18th-Century Wooden Road Unearthed in Poland

18th-Century Wooden Road Unearthed in Poland Archaeologists have excavated a wooden road in the town of Jarosław, located in the Podkarpackie Voivodeship of Poland. The discovery was made during works on the present-day road surface and sewage connections, revealing a 30-metre-long wooden road in the town centre, that would have connected to the city gate …

Archaeologists find 60 Roman burials in Lincolnshire field – one skeleton is even buried with a leg of lamb

Archaeologists find 60 Roman burials in Lincolnshire field – one skeleton is even buried with a leg of lamb On the site of a Roman cemetery in Lincolnshire, archaeologists found the remains of 60 human burials. Men, women and children were discovered and a tomb even included a lamb leg for the deceased to take …

Ancient Roman Library Discovered Beneath German City

Ancient Roman Library Discovered Beneath German City A team of archaeologists who digged near the church of Antoniter, a Protestant church in the centre of Cologne, Germany, found a puzzling discovery. Beneath the foundations of the church were Roman walls—Cologne (then called Colonia) was founded by the Romans in 50 AD—with a series of niches …

2,000-year-old handwritten documents found in London mud

2,000-year-old handwritten documents found in London mud Archaeologists announced the findings of a dig in London as the first-ever written roman record in a recent discovery. The record is handwritten and is Britain’s oldest written roman document discovered. The nature of the contents of the documents was revealed after The Museum of London Archaeology undertook …

Exceptionally well-preserved snack bar unearthed in Pompeii

Exceptionally well-preserved snack bar unearthed in Pompeii Because of its tragic demise, Pompeii’s ancient Roman city remained in a remarkable state of preservation, serving as one of the world’s most important archaeological sites to this day. From people immortalized in volcanic ash, to frescoes that would never have survived for so long if there wasn’t …

Mummified monk revealed inside 1,000-year-old Buddha statue

Mummified monk revealed inside 1,000-year-old Buddha statue Scientific tests have revealed that an ancient Buddhist statue contains a 1,000-year-old mummified monk’s perfectly preserved remains in what is thought to be the only such example in the world. The monk, who is sitting in the lotus position, is thought to have starved himself to death in …

3000-year-old trousers discovered in Chinese grave oldest ever found

3000-year-old trousers discovered in Chinese grave oldest ever found That’s right–1000 years before Christ’s birth these were worn. Archaeologists say the two men whose remains have recently been excavated from tombs in western China put their pants on one leg at a time, just as the rest of us are doing today. With straight-fitting legs …

50,000-Year-Old String Shows Neanderthals Were Technologically Advanced

50,000-Year-Old String Shows Neanderthals Were Technologically Advanced Tiny bits of twisted plant fibres found on an ancient stone tool indicate that sophisticated cords such as string and rope were able to be produced and used by Neanderthals. Cords made from twisted fibres are so ubiquitous today that it’s easy to take them for granted. But …