Archaeologists

MILAN | Dig at Italy’s Pompeii volcanic site yields 5 skeletons

MILAN— Italian news agency ANSA says new excavations in the ancient buried city of Pompeii have yielded the undisturbed skeletons of people who took refuge from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D.79. The director of the Pompeii archaeological site, Massimo Osanna, told ANSA on Wednesday the skeletons were still intact, having been left undisturbed … Continue reading MILAN | Dig at Italy’s Pompeii volcanic site yields 5 skeletons

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Swedish girl Saga pulls out pre-Viking era sword from lake

COPENHAGEN, Denmark  — Her name conjures up Old Nordic tales about heroic accomplishments and that’s exactly what Saga this summer did when she stumbled on a pre-Viking-era sword in a southern Sweden lake. Saga Vanecek, 8, was helping her father with his boat in the Vidostern lake when she stepped on an 85-centimeter (34-inch) sword … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Swedish girl Saga pulls out pre-Viking era sword from lake

ATHENS, Greece | Bronze swords, other items found in plundered Greek cemetery

ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s culture ministry says archaeologists have found an undisturbed grave with pottery, weapons and jewelry at a heavily plundered cemetery that is more than 3,500-years old. The ministry said in a statement on Thursday the discovery was made at the Mycenaean-era cemetery near the village of Aidonia and the ancient Nemea site … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Bronze swords, other items found in plundered Greek cemetery

PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Researchers say they’re closing in on Captain Cook’s ship

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  — Researchers say they’ve identified a site off the coast of Rhode Island where they think the ship that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world may be located. The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, which is leading the search effort, and the Australian National Maritime Museum identified the … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Researchers say they’re closing in on Captain Cook’s ship

GUATEMALA CITY | Experts: Mayan altar hints at ancient intrigue

GUATEMALA CITY— Archaeologists say an altar found at the La Corona site in Guatemala suggests the Mayan dynasty of Kaanul, known as the Snake Kings, acted like its namesake in slowly squeezing the rival kingdom of Tikal. A team led by Marcello Canuto of Tulane University uncovered the carved stone altar in the northern Peten … Continue reading GUATEMALA CITY | Experts: Mayan altar hints at ancient intrigue

Egypt says 4,400-year-old tomb discovered outside Cairo

CAIRO/February 03, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— Archaeologists in Egypt say they have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the pyramids outside Cairo. Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry announced the discovery Saturday and said the tomb likely belonged to a high-ranking official known as Hetpet during the 5th Dynasty of ancient Egypt. The tomb includes wall paintings depicting Hetpet observing different hunting and … Continue reading Egypt says 4,400-year-old tomb discovered outside Cairo

Archaeologists discover 2 ancient tombs in Egypt’s Luxor

LUXOR, Egypt /December 9, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) —  Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of two small ancient tombs in the southern city Luxor dating back some 3,500 years and hoped it will help the country’s efforts to revive its ailing tourism sector. The tombs, located on the west bank of the river Nile in a … Continue reading Archaeologists discover 2 ancient tombs in Egypt’s Luxor