'I thought, this is strange': mystery of royal stone head at Shaftesbury Abbey
When a battered stone head was unearthed from its resting place in the ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey, archaeologists were puzzled. For a start, the sex of the subject was unclear. The flowing locks suggested a woman, the jawline a man.At first Julian Richards, who led the dig in Dorset, thought the head
Archaeologists discover Iron Age massacre, frozen in time
(CNN) — Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of an Iron Age massacre, frozen in time for thousands of years until excavation.Discovered in 1935 and first excavated in 1973, the ancient town of La Hoya in northern Spain's Basque Country was destroyed in a violent attack between 350 and 200 BC.The to
Canaanite Fort From Judges Epoch Found in Southern Israel
A Canaanite fort from the blood-soaked biblical epoch of the Judges has been found near Kibbutz Gal-On in southern Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Sunday.The IAA archaeologists …
Incredibly rare 2,300-year-old Ancient Greek crown found under bed
The delicate Greek myrtle wreath, which is thought to date to 300BC, was found in a tatty cardboard box in a modest Somerset property. Auctioneers say it could sell for as much as £200,000.