Garden statues turn out to be ancient Egyptian relics, selling for $265,000

Garden statues turn out to be ancient Egyptian relics, selling for $265,000 An auction company said that a pair of carved stone statues used as garden ornaments sold for more than £195,000 ($265,510) when it was discovered that they were ancient Egyptian artefacts going back thousands of years. The artefacts were acquired from a garden …

Amateur Divers Discover Trove of 53 Roman Gold Coins in Spain

Amateur Divers Discover Trove of 53 Roman Gold Coins in Spain Two amateur divers swimming along the Spanish coast have discovered a huge hoard of 1,500-year-old gold coins, one of the largest on record dating to the Roman Empire. The divers, brothers-in-law Luis Lens Pardo and César Gimeno Alcalá, discovered the gold stash while vacationing …

Construction Workers Stumble Across Old Pots With 1,300 Pounds Of Ancient Roman Coins Inside

Construction Workers Stumble Across Old Pots With 1,300 Pounds Of Ancient Roman Coins Inside Building companies discovered a hoard of bronze Roman coins concealed in jugs in Tomares, Spain during this week. 19 pottery jugs were discovered in the Zaudin Park when the workers dug ditches. The urns were packed with coins showing an emperor …

A Pyramid Has Been Discovered in Kazakhstan That Might Be Even Older Than Some Egyptian Structures

A Pyramid Has Been Discovered in Kazakhstan That Might Be Even Older Than Some Egyptian Structures In a remote region of the Kazakhstan steppe, some 3,900 miles northeast of Cairo, a previously unknown Egyptian-style pyramid was discovered. The structure is now mostly in ruins, but it is believed to be a lookalike of the famous …

Celtic woman found buried inside a TREE ‘wearing fancy clothes and jewellery’ after 2,200 years

Celtic woman found buried inside a TREE ‘wearing fancy clothes and jewellery’ after 2,200 years After studying the 2,200-year-old burial, archaeologists learned that the woman was about 40 years old when she died and had probably performed little physical labour during her lifetime. Moreover, an analysis of her teeth suggested this woman liked to eat …

Roman Baths Emerge From Sand Dunes Of Southern Spain

Roman Baths Emerge From Sand Dunes Of Southern Spain The ancient Roman Empire was one of immense luxury. During its reign, it saw advancements that helped better the lives of its citizens. Aqueducts, the creation of concrete, and the development of more effective roadways paved the way for future civilizations. Many of these architectural advancements …

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 …