed of the present.
Tsunami news we hadn't heard about Sri Lanka’s maritime museum hopes fade after tsunami reclaims sea treasures
Marine archeologists spent nine years trawling the seabed of Sri Lanka’s Galle port to collect thousands of centuries-old treasures buried underwater in shipwrecks.
But it took just a few seconds for them to be reclaimed by the ocean when a tsunami battered the shores of this island nation on December 26 and swept away everything in its path, including hopes of opening the country’s first maritime museum.
The collection of priceless artefacts -- including spoons, jars, jugs, bottles, cannons and leather belts -- were to be exhibited to showcase the maritime heritage Sri Lanka shared with European invaders and Arab traders.
But only 20 percent of 3,600 objects salvaged from shipwrecks within the waters of Galle port from about 1996 appeared to have survived the tsunami, said S. M. Nandadasa, the officer in charge of the project.
Marginally archaeologically relevant (but interesting) Horse Evolution Followed Twisty Trail, Study Says
The horse has been invaluable to humans since it was first domesticated in Central Asia some 6,000 years ago. Its speed and strength was harnessed to help us hunt prey, fight wars, work fields, and generally broaden our horizons. Without the horse, the course of human history might well look very different today.
Less well known is the important role played by horses in shaping our understanding of a much deeper history—long-term evolution in animals.
Writing this week in the journal Science, paleontologist Bruce J. MacFadden said the evolution of horses involved many more twists and turns than previously imagined.
Tutankhamun update Fractured leg bone not the end of Tutankhamen mystery
Robert Connolly, Senior Lecturer in Physical Anthropology from the University's Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology, is working with the Egyptian authorities to analyse recent findings from a CT scan of the mummy and has been asked to comment on suggestions by scientists that Tutankhamen died as a result of an infection following an injury to the femur bone.
Mr Connolly has re-analysed the original X-rays of the leg taken by Professor Ronald Harrison in 1968 and has found no evidence, such as the involvement of soft tissue, to suggest that the fracture in the femur bone became infected.
Mr Connolly adds: "It's possible Tutankhamen's leg injury could have been sustained in an accident. There are remarkable similarities between his ribcage injuries and those of a British mummy - St Bees Man in Cumbria - who sustained fatal damage to his chest in a jousting accident. It is therefore highly possible that the King could have died as a result of a chariot or sporting accident, or even at war.
Seems a wash at this point what killed him.